With heavy hearts we announce the passing of our dear mother Marie Catherine Smith, 91 years of age, on June 29, 2021 at her residence.

Marie will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by her close family, relatives and friends.

Mom was born June 11, 1930 in Winnipeg, Man. where after finishing school she later studied nursing and met and married Dad in 1948 and moved to Fort Frances.

Mom worked as a dental assistant for many years and raised five children. She was always a huge part of her children’s lives.

Growing up our house was the hub for all our friends. Weekly PJ parties with many kids and mom catered to us with all her goodies. Brother Gary was in a band so music was always plentiful in our home. Many of our childhood friends would run away from home and they always ran to our house for mom’s comfort. Their parents were duly notified. Mom loved kids and was most popular with our friends. Mom taught CGIT for many years and was an avid curler.

Marie was a great cook as well as baker and enjoyed sharing her specialities. Later in life her baking “sidekick” Anne was close by to lend a helping hand.

Mom loved to entertain and her home was a revolving door for many. She made many lifelong friendships and loved people. She also was surrounded by caring neighbours who always watched over her and gave a helping hand. Through the years mom was truly fortunate to have close contact with her dearest Winnipeg relatives and long-distance friends.

Moms special friends Gerry, Mary and Ray brought endless sunshine and laughter to her life.
Grandson Corey (Lesley) gave such joy to Gramm as well as her three nieces Tammy, Terri and Tracey.

Mom was so very blessed to be in the great care of Dr. Nugent who is such a gentle, caring man.
Marie is survived by daughters Linda, Judy, Diane (Mark) and Geraldine, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Marie was predeceased by husband Herb; son Gary; brother Stan; brothers-in-law Hank, Gerald, Ginter; and sister-in-law Edith.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date.

If desired memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be offered at

“A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best.”