By Lethbridge Herald Obituaries on March 3, 2014.
MIKE (MIKEY) JOHN CARSWELL
God has wrapped his arms around you and has taken you home, his wings have spread and Mike is now out of
his pain and in peace.
Mike passed away February 26, 2014 at the age of 39 years at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit.
Mike is the beloved son of Bev and Dave Carswell and is survived by his sister Sherri Caldicott (Tony).
Mike will be missed by his family members, Dixie Pratt, Ken Pratt, Wayne Carswell and niece (Victoria
Caldicott) and nephew (Connor Caldicott).
Mike was born April 3, 1974, much to his grandma’s delight with the shock of red hair!
Throughout his life he was an avid gamer, an Edmonton Oilers fan, and loved his Coca-cola.
Mike worked at Wal Mart for 10 years, where he made many good friends who supported him throughout his
battle with cancer.
Mike also loved playing pool Sunday nights at The Front Row Pub, where he made many friends.
Mike was very well liked and loved by many. He inspired people and didn’t even know it. He showed us how
to be strong and brave and how precious life can be. Memories of Mike will be held close to our hearts.
We would like to thank all the Doctors and nurses at St. Michael’s Palliative Care who took such
wonderful care of our son and brother.
The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints, LETHBRIDGE NORTHSIDE CHAPEL, 2223-6 A. Avenue North, Lethbridge.
Friends may meet the family prior to the service at the church from noon to 12:45 p.m.
Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
Sign guest book: http://www.generationsfh.ca
1929 – 2014
Allan Lawrence Smith, beloved husband of Margaret Smith, passed away peacefully at the Bow Island Heath
Centre on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at the age of 84 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Tribute Service at the Christian Community Church, 415 – 4
Avenue, Burdett on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.
A private burial service will be held at the Burdett Cemetery prior to the funeral service.
The Funeral Service will be held at the Christian Community Church, 415 – 4 Avenue, Burdett on
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. with Reverend Norman Smith and Pastor Rod Taylor officiating.
Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at http://www.southlandfuneral.com.
God blessed Allan and Margie with six children Linda (Gordon) Mueller of Champion, Les (Debra) Smith of
Bow Island, Norm (Deb) Smith of Burdett, Norene (Randy) Tycholis of Lethbridge, Tim (Lorraine) Smith of
Burdett, Barry (Tricia) Smith of Bow Island. Allan¹s family expanded to grandchildren and great
grandchildren Jeff (Lyndsay) Smith (their daughter Madison Smith), Pam (Curtis) Schultz, Brad (Gillian)
Smith (their children Xavier and Elliott), Ranae (Jon) Penner, Justin (Melissa) Mueller, Melanie Mueller,
Curtis (Victoria) Smith, Faith Smith, Jonathan (Taryn) Tycholis, Jason, Christopher and Trevor Tycholis,
Timothy, Thomas and Trista Smith, Brendan and Taryn Smith. Allan is also survived by his younger brother
Darryl (Bernice) Smith of Calgary as well as numerous nieces and nephews blessed his life and were very special
Now Allan is reunited with his predeceased parents Earl and Ethel Smith, sister Leora Smith.
Allan was born in Medicine Hat and lived his whole life in the Burdett and Bow Island areas. On October
16, 1956 Allan married the love of his life and best friend, Margaret Lane. Together they built and
raised their family on a farm south of Burdett. Over his fifty five years of farming, he continually
took pride in his diversified farming operations working six days a week long hard hours. As a father and
grandfather he spent many years mentoring his sons and grandsons in farming.
Allan loved travelling, camping, tinkering in his shop and manicuring his acreage. Creating, inventing
and fabricating were gifts he was blessed with.
He was a lifelong cheerleader of his children and grandchildren¹s extra-curricular activities. Most
importantly, Allan was known as a man of integrity who built his life and family around serving God and
If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Allan¹s name may be made directly to the Bow Island Health
Centre, Box 3990, Bow Island Alberta T0K
0G0 or to the Southern Alberta Bible Camp, P.O. Box 99, Lomond, Alberta, T0L 1G0.
Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: (403) 223-8778.
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