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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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Shelley Stene ( Lynch)

November 23, 2018

My little mama Mae... she was such a kind and compassionate person. I knew her from Langley lodge, she filled her days with helping others. She will always be in my heart and never forgotten. My condolences to her wonderful family that really went above and beyond for their mom. You truly are a very incredible family.

cindy bestward

November 21, 2018

So many memories of Auntie Mae....Birch Bay camping, New Years Day dinners at her home in Milner, family picnics, many Thanksgiving/Christmas dinners we all shared at the farm, phone call chats with instructions to pick up my pail of apples for dad and I to make pies with in the fall :) . I will always remember Auntie Maes little giggle as she'd lean in to tell me something that seemed like it was our own little secret ( I think she was just soft spoken but it made me feel special like it was something being said between us ). Her kind way and gentle manner will be missed but never forgotten. Rest in Peace Mae and my condolences to her family..xox

Alison Hewitt

November 20, 2018

Mae was such a kind and loving woman. It was a privilege to work with her at LSS and to be embraced by her warm community spirit. Condolences to Mae's family.

Aaron Johannes

November 20, 2018

Aunt Mae was such a great influence on all of us. I often wonder where I'd be if she hadn't continually dropped in to teach, redirect (and direct!) and make sure things were okay. She was inspiring and we were all so lucky to have her be part of our lives.

Shanmon Johannes

November 18, 2018

We would gather at her house in Milner for family diner and celebration, the phone would ring and the voice on the other end would say, hello Shannon how are you and the kids, how’s Doug, we would chat then I would get told, when you come threw town stop buy for a visit, you always kept in touch with me and interested in the going on, if it was apple harvest time I would be told stop by and pick up a ice cream bucket of apple sauce, if it was around the holidays I would be told, stop by I have a bag of cookie doe you and the kids can make cookies, I would leave her home with home made nuts and bolts and a variety of goodies at Christmas, when the kids were with me she would let them throw darts at the dart board hung on the shed, I travelled twice day buy her house on the way to and from work and I would always call out hello and wave even tho she could never here me, hello, good buy love you, bless your heart and Rest In Peace, love always

Sue Marshall

November 17, 2018

Rest in peace Mrs. Smith. I had the honor of having her as a cafeteria teacher at LSS for 3 years. She took very much care and respect with her student. My favorite memory of her was being taught how to make chocolate chip cookies that we sold in the cafeteria. They were my favorite thing that was sold in the cafeteria. I'm sure there are many students out there from LSS that will agree the cookies were the best. Sending my condolences to her family and friends.

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