Richard Michael Smith
May 7, 1957-February 17, 2010
It is with saddened hearts that we say good-bye to our brother, uncle and friend, Richard Michael Smith who passed away on Tuesday, February 17, 2010 at the age of 52.
He was predeceased by his mother (Norah), father (Jim), and sister (Linda). Rick is survived by his brother Terry (Tracey), brother-in-law Jim, niece Jennifer (Jay), nephew (Gord), nieces (Bailey and Kelly).
Rick (Skip) was born and raised in Winnipeg. He grew up first in St. Boniface and then the family moved to Westwood. When Rick became an engineer he bought his house out in Charleswood where he lived out his life.
Trains were Rick’s passion and he spent his entire adult life as an engineer for Canadian Pacific Railway. He enjoyed countless hours at the Prairie Dog Central making friends, driving the train and showing off to his two young nieces, Bailey and Kelly. He loved spending time working on his model train that he even brought to a school to share with a class of young students.
He was a great uncle who enjoyed spending time playing with Bailey and Kelly at birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions. The girls always looked forward to his visits.
Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Ave.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the The Vintage Locomotive Society in memory of “Skip” Smith.