Alan Francis Smith

Obituary of Alan Francis Smith

Alan Francis Smith of Red Deer, Alberta passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre on June 24, 2020 at the age of 82 years.

Born and raised in County Durham, England, Alan did his national service in the RAF. After graduating from London University, he taught high school in Leicester City and in Tanzania.

In 1967, he and his wife Margaret immigrated to Edmonton, where he taught industrial education and science at Jasper Place, LaZerte and McNally schools. He also farmed near Morinville and Athabasca.

Since retiring to Red Deer, Alan has enjoyed travel, hiking and painting landscapes.

Alan is lovingly remembered by his wife of 58 years, Margaret Smith; brother-in-law Jeff Pattison of England; and nephews Martin (Sarah) and Alan (Catherine) Pattison of the United States. He was predeceased by his sister Valerie (Smith) Pattison of England.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Red Deer Regional Health Foundation, 3942 - 50A Avenue, Red Deer AB, T4N 4E7; or the Canadian Red Cross, Alberta / Northwest Territories Office, PO Box 4050 STN C, Calgary AB, T2T 9Z9.

Condolences for the family may be emailed to

Arrangements in care of Meaningful Memorials Funeral Service, serving Red Deer and all of Central Alberta, 587-876-4944.

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