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Carl Smoke

Carl J. Smoke

Monday, November 17th, 1941 - Monday, April 1st, 2019
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AKWESASNE – Carl J. Smoke, 77, of 332 Wade LaFrance Road, Snye, passed away early Monday morning, April 1, 2019 at IAK HIH SOH THA Lodge with his loving family by his side.

Carl was born November 17, 1941 in Akwesasne, the son of the late Philip and Anna (Arquette) Smoke. He attended St. Regis Mohawk and Salmon River Central School. On October 22, 1966, he married Vivian M. Lazore at St. Regis Catholic Church with Rev. Francis Arsenault, officiating.

Carl was first a sheet metal and ironworker before becoming a police officer with the St. Regis Mohawk Tribal Police. After leaving Tribal Police, he continued in law enforcement as a dispatcher for the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service until his retirement. Throughout his life he has had a great love for sports, playing softball for the Snye Bums, basketball, and golfing were just some that he enjoyed. He also enjoyed stock car racing, playing cards and watching his grandchildren play sports.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian; his children, Derek J. Smoke (Evelyn Powless) of Onondaga Nation; Wayne M. Smoke of Snye, and Courtney (Dwayne) Thomas of Snye; his grandchildren, Kyla, Morgan, Trey, Chad, Kaylee, Zack, Turner, Ethan, Gabrielle, Dayne, Lloyd, Paul, and Cecilia; a chosen daughter, Colleen Nolan; chosen sons, Christopher and Jake Lazore; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers, Peter, Philip Jr., and Sherman Smoke and his sisters, Margaret White, Hattie Nelson, Mary Woodman, and Ruth Smoke.

Friends may call starting 12:00 NOON on Thursday at his home, where funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:00 PM with Rev. Jerome Pastores, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to IAK HIH SOH THA Lodge.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 12:00pm
    Akwesasne Quebec Residence
    Akwesasne, QC
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    Resting at his residence, 332 Wade LaFrance Road, Snye
  • Service

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Friday, April 5th, 2019 2:00pm
    Akwesasne Quebec Residence
    Akwesasne, QC
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    at his residence
    Rev. Jerome Pastores


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Micah Caraballo

Posted at 06:59am
I’m so sorry for the loss of this man. My condolences go out to the Smoke family. There’s a Scripture d love to share that always comforted me when I lost someone close to me in death. It’s in Revelation 21:4 which causes says: “And he [God] will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither wklll mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” This is a promise from God they he will end death forever in the future and we will see our loved ones again!

Josee Desrochers

Posted at 10:06pm
Vivian, I wish to express my deepest sympathies to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are also with you. Josée Desrochers.

Mavis Cree Etienne

Posted at 09:22am
My love, prayers and condolences to Carl's family. I went to school with him at Salmon River High School in 1962. Mavis Cree Etienne

Franciska (JW)

Posted at 09:19pm
We are very sorry to hear about your loss.its not easy to loss someone we dearly love.God's word give us a hope of "Resurrection" ("And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous"-Acts 24:15) We can have a full trust on him because he is the God who cannot lie.("And is based on a hope of the everlasting life that God, who cannot lie, promised long ago"-Titus 1:2)
May these words give you some comfort and hope in this difficult time.

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