Valerie Smith

Obituary of Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith of Eckville passed away peacefully with her family at her side on January 7, 2022 at The Ravines at Park Avenue, Rocky Mtn House AB at the age of 67 years.


Val was born in Red Deer AB in 1954 and she was the fifth of eight children. She lived near Red Deer for a short time and then moved to Bentley where she spent all her school years. The family then moved back to Red Deer where she lived briefly before meeting Dale.  After getting married in 1973, Val and Dale moved to the Eckville area where she lived until her passing.


Together, Val and Dale ran an oilfield business for 37 years while enjoying camping, fishing and following their boys around the country playing hockey.


Val survived by her loving husband of 48 years Dale; son Jason (Melissa); three grandchildren Kassidy, Jocelynn and Ashlyn; mother-in-law Kay Smith; one brother; four sisters; four brothers- in-law and four sisters-in-law as well as numerous other family members and friends.


Val was predeceased by her son Robert; parents John and Shelia Jerdan; father-in-law Robert Smith; brother Ron and sister Beth.


Regretfully, due to the current Covid social gathering restrictions, the interment and memorial services for Val will be private by invitation only.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society, 1, 5550 – 45 St., Red Deer AB, T4N 1L1, or online here.

Condolences to Val’s family may be emailed to

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