Warren “Keith” Smith

Warren "Keith" Smith

SMITH, Warren “Keith” – of Trail, BC passed away peacefully at Columbia View Lodge on March 1. 2012. He was born on October 2, 1938 in Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan.

Keith is lovingly remembered by his wife Leora, step-daughter Laurel Brost and step-son Daryl Brost and spouses; his sister Judy and family, mother-in-law Kay Staite; brothers-in-law Keith and Gordon Edmondson and their spouses and families. He will be missed by his fishin’ buddy, his horse-lovin’ friends, the ‘air guy’ and their respected families and his Bridges and CVL friends.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Recreation Department, social workers, nurses and staff of the Columbia View Lodge, as well as the Hospice Society who so compassionately and generously cared for Keith. Thank you to Drs. Benzer and Aiken and to their staff for your comfort and support.

At the family’s request, a service will not be held. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements.

You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca

My Wife & Me

For weeks, months and years we’ve held the debate.

Are there horses in Heaven?

Or is it too late…to

“Saddle up Red, to check the fences?”, I said.

Do I have to go now or can I just rest in this bed.

My hat’s a little bent and my chest a little hollow.

But in a bad state, be damned if I’ll wallow.

The angel’s wings are rustling, Mom & Dad are here.

I’m ready to leave with no care and no fear.

“Saddle up Cinny and I’ll get ol’ Red.”

My dreams are now “real”, my buddies are fed…

I leave this tired old body,

“Still” in this bed.

‘til we meet again…Keith

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