Suddenly, at LHSC-Victoria Hospital, London on Wednesday, October 7, 2015, of London and formerly of Kitchener in his 89th year. Beloved husband of Wilma (Coates) Smolanski. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Helen and Norm Kosokowsky of Oakville, and Keith and Jody Coates of Michigan. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Pauline and Michael Smolanski. After graduating from Kitchener-Waterloo High School, Wally first worked as an auto mechanic, then began a career in the Technical Department at Waterloo Collegiate in 1962, teaching in the auto department and occasionally electricity and woodworking. He also taught at Waterloo-Oxford High School and Jacob Hespeler High School before retiring in 1988. Wally loved repairing cars. dancing, theatre, travel, and Grand Bend beach.
Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 PM where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday, October 14th at 1 PM with Father Dariusz Lewandowski, C.S.M.A. presiding. Interment Exeter Cemetery.
Donations to St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica or the Children’s Health Foundation.