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SMITH, Jack October 25, 1921 - June 17, 2010 Jack Smith passed away peacefully on June 17, 2010 at the Foothills Hospital at the age of 88 years. Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Jack served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers in WWII defending Hong Kong. Jack was captured by the Japanese and was a prisoner of war in Japan for four and a half years. Jack is lovingly remembered by his wife of sixty-three years Elsie, his children Sharron, Robert, Patricia, and Randal, their spouses Brian, Lori, Will, and Jocelyne, grandchildren Brice, Robert, David, Jacklyn, Jovien, Michael, and Chloe, their spouses Jodie, Natalie, and Daniela, and great-grandchildren Madysyn, and Maddex. The family wishes to especially thank all the staff at the Dialysis Unit at the Foothills Hospital for their years of dedication to Jack and the staff on Unit 37. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME on 17 Avenue and 2 Street S.W. In lieu of flowers or gifts, contributions to the Hong Kong Veterans Association ( www.hkvca.ca ) would be appreciated. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.leydens.com . Arrangements entrusted to LEYDEN'S FUNERAL HOME, RECEPTION & CREMATION CENTRE. Telephone: 403-228-4422.

(Published in Calgary Herald - 21 Jun '10)