Fred Smith
Fred Smith

Obituary of Fred Smith

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Fredrick Ronald (Fred) Smith, 90 years old, of Saskatoon, SK, passed away on June 19, 2024 at St. Joseph’s Home of Saskatoon.

Fred was born in Tisdale to James and Louisa Smith on January 4, 1934. He went to school in Eldersly, SK. After completing grade 8 he had done enough school and it was time to get working. Fred met Marilyn on New Year’s Eve of 1961. They were married October 6, 1962 in the Zion Lutheran Church in Hague.  While living in Eldersly, SK  their daughter Donalee came along in 1963 followed by their son Darren in 1965. The family made the move into Tisdale in 1966 followed by a move to Prince Albert in 1972 and Candle Lake in 1992. In 2008, Fred and Marilyn gave up lake life at Candle and took up condo life in Saskatoon.

Fred worked numerous jobs in his life including the farm, bush camps, a gravelling business with his brothers Jim & Art, oil rigs, heavy duty mechanic at Kramer Tractor then continued this career as mechanic then shop supervisor at Woodlands Enterprises in Prince Albert. After Woodlands, Fred was a gravel checker of pulp haul bush roads all over northern Saskatchewan. After retirement in 1997, he was active in the Candle Lake community taking on positions of Counsellor and monitoring the water level of the lake.

The highlight of Fred’s summers was always taking the grandchildren out with the boat, getting them tubing, water skiing and knee boarding. Fred loved to be surrounded by friends and family. He loved to travel, quad, snowmobile, ski and visit with friends.

Fred is survived by his wife, Marilyn Smith, grandchildren Bethany Alberts, Matthew (Madison) Alberts and great grandson Ellis, grandson Kenton Alberts, daughter-in-law Brenda Smith & Daniel Paquette, grandsons Wesley Smith and Brendan Paquette, sister-in-law Margaret Smith as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is predeceased by his parents James and Louisa Smith, his daughter and son-in-law Donalee and Darrell Alberts, his son Darren Smith, his siblings and their spouses Ruby (Nick) Cowell, Florence ( Mervin) Kidney, Seymour (Grace) Smith, James (Patricia) Smith, Art Smith and Mary (Glen) Belsher.

Memorial donations may be made to an organization of the donor’s choosing.  The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all of the sisters and staff at St. Joseph’s Care Home for the exceptional care they provided for both Fred & Marilyn.

The Funeral service will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church on June 28 at 11:00am with Pastor Sean Bell officiating. Burial will follow the luncheon at Memorial Gardens in Prince Albert.



Celebration of Life Memorial Service

11:00 am
Friday, June 28, 2024
Resurrection Lutheran Church
310 Lenore Dr
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
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