Richard Allan Smith passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 at he age of 75. Born July 28th, 1945, Rick was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Church. Rick grew up in West Tupper, where he attended elementary school. He went to high school in Plumas where he was a seasoned grade niner. This is where he met the love of his life, Doreen Stinson, who he was happily married to for over 52 years.
Rick was an active member of the Plumas community where he was involved in 4-H, Plumas Minor Hockey, the Centennial Oldtimers hockey team, the Lions Club and the Plumas Zion Lutheran Church. Rick grew up on the family farm and spent many years farming with his dad, and eventually his brothers joined in on the tradition. Even after retirement, he loved going out to the farm to pass on his wisdom to the boys and to help out with the cattle in any way he could. When he wasn’t out shooting skunks late at night, he could be found watching the Blue Jays, the Jets or any curling event. Very hard working and active all his life, he loved to golf with friends, go fishing with Larry and always enjoyed a beer by a campfire while camping. Rick spent so many hours driving the countryside with Doreen to watch every sporting event their children and grandchildren participated in. Spending time with his grandchildren, whether it was driving them around on the quad, taking them to the farm across the track to play on the bales or to see Ed and the other horses; are the moments that he loved and meant so much.
Rick is survived by his loving wife Doreen, his children Trevor (Sally), Sherri (Todd), Kevin (Lisa) and Conrad (Kristy). He will be missed by his grandchildren; Brady (Morgan), Anisa, Dylan, Austin, Rianna (Carter), Kelsey (Cole), Nolan, Karly, Cameron (Elysia), Vanessa, Abbi, Gavin, Ryder, Rayna, Savannah and Chase. His siblings Eileen (Don), Judy (Don), Marj (Randy), Don (Sheila) and Mervyn (Brenda) will forever miss his wisdom, wit and his company.
Thank you to all the doctors, nurses and health care staff who took such good care of Rick over the last few months. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kidney Foundation of Canada (MB Branch) or the Plumas Zion Lutheran Church.
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Kidney Foundation of Manitoba
Unit1-452 Dovercourt Drive, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3Y 1G4,
Zion Lutheran Church
Box 278, Plumas, Manitoba R0J 1P0,