Aug 30, 1965 - Jun 10, 2021
August 30,1965 ~ June 10,2021
With heavy hearts we announce the sudden passing of Lindsay Smart at the
age of 55. Born in Invermere, BC on August 30, 1965. Third son to Hazen
(deceased) and Laura Smart. Younger brother to Dan (deceased) and Tim,
big brother and "protector" to his little sister Carolyn.
Lived with his family in Invermere, Fruitvale, Chetwynd, and Creston.
Upon adulthood, Lindsay moved to many other areas within BC and
Alberta. Lindsay resided the longest in Rocky Mountain House, AB. Most
recently he came back to BC to be closer to Mom after Dad's passing.
Lindsay's love was the outdoors. Quading and spending time at a cozy
campfire to drink beer and cook up grub. Avid Crib player giving his
opponent a run for their money.
Lindsay was Truck Driver by trade, hauling diverse loads. He also
acquired his crane operators ticket and Industrial First Aid. Lindsay
turned his hand to interesting projects. He was always prepared for
anything and was confident to help others in need at the drop of a hat.
To be noted was his desire to teach...and he was very good at it! He
was patient and forthcoming as he loved to show someone how things
worked and why it worked that way and all the interesting facts that
went along with it.
Sadly, life was two worlds for him, and it would seem he didn't belong in
either one. Poor choices led him down the path where he succumbed to a
lifestyle of bad habits. We learned that he was not well physically
just before his passing but also that he fought the mental and emotional
battles that scarred him over the years. May you rest in peace now my
Many thanks to all those who became a trusted friend to him.
Colter Gomolchuk :
Though I only knew you for a short time, you left a lasting impression on me. You were always full of life and straight to the point no matter what that may be. The love and consideration you showed towards maria and madilynn was evident everytime we talked or crossed paths and I'm so glad I got the chance to know you, keep watch over my girls for me, and I hope that all the roads are smooth for you forevermore.
Rest in peace my friend
Gone but not forgotten.
I met Lindsay many years ago. We were just kids. I've been recently trying to find him to catch up. So upsetting coming across obit and finding out he was only 30 min away for yrs. I never got the chance to get caught up.
I only found out late last night (July 3/21) that Lindsay had past away. I would talk with Lindsay about once a month after he moved back to BC. I last spoke with him over the phone on May 8 of 2021. He has told me many times that I was the very first friend that he made when he moved to Rocky all those many years ago. I remember that day very clearly. I met him at a pawn shop. He appeared to be down on his luck. Because both him and I were driving big jacked up Fords, I approached him to talk to him. He told that he had just moved to town and was scratching up a few dollars to find something to eat. I said my farewells and wished him luck. The Lord put it on my heart later that day to give him some money to ease his struggle. I went back to town and drove around till I found him. I gave him a bunch of food and 40 dollars. He was so grateful that I could see him struggling to hold back his tears. We were friends from that day onward.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I am saddened by the news of Lindsay's passing, and he will be dearly missed.
Sandy and ken Mackay :
We were friends in Rocky Mountain House. And we agree a man with a heart of gold, who enjoyed nature and his drink, will sadly be missed, may he RIP
Sorry to hear this. I worked with him when he first moved to Rocky in the mid 90’s. I hope his family finds peace with his loss and he finds peace in his soul.
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