Elizabeth Ann Smithson (née Young)
Elizabeth Ann Smithson (née Young) was born December 9, 1949 in Nassau, Bahamas to her parents Jean and Harold Young. Her grandmother Mary Clarke delivered her in her own home as she was a practicing midwife. She sadly passed away at home surrounded by family in the early hours of Christmas Eve 2022 in Edmonton, Alberta having only recently reached seventy-three years of age.
Our beloved mother and grandmother is survived by her son David Smithson (Stephen Ekstrom), daughter Lisa Smithson (Ryan White), grandchildren Wylder and Wyatt White, and her sister Kim Young.
Elizabeth knew from an early age that she wished to become a nurse and pursued this training first in the Bahamas and then in Aberdeen, Scotland and London, England. She ultimately became both a registered nurse and a certified midwife. In 1976, she moved to Canada settling first in Winnipeg, answering the call of a national shortage of nurses at the time. Her career took her west to Vancouver and ultimately to London, Ontario, where she had her children. Elizabeth followed both of her children back west to Edmonton where she spent her remaining years helping to lovingly raise her grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Friday December 30, 2022 at Trinity Funeral Home (10530 116 St NW Edmonton AB T5H 3L7) with viewing commencing at 9 am with the burial to follow at Rosehill Cemetery (1605 141 St SW Edmonton AB T6W 1A3).
Those wishing to view the service via live-stream, can do so by accessing the following link: https://www.rispektmedia.com/elizabeth-smithson-dec-30-10am
We ask that in lieu of flowers that you consider a donation in memory of Elizabeth to Edmonton’s Food Bank (https://www.edmontonsfoodbank.com/donate-now/).
The family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff of the Palliative Care Team in Edmonton for their exceptional care.