EDWARD “LEO” SMITH of Lantzville, BC, passed away at the age of 69 on September 30, 2015 with his loving wife of more than 49 years, Marilyn Rae Smith at his side. He was born and raised in Taber, Alberta and lived for many years in Calgary until he realized his dream and relocated to Vancouver Island in 1991.

Leo was the proud father of his three daughters: Debbie (Gary) Niessen; Sheila Smith; and Leanne (Marcel) Cloutier. His greatest joy was his four grandchildren Ryan, Jenaya, Chanel and Cory who will dearly miss him.

He is survived by his siblings: Bob (Sonia) Smith; and Linda (Tracy) Birch. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Judy who was the loving wife of his deceased brother Wayne.

Leo was a farm boy at heart. In his younger days he enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends. In his later years his hobby was restoring and showing antique tractors. Leo was a man of many talents. He built beautiful custom homes, was highly skilled at millwork, and could fix almost anything mechanical.

Leo will be fondly remembered for his sense of humour, willingness to help out friends and family, and generous spirit.

A Celebration of his life will be held on Saturday October 24th for his family and close friends. We welcome those to stop by the family home in Lantzville from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm to share memories.

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