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Kelly Philip Smith

Nov 16, 1987 - Jul 28, 2022


Wednesday, August 10, 2022
2:00 pm
A Celebration of Life for Kelly will be held at the Eckville Community Center, Eckville, Alberta on August 10, 2022 at 2 PM.


Eckville Cemetery, Eckville, Alberta


Memorial donation on Kelly’s behalf can be made to STARS or Ducks Unlimited.


Kelly’s Obituary
1987 - 2022

Kelly Philip Smith was born on November 16, 1987 at the Red Deer Hospital and passed away surrounded by family at the Red Deer Hospital on July 28, 2022 at the age of 34 years. Kelly attended Leslieville and David Thompson schools and knew at a very early age that he wanted to be an electrician like his dad. Kelly enrolled in the RAP program in high school and had earned his journeyman certificate by the time he was 23 years old. He was a hard worker and had his own quarter section of land in the Alhambra area paid off in just a few short years. Although he was an electrician, Kelly also had a little farmer in him. He would help his uncles on the farm during silaging and combining. Kelly enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, quading and snowmobiling. He went on many trips to Big Stone and out west camping and fishing with his grandpa and grandma Smith, ice fishing on Pepper’s Lake and Buck Lake with his grandpa Shippelt and uncles Kevin and Erwin, and a few annual trips to Lake Thekulthili, Northwest Territories with his uncle Dale, cousins Jason and Keith, and others. The annual hunting trip to northern Alberta with his uncle Kev and brother-in-law Jordan was a much anticipated holiday for him. He also really enjoyed snowmobiling trips in BC with his cousins Keith and Colin. Kelly enjoyed reading, his favourite books were westerns by Louis L’Amour, and sports. Kelly and his sister Shelley spent hours playing basketball together in high school. He was a fan of the Calgary Flames (much to his mom’s disapproval), the Toronto Blue Jays and the Denver Broncos. Kelly will be lovingly remembered by his parents Philip and Teresa Smith, sister Shelley (Jordan) Lewis, niece and nephew Mackenzie and Carson Lewis, brother Brennen Smith, grandmothers Doreen Shippelt and Kay Smith, and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his grandfathers Rudolph Shippelt and Robert Smith, cousins Robert Smith and Tristan Smith, and aunties Nola Shippelt and Val Smith. Kelly, we love you and will remember you always.
Memorial donation on Kelly’s behalf can be made to STARS or Ducks Unlimited.
A celebration of Kelly’s life will be held at the Eckville Community Center, Eckville, Alberta on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 2:00 PM. Interment will precede at the Eckville Cemetery, Eckville, Alberta.
Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626


Les and Bev Desi:

Smith Family

We were so sad to hear of Kelly’s passing, he was a fine young man who we were always happy to see! Our deepest sympathy and comfort to you all during this tragic time.

Dana & Derek Dickson:

Sincere condolences to you all. Kelly was a great person to know. Praying for comfort during your heartache.

Jared and Adelita Kraft:

We are so sorry for your loss, Kelly was a kind person, and we enjoyed spending time with him when he wired our house last summer. Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs to you <3

Ray and Bev Roberts :

Phil, Theresa, and Family
Words can not convey our heartfelt and most sincere condolences. We were so saddened to hear of this tragedy and your loss of Kelly. He will have a special place in the hearts of many and remembered with a smile by all who knew him. Sending thoughts, and prayers of comfort through this very difficult time.

Randy and Kathy Shippelt:

Phil, Teresa and Family
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest condolences to all of you for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Paula and Bryan Shippelt:

Our heartfelt condolences to you all. Sending hugs and prayers.

Harry & Donna Thomas:

There are no words to lessen the pain and loss you are experiencing. Draw strength from one another, cherish the memories. Keep his memory alive through the years. Our hearts are with you.

Sheryl Skaalerud :

I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Condolences are extended from our family to yours.

Nancy and Dave Watt:

So sorry for your loss at this time. Condolences to you all

Simon and Tammy England :

Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are you

Gwen and Darrell Baxter:

Our deepest sympathy to your family. May God comfort you with treasured memories of your son's lasting legacy.

Allen and Darlene Scholze:

Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Bless you and your family.


I was Sadden to have come across a post. Recognizing the name. A name I hadn't heard for years. My Cousins son.
Sending love and Condolences to all his family and friends.
Blessed be his journey.
Sending extra love to Teresa.

Emily Green
Nee: Shippelt

William and Kathleen Murto:

Sending our Deepest Sympathies to you both and your Family.

Marvin and Diane Eliuk:

We’re so sorry for your loss. Kelly will be missed.

April Litz:

Phil & Teresa, my deepest condolences on the loss of your boy.

Donna Hunley :

So sorry to hear of your loss. Hopefully good memories will help you through this difficult time

Janice and Barney :

We are so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Lorna Johnson:

Phil, Teresa, Shelley, Brennan and family. There are no words to say that will lessen your sorrow, sadness and pain at this time, but please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Kelly as that quick moving little boy who had a mischievous twinkle in his eye and a ready smile. Please accept our deepest sympathies

August and. Val. Liivam:

Dear Phillip and Teresa. Shelly and Brennan. We are so very sorry that you have lost kelly. Most sincerely. August and val.

Val and Gerri Baier:

We are sending our sincerest condolences to all your family. So sorry for your loss.

August. and Val. Liivam:

We are truly sorry that you have lost kelly. Such a sad loss for you all

Randy and Susan Norberg:

Sending our very sincere sympathies.

Ken & Joan Biy:

Our deepest sympathies & heartfelt condolences .Phi ,Teresa & Family . Kelly will be missed !

Ken & Joan Biy:

Sending our deepest sympathies & heartfelt condolences , Kelly will be missed . and remembered . Phil, Teresa & Family ,

Penny and Brian Dick :

Sorry for your loss. Phil,Teresa and family.

Jackie Phillips:

Sending prayers and loving thoughts your way. Phil and Theresa you were always such an inspiration to me when our kids played sports together and your deeply caring commitment was always evident. I’m so sorry for your loss and pain.

Isabel wymann:

Heartfelt sympathy for your family as you deal with the loss of Kelly.

Juanita & Brian Mason :

So sorry for you loss Teresa and Phil {hugs}

Marlene and Leonard Levinsky :

Heartfelt condolences to all family and friends.

Randy and Carol Rein:

So sorry for the loss of your dear Kelly. He will be missed and always remembered.

Laurie eliuk:

Our family is so very sorry for your loss. Such a sorrowful time.

Ed and Dana Kreil:

Sending our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences over your loss of Kelly.
He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered.

Susan and Allan lipka:

Deepest condolences Teresa and Phil and family.

Bob rolfes:

My deepest condolence goes out to your family I am sorry for your loss

Ron and Leah Schultz:

There are no words to express how sorry we are for your loss. We are thinking of you all.

Trudy and Ivan:

Our deepest sympathy Phil, Teresa and family.

Shane and Deanna Matthews:

Phil, Teresa and family,
Our heart felt condolences to all of you over the loss of your precious Kelly. He will be missed.

Shannon & Doug Sparrow :

Words can't describe such a loss! We are so saddened by this news and know that you are all in our thoughts as you navigate through this tragic time!!

Ernie and Dorinda Beskowiney :

Our deepest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Alan & Katrina Rennie :

Our sincerest sympathies to the Smith and Lewis clan. Firm embrace from us.

Marie Palm:

Thoughts and prayers are with you at your loss of Kelly.

Jacqueline Palm-Fraser:

Sending our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your son and brother, Kelly. I am so sorry to hear this.

Brent & Barb Burns:

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Our heartfelt condolences to all.

Tom and Jody:

Our deepest sympathies to you both on Kelly’s passing. Tom has many fond memories of working with Kelly over the years.

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