Posted: April 8th, 2021

1959 – 2021

Debra Ann Smith (nee MacDonald), beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 3, 2021 at the age of 62 years.

As a result of the restrictions regarding COVID-19 and the government recommendations, a private funeral service will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, Taber on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 10:00 A.M.

Due to the fact that in person attendance at the service is limited and by invitation only, those who wish to view the service may do so by visiting Debra’s obituary page on our website and choosing the ‘service video recording’ link after 12:00 P.M. on Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Besides her loving husband Les, Debra is survived by their three children Jeff (Lyndsay) Smith of Taber, Pam (Curtis) Schultz of Taber, Brad (Gillian) Smith of Okotoks; grandchildren Madison, Kelsey, Xavier, Elliott and Evelyn. She is also survived by her sisters Karen (Mike) Boyes and Janet (Roy) Bartz and their families, her mother-in-Law Margret Smith and numerous extended family members.

She was predeceased by her parents Hector and Eileen MacDonald and by her father-in-law Alan Smith.

Debra was born in Bow Island on March 16, 1959 to Hector and Eileen MacDonald. She married Les Smith on November 4, 1978 and together raised three children, Jeffrey, Pamela and Bradley.

Debra loved her family deeply and was always willing to help her children and grandchildren when needed. She had a passion for sewing and many enjoyed the numerous items she spent endless hours making. Les and Debra enjoyed many trips on their motorbike over the past few years. Yellowstone, Sturgis and San Francisco were just few adventures they took together. Their Arizona home away from home was their dream. Together they enjoyed golfing, hiking and biking. They always welcomed visits with family and friends.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Debra’s name may be made directly to HALO Air Ambulance, 12, 49 Viscount Avenue SW, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 5G4 (

2 Condolences for “DEBRA SMITH”

  1. Stuart and Cathy Murray says:

    So sorry to hear of Deb’s passing. Those you have loved are always a part of you. Our thoughts are with you all. Stuart and Cathy Murray

  2. Dan and June Nicholson says:

    Les, June and I were a bit stunned to hear of Deb’s passing. We have warm memories of our years in Bow Island and our contact with both of you! Please know that we are praying for you and your family!

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