Thomas Smith

Obituary of Thomas Edward Smith

Passed away on October 13, 2009 after a brief illness in Rothesay, New Brunswick with his family by his side. Formerly of Oakville, Ontario, Ted was the husband of the late Gail (Baird) Smith and son of the late Muriel (Moore) Smith and Raymond Smith of the Smith and Travers Diamond Drilling Company. Dearly loved father of Muriel Jarvis (Timothy) of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Raymond Smith of Miami, Florida and Victoria Smith of Rothesay, New Brunswick. Cherished grandfather of Jordan, Zoe, Constance, Christopher, Corin, Ted and Amelia and great granddaughter Anya. Survived also by his sister, Barbara Deitch of Lindsay, Ontario, sister-in-law Norma Clumpus Delean and brother-in-law David Baird, both of Toronto, Ontario and fondly remembered by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Marie Smith. Ted was born in Sudbury, Ontario. He attended St. Andrews College in Aurora, Ontario and graduated from Queens University with a degree in Engineering before completing graduate studies at the Centre d’Etude Industriel in Geneva, Switzerland. Ted and Gail lived in Quebec and Oakville, Ontario for many years where they raised their family. His career included positions with Alcan in both Quebec and Ontario and Xerox in Oakville, Ontario until his retirement. Ted was an avid golfer and loved his summers spent at ‘the camp’ with his lovingly restored classic wooden boat ‘Pepper’. He will be deeply missed by his family and lovingly remembered as a wonderful role model. The family would like to thank Dr. Chris O’Brien, the Extra-Mural program and Kings County Home Care for their care and support. Arrangements are entrusted to Kennebecasis Select Community Funeral Home, Quispamsis, New Brunswick from where a private memorial service for the family will be held. Interment will take place at a later date in Sudbury, Ontario. If desired, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Online donations and condolences can be made at:
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