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David Smith

David William Smith

Wednesday, January 18th, 1933 - Saturday, June 29th, 2019
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To family and friends we would like to let you know our cherished husband and father, David Smith, passed away this weekend. He passed peacefully and with family by his side on June 29, 2019, at the Village of Riverside Glen in Guelph, Ontario. Beloved husband of Margaret Claire Jane Smith (nee: Perry) of 63 years. Loving Dad of Nancy Jane (Dana) Lowes, Sheila Ann Smith (Tom Fair) and Sandra Caroline Smith. Cherished Grandpa of Devon Lowes.

Predeceased by infant son Gregory Smith and sisters, June Golberg, Mary Smith, Fay Dodds, Iris White, Shirley Kent and Noelle Sim.

He will be missed by many nieces and nephews and his special furry friend Mandy.

David was a Professor at the University of Guelph, in the Botany Department for many years. Following his retirement he applied his life-long devotion to growing apple trees and created Eramosa Orchard just north of Guelph. In his spare time, he had a passion for carpentry, nature, gardening as well as for his family and his many furry friends, in particular his dogs. David’s caring personality, smile and sense of humour will be missed by many.

Family and friends are invited to visit at the Graham A. Giddy Funeral Home, 280 St. David St. South, Fergus on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, followed by a Graveside Service at Belsyde Cemetery, Thistle St, Fergus at 3:00 pm.

Memorial donations may be made to B.R.E.A.T.H.E - The Lung Association or a charity of choice. www.grahamgiddyfh.com
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Graham Giddy Funeral Home, Fergus Chapel
    280 St. David Street South
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | 3:00pm
    Thursday, July 11th, 2019 3:00pm
    Belsyde Cemetery
    Thistle St. (off of Union St.)
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Belsyde Cemetery
    Thistle St. (off of Union St.)
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


Donations are being accepted for: ONTARIO LUNG ASSOCIATION.


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Marie Lefebvre

Posted at 09:51pm
Our beloved Uncle David will be sorely missed by his nieces Dawne White, Marie White & Valerie White along with his nephews Richard White & Michael White. Much love to the family.

Jack and Gwen Alex

Posted at 04:23pm
Our deepest sympathy to the Smith Family on the loss of their loving husband and father. David and Jack were colleagues in the original Department of Botany in the College of Agriculture when we first came to the university of Guelph. We collaborated at work and frequently drove to work together as we lived in the same neighbourhood. We are unable to attend the visitation with David’s family but are anxious to send our sincere condolences to his family.
Jack and Gwen Alex

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