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Terence Smith

August 10, 1927 - August 13, 2011


It is with profound sadness that our family has lost an incredible husband, father and grandfather. Terence Arthur Smith passed away at Mariposa Gardens Care Centre in Osoyoos, BC. on Saturday, August 13, 2011. Terry is survived by his wife Barbara, son James (Mary), daughters Susan, Sam (Gunnar), Cindy (Brent), stepsons, Dan and Larry Corfe, sister, Sally Garrard and numerous grandchildren. Terry was predeceased by his first wife, Joan, son, Patrick, daughter, Theresa and stepson Sam Corfe.
Terry came to Rock Creek as a young man, married his first wife, Joan Harpur and remained in the Kettle Valley, where they raised their family of six children. In 1989, he married Barbara Corfe.
He worked for the Department of Highways as a graderman for a number of years and in true, independent fashion, joined an ambitious group to start the Borderline Ski Area in Bridesville in the late 60’s. This venture lead them to bigger slopes and better snow at the Mount Baldy Ski Area. The years on Baldy created countless long lasting friendships and memories. In the late 70’s and early 80’s, Terry worked as suppression crew foreman for the BC Forest Service in Kettle Valley.
Not to let a new opportunity slip by, he helped and encouraged his family to purchase the Rock Creek General Store in 1984 where he continued with his fatherly guidance and input until the family sold the business in 2008.
Over the years, Terry shared his time with School District #13 as a trustee, local committee chair for the 1958 BC Centennial, a charter member of the Kettle River Elks Lodge and spent many days helping build the Rock Creek Fall Fair Association.
Members of the family would like to thank and extend their gratitude to friends and members of the community for the supportive and caring wishes during this difficult time. Dad has left a void in our lives that will be filled by the love he has left in our hearts.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Society #104 – 35 Westminster Ave., Penticton, BC. V2A 1H7
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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Sandra Smith
Relation: friend

Growing up at Baldy, people would ask me if Terry was my Dad. My answer…I wish he was. A strong hard working man with a heart of gold.
I loved him, and will miss him. I can feel his warmth and sincerity when I am with his family. Smith family, you have endured so many losses. You are strong and genuine “good people” With Sympathy and Love, “The Other” Sam

From: John Patterson
Relation: Friend

I will always remember Terry for his smile and the times taking us young guys up by snow cat to the top of Mt. Baldy. All the Smith family are remembered as part of my skiing family. My condolences to you all.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 24, 2011
Beginning at 11:00am

Rock Creek Fairgrounds

Rock Creek, BC Canada

A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Rock Creek Fairgrounds.

Rock Creek, BC Canada

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In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
The Alzheimer’s Society
#104 – 35 Westminster Ave.,
Penticton, BC.
V2A 1H7

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