Obituary of Ivan Earl Smith
Ivan Earl Smith Obituary:
June 10, 1942 – October 7, 2022
Ivan Smith was born June 10, 1942, in Meadow Lake, SK and passed away October 7, 2022, in Saskatoon, SK, he was 80 years of age.
Ivan is lovingly remembered by his loving wife of 58 years: Cecile, his son: Neal (Anita) Smith of Leoville and family: Margarite and Catherine, his daughter: Fay (Terry) Olnhoff of Saskatoon and family: Justin (Kyra) Olnhoff and Wade Olnhoff (Jessyca), his brother and sister: Ronnie (Mona) Smith and Rose (Ed) Perehudoff, also numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by: his parents: Lillian Purdy and Charlie Smith, his brothers: Dale and Lyle, his parents-in-law: Napoleon and Marguerite Compagna, his sisters-in-law: Yvette Laroque, Caroline Compagna, and Diane Beaulieu, his brothers-in-law: Bob Laroque and Ed Perehudoff.
A Celebration of Life Service took place Friday Nov. 4, 2022, at the Leoville Community Hall. Interment will take place at a later date.
Friends so wishing may make donations to Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan, # 200-4545 Parliament Avenue, Regina, SK S4W 0G3 in memory of Ivan Smith as tokens of remembrance.
Ivan was born on June 10th, 1942 in Meadow Lake, Sask. He attended primary school in Timberland. At a very young age, he left school to begin working. He had many occupations in his life. No matter what work was being discussed, Ivan had either done some of it himself or was interested in learning about it.
In Oct. 1964 Ivan married his lifelong partner Cecile Compagna. Together the worked very had to build their farm. In 1968 they had a son Neal and later in 1970 a daughter Fay. Upon leaving the farm Ivan and Cecile retired in Leoville and enjoyed their senior years playing cards and travelling to rodeos to watch chuck-wagon races.
Ivan was devoted to farming, ranching, community and family. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, dancing, traveling, riding his side-by-side, going for coffee, playing cards and just reading a good book! He also told the greatest stories about his life and things he had experienced. He had so many wonderful stories to share.
He will be missed deeply by his family, friends and all who knew him.
Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Beau “Lac” Funeral Home and Crematorium, R. Mark Muir Funeral Director, Spiritwood, SK (306) 883-3500.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ivan Smith, please visit Tribute Store