Lois Phae Smereka (nee Grover) of Hanna, Alberta, passed away at the Hanna Health Centre, on December10, 2022 at the age of 96.
She is survived by her two sons: Bryan Nichol of Vancouver and Shane Nichol, and his wife, Sandy, of Calgary. She is also survived by two grandchildren: Aaron Nichol and his wife, Kimberly of Strathmore and Michael Nichol and his wife, Cathy of Airdrie. Also, five grandchildren: Bryanna, Daniel, Logan, Jaxon, and Charlotte.
Lois was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Delia Grover, her husband, Metro Smereka, and eleven brothers and sisters: Harold, Lucille, Claire, Ellsworth, Lenwood, Norma, Evelyn, Grace, Josephine, Keith, and Elinor.
She will also be lovingly remembered by her niece, Candy, who visited her many times in Long Term Care.
Lois was born in Halkirk, Alberta on January 31, 1926. She joined the army in May 1943 and before returning to civilian life in 1946, achieved the rank of corporal. She attended Red Deer College in 1971 and married Metro Smereka in 1974.
They moved to Coronation for Metro's work with the railroad. After Metro's passing, she moved to Youngstown to be closer to family.
Due of her declining health, Lois moved to Hanna in 2012, and resided there until her passing.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023, 2:00 p.m., at the Hanna Legion.
If desired, donations in her memory can be made directly to the Hanna Legions Branch#25 Box 1407, Hanna, AB T0J 1P0, or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Hanna Funeral Services Ltd. has been entrusted with the care and arrangements; 403-854-5959, www.hannafuneral.ca.