With great sadness we announce the passing of Jamie Smith. Jamie passed away Tuesday Sept 25 due to an accidental drowning while doing what he loved most, fishing. Jamie’s passions also included hunting and black labs. His love and knowledge of the outdoors was known by all that knew him. He had many great friends who over the years have shared great times with him. He was well loved and respected, and will be missed by all. As a husband, dad, grandpa, uncle and friend his legacy of love will stay with us always.
Born in Kamloops and raised both at Kamloops and Heffley Lake Fishing Camp where he was also known as Jamie fish. As an adult he owned and operated Salmon Lake Fish Camp for 25 years. Upon his move to Vernon in 1991 he became a respected realtor for the next 15 years. His desire to live on a lake again leads him to White Lake, where he built his dream home and retired.
Jamie was pre-deceased by his father Hebe Smith and mother Mona (Laidlaw) and most recently his daughter Tina Smith. He is survived by his wife of 38 years Debra Smith, daughter Nicole Currie (Shaun) grandchildren Georgia, Caralynn and Ben Currie, Kathrine and Paige Smith. Mother and father in law, Brian and Hetty Corke. Jamie’s nephew Mick Murphy, who shared with him the love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing. He also has a niece another nephew and many cousins from both the Laidlaw and Smith side of the family.
As per Jamie’s wishes there will not be a service, a celebration of his life, will be held in the future.
Online condolences can be sent through Jamie’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC