Posted: April 8th, 2019


RICHARD LEONARD SMELTZER, beloved husband of Sherry Smeltzer (nee Witwicki), of Lethbridge and formerly of Calgary, passed away peacefully at home with family by his side on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the age of 58 years.

Richard is survived by his loving wife, two stepchildren, five grandchildren and seven siblings. He was predeceased by his parents and grandparents and twin stepchildren.

Richard was born November 8, 1960 in Montreal, to Elsie and Ron Smeltzer. He moved to Calgary, where his passion was truck driving for Chief Duckering & Hills until cancer caused him to retire. He met the love of his life, Sherry, and they were married on January 24, 1998, gaining two children, Diane (Calgary) and John (Taber). Richard battled cancer for 21 years.

A Funeral Service will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

Following the Funeral Service, Richard will be laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Jack Ady Cancer Centre, c/o Chinook Regional Hospital Foundation, 960 – 19 Street South, Lethbridge, AB, T1J 1W5.

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