Lyla Claryce Smith (nee Hoodle)
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have to announce the passing of our dearest wife, sweetest mother and loving granny, great-granny, Lyla at the Selkirk Regional Health Centre, on Saturday, January 9, 2021.
She leaves to cherish in her memory her loving husband Mike of 57 years, son Wade; daughter Laurie, favourite son-in-law Greg Cherneski and special son-in-law Rick Watson; grandchildren Mandy, Jesse and Alex Smith, Stefan (Ashley), Dylan (Kristyn Ross) and her sweet little great-granddaughter Madison Cherneski. She is also survived by 2 sisters Linda and Jolene; cousin Gary Hoodle; sisters-in-law Anne Gartner and Marge Smith; brother-in-law Gabe as well as numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews which she holds a very special bond with each and every one of them in many special ways. She will also be missed by many people that were family to us and a huge amount of very special and dear friends she has met over the years, her special friends Mike and Val McGregor and family, her special little Boy Caleb, who she treated like a great-grandson, they loved her dearly (Gramma Lyla).
She was predeceased by her daughter Michelle Watson (1987), her mother Alice, in-laws Rosie Smith, and George Smith and so so many family members and dear friends over the years.
Mom was born in Regina, SK on August 18, 1945 and raised in Creelman, SK. She met the love of her life Mike Smith and they were married on August 3, 1963, they moved to Winnipeg shortly after they were married and started to raise their family. Mom enjoyed life to the fullest with humour, a kind heart and just plain love for everyone. She enjoyed Bingo, playing cards and sitting in her craft room that dad made for her in the garage, sewing or painting, listening to all her country albums on her newly bought record player. She also enjoyed cooking, baking and canning, Dad would plant it, grow it, build it and she would can it, cook it and paint it. They were a team and did everything together, they truly enjoyed each others company and loved each other dearly. Mom was like no other, she was sunshine when it rained, the shoulder to lean on and the best wife, mom auntie, friend, granny, great granny anyone could ever have. Now she is our angel and will forever be in our hearts, just look up in the sky and she will be there.
In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place and no formal service will be held at this time.
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