Today we lost our best friend. Smile Alley Haynee passed away peacefully on November 1, 2017 at the age of 93 years YOUNG surrounded by his family.

Smile was predeceased by his parents; 13 of his siblings and his wife, Isabella, in 1997. He is survived by his brother, Musty; sisters, Betty and Pat; his daughters, Fran Kitson (Joe predeceased 1996), Isabella (Bob) Pierce and son, Michael Haynee. He was adored by his grandchildren, Doug, Darren, Cynthia (Chris), Sarah (Oscar), Matthew (Marianne); great grandchildren, Zack, Jordan, Josh, Joe, Emma, Keira, Mason and great great grandchild, Owen.

Smiley was born on March 31, 1924 and raised in Regina, SK. As a teenager, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy and served from 1941-1945. He married Isabella Parry in 1945. He was employed by Mcdonald’s Consolidated for 40 years and went on to enjoy many Wednesday morning coffees with some of the boys after his retirement in 1986.

His family was of paramount importance to him. His ability to smile and always make others feel special was a beautiful gift. He was a humble and quiet man that believed that “Life was good”.

The family would like to thank the 4 North staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital for their unbelievable care and compassion. Doctors Adelman, Hammond and VanOsh, along with nurses, Barb, Bridie, Lee, Amanda, Jin and GoPaul helped to make Dad’s last month one filled with dignity. We are eternally grateful for the work they do.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2121 Cedar Hill X Road, on November 24, 2017 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Mustard Seed or to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Selene Higgins
    November 10, 2017

    Michael and family,

    I was so so sorry to hear of Smile’s passing. He was one of the most delightful gentlemen I ever had the pleasure to know. I loved his sense of humour, kindness and thoughtfulness. He was always fair and honest. My Dad, Pat Higgins, always looked forward to their coffee and bartering sessions. I bet they’re doing the same now. The world won’t see many more like them as they were such rare personalities. My sincerest condolences.

    PS – I posted both here and on the TC Legacy sites just to be sure you got my condolences.

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