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Catherine Ferne Smith

ALBANY – On August 3, 2011 God reached down from Heaven and took another angel home.  Catherine started life in the prairies of Canada; born in the kitchen of a farm house in Govan, Sask. , April 15, 1936, to a prairie teacher and farmer.  She attended Victoria College, a division of McGill University with a degree in Physical Therapy.   She married Stuart Evan Smith in 1956.  She immigrated to the United States in 1957, even though she still felt loyalty to Canada.  She lived in Akron, OH; Seattle, WA; Delmar, NY and finally in Albany, NY.  She was employed at Albany Memorial Hospital for 27 years as an Occupational Therapist. She enjoyed travelling, garage sales, reading and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her children Eileen (John) Fogarty, Elizabeth Smith, and Douglas Smith. Her grandchildren, Captain Jason (Courtney) Fogarty, Pooler, Ga, and Joanne Fogarty, East Greenbush, NY (light of her life).  Her great-grandchildren Kyle Anderson, Maddox Fogarty, and Aubrey Fogarty (her pride and joy). Also survived by her sister Arlene Berbenchuk and her nieces LeeAnn Berbenchuk and Lisa Bridger of Regina, Sask.

There will be a private memorial service for family and friends.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit .

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