Obituary of Howard Lewis Smith
The family of Howard Smith is deeply saddened to announce his passing on July 27, 2022, at Lakewood Lodge Care Home in Big River SK. Howard Lewis Smith born to Lewis and Evelyn Smith on January 24, 1943, at his grandmother’s house in Erinferry SK. He was the eldest of three children.
Howard grew up on a farm in the community of Lake Four. He worked on the family farm but decided to venture out on his own. He worked on the oil rigs, and at the Big River Sawmill until the farm needed his help and that is where he stayed and eventually took over the family farm. He met his wife Brenda Rask from the Canwood area and they were married in 1968. They had five daughters and one son. Howard always enjoyed spending time with family. One of his favorite pass times was driving around looking at the countryside and stopping in for coffee with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Brenda Smith; his daughters, Charlene(Lawrence) Vandal of Big River, Colleen(Cory) Wall of Big River, Pauline of Big River, and Jolene (Randy) Argue of Lloydminster, SK; his son-in-law Jason Bischler of Canwood; his grandchildren Landis, Beau and Kenya Vandal; Kaylee (Travis) Penner; Meagan Wall (Justin McKenzie); Sydney(Brandon) Beaulac; Cody Bischler (Danielle Rekve); Brett Bischler (Ciera Smith); Demery Bischler; Jenaya Bischler; Austin and Jayden Argue; his great grandchildren Desmond Nelson, Jack Beaulac and Renlee Penner; his brother Leonard (Martha ) Smith; his sister Della Bergen; his brothers-in-law Brian (Lynn) Rask, Darrell Rask and Harold Hanson; his sisters-in-law Myrna (Richard) Weir, Linda Zaparaniuk, Judy Caplette (Gary Servatius), and Bonnie Rask; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
He was predeceased by his parents Lewis and Evelyn Smith; his parents-in-law Swan and Ruth Rask; his daughter Arlene Bischler; his son Colin Smith; his brother-in-law Dick Bergen; his sisters-in-law Sally Hanson and Karen Kingsley.
Celebration of Life for Howard will be held on Wednesday August 3, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Big River Community Center. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Howard’s memory may be directed to Lakewood Lodge Auxilliary (Box 846 Big River SK. S0J 0E0).
Friends and family wishing to send online condolences may visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lynn Anderson, Funeral Director, Big River SK. 306- 469- 2277.