Welcome to the memorial page for

John Jacob Smit

March 25, 1934 ~ April 26, 2017 (age 83)

John Jacob Smit Jr. of Fort Macleod, Alberta passed away at the Community Support Beds in Fort Macleod on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at the age of 83.

John was born on March 25, 1934 at Fort Macleod, the eldest son of John and Grace Smit.  He attended the Hollandale and Granum schools. Afterwards began farming with his brothers northeast of Fort Macleod until his passing.

John is survived by his siblings Kornie Smit, Jake Smit, Thelma Deurloo and Lena Caldwell.  He is also survived by his nephews and nieces: Grant (Jeanette) Deurloo, Jim (Jackie) Deurloo, Sherri Deurloo, Lori (John) Van Eck, Sue (Neal) Konynenbelt, Alan Caldwell, Steven Caldwell (Gina Griffiths), Ken (Esther) Smit and Sharon (Lyndon) Dyck. Also 12 great nephew and nieces and one great-great niece.

John was predeceased by his parents John and Grace Smit, his sister-in-law Rita Smit, brother-in-law Ron Caldwell and two great-nephews.


A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M., On Monday May 1, 2017 at the Granum Christian Reformed Church with Rev. Henry Veldboom officiating. There will be a private family interment at the Granum Christian Reformed Church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, P.O. Box 767, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 2L4 or the Fort Macleod Community Support Beds, P.O. Box 520, Fort Macleod, AB T0L 0Z0


 Service Information

Memorial Service
May 1, 2017

2:00 PM
Granum Christian Reformed Church
AB-519 & Range Road 260
Granum, AB T0L 1A0

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