Gwendoline "Gwen" Marie Smith (nee Penson)

April 11, 1949 - October 30, 2023


Obituary For Gwendoline "Gwen" Marie Smith (nee Penson)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Gwen Smith, long time resident of Grovedale, AB, on Monday, October 30, 2023, in Grande Prairie, AB, after a long battle with cancer, at the age of 74 years.

Gwen had strong ties to our community, she volunteered at Penson school, Firebells, REA, Community Hall and has been instrumental with getting the local cemetery started and volunteered many years as treasurer. She was a devoted grandmother, taking in music recitals, 4H, skiing, dance, hockey, baseball, rugby and volleyball, and often drove the kids to their events. Gwen loved the outdoors, and her favorite moments were spent in her garden, hiking, camping, quadding, time in the mountains and at the cabin. She especially enjoyed time with family.

Gwen is survived by her husband Dale Smith and children: son Gary (Sherry) Smith, daughter Terry Ann Logan (Jay Salter), son Todd (Sheila) Smith; grandchildren: Blaine (Kaylyn) Smith, Dylan Smith, Jason (Mckenna) Smith, Jenna (Quinton) Abel, Marissa (Kevin) Wall, and Samantha Smith (Ryan Stephenson); her great-grandson Finlay Smith; and fondly remembered by Terry Ann’s step grandchildren: Brooke, Madison, Morgan, Harrison and Rosalyn; siblings: Maddie Jebb, Jackie (Wayne) Connell, Charlie (Bernice) Penson, Marlene (Jim) Harper, and Sandra (Ivan) Tissington; sister’s in-law: Lorraine (Ambrose) Lewis, and Barb (Raymond) Newman; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Gwen was predeceased by her parents Jack Cragie Penson and Dorothy Mary Penson (nee Crerar); siblings: Don (Shirley) Penson, Norma (Dick) Steinke, Les Penson, Francis Penson, Lyle (Josephine) Penson, and Norine (Jack) Arlint; and brother in-law Joe Jebb; as well as sister in-law Rose Penson.

We would like to give a special thank you to the staff at the Prairie Lake Hospice for their great care of Gwen.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer of 2024, date to be announced later.

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  • 11/07/2023

    To Dale & family, my deepest sympathy to you all. When Ernie worked for you, I always enjoyed the coffees and laughs, she was always so kind and hospitable. I know she will be deeply missed by all of you. Love to all.Levola Sedore

  • 11/06/2023

    My thoughts go out to Dale and family at this sad time.We ,as Grovedale residents can't thank Gwen enough for the volunteer work she has done for the over the past years regarding the Cemetery..It's a beautiful spot and Gwen deserves honourable mention

  • 11/06/2023

    Dale, Gary, Terry, Todd and families It is unbearable to lose one you loved so much, There is so little one can do, so little one can say, but please know our hearts are hurting with you. Love Lorraine and Ambrose

  • 11/05/2023

    Words cannot express how heartbroken we are in the loss of our sister-in-law Gwen. Gwen will be forever remembered by all who loved her and treasured her friendship and by everyone whose lives she impacted just by knowing her. All our love and thoughts to Dale, Gary, Terry Ann, Todd and families. When a loved one becomes a memory that memory becomes a treasure. May all your memories help to ease your pain and sorrow at this very difficult time. Love from Raymond and Barb

  • 11/04/2023

    Dale and family you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. I know all your special memories will become even more special!


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