Jeffrey Marcus Smith passed away at the University of Alberta Hospital on Oct. 18, 2017 at the age of 18.
Jeffrey was born Aug. 24, 1999 in Stettler, Ab. and grew up in Coronation, Ab. He has always been an outgoing, kindhearted boy that enjoyed fishing, farming, hunting, dirt biking, mechanics and anything outdoors.
He began kindergarten at the Coronation School in 2004 and continued there until this year, his grade 12 year.
He always enjoyed helping his dad around the farm and just recently began working at Future AG in Coronation, with the Registered Apprenticeship Program through the school for heavy duty mechanics.
When he was not working, he valued time spent with family and friends. Growing up Jeffrey participated in 4-H, air cadets, hockey and baseball.
Jeffrey was predeceased by his grandfather, Marcus; Uncle Danny; Aunt Kelly; cousin, Brady and Aunt Ruth.
He is lovingly remembered by father, Randy (Cindy); mother, Kristine (Donald); siblings, Ashton (Justin), Kelsey and Tyra; step siblings, Amanda, Megan (Shelton), Blake and Brielle; niece, Brynlee; grandmother, Sonja Smith; grandparents, Dave and Bernice Symington and numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, great uncles, great aunts, other extended family and all his many friends.
A memorial service to honour Jeffrey was held on Wed., Oct. 25, 2017 at the Coronation School, Coronation, Ab. at 2 p.m.. Lunch followed immediately after the service at the Coronation Community Centre.
Memorial donations may be made to STARS, or to the Jeffrey Smith Memorial Fund at the Coronation School.
Heather Caseley, Funeral Director of Coronation Funeral Home, Box 358, Coronation, Alberta T0C 1C0 was entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.coronationfuneralhome.ca. 403-578-2928.
Card of thanks
The families of Jeffrey Smith wish to say thank you for the outpouring of love and support which has been given so freely in our time of loss.
We truly appreciate everyone who spoke kind words, brought food or sent flowers to our homes.
Thank you all for the generous donations to the Jeffrey Smith Memorial Fund and to STARS.
Thank you to Heather and all the staff at Coronation Funeral Home for their hard work, kindness and professionalism. Your efforts did not go unnoticed and eased the burden of our tragedy.
Thank you to Al Richardson, who helped us to celebrate Jeff’s life exactly the way we wanted to.
Thank you to Linda and Brenda for your musical talents at the funeral.
To Mr. Brown and the staff and students at Coronation School, you have honoured Jeff in so many ways and we know that you share this loss and our condolences go to you as well.
Thank you to Dr. Brinley and the staff at the Neurosciences ICU at the University of Alberta Hospital for your compassionate care of Jeff and our family.
Thank you, Dr. O’Riordan and the nurses at the Coronation Hospital for the exceptional care provided to Jeffrey prior to his transport to Edmonton and to STARS for the rapid response and treatment they administered.
Thank you to the RCMP and Victim Support Services for your sensitivity and support.
A very special thank you to Randy Johnstone, Jim Smith, Ralph Elliott, Mike Copan and Darrell Butt for their amazing time and effort in helping to complete the harvest during this exceptionally difficult time spent away from home.
Thank you to our parents, extended families and closest friends for your support. We could not have made it through this without you!
Words truly are inadequate to express the gratitude we feel to belong to such a wonderful, supportive community.
Please accept our most heartfelt thank you and know we are forever grateful and our sincerest apologies to those we may have missed.
In lieu of thank you cards, a donation will be made to the Jeffrey Smith Memorial Fund and to STARS.
Randy and Cindy
Kristine and Donald
Ashton and Justin