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Posted: August 5, 2020

Obituary for Daphne Smith

Daphne Smith

1963 – 2019

Daphne Bain Smith (nee Clarke) has passed away, far too young, after a long, valiant battle with cancer.

Still in the world to mourn her are her husband Warren Smith, her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Steve Durrell, and Daphne’s much beloved grandsons, Caleb, Caspian and Carter.   She is also survived by her parents Robert Clarke and Ida Ball and her siblings Rose, Sharon, Robert and Stephanie as well as dozens of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Countless friends that she met during her adventures here on earth will mourn her too.

As Daphne did not want anyone driving on winter roads for a memorial, a celebration of life will be held in a few months’ time.

Daphne loved this planet and the natural world.  Remember her by caring for the planet in her name.


Friends and family. As you know we lost our beloved sister Daphne at Christmas. She wanted us to wait until spring to have a memorial but the world changed and that is not an option for us now.
We have decided to have a Zoom memorial. This will take place on August 23rd at 3:00 in the afternoon. So please join us and bring your favourite memories to share.
Pour yourselves a festive beverage too, Daphne would like that.
Please join us for a memorial honoring the life and love of Daphne Smith on Sunday, August 23, 2020, at 3:00 pm MST via Zoom (details below). Given the global situation, we are opting for a virtual format in hopes that everyone who knew and loved Daphne will be able to participate. We hope that people from all aspects of Daphne’s life can join us as we share stories, offer remembrances, and honor Daphne’s life together.
We will use Zoom, a video conferencing tool that allows us all to gather at once. Please join the memorial with others in your household, or those with whom you can safely share space and use the same computer.
We encourage you to have a festive drink with you while you attend, so that we can all share in a toast to Daphne. We also encourage everyone to think about a special story or memory they may wish to share.
Please share this email with anyone who you think would like to attend – all are welcome.
For those who would like to send a card, Warren’s mailing address is: Box 554, Coleman AB, T0K 0M0.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Technical details:
There are several ways to attend the memorial.
1. If you have a computer with a webcam and internet access, you can use your device to access the link below. You may download the Zoom app, or use a web browser like Google Chrome, Explorer/Edge, or Safari.
2. If you have a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet with a video camera and internet access, you can use your device to access the link below. You may have to download the Zoom app to use a mobile device.
3. If you have a computer without a webcam, you may join to watch the memorial on your computer, and dial in using a telephone for the audio (dial-in number below).
4. If you have no computer or mobile device, you can dial in using the telephone for audio only (dial-in number below), but you will not be able to watch.
So that everyone is able to participate as fully as possible, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the technology before the event.
• Test your microphone and webcam before the event
• Ensure that you have a stable internet connection. Wired is better than wireless (Wifi) if possible
• Close unnecessary applications on your device
• Ask others at home to avoid streaming, large downloads, etc. during the event
• Find an indoor, quiet environment
• Adjust your lighting so that your face is visible on the screen
This is a link to a helpful document with some more detailed instructions on how to use zoom: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c40bbbe1aef1d7a565354cd/t/5e8b9764d1c5064babcff78b/1586206565557/How+to+Attend+a+Virtual+Memorial.pdf
The document is also attached to this email.

If you are on Facebook, you can follow the event here:

Event details & Zoom link:
Sunday, August 23, 2020, 3:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time
Meeting ID: 884 7754 5944
Passcode: Daphne

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