Smyth grew up in the Vulcan and Champion area of Alberta and moved to Pincher Creek as a young woman with her family, including her late husband Eddy.
|Mayor Anderberg presents certificate to Marie Smyth as Millie Loeffler looks on|
|Marie Smyth with niece Janice Day|
|Jackie Therriault at the piano|
Local musician Jackie Therriault played piano during the event, adding to the festivities.
Pincher Foundation CAO and Crestview Facility Manager Millie Loeffler recited a list of the prices of items in 1915, the year of Marie's birth, including bread, a dozen eggs, and a gallon of milk, none of which topped ten cents. Gas was 8 cents a gallon. A stamp was 2 cents. A movie ticket cost 7 cents. Ford was an progressive company that paid all of their employees a minimum of $5.00 a day at a time when many did not make $35 in a month. Farm help was paid an average of 30 cents an hour, $37.10 a month.
"We love you dearly, God bless you," said Loeffler..