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Arthur Shmina

April 18, 2017
Redford, MI



Friday, April 21, 2017
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Livonia, West of Middlebelt
30200 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 525-9020

7 PM Rosary

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Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:00 AM EDT
St. Valentine Church
14841 Beech Daly Rd
Redford, MI 48239

In state 10:30 AM

Life Story / Obituary


Arthur Shmina was born on June 9, 1928 to Achilles Zissi Shmina and Blanche Collins Shmina. His sisters Virginia McIntyre, Patricia Shmina, and Dolores Arsenault, and brother Robert Shmina preceded him in death, and is survived by his sister Mary Louise Plante.

Art lived without his beloved wife Mary Ann for nine years and eleven months, and he persevered with his tenet of faith, family, and friends. Art and Mary Ann were blessed with 52 years of marriage and four children: Jeanne, Mary Catherine, Andrew, and Michael. He cherished his time with his children, and his beloved grandchildren Kaylee, Tyler, Jonathan, Michael, Peter, Annie, Parker, Lily, Maggie, Matthew, and Rebecca, and great grandson Aaden. They filled his life with entertainment and joy. He was a tender and giving husband, father, and grandad. He was a surrogate grandad to many.

Art was president of A.Z. Shmina & Sons Co., for the whole of his career. He was a man who truly enjoyed working, both professionally, and in acts of service toward others. His faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ guided his every action and he walked his faith journey until his last moment. “Let me speak to Him,” was one of his deepest desires. He was a member of St. Valentine Parish for 53 years, and enjoyed a close knit neighborhood of friends.

Anyone who knows Art knows that he made friends everywhere. He truly enjoyed people, hearing about their lives, and supporting them without judgment in the ups and downs of life. He loved golf, enjoyed playing with anyone who was willing. He enjoyed his regular Bridge games, and the nice people he continued to play with after his wife’s death.

Art was surrounded by family and friends during his final journey on earth. He has finished the race as the good and noble servant of the Lord, and is enveloped in the joy of eternal life.