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SMITH: Evelyn “Buzz” (Durham) of Lucan

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On October 23, 2018 @ 2:29 PM In Lucan,Obituary | 76 Comments

SMITH: Evelyn “Buzz” (Durham) of Lucan

At South Huron Hospital, Exeter on Monday, October 22, 2018, of Lucan at the age of 86. Beloved wife of the late Harold Smith (1980). Dear mother of Gayle and Ed Fox, Russell Smith, Wayne and Heather Smith, Bob and Brenda Smith, Harold and Mary Smith, and Peter and Patty Smith all of Lucan, Sharon Smith, and Paul and Cheri Smith all of Exeter, Larry Smith of Rodney, Sharon and Tony Martens of Goderich, Darlene and Rick Forrest of RR 3 Ailsa Craig, Jeanette Smith and Doug House of Crediton, and David and Denise Smith of Clandeboye. “Grandma Buzz” will be fondly remembered by her brother Albert Durham of Bridgewater Nova Scotia, all of her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, in-laws, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. Predeceased by her son James (2009).

A celebration of Buzz’s life will be held at the Lucan Community Memorial Centre, 263 Main Street, Lucan on Friday, October 26th from 5-8 PM. Cremation with family interment to take place at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery. 

If desired, donations to South Huron Hospital Foundation – Palliative Care would be appreciated by the family. 

SMITH: Evelyn “Buzz” (Durham) of Lucan

Condolences for the family of “SMITH: Evelyn “Buzz” (Durham) of Lucan”

Condolence from Ralph, Heather, Erin & Emily Wells on October 23rd, 2018 2:34 PM

Sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing, cherish all the family memories.

Condolence from ROBERT DAWE on October 23rd, 2018 3:12 PM

It is hard to put into words how great of a person Buzz was. She always put family first ,and if Buzz knew you, well you were part of the family. Even with the large family she had there was always room for one more in her heart. There many great memories from being at her place and she will never be forgotten.

Condolence from Cathy Batten on October 23rd, 2018 3:17 PM

To the Smith Family

Sending my sincere condolences to each and everyone of you at this sad time. I will always remember her loving ways and accepting everyone into her life & home when Darlene and I hung out in our High School Days. Cherish the happier times you all had with her. Thinking of you all, hugs ❤️

Condolence from Tracy Hayter on October 23rd, 2018 3:25 PM

Dear Smith Family

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very nice and strong lady. She will be missed.

Condolence from Aleatha Brown on October 23rd, 2018 3:37 PM

Sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady. Love and hugs from myself and girls to u and all the Smith family.

Condolence from Doug and Noreen smith on October 23rd, 2018 3:42 PM

To all the Smith family, I have known grandma buzz all my life and very thankful for that. They say small things come in good packages the definitely meant grandma buzz. She was a strong kind and loving woman with an enormous heart and treated all like they were family. May all her amazing memories get you through this tough time. She earned the beautiful halo and wings

Condolence from kathie glover on October 23rd, 2018 3:49 PM

I am so sorry for your loss ,truly we lost a legend today , anyone who had the privilege to know Buzzie will never ever forget her and are blessed to have had her in our lives. big hugs to all xoxoxo

Condolence from David McDonald Jr on October 23rd, 2018 4:13 PM

Sorry to hear about Buzz she was a great lady and she will be forever missed.

Condolence from Mel and Kathy Winger on October 23rd, 2018 4:30 PM

Sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family.

Condolence from Tracey Carvell on October 23rd, 2018 4:52 PM

Grandma Buzz accepted the boys and I as her own grandkids. She was quite the lady! We will miss her mittens! And her putting Poppy in his place!

Condolence from Margaret Brintnell on October 23rd, 2018 5:03 PM

To: All of Evelyn’s family
I remember her from Huron Park days. Great woman. Cherish all of your memories of a great mother.
I extend my sympathy to everyone of you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Gary and Linda Hayter on October 23rd, 2018 5:10 PM

To the Smith family. Gary and l are so sorry to hear of Buzzie,s passing. Keep all the good memories close, it will help you through the tough days ahead. It is so hard to loose a parent.

Condolence from Larry and Lynda Lewis on October 23rd, 2018 6:10 PM

Our sincere condolences go out to the Smith family in the passing of your mother. Evelyn was a great cook and member of the Shillelagh team back in the day. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Cherish your great memories.

Condolence from Tina on October 23rd, 2018 6:15 PM

So sorry for your loss, sending hugs. Cherish the lifetime of memories that were made.

Condolence from Dave Frayne on October 23rd, 2018 6:23 PM

To Brenda and family:
Sorry to learn that your mother passed away. Remember the good times and it will bring you comfort in the future.

Condolence from Sandi Brintnell on October 23rd, 2018 6:25 PM

Smith family,
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful.lady. Our deepest sympathy to you all.
Sandi and Rob Brintnell

Condolence from Lyn Card (Myers) on October 23rd, 2018 6:46 PM

My heart goes out to The Smith family at this time. I am so sorry to hear if your loss. Rest well my old friend.

Condolence from Maryon Cobleigh on October 23rd, 2018 6:56 PM

I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing, we have known Buzz for many a years, she was such a lovely lady and she will be greatly missed

Condolence from Diane Pavlick on October 23rd, 2018 7:04 PM

I was deeply saddened by the news of buzz passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Tom Hearn on October 23rd, 2018 7:34 PM

I’m sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts and condolences go out to all of you.

Condolence from Michael O’Rourke and Laura jaques on October 23rd, 2018 7:50 PM

Were so sad to hear of grandma buzz passing away…she was everyone grandma and will be missed greatly by everyome who knew her

Condolence from Al and Wendy Brown on October 23rd, 2018 7:55 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. Buzzy will be remembered by many. Many hours talking of her family were shared when we would go to bingo every week. You were her life and her happiness. Keep her in your heart always. Cherish the memories you have made over the years. A great lady has arrived in heaven..

Condolence from Ron & Merna Scott on October 23rd, 2018 8:26 PM

Bob, Brenda, Jason, Leanne and the Smith family
So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom and grandma. You are in our thoughts during this difficult time. She was a sweetheart,comical and jolly person. Hoping all your cherished memories bring you comfort.
Ron &Merna Scott and family

Condolence from Mel & Glenda Lather on October 23rd, 2018 8:44 PM

Extending our sincere sympathy to all of Evie’s family. We had some good times at the bowling alley years ago. She was a special lady. RIP Evie.

Condolence from Brenda and Dave Palsa on October 23rd, 2018 8:53 PM

Darlene and family – my heartfelt condolences on the loss of Evelyn – I was so blessed to have the opportunity to care for her – she was always full of spit and vinegar, always had a smart remark or joke and made me feel like I was part of your family- she was and is an icon who will be missed hugs Brenda

Condolence from Carol & Eric Tadgell & Family on October 23rd, 2018 8:56 PM

We are very sorry to hear about your loss. We would like to express our sincere sympathy to you and your family, We will include your Mom in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Shirley Southcott/Harry Plantenga on October 23rd, 2018 9:09 PM

Darlene, Rick and the Smith Family,
I was so sad to hear of Buzz passing, she was a great lady and always told you like it was. Keep her close to your heart and Cherish her memories. She will never be forgotten. RIP Buzz. Hugs

Condolence from Lori Facchinato on October 23rd, 2018 9:10 PM

Our sincerest condolences to you all at this difficult time.
Al & Lori Facchinato

Condolence from Elaine Corbett on October 23rd, 2018 9:21 PM

Deepest condolences to everyone, cherish your memories to help you through! Wayne, Elaine and family

Condolence from Fred and Brenda Smith on October 23rd, 2018 9:37 PM

To smith family
Sorry for your loss she was a strong loving lady always keep the good time close to your heart
Hugs to all

Condolence from Deb Pearce on October 23rd, 2018 10:00 PM

Dear Smith Family:
Sending our heartfelt condolences to your family. Buzz was quite a lady — caring and fun-loving. Cherish your memories.

Deb & Ralph Pearce

Condolence from Wes & Christine Hodgson on October 23rd, 2018 10:08 PM

Sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family.. Cherish the memories.

Condolence from Luanne & Brian Herbert on October 24th, 2018 5:21 AM

Our sincerest condolences to you all at this difficult time

Condolence from Kari Hearn on October 24th, 2018 6:47 AM

To the entire Smith family.
I send this message on behalf of our family to your our deepest sympathies to hearing of the passing of your Mother Buzzie. I truly have many great memories of her growing up in the park . In your Mother s honour I light a candle for her new journey . RIP

Condolence from Linda & Dave Smith on October 24th, 2018 7:16 AM

Such sad news. She always made you feel welcome and you were a part of the family whenever you stopped in. I visited a few times, when you lived in Huron Park, I always felt welcomed. Visiting with her, at the many sporting events and celebrations that her family were actively involved in, over the years she would carry on a conversation like you seen her yesterday. A great lady who will be missed by so many…
Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.

Condolence from Linda Wilkinson & Family on October 24th, 2018 7:30 AM

To the Smith Family –

Sorry to hear of Buzz’s passing. Thinking of you during this time.

Condolence from Alanna on October 24th, 2018 7:41 AM

Dear Smith Families,
So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. We have many great memories of her. I had the opportunity to visit with her over the last few years at the hairdresser.
Our sincere condolences.
Steve and Mac

Condolence from Till and Gary Manders on October 24th, 2018 8:25 AM

Sorry to hear about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you

Condolence from Eugene and Linda Webber on October 24th, 2018 9:06 AM

Deepest sympathy

Condolence from Sarah Culbert on October 24th, 2018 9:29 AM

I’m so sorry for your loss. Buzz was an amazing, loving and spunky woman. She always made you feel welcome and would be whatever you needed from her at the time; Friend, Partner In Mischief, Mother, or Grandmother. She had no problem telling you how it was, what you needed to hear, or even giving you a kick in the butt if that’s what you needed. From Bowling to camping, parties or Bingo if Buzz was there you could be sure you would have a good time. She will be missed and my heart aches for each one of you. Hang on to your beautiful memories, share them to keep Buzz’s spirit alive. Hugs and Prayers for Peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Condolence from Darryl on October 24th, 2018 10:21 AM

My deepest condolences to the entire Smith family.

Darryl Kennedy

Condolence from Jerry Smith on October 24th, 2018 10:38 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. She will be missed as she was so special to everyone!
Please except our condolences at this difficult time for all of you.
Aunt Diane & Uncle Jerry

Condolence from Colleen Koehler on October 24th, 2018 10:43 AM

Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Cherish the memories, she will not be forgotten <3
Cathy, Connie, Colleen and Nancy Koehler

Condolence from Brenda Morgan on October 24th, 2018 12:22 PM

To the Entire Smith Family– Losing a parent is one of the most difficult things we have to do in our life time. I know how close you all were to your Mom, and that bond that you all had will be everlasting. She had such a huge influence on your lives, and the lives of so many others. When you lose a parent,, we seem to feel like we have lost our strength, and one of the strongest supporters in our lives. Just remember, that they way you all are, is because Buzzy helped mold you that way. Each one of you, has some of your Mom in you,, and you have most likely passed that on to your own children. So what a great legacy to your Mom,, to know she is living still, through every one of you that inherited any of the qualities that made Buzzy so remarkable and memorable. Hugs to you all as you work through this sad process of grieving for your Mom,, for a life that was so well lived and for a woman who was so well loved!!

Condolence from Donna Masse on October 24th, 2018 12:30 PM

I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept my condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.

Condolence from Linda Maslen on October 24th, 2018 1:40 PM

To the Smith families.I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing,I am going to miss the hugs and her big smile when she came into the store to get groceries.You have my deepest sympathies.

Condolence from Tammy Harris on October 24th, 2018 1:52 PM

Dave, Denise, Nick and Eric…along with the entire Smith Family,

I have had the priviledge of knowing Grandma Buzz all my life growing up with many grand kids that she had. And then, having her baby boy meet and marry my sister, she was always the most amazing lady. Like many have said, it didn’t matter who you were, if you were friends with her family..you were part of her too! My kids have grown to know and love Grandma Buzz just like she was their own..the many freezies, visits, halloween candy and general hellos..she was a huge part of our lives!

Although there is no right words to say..Our heart breaks with you and we send all the love your way! Cherish the memories, relive them over and over and let her spirit carry you through the coming days, weeks and months.

Tammy, Scott, Chloe and Aiden Harris❤️

Condolence from Ann Greg And Bob lawrence on October 24th, 2018 2:11 PM

So sorry to hear about buzz her and rob on the same day she was an amazing woman iwill never forget herhugs and love to the family

Condolence from Donna Thomas on October 24th, 2018 2:12 PM

So sorry for the loss of a great mum will be missed by all
Condolenses to the whole Smith family
Lot’sof love from the family in England
Donna ,Dylan, Marcus ,Amy and Jerry
To the best auntie Ev

Condolence from Pat Holland on October 24th, 2018 2:20 PM

Your mother touch so many lives in so many wonderful ways, I hope knowing this brings comfort to help you all, get through this very difficult time.
My sincere condolences to the Smith Family,


Condolence from Susan Kjeldgaard on October 24th, 2018 2:32 PM

So sorry to hear about Grandma Buzz. Thinking of all of you and hoping that your wonderful memories will help you at this difficult time.
Sue and Glenn Kjeldgaard ❤️

Condolence from Greg Ann and Bob on October 24th, 2018 2:38 PM

Peace and love from the Lawrence family you aree always our family too

Condolence from Ernie & Wenda O’Neill on October 24th, 2018 3:06 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family especially Al.

Condolence from Mary Cronyn on October 24th, 2018 7:28 PM

Deepest sympathy in the loss of a great Mom

Condolence from Diane park on October 24th, 2018 7:46 PM

Dear Smith Family..

So very sorry to hear such sad news, lots of memories of time gone by that makes my heart smile….keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers…

Diane and Ray

Condolence from Bill & Joanne Hodge on October 24th, 2018 8:09 PM

Deepest sympathies to the entire family. What a wonder Mother and friend to many.

Condolence from Dean Pavia on October 24th, 2018 9:02 PM

Rest In Peace Buzz.
My deepest condolences to the entire Smith family.

Condolence from Robert & Elaine Newton on October 24th, 2018 9:28 PM

Paul, Cheri & family: Sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. Thinking of you during this difficult time. Robert & Elaine

Condolence from Joan and Dave Goddard on October 25th, 2018 6:57 AM

Wayne & Heather, Bob and Brenda and families
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

Condolence from Diane Elston on October 25th, 2018 7:01 AM

Sharon, Tony, Sean, Andy, Becky and all the Smith families ,
We were sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma. She was a lady that welcomed so many of us unti your home and lives. I have many great memories of her and all of your family. I am sorry I won’t be able to be with you for her celebration of life, where I am sure there will be lots of wonderful stories and memories shared.
Keep all the great memories close.
Diane and Charles

Condolence from Dave and Joanne Walzack on October 25th, 2018 9:50 AM

So sorry to hear of you mom’s passing. She sure was a spunky woman.

Condolence from Debbie (sywyk) Alexander on October 25th, 2018 4:01 PM

I was quite saddened to hear of Buzz’s passing. she was an incredible woman…..I moved to Huron Park from London in 1978 and lived 3 doors down from the Smith family…we were a very young family with a boy and a girl…..loved the warmer weather when we could sit out in front of someones house drinking coffee and sharing stories….I remember my daughter, Jessica, around 2 – 3 yrs old learned the song You are my Sunshine and we would be sitting with Buzz and Jess would get up on the picnic table and sing it to Grandma Buzz and they always shared a big hug when she was done….Buzz almost always was happy when we saw her…and always had advice if needed…..I mostly remember her driving her little, Ford Pinto, I think, station wagon everywhere, and never had her license…and I don’t know if she ever did get it….Whether it was bowling at the rec centre, usually with Pete & Paul as our pin setters, or bingo, or just having coffee, she was always a great lady to spend time with. She did a pretty good job raising that large family of hers. My biggest regret is that I didn’t keep in touch with her over the years…..She will truly be missed, but I’m sure Heaven is a better place with her in residence, and as long as she is kept in your hearts, she will never be far from you.

Condolence from Patsy Mulveney on October 25th, 2018 4:41 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Eve’s passing. She held a special place in my heart. I know Grace and Bob and of course your dad will be there to welcome her.
Much love ❤️💕
Patsy , Jim and family.

Condolence from Luitje & Marg Kapp on October 25th, 2018 5:18 PM

Sorry for your loss.


Condolence from Carol Redmond on October 25th, 2018 6:53 PM

We are so sorry to hear of moms passing. There are just no words how sad this news is. I loved her dearly and will always hold her in my heart. She was everyone’s mom and I always got a huge hug from her whenever I saw her. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this horrific time. Mom left an amazing legacy that you are all part of and I know she couldn’t be prouder. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU

Condolence from Laurie (Mills )Dolmage on October 25th, 2018 8:47 PM

Our deepest sympathies to the Smith families. Lots of awesome memories of such a wonderful woman.May all your memories carry you all through the coming days.

Condolence from Gary Smith on October 26th, 2018 5:50 AM

So sorry for the loss of your mother. She was such a wonderful person and will be missed greatly. She always had a warm spot in my heart. My sincere condolences to everyone.

Condolence from Diane Ellyatt on October 26th, 2018 9:27 AM

Sorry to hear about Buzz, lots of wonderful memories, she always had a smile for everyone, looking at the pictures my time flys, sending hugs to yous all.

Condolence from Helen and William Delorme on October 26th, 2018 11:56 AM

The Smith Family

Our sincere condolence to the family in passing of your mother.
Evelyn was a great cook and member of the work crew at
The Shillelagh back in days. Our thoughts and prayers are
with you at this time.

Cherish your great memories>

Helen Hodgins Delorme and William Delorme

Condolence from Carol Stagg on October 26th, 2018 12:38 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure she will be sadly missed by many

Condolence from Kelly and Rose O’Connor on October 26th, 2018 1:22 PM

Sincere condolences on the loss of your mother.

Condolence from Gord and Joanne Hardy on October 26th, 2018 6:12 PM

To the Smith family:

So sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She was certainly proud of her family and has left a great legacy. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Maryann Smith Ohearne on October 26th, 2018 6:50 PM

Our sincerest condolences on the passing of Aunt Eve .
Maryann & Greg O’Hearne and family

Condolence from George and Sue Wilson and family on October 26th, 2018 10:32 PM

To all of Buzzie’s family, you have our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your Mom, Grandma, Great-Grandma Buzz. She was a great person. Always welcomed me as another one of her kids. Each one of you has been a pleasure to meet. I know Sharon the best, love you girl, but all of you made me feel at home. And Russ, I don’t spill my drinks like I used to…Pete and Paul, I have known you since you were 8, the ice cream truck and the bowling alley…Jim knew how to drive my Mom’s beetle bug…we would have 10 kids crammed in it…Dave, Meeker, was 4 yrs. old…so cute…Bob, Wayne, liked to tease…Smitty and his mischievous grin…Gail so kind…Larry and his great DJ gigs…Darlene and Jeanette the younger sisters…and meeting all of the husbands and wives…made friends with the Martens family…I just love big families! She used to babysit our girls. Uncle George and Aunt Dolly and their family…the Smith Aunts and Uncles, the grandchildren, God Bless you all. May you find love, peace and comfort in the days and months ahead. Hugs and prayers, George and Sue Wilson , Cathie, Judi and Tracy

Condolence from Jackie Arnold and Ken Whiting on October 27th, 2018 10:32 AM

To the Smith Family. So sorry to hear about Buzzy..Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. She was a wonderful lady and raised a great family.Cherish her memories.

Condolence from Joanne Price and family on October 28th, 2018 1:54 AM

Deepest condolences to all Buzz’s family at this most difficult time.
She was like a grandma to all in Huron Park.
Cherish the memories to guide you on.
Heaven has gained a beautiful angel.
In our thoughts,

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