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Green Acres Funeral Home and Cemetery

1 Green Acres Lane, Navin, MB

OBITUARY

Gerardus Adrianus Smit

November 19, 1945October 30, 2019

“Any man can be a father, it takes a special man to be a dad”

It is with great sadness we announce the sudden passing of Gerry Smit at Riverview Health Centre on October 30, 2019 with family by his side. Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 51 years, Jan Smit. To cherish his memory are his three children; Jodi (the late Ben), Jenna (John) and Jacqueline (Adam). His grandchildren; Madison, Ivy, Macey, Zoey and Kurt. His sister; Nellie and his brother Adrian (Mavine). He will also be missed by many extended family and friends. A Memorial Service will be held at The United Church in Meadowood, 1111 Dakota St, Winnipeg on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Interment to take place at St. Vital Cemetery at a later date. A special thank-you to all the staff at Riverview Health Centre for all their care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fire Fighter Burn Fund or the Riverview Health Centre.

Services

  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 9, 2019

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Terry Hidichuk

November 6, 2019

Dear Jan and family
Phyllis, Stephanie, Jorge, Anna and I would like to express our condolences and send our love.
I have so many fond memories of Jerry but one stands out from the others.
I remember the two of us cycling out to Lockport. I can still taste the Skinners hot hog and remember his encouragement along the way. That memory warms my heart this morning as I digest the news of his passing.
Our thoughts and prayers go with you.
Blessings
Terry Hidichuk

Donna Couvier

November 3, 2019

To the Smit Family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of Jerry. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad and difficult time.
I worked with Jerry for many years out at Stonewall when he did the WW classes. He always talked about his girls.
What a nice man he was and I am sure you all have many wonderful memories and that you cherish of your time with him.
Sincerely,
Donna Couvier, Stonewall

Liz Nash

November 2, 2019

"Gerry, my friend ", I met you 18 years ago at Sobey's.
I remember when I first met you, you were in your
uniform with a white shirt, tie and black pants and
your gold badge and hat. You looked at me and tipped
your hat to me and of course " smiled at me." Mom, Greg,
and I are "deeply and truly "going to miss you".One day,I will see you, my dad, brother with "our Lord "
May GOD richly and bless Jan, Jenna and her family,
Jackie and her family, and Jodie and family. GOD BLESS
YOU ALL. LOVE ALWAYS YOUR BEST FRIENDS, Liz, Greg and Ruby.

Lisa Smit-Beiko

November 1, 2019

I will miss all the laughs.
Say hi to Oma for me.

Niece Lisa

Jodi Smit Barkley

November 1, 2019

I can't believe your gone Dad. You were my first love, the first man I wanted to marry....lol. You were my hero and everyone else's hero. I'm going to miss so much but especially you calling with funny stories or jokes.
143 Daddy.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY