SMITH, Donald James – Of Mooretown, peacefully passed away at home on Monday, February 16th, 2015 at the age of 77. Don will be sadly missed by his loving wife Norma and his children: Deborah (Debbie) Smith of London, Karen King and husband Don of Lambton Shores, Michael Smith and wife Karen of Corunna, and Lisa Mills and husband Dave of Brigden. Don will also be missed by his eight grandchildren: Wyndham and Jessica Sperryn, Joshua and Matthew Harper, Danielle and Sarah Smith and Nicolle and Rebecca Mills. Don was predeceased by his father and mother, Ralph and Velma (Little) Smith, and older brother William Smith (Bev). He will be missed by his brother Charlie Smith (Bonnie) of Sarnia, and sister Ann Archibald (Bill) of Wasaga Beach, as well as many close friends and family. Don worked his entire career in the Chemical Valley at various companies. He also ran his own company, Analyzer Resources, for many years after taking an early retirement from Nova. Don enjoyed camping with friends, spending the cold winter months in Florida (riding his bike), working on and driving his old cars, collecting and building his model trains and having breakfast out with his close friends. At Don’s request, cremation has taken place.
The family will be hosting an open house at the Corunna Legion (350 Albert Street) on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 from 4-8pm.
Sympathy may be expressed through donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or St. Joseph’s Hospice. A special thank you to St. Joseph’s Hospice, Sarnia for their care and compassion. http://www.stjosephshospice.ca/
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. Hold onto the memories and he will always be in your hearts.
Dear Norma and Family
Sorry to hear of your loss.I was happy to have met him through Stan. My deepest sympathy!
Dear Norma & Karen and family.
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Don was a great guy always willing to help. We also remember your hospitality when we came to your home for the Christmas party’s and the great times we had at the dances. It all seems so long ago.
We will be unable to attend the celebration of Dons life as we are in Florida but we will be thinking of you all and keep you in our prayers.
Bill & Betty Shankly
Norma and family, How sad for you all. We have missed you here and had many thoughts and prayers. Norma keep strong you have a lovely family. Don and you had great years here in Florida and recently with the car club.Glad we got to spend a few days with you here. Live for the day. Gord and Barb
So sorry to hear of this sad news. It was a pleasure to know and work with Don for so many years. He was a wealth of knowledge and a great inspiration for me. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.
Darla and Frank
Dear Norma, Lisa and Dave and all the rest of your family.
We are saddened to learn of your loss.Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Isabel and Robert Smith
Dear Norma & family: We are all so shocked & saddened to hear of Don’s passing. Sending our heartfelt and most sincere condolences to you and your family. Hugs, Cindy, Gary, Craig & Kayla
To Norma & the Smith family.
We send our sincere condolences to you. We were fortunate enough to be friends with Don. He loved his family, enjoyed his model trains, classic cars, camping trips, music, dancing, jam sessions, being around people, and even playing the slots occasionally. A quiet man always in the background, but his character & personality always effortlessly found it’s way to the forefront. Truly a remarkable man. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace Don until we meet again.
Dearest Norma, Mike & Karen & the rest of your family. We were so saddened to hear of the loss of Don.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He was definitely one of the really good guys. His memory will live in your hearts forever.
I rode bike with Don and some other folks here in Florida and will miss his presence each morning as we have our coffee and visit on the square at Sumter landing. He was a gentle man, who never failed to say hello and ask how things were going. Our thoughts and prayers are with Norma and the family.