9 June, 1930 – 23 April, 2021
ARTHUR SMITH. In loving memory, the Smith and Lee family announces the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Arthur Smith, on April 23, 2021 at the age of 90.
Arthur peacefully passed away at home, surrounded by his family. The family relinquishes Arthur into the loving hands of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Arthur is survived by his cherished wife Mary, his two daughters Arleigh (Henry) and Barbara, 9 grandchildren: Tracer (Allison), Sherad (Cristie), Leisha, Kenric (Lisa), Brenden (Emily), Jelena, Krista (Rob), Leah (Jessi), and Danielle (Dwain), and 13 great grandchildren: Caleb, Anna, Grace, Noah, Alyssa, Dylan, Katalina, Natalia, Zaiden, Hunter, Isabella, Arthur, and Lilly, as well as sister Eva, brother Albert, and sister-in-law Erica, nephews Bruce and Gerald, and nieces June, Iris, and Audra. He was pre-deceased by his parents George and Amelia, sister Bertha, and brothers Martin (Fritz) and George.
Arthur loved his family, they meant everything to him. The little ones, in particular, always had a special place in his heart. He was a dear friend and mentor to many. Arthur was a professional Power Engineer and an instructor at VCC and BCIT. He dedicated himself to helping his students and was passionate in promoting his profession.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, May 4, 2021 at Ocean View Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Salvation Army.
To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit our website at www.dignitymemorial.com
Tuesday, 4 May , 2021
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10 May 2021
Gloria and I wish to pass our sincere condolences to Mary and all of your family. We will miss seeing Art at the 5 Plex at Madeira Park!
Mary, thank you for looking after the accounts for all those years! We hope to see you at MPE with your family again.
Warm wishes from Gordon and Gloria.
6 May 2021
My deepest condolences to Mary and your family.
Art was so kind and passionate about the IPE. It was a great pleasure to know him.
May he rest in peace.
4 May 2021
Our relationship with Art is a long and special one. He has been friend, helper, advisor, the most honest man we know.
When times were tight he and Mary were there to lend a hand. Mom and Dad will never forget their kindness.
I remember many trips to the shore with Art . Clam digging, fishing and cooking crabs on the beach were many of the fun times. Art alway included young and old to enjoy the activities with a cheerful attitude.
Art and Mary would come to visit our farm in Northern BC almost every year . Farming projects would be the duty of the visit plus gardening, fishing, site seeing trips and cooking good food.
When Dad and Mom moved to Houston BC the yearly visits continued.
We lived next to Dad and Mom so Art had "us" to help too! Art and Melvin had a grand time getting an old swather combine (just like back in Manitoba) working as there was a crop to cut. Art didn't have idle hands or ideas.
Art and our son Greg went Moose hunting. They got up early before sun up to catch the Moose moving around. Greg spotted one and boom. He hit the Moose but didn't kill it. Art and Greg were on the trail to track the Moose. It was several hours before they found the Moose and finished the job. I'm sure Greg would of quit sooner but Art's encouragement kept him going.
This is close to my heart:
Art and Mary came to visit and help us at our cottage in the interior. Brock our 4 year old grandson was working with Art, raking gravel around the new gazebo. Art said to Brock "this is really hard work" Brock didn't even look up and said "no this is fun". Art got such a kick out of that.
Art has helped many of us (his second family) build houses, repair equipment, a taxi driver, encouraged, supported, loved, listened to, been cheeky to cheer us up. Never gloomy, cranky or to busy to help or listen.
Art was not a pushover as his values didn't allow it. Patience, kindness, compassion were his strong hold but his faithfulness in all that he did sums him up.
2 May 2021
To the Smith Family,
The family of the late George Anderson, PE want you to know, we are thinking of you at this sad time of loss of his colleague, Art.
Laura, Beverly, Doug and Don (4th and 3rd class engineers)
John & Cheryl Lauder
30 April 2021
Our condolences for your loss. Art will be missed by all who knew him. Over the past 20 years we developed a personal love for Art and great respect for his tireless enthusiasm, mentorship, and promotion of Power Engineers in British Columbia. His frequent trips to Vancouver Island to holiday and be with family were interspersed with work on behalf of the Institute of Power Engineers, of which he was a Life Member having received many awards.
We will truly miss Art.
John & Cheryl Lauder
Ed & Lisa Smith
29 April 2021
Auntie Mary and Family, we are so sorry to hear of Uncle Art's passing. We have many fond memories of the visits with you both in Dryden. Our thoughts and prayers are with you
Institute of Power Engineers IPE
28 April 2021
To, Mary Smith and the Family:
On behalf of the BCIPE, the National Directors and entire membership of the IPE we offer our sincerest condolences & deepest sympathies for your family’s loss. Thank you for sharing Art with us.
Sincerely & Fraternally
His IPE Engineering family.
28 April 2021
Dear Mary and Family,
We are sorry for your loss. Art was a kind and caring man, always willing to give a helping when in need. The world was a better place with him.
Doreen Coen and Family