Alice Blanche Smith

February 6, 1926 – February 27, 2020
Alice passed away peacefully in palliative care at the Prince Rupert General Hospital at the age of 94. She received all her care at home until her final 24 hours. She was born in Summerville Centre in Nova Scotia. She was the 7th of 14 siblings. At the age of 19, she completed her teacher’s training and became a teacher, teaching at a country school in Nova Scotia. On November 23, 1946, she and Clyde were married. In 1957 Alice and Clyde moved their family to Prince Rupert, B.C., where they resided until their passing. Alice was a stay-at-home mum until the children attended junior high, at which time she went to work at Miller Bay Hospital for the Department of Indian Affairs as it was known then.
Alice was a life time member of the Prince Rupert Hospital Auxiliary donating her time to the gift bar and the Acropolis Manor. She was known for her knitting skills, especially for the baby sweaters, bonnets and booties.
Alice was a member of the Order of the Royal Purple and Honoured Royal Lady three terms.
She was a wonderful wife, mum, gramma and great gramma.
Alice was predeceased by her husband Clyde, son Vernon, her son-in-law, Bob Quast, her father Lawrence and her mother, Nina. She is survived by her daughters, Sandra Logan and Neva Quast and her son Kendall Smith (Donna) and three sisters and one brother.
She is also survived by her grandsons Jeremy (Vanessa) and Brady (Jenna) Quast, Grant and Trevor (Becky) Logan and Lindsay, Tanner and Owen Smith; great grandsons Trace Logan, Sebastian, Dominic, Evan and Jacob Quast and great granddaughter Charlotte Quast.
The Celebration of Life will be postponed to a later date.


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