OBITUARY – Allan Smith, well-known High Prairie businessman, passes away

Allan Smith
Allan Smith

Allan Smith, a long-time resident and businessman of High Prairie, passed away on April 9, 2016 in Mesa, Arizona at the age of 78.

Allan was born on Aug. 2, 1937 in Meadow Lake, SK. His family moved to Edson, and later Hinton in the 1940s. In the 1950s, the Smith family settled south of High Prairie in the Banana Belt.

Allan and his young family moved to High Prairie in the 1970s. During this time, Allan had his own welding truck and later opened the first Allan’s Welding Shop in 1981. In 2003, along with his sons, he opened the new and larger shop and expanded the business to include a transport trucking company and coach line service. They opened Riverside Liquor store in 2010.

Allan is survived by his wife Margaret of 57 years; their four children: daughters Rhonda DeLorme [Blaine Tchir]; Shelley Griffiths [Geoff]; sons Rodney [Michelle]; Kevin [Danielle]; and eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

He is predeceased by his parents Floyd and Ida, sister Hazel Horosko, brother Ken, and son-in-law Terry DeLorme.

Funeral services were held April 23, 2016 at the Church of the Nazarene, High Prairie. Interment took place at St. Mark’s Anglican cemetery.

If friends so desire, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation on his behalf.

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