OBITUARY

Violet Mae Smith

January 14, 1930November 2, 2018

Mae Smith January 14, 1930-November 2, 2018 We lost our beloved mom November 2, 2018. Mae passed away peacefully in the Langley Lodge with loving family at her side. She was 88 years old. She is predeceased by her parents Herb and Margeret Johannes, her husband Don Smith and her son David (Dave) Smith. Mae will be forever loved by her surviving family- Children Ken (Liviana), Sharon (Dana) and Murray (Evica), her 7 grandchildren Theressa, Don(Christina), Shaunna, Deanne (Jesse), Clinton, Ryan (James), Cory and her 6 great grandchildren Haylee, Isaac, Alex, Dawson, Justin and Brandon. Mae was born Violet Mae Johannes on January 14, 1930 in Rivers, Manitoba. In 1948 Mae moved West with her Mom, Dad and 4 brothers (Ern, Earl, Ross and Herby)-settling in Langley, BC. Mae married Don in 1951. She lived on Maxwell Crescent in Milner, BC for over 50 years. Mom was a very active mom and community member. An accomplished cook she worked in the school system as a teaching chef. She retired in 1990. Mae was a great mom and constant supporter who was known for her kindness to family, friends and neighbours. Her care packages filled with homemade goodies were her signature. Celebration of life will be held at the Milner Chapel on Saturday, November 24 at 1 pm. Light refreshments will be served. In lieu of flowers charitable donations can be made to the Milner Community Association, 6716 216th St, Langley, BC V2Y 0W9. Milnerchapel.squarespace.com. Feel free to comment in the on line guest book-dignitymemorial.com-search Violet Mae Smith.

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Crystal Yarych

November 15, 2018

I would like to send my sympathies to the family. Mrs. Smith was a wonderful teacher.

I had the pleasure of taking her cafeteria cooking class during my years at LSS. She is one of the reasons I enjoy cooking so much! I think of her often and I'm glad to have had the chance to learn from this great chef. May she rest peacefully.

She will be missed. Crystal

Barb and Phil Wilson

November 13, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss of Mae. She had a big heart and helping others was second nature to her. Having grown up in Milner, I knew Mae and her family. Although Mae faced many hardships in her life, she never seemed to let them get the best of her. She was truly the glue that has held the Johannes family together. She will be greatly missed. A lovely and loving person who shared herself freely with others.
Our sincere condolences,
Barb and Phil Wilson

Gail Johannes

November 7, 2018

We were so glad we saw Mae at the family re-union last summer. Lots of memories of the farm in Langley and cousins getting together. Mae was a wonderful lady and loved by all who knew her. Take comfort in all your wonderful memories of her.
Larry and Gail Johannes

FROM THE FAMILY