Clara Smith (nee Caners)

Clara Smith (nee Caners)

Passed on December 27, 2022

Sept11/1933-Dec 27/2022

Surrounded by the love of her family, our mother Clara Smith passed peacefully at Arborg Personal Care Home after a struggle with dementia. She left us knowing she was so deeply loved by her entire family.

Mom was born Clara Valerie to Louis Caners and Delima (Payment). She was the second child of ten.

Left with a lifetime of memories are her four children Donny (Susan), David (Lucille), Norman (Monique), Eileen (Mark) Hancharek.

Mom was also a devoted and loving grandmother to ten. Scott (Nadine), Rodney (Rebecca), Brent (Rebecca), Tyler, Chris (Megan), Kayla, Sheldon, Brittney (Lee), Amber (Randy) & Mitchell. She was also a great grandma to thirteen.

Mom was predeceased by our father Lucien (2005), her parents Delima and Louis Caners, brothers Hubert, Norman, Robert and by sisters Helen Dandenau and Cecile Conan.

She is survived by her precious sister Florence and brothers Philip (Pat), Paul (Rose) & Anthony (Mary).

Our mom grew up on a farm outside of Fisher Branch where money was scarce but love was bountiful. Her devotion to her faith and family was first and foremost in her life.

She married our dad in 1957 and when he passed in 2005 , struggling without him by her side, with a broken heart, once again she relied on her faith. She missed him every single day!

Our mother was so much more than just a few words on a paper. She was tremendously loyal, caring, very compassionate, plus more.

We will be forever grateful for having had her in our lives, as a mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Her concern was always focused on our well being & we knew she would always be there for us when needed. She had a great zest for life and loved her family and friends with all her heart. (as she would say “from the bottom of my pointed little heart”)

She was a woman of great faith and prayed daily for her family. She remained steadfast and true to her final days.

A big thank you to the wonderful staff at the Arborg Assisted Living and Arborg Personal Care Home for the exceptional care our mother received for the past 7 years. Words cannot express our gratitude!!

Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Philips Neri Catholic Church

Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 11:30 am

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Canadian cancer society



Sincere condolences to Clara's family and friends.

Neil Bradley

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