Dennis Smith, age 74, from Creelman, SK died peacefully the morning of September 27, 2018.
Dennis was predeceased by his parents May (Wiggins) and Dan Smith; his in-laws Enid (Beare) and Alex Stewart; his niece Tamara Stewart.
Dennis will be missed by his loving wife Judy; son Travis and granddaughter Hayes; daughter Robin (Steve) Dettman and granddaughters Faith and Hope, step-grandsons: Curtis, Markis and Nathan; daughter Janelle (Ben) Schentag and grandchildren: Bryden, Noah and Abby; daughter Amber Smith (Quinton Cole); brother Garth (Gail) Smith and their children: Melissa, Karston, Carter and Courtney; sister Lynne (Edward) Pretty and their children: Danelle (Jerry) [Pieter, Adrienne], Garon (Amanda) [Bode, Nyia]; sister Anne (Jim) Ticknor and their children: Corey (Virginia) [Cedar], Jann, Scott (Jennifer) [Lena]; brother-in-law Harvey (Tanya) Stewart and children: Derek (Sarah) [Adelle, Alec], Krystal (Matt) [Parker, Jaxen], Sheena (Nevin) [Bridgette].
Dennis was born October 18, 1943 to Dan and May (Wiggins) Smith on his grandparent's farm southeast of Creelman. The family moved to the farm across the road and this is where he developed his love of both baseball and farming. He met Judy Stewart of Fillmore at a dance while home from the University of Saskatchewan.
They were married in Fillmore on November 13, 1971 and moved to Weyburn where he worked for SAMA. They had a son in 1973 and moved back to the Creelman farm when Dan and May retired in 1974. Dennis and Judy remained on the farm and had three daughters while Dennis continued to work in Weyburn for the next 25 years. Dennis was a avid ball player and coach.
He was involved in any and all community organizations including the Creelman Rink board, Hall board, United Church board, and the Agricultural Society. He was the unofficial poster maker for the community and could always be seen pebbling the ice, making the draw, or generally helping out at any community event. Dennis and Judy enjoyed traveling and attending music festivals Dennis loved his grandchildren and spent many hours on the road to see them. They will miss playing catch, learning card games, and hearing his silly jokes.
A Service of Remembrance was held Monday, October 1, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. from St. Andrew's United Church, Creelman, SK with Rev. Allan Gairns and Sharon Elliott in Leadership.
A luncheon followed at the Creelman Memorial Hall, Creelman, SK.
For family and friends so wishing, charitable donations in memory of Dennis may be made to the Creelman Community Complex, Box 46, Creelman, SK, S0G 0X0.
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