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Smith, Gerald "Jerry"



Gerald Dyer Smith (Jerry)
May 19, 1928 - April 20, 2023
It is with great sadness that the Smith family announces the passing of Gerald on Thursday, April 20, 2023, one month prior to his 95 birthday. 
Dad was born May 19, 1928 at the the Union Hospital in Moose Jaw to proud parents Jack & Janet Smith. He went to school at Prince Arthur until the end of grade 8. He quit school to go work at the CPR on the ice gang. It was part time so he spent a lot of time hustling in the pool halls. (Apparently he made more money hustling in pool than he was working part-time). 
Mom was new to Moose Jaw & became friends with dads sister, Edna. Mom & dad met through Edna and began dating. They fell in love & got married at St Andrews Church on March 5, 1949 in the manse.
Dad eventually started working as a switch man as it was full time and more money. 
Dad was involved in a train accident in the fall of 1971 where he had to jump off a train before it crashed into another train. He sustained serious injuries to his knee that would eventually cause an early retirement.  
Mom & dad moved away from Moose Jaw to Medicine Hat in their 80’s. They lived there about 8 years & once dad couldn’t drive anymore they moved to a retirement home in St. Albert (Chartwell) where mom still resides today. 
Dad lived a rich & full life & will be missed by his family & friends. Dad was predeceased by his parents & siblings, Jen, Blanche, John, Gladys, Joyce & Donna. 
He is survived by his loving wife Dorothy of 74 years & sons Gary (Linda), Dave (Pat) & daughter Kathy (Glenn) as well seven grandchildren & 11 great grandchildren plus his sister Edna & brother Roy as well as 30+ nieces & nephews.  
As per dads wishes, there will be no formal funeral service, however; there will be a private internment at the Rosedale Cemetery @ 11 am followed by a reception at the Lounge & Court of St. Andrews Church, 60 Athabasca Street East in Moose Jaw on Saturday June 10th at noon. 

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