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Alexander Johannes Smith

July 11, 1954 — September 20, 2023

Drayton Valley

Dr. Alexander Johannes Smith, a dedicated and compassionate family physician, passed away on September 20, 2023, at the Drayton Valley Hospital & Care Centre. He was born on July 11, 1954, in Grasmere, South Africa.

Graduating from medicine at Pretoria University in 1984, Dr. Smith honed his skills and knowledge to become a respected physician in the field. Throughout his career, he displayed not only exceptional medical expertise but also a kind and caring demeanor that endeared him to his patients and colleagues alike.

Dr. Smith practiced medicine in South Africa for 14 years before he moved with his family to Drayton Valley in 1998. He established a thriving family practice and became an integral part of the community. He deeply cared for his patients and always made sure to take the time to connect with them personally. His dedication and genuine concern for their well-being were evident in every interaction.

Beyond medicine, Dr. Smith had a multitude of hobbies and interests that enriched his life outside of work. He was an accomplished guitar player and enjoyed creating movies as a means of artistic expression. Spending time outdoors brought him immense joy, particularly when it involved fishing or simply appreciating nature's beauty. Additionally, Dr. Smith was a devoted family man who cherished the moments he spent with his loved ones.

Known for his great sense of humor and down-to-earth nature, Dr. Alexander Smith leaves behind a legacy that embodies warmth and compassion in his profession. His patients remember him not just as their doctor but as someone who truly cared for them as individuals.

Dr. Smith's memorial service will take place on September 24, 2023, at Life Church Drayton Valley located at 5115 50 Ave in Drayton Valley. The service will commence at 3:00 PM and will be an opportunity for family, friends, colleagues, and patients to come together to celebrate his life and cherish memories shared.

Dr. Smith's passing leaves a void not only in the medical community but also in the lives of his surviving family and friends. He is survived by his wife Cornelia (Dollie) Smith, who stood beside him throughout their journey together. Their children, Yolande (Alex) Muller, Aldo (Nicole) Smith, Xander Smith, Charlene (Andre) De Klerk Jan (Candice) Smith, and Ignatius (Danyelle) Smith, will forever hold dear the memories of their loving father.

In addition to his immediate family, Dr. Smith is survived by his sister Thelma Grieve and a host of grandchildren: Bianca Muller, Amelia Muller, Ethan Smith, Chandre De Klerk, Anya Muller, Zachary Smith, Ainsley Smith, Nadia De Klerk, Aubrey Smith, Everly Smith, Cohen Branden, and Makaya Branden.

Preceding him in death are his parents Alexander and Nettie Smith and his sisters Ina Muller, Anna Notnagel, and Elbie Weyers.

Dr. Alexander Smith will be fondly remembered for his unwavering dedication to medicine and the sincere care he provided to all those who sought his help. His legacy as an exceptional physician and beloved family man will continue to inspire others for generations to come.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Roelof Botes, the nurses and the staff of the Drayton Valley Hospital for their kindness, support, and care shown to Alexander during his stay. Special thanks to Pastor Randy Rye and the Life Church family, dearest friends and family that stood by their side through the years. Dollie expresses her sincere thanks to her children and grandchildren that she loves dearly. Thank you, Jesus Christ, for being there.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Alexander's memory can be made to the: Drayton Valley Health Foundation, Greatest Need, 4550 Madsen Ave. Drayton Valley, AB. T7A 1N8

Arrangements in care of Colleen Sekura at 587 673-1688

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Service Schedule

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Sunday, September 24, 2023

3:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain time)

Life Church Drayton Valley

5115 50 Ave, Drayton Valley,

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