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Laraine 'Lar' Smits

1942 - 2019

Slipped away peacefully as she wished at Deb’s house on Friday 16th August 2019.
A much loved friend to many, she is greatly missed.

messages of condolence

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  1. Remembering all the laughs and fun we have had.
    Rest in Peace Lovely Lar
    With love from Deb

    Debbie Dunford
  2. Lar we wish you a safe journey to your final destination. You were one of life’s characters and you will be much missed by so many. Your painting was extraordinary and thank you for allowing Green Island Holiday Trust to benefit from one of them. So many memories and so much laughter. Thank you for all of that. xx

    Di and Di Scupholme
  3. I wish I’d said to Lar before she died – Thank you for being you, for being such a ‘character’, for your honest straight-talking, for being able to cut straight to the heart of any problem, for being astute to others, and of course for always seeing the humorous side. I’d even say thanks for all those sneaky photos, catching us in our natural, unguarded moments 😊

  4. What a lovely lady. Full of fun and kindness. Lar put the “Lar” in laughter.

    Dean and Larraine Kelly
  5. Lar, thank you for being “you” and always being so welcoming when we visited Swanage.

    Sue Marshall
  6. In grateful memory of a loving friend for Deb

    Anne and Patrick Jenkins
  7. Lar, I loved the way you could see the funny side in almost any situation!
    You had a unique gift for putting people at ease and will be much missed by everyone who knew you!
    Annie xx

    Ann Popperwell
  8. Loved your strength of character Lar.
    You laughed your way through life.
    You will be much missed.

    Rowan Temple
  9. Remembering the good times.

  10. Lar, thank you for your wonderful warmth and laughter. We’ll miss you.
    Wendy xx

    Wendy Aubrey
  11. Lar my darling, how I will miss the laughter and sharing the red wine, going outside for a puff, chatting about art, stories about you life and family and hearing about the adventures you and Debbie went on ….but most of all it will always be the laughter.
    With buckets of love
    Annie & Colin

    Annie Lovelass
  12. I knew you for over forty years Lar. So talented in so many ways . I will miss you and all your friends in the north will too. Lots of love and laughter, kindness and understanding. Rest in peace my old friend. All love .

    Susan Marie Tomlinson

Service Details

Monday, September 2nd 2019 - 3:30 pm
Poole Crematorium
James Smith

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