Blessed were those who knew, loved and were loved by Rossie. She is forever in our hearts and will be missed dearly. Beloved wife to Leslie Smart of 53 years. Cherished mom of Timothy Smart (Sylvie), Laurie (Douglas Paul), Michael Smart (Jennifer), Patrick Smart (Melissa) and predeceased by Sandy Smart. Much loved Mama to Kyle (Dorinda), Stephanie (Ryan), Abby (Evan), Eric, Isabella, Emilia (Aneta), Curtis, Bradley, Marcus, Leslie Ann, Robert and Skye. Adored GG of Tinsley and Caleb. Daughter of the late William and Alice (Watson) Kelford. Survived by sister Barb (late Harry Prevost) and predeceased by Vivian Kelford, Myrtle Saunders (late Willy), Elsie Burns (late Harry), Archie Kelford (late Isabelle), Margaret Sturgess (late Jim), Hilda Ellis (late Fred), Alvin Kelford (Elva), Jim Kelford (Lois), Bill Kelford (late Mary Helen) and Norm Kelford (Marie). Daughter-in-law of the late Robert and Ruby Smart. Sister-in-law of the late John Smart (Lorna). Proud Aunt of many nieces and nephews across North America. Rossie was a dedicated volunteer for 60 plus years who helped those in need in various missions across Canada, the United States and Mexico. With her love for children and faith in God and her drive to help people, Rossie applied her knowledge as a beautician, hairdresser, secretary and RNA to build Smart Care for Seniors.
A private family funeral service will be held in New Hope Christian Fellowship Church, Shawville, Quebec on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at 1 p.m. In memoriam donations may be made to the Rossie & Leslie Smart Shawville Elementary School Fund, fostering the well being of children in need. Cheques can be made out to Dr. S.E. McDowell Elementary and on the subject line, add Rossie & Leslie Smart Fund and can be mailed directly to the school, 89 Centre Street, Shawville, Quebec.
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