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SMALLWOOD, Jerry Robert

May 8, 1979 — May 8, 2018

Our beloved son sadly passed away on May 8, 2018 at the age of 39. He is survived by his loving parents Jerry and Sharon; brother Jeff (Taunya) and their daughter Ava; his longtime friend Danielle and her daughters Bella and Julianna; many aunts, uncles and cousins as well as his loyal canine companions, Trigger and Casper, who were always by his side.

Jerry was a kind, loving, compassionate person. He was an amazing cook and had a long career as a Red Seal chef, working at many locations in BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan – He was one hell of a cook. He enjoyed nature, hiking, camping, kayaking and skydiving. He was always open to adventure and he will be dearly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA www.spca.bc.ca .

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

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The service for SMALLWOOD, Jerry Robert is scheduled for Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Harv and Barb Hemphill says:

    We are so very sorry for your loss keep your memories close to your heart.

  • Chrissy says:

    There are no words. My heart breaks for you all. xoxo

  • Gia davidson says:

    Sharon and jerry my thoughts and prayers are with you in this sad time..

  • Jean Power says:

    Jerry and Sharon Please know that you both are kept close in my heart especially at this very difficult time . Wish I could comfort you in some way ! My prayer is that you will find some comfort with all your loving memories ! Love you both with all my heart !

  • Norma and Gordon Ball says:

    Our deepest condolences to you both and your family. May you find strength in the memories and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Danielle says:

    We love you and will miss you so much jerry. RIP WOOD. LOVE YOU ALWAYS.

  • Kim says:

    My deepest condolences over this heartbreaking and tragic loss. A charming magnetic and caring person, he will be missed by so many people. My thoughts are with his family at this time.
    With a rebel yell… We’ll miss you Jer

    (I have a few pictures from facebook and juniour high..but maybe wont post those.) Wonderful memories.

  • jeremy davis says:

    ill miss you jerry RIP
    this was me and jer on the siver cup ridge mining last year

  • Paule bednjak says:

    Jerry was an amazing man he helped me to many times to count without a second thought he was one of a kind and my world is a little bit dimmer with out him sorry for your loss and to be honest the worlds loss he was a great man

  • Lynne says:

    So sorry for your loss

  • Lisa says:

    Mr and Mrs Smallwood. So sorry to hear about the sudden loss of Jerry. Remember the good times u had with your son. He will be forever in your hearts.
    I am one of the twin s Jerry went to elementary school with. Condolences from me and my family

  • Jodi says:

    To the Smallwoods, so sorry for your tragic loss, sending our deepest condolences and strength.

  • Stefan Guy says:

    I will remember all the months and years we spent working and adventuring together, the powerful laughter and our sense of humour that had us unable to see through all the tears of joy. I will always remeber chasing grizzlie bears off our work site each morning with a couple machetes, only to see it juxtaposed by the kindness you showed everyone around you. Ill miss you brother.

  • Chris, Linda, Trevor, Tyler & Keith says:

    Jerry, Sharon and Jeff. We are shocked and so sad to hear of Jerry’s passing! TYLER just brought the obituary over to show us. This is a very sad time for all of you. We are shocked and saddened hearing this news. I hope all of you are doing okay. Please know we are thinking of you and wish we could be at his service. Please contact us anytime . We would love to hear from you! Take care Live from the Engel family

  • Linda Sherwood says:

    A time to pause, a time to honour, a time to embrace, a time.to look back and a time to remember how much you loved your son. Wish I could be there to give you a big hug. Sincerely. Linda Sherwood

  • Twila Dorey says:

    Dear Mr & Mrs Smallwood, I can only imagine all that you are going through at this time. My deepest heartfelt condolences are sent to you and your family. You are in my prayers.
    Psalm 34: 19. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

  • Chris, Linda, Trevor, Tyler & Keith says:

    Hi Sharon, Jerry & Jeff, We were shocked to hear of Jerry’s death yesterday. TYLER brought us the obituary yesterday. He was very upset as are we. Even though we haven’t communicated much these past few years we still care. Tyler and Jerry were inseparable for many years and as a family we did a lot together. Know that that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you . We can imagine your sorrow and the magnitude of your loss. We wish we could attend the memorial service but it’s not really possible at this time . We will be there in spirit. Take care Love from Chris, Linda TYLER, Trevor and Keith.

  • Lois Rix says:

    My sweet, kind, animal lover. You taught me to be a better cook. Your wit, laughter and smiling face will be dearly missed. Love you lots, Auntie Lois xo

  • Lois Rix says:

    Sharon and Jerry, we are so sorry to hear of your son’s passing, remembering all of the good times you had together and the special memories you had together, hold them close to your heart. We hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. Thinking of you and sending you both good karma, love and hugs. Gayle and Alan Turlock

  • Lois Rix says:

    Sharon and Jerry, so sorry to hear about your son. I pray you will find strength to go on without him in your life. Brenda H

  • Lois Rix says:

    Jerry and Sharon, I am so sorry for your loss. I knew your son through all the wonderful stories you told about him and Trigger during our breaks at work. My heart goes out to you. Colleen Lange

  • Lois Rix says:

    So very sorry to hear about Jerry.

  • Lois Rix says:

    Jerry and Sharon, So sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences. Cherish the memories. Donna Basran

  • Lois Rix says:

    My sweet, kind and thoughtful Jerry. You taught me so much about becoming a better cook. You will be dearly missed, my little animal lover with the soft heart. I am struggling with the thought of not seeing you again. I love you, Jerry. Auntie Lois xo

  • Alessa says:

    And i know you will be missed dearly

  • Helen & Fred Martin, Eli, Nick, Sandy and Troy says:

    So sorry for your loss of a son. I cannot imagine your grief but wish your great memories bring comfort to you and your family. I will always remember the kids playing in our pool with all the laughter and joy that boys can muster. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Cheri says:

    I am sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. Heartbroken, because I forgot how quickly time flies and always assumed I would meet him again…it’s been years since we last saw each other (20+)…but he has crossed my mind many times…He was such a lovely soul, always treated me with love and kindness…He will be cherished in heart and mind…my heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones..

  • Connie & Bob says:

    Sending our condolences to both of you and the rest of your entire family at this most difficult time. Cherish and find strength in all your loving memories of Jerry.

  • Gerry & Darlene Mattie says:

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. We are here for you whenever you need a friend to talk to.
    Hugs and love, Gerry & Darlene

  • Carol & Vern Lindsay says:

    We are so sorry in the loss of Jerry Jr words can’t express how we feel wish we could be with you in this time my heart feels for you folks hugs & prayers to all god bless love Auntie Carol & Vern

  • Norm & Elaine Mowles says:

    Jerry,Sharon,Jeff&Family. Our hearts goes out to you during your time of sorrow and sending comforting hugs. Love Norm&Elaine

  • Don and Sally Lorencz says:

    Our deepest condolences during this very difficult time

  • michael Schludermann says:

    I am saddened to hear of Jerry’s passing I have so many fantastic memories in Winnipeg of him. working at Collosseo Ristorante, School at Kelvin, Hanging at my cabins at West Hawk Lake, Folk Fest and so on. He was always smiling and looking for the next big adventure. My deepest sympathy goes to his family and friends.
    See you on the flip side Red

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