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Gertrude "Trudy" Ann Smith

Oct 5, 1956 - May 11, 2024


It is with tremendous sadness that the family of Gertrude “Trudy” Smith announce her passing
surrounded by love on May 11, 2024 in the Red Deer Hospice at 67 years old.

Trudy was born on October 5, 1956 in Ontario. She spent 46 incredible years married to the love of her life, Redge Smith. Together, they had two children Bailey and Ryan. Many years were spent in Arnprior, Ontario where she was a nurse. Her compassion, care, and love went into every person she met. Trudy had a true gift with people and was always thinking of others. After many years in the Arnprior, Ontario area, Trudy then moved to Alberta to continue her life in the West. Just like in Ontario, she found strong friendships, made memories, and was everyone’s biggest fans. In her later years, Trudy became a cherished Nana to five grandchildren. These grandchildren quickly became her everything. She was always the one with a camera in hand to capture the moments. Her infectious smile will always be remembered by everyone she touched.

Trudy leaves to mourn her loving husband Redge; children Bailey (Jason) Prestwich and Ryan
(Karen) Smith; sisters Aggie (Rob) and Gwen (Don); grandchildren Hunter, Isabelle, Nathan,
Madison, and Alyssa; as well as nieces, nephews and many friends.

She is predeceased by her sister Cheryl Sunter (Tom) and her parents Charles and Avis Owens.

“There is a time for every season under heaven”. Now is the time for Trudy to rest, knowing the battle was fought with courage.

In memory of Trudy, donations can be made to the Red Deer Hospice Society.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.


Scott and Paula Logan:

Reg and family so sorry to hear about Trudy’s passing. Our deepest sympathies.

Darryll Hennessy :

She brightened any room with her presence and laughter. She was wonderful to work with. Condolences to her loved ones.

Karen and Jim Scobie:

Rest in peace my dear friend. You will be watching over all your grand babies as they were your world. To Reg, Bailey, Ryan and families so very sorry for your loss. She will always be in your hearts.

Dianne Lesway:

My sincere condolences to Trudy's family.

Karen Townley:

Reggie, Bailey and family, Ryan and family, and the Owen’s family.
I was so saddened to hear of Trudy’s passing and can only imagine the devastating loss each of you feel. She was unique. A caring, compassionate nurse who brought sunshine and humour to those whose lives she touched. A creative and joyful soul who lived life to the fullest and by association dragged everyone else along with her. Her radiant smile will no longer light up the room or warm those within its radius but the memories and impact she made while here will forever remain. R.I.P. Trudy. You have earned your reward and those in heaven will love your giggle.

Jim McCaffrey:

Sorry to hear about Trudy's passing. We went to high school together at A.D.H.S and shared quite a few laughs. Condolances go out to Reggie and family as well as Aggie who shared her sister Trudy's sense of humor. Jim

Heather & Bill Bahm:

Sorry to hear the passing of Trudy. I worked along side of her in a different department but I remember her laugh & how she treated the patients with her kindness. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Hope time will have a way of healing for you all. Deepest sympathy.

Karen and JoeCharbonneau:

Dear Reggie and family,
Deepest sympathy for the loss of Trudy.
Definitely one of a kind that girl. May the memories of all the great times you shared be something to hold onto in the days to follow.

Wendy Mather:

Trudy was so kind and provided such loving care to my father when he was in the Arnprior hospital. I never saw Trudy in a bad mood. She’s the only person I know that can be professional and hilarious at the same time. So sorry for her family’s loss.


Glen and Mavis Lesway:

We are very sorry to hear about Trudy.
Thinking of you at this difficult time.

Alain Bouchard:

My sincerest condolences to the Smith Family.
It was an honour to have known Trudy, she will truly be missed !

Alain Bouchard

Sharon (McHale) Sample:

My sincere condolences to the Smith and Owen’s families. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Brenda & Les McKay.:

Such a kind and generous person. We spent a lot of time together when her & Reg lived in Arnprior. A lot of great memories. Rest in peace my friend.


So sorry for your loss. I met Trudy at Bethany Care Society in Sylvan Lake where she worked in the office. She is an angel on earth, caring and kind. She always have a smile in her face.
May she rest in peace in the loving arms of her creator. Praying for comfort for you all.

Micheline Henry:

Trudy and I worked together for my early years as a nurse in Arnprior. She was always laughing, and putting ladies hair up in curlers. She was superstitious and was always counting crows. She was always happy when she saw more than one. I was sad when she left and moved out West, as she taught me a lot about being a nurse. Now I am sad that she has passed. We had a lot of fun back then. Condolences to her family.

Jim and Beth Lepack:

Reg and Family we send sincere condolences in your loss. When I think of Trudy, it's her smile I remember most. She was a ray of sunshine at the A&D and made her corner of the world a better place for all who knew her.

Marion Elliott:

Trudy you are the most amazing Loving and happy person. I have ever met You loved you patients like family and you are the only one who introduced to the screaming closet. I am for ever grateful that god let our paths cross See you in heaven soon Love Marion

Terry & Judy Eales:

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Chris and Stu McLaughlin:

Reggie, Bailey, Ryan and Trudy’s loving grandchildren,
We were very saddened when we heard of Trudy’s passing. When I looked up at the sky that night I should have known it was Trudy saying farewell. We have so many wonderful memories of our times with Reg and Trudy. I loved working along side of her. She was the most caring nurse to all she looked after. Our deepest condolences to all of Trudy’s family . Sending hugs.
Chris and Stu

Helen Cherry:

Our sincerest condolences to the Smith family. Bob and Helen

Sam Barr (Dorzek):

Trudy will be missed. Sending deepest condolences to Reg, Bailey and Ryan.

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