Jerusha Murray Smith

Jerusha Murray Smith


“God made a wonderful mother,

A mother who never grows old;

He made her smile of the sunshine,

And He moulded her heart of pure gold;

In her eyes He placed bright shining stars,

In her cheeks, fair roses you see;

God made a wonderful mother,

And He gave that mother to me.”


Pat O’Reilly


Died peacefully at Glacier View Lodge, Comox, BC on Wednesday, October 29, 2003.

Born in Oregon City, Oregon on March 12, 1915. Jerusha was predeceased by her husband, Harvey Robert Smith; her son Parker; son-in-law Jeff Nicklin. Survived by her loving daughter Kathy Nicklin of Comox, BC. Dear grandmother of Brant Nicklin and his wife Kelly of San Angelo, Texas and Lisa Nicklin of Comox, BC. Proud great-grandmother of Reese Katherine Nicklin. Special friend, Bernie Edwards.

Jerusha grew up in St. Ignatius, Montana. She married Harvey in 1935. Jerusha was a devoted wife and wonderful mother. Harvey’s career moves took his family to various states and provinces leading to a very full and fruitful life. Harvey and “Jerry” retired in Sidney, BC and continued to enjoy leisure time cruising on their boat or travelling in their recreational vehicle.

Jerusha was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma, the P.E.O. Sisterhood AI Victoria Chapter and Sidney Silver Threads. Always a lady, beautiful in every way. To the staff and caregivers at Cummings Home, Glacier View Lodge and to Leta, thank you for all you are and all you gave to Jerry.

Cremation. Private family gathering will be held at a later date. Expressions of sympathy made to Glacier View Lodge Residents Association, 2450 Back Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 9G8 or charity of choice would be gratefully accepted. COMOX VALLEY FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION SERVICES, 1101 RYAN ROAD, entrusted with arrangements.