Colleen M. Kincaid Smith (59) resident of Plummer, ID passed away peacefully at her home on July 31, 2018. She was born to Archibald and Deanna (Olufson) Kincaid in Vancouver, BC on June 10, 1959. She grew up in Vancouver and Revelstoke, BC. Colleen attended college in Brantford, Ontario receiving her Bachelor’s Degree and completing the RN program. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Emergency Rooms and Intensive Care Units in BC and Ontario.
Colleen had a passion for helping people through alternative medicine. She worked with Wilderness Survival Medicine and Primitive Life Skills participating in events all over the United States. This is when she met Stan Smith. The couple met in 2001 and lived in Coeur d’ Alene, ID until 2005. They moved to Plummer, ID where they founded Parkside Organic Ranch. Aside from helping run the ranch, she was also an avid bead trader.
When Colleen was in Canada, she loved cooking for the mining exploration camps. She was a spiritual woman who loved being off the grid. Beyond her medical background and personality, she also had a great sense of humor. Colleen enjoyed writing poetry and songs, which was fitting since she played guitar, piano, and the mandolin. Her voice was that of beauty when she sang. She is much loved and already missed.
Colleen is survived by her husband Stan Smith at the family home; daughters Lara (Ryan) Tieman of Coleman, Alberta and Danielle (Tobias) Berg of Victoria, BC; son Andrew Harvey of Nelson, BC; and 3 step-daughters. Also surviving are her sisters Erin Kincaid and Tara Freeman of Penticton, BC; brother Robert Kincaid of Penticton, BC; 2 nieces and 1 nephew.
An informal service will be held Friday, August 10th at 1pm at the Nelson, BC cemetery. We meet at the gate and then will proceed to the grave site where her ashes will be layed to rest with her mother Deanna Olufson, and her grandparents Margery and John Olufson. A wake will be held afterwards at a friend's home, details to follow.
In lieu of flowers, Colleen has hosen two organisations to donate to on her behalf. The American Society of medical missionaries or the open door spiritualist church of Victoria BC. Donations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be donated on your behalf.