Trevor Smith of Trail, BC, passed suddenly and unexpectedly at home July 26, 2013 with his loving wife Denise by his side.
Trevor was born November 27, 1935 in Trail, BC. He was predeceased by his older brother Philip, his parents Doris and Brynmor, and most unexpectedly, his eldest son Kevin. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years Denise, his son Kerby (Betty), his daughter Karin and his daughter-in-law Geralyn. He was extremely proud of his grandchildren Trevor Jr. (Stacie), Michael (Stephanie), Danielle (Brian), Katie (Cory), Emily (Kris), Erik and Tristan. He busted his buttons on becoming a great grandfather to Aiden, Jaxon and Theo.
From an early age he knew he wanted to join the air force, and he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1953. After meeting the gal of his dreams, and after a whirlwind romance, he married his Deenie in 1956 and they lived the dream; seeing and experiencing a great deal of the world and bringing their 3 young children in tow behind them. Trevor finally finished his air force career in 1971 after serving peacekeeping duties in Baden, Germany for 4 years. He brought his young family back “home” to Trail to settle and set down roots. He quickly became involved in the local air cadet program; giving back to many young men and women over the years as commanding officer to both Trail and Castlegar squadrons. Trevor was also a lifelong Royal Canadian Legion member, a great accomplishment and one he was most proud of. He was an active Legion member, serving numerous terms on the executive in various roles. He loved his morning coffee banter with “the boys” at the branch and was always willing to offer a helping hand, no matter the task.
“Oh! I have slipped the surly bounds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings” – JG Magee Jr
A Memorial Service will be held in late September, 2013 at the Trail Legion. Further notification will be posted. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.
The family would like to send out most sincere thanks to the local BC Ambulance Service Team and the KBRH Emergency Department for their valiant efforts and compassion.
As an expression of sympathy, the family requests that memorial donations be made to either the BC Alzheimer’s Research Fund at Box 10021, South Castlegar RPO, Castlegar, B.C. V1N 4X4 or the Canadian Heart and Stroke Fund at 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9.
You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca