Ann Elizabeth Smidtas

January 23, 2018 2 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

With fond memories, our family announces the gentle passing of Ann Elizabeth Smidtas on January 16, 2018, at the young age of 81. Ann will forever be in our hearts, survived by her daughter, Darla (Glenn) Zuk and son, Troy (Susan) Smidtas, sister Vi Ternoway and predeceased by her sister, Adela Karpa, her soulmate, Adolfas Smidtas, and her later longtime companion, Elmer Norlen.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity Funeral Home, 10530-116 Street, Edmonton. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Second Chance Animal Rescue Society.


 Mom, You Will Never Be Forgotten….

The special memories that we shared will always bring us a smile and we so dearly wish that we could have you back for just a little while.  You were not only an amazing mother but also our mentor, dear friend and a kind person that always believed in us, someone who cherished every moment as if it was your last, and you instilled in us the importance of respecting others and you always supported us with unconditional love.

You were a ‘one of a kind woman’ with a spicy, kind hearted and fun loving approach to life.  You taught us to stand up for ourselves, to fight for what we believed in and to never back down.  Your outgoing personality and confident style set an example that helped define who we both are today….for this mom…. we wholeheartedly thank you!

Your beautiful voice will always echo in our thoughts and your motherly love will continue to guide us even though we can no longer be with you…even so, we both know you will always be by our sides.

The loss of a mother can never be replaced because the love of a mother can never be lost.  When someone becomes a memory….the memory becomes a treasure…one that lasts forever.  Rest in peace dearest mom…we both know that you will be soaring with the angels until we can all meet together again.

  1. My most heart filled condolences to Darla, Troy and spouses over the passing of your Mother Ann. I managed to visit her a few times in the past few years. The most memorable was this past September when I brought my 89 year old ailing Mother to see her sister Ann. We got to Ann’s new home , she wasn’t in her room as it was early in the morning. Hallway staff said she was down in the dining area. Mom couldn’t walk far so I told her to sit on her walker and I would go find Ann. I got to the end of the hallway and saw Aunty Ann walking towards me up the hallway. I ran back to Mom and hid behind the wall. Mom sat on her walker and waited. Once Ann got close enough to realize it was her sister , she raised her hand to moms face touched it and said. “Oh Vi”. I cried, was so happy for their reunion after six long years not seeing each other. They had a wonderful visit reminiscing about so many things. I sat quietly and just listened. I am so happy that they had their reunion in Sept. I am so sorry for your loss. Mother’s are definitely precious people in our lives. Sorry I can’t make the funeral as I’m full time Grandparenting a three and one year old. Happy I saw her in Sept. May she be at peace now! Hugs and prayers. Take care. Love Joanne (Ternoway) Shmyr

  2. Our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beautiful Mom – Ann. Darla, Glenn, Troy & Susan cherish the wonderful memories that you have of your Mom and Mom-in-law. Big hugs to you.
    Jodi & Michael Zabludowski

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