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William “BiII” Smith

Posted By Obituaries On April 18, 2012 @ 12:00 AM In Obituary,Seaforth | No Comments

William “BiII”  Smith

Passed away peacefuIIy at The Credit Valley HospitaI, Mississauga on Wednesday, ApriI 18, 2012. William Richardson Smith formerIy of Egmondville, in his 88th year.

BeIoved husband of DonaIda (nee NichoIson) Smith for 54 years. Ioving father of Robert Smith and his wife Jennifer of Mississauga. Cherished Grandpa of Andrew and Matthew. Dear brother of Ruth Stewart of Kitchener and brother-in-Iaw of Ross FinIayson of HamiIton. BiII wiII be fondIy remembered by his numerous reIatives and friends.

Predeceased by his sisters, Jessie, Margaret and Betty.

BiII was a Grocer in Seaforth for many years, a war Veteran and member of the RoyaI Canadian Iegion Branch 156 in Seaforth and an eIder of First Presbyterian Church. He was aIso an avid pIayer and fan of basebaII.

Visitation wiII be heId at McGlynn FamiIy FuneraI Home, 87 Goderich St. W., Seaforth 519-527-1390, on Friday, ApriI 20th from 6-9 p.m. Visitation wiII continue at First Presbyterian Church, 59 Goderich St. W., Seaforth on Saturday, ApriI 21, 2012 from 12 noon untiI the time of Bills funeraI service to ceIebrate his Iife at 1 p.m. A reception in the church haII wiII immediateIy foIIow the service and a private interment wiII take pIace at a Iater date.

As expressions of sympathy, memoriaI donations to the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation wouId be appreciated.

Condolences for the family of “William “BiII” Smith”

Condolence from Glenda Geddes on April 18th, 2012 9:00 PM

Donnie! Sorry to hear of Bills passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Rob, Jennifer and family at this time.

Condolence from Helen (Southgate) Oldfield on April 19th, 2012 1:00 AM

Dear Donnie, Rob, Jennifer & Andrew & Matthew, Sincere sympathy in the loss of a cherished husband, father, & grandfather. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all- a very fine gentleman that we were privileged to know. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Helen, Brian & family

Condolence from Gwen Dalton on April 19th, 2012 10:00 AM

Donnie,and family

Sorry to hear about Bill. Great to have for neighbours in Egmondville. Always enjoyed the gardening with Bill.

Gwen and Dana

Condolence from sonia FitzGerald on April 19th, 2012 10:00 AM

Dear Rob and Family,
I would like to express my sincere condolences on the recent passing of your father. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this difficult time.
Although I didn&&single&&t know your dad, I am sure his great kindness and compassion towards his friends and family. And I do know that he was very highly respected throughout this community.
You were truly fortunate to have a man such as your father in your life.
Please pass my deepest sympathies on to your family.
Very sincerely,

Sonia FitzGerald

Condolence from Glenda Meidinger on April 19th, 2012 11:00 AM

Dear Donnie, Rob, Jennifer, Andrew and Matthew

I will always treasure the fond memories I have of sitting around the dining room table in Egmondville having coffee with Bill and Donnie. He was such a kind a compassionate man. Loved the twinkle in his eye.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Condolence from steve graham on April 19th, 2012 11:00 AM

To Rob and Family,

Rob, to hear of your Dad passing away was very sad news indeed for all. I just wanted you to know, that we in the Graham household are thinking about you and want you to know how sorry we are for the loss of your dad. Wishing the very best to you and your family at this difficult time.

Steve, Janine, Matthew, Jonathan and David

Condolence from Larry and Dianne McGrath on April 19th, 2012 1:00 PM

Donnie & Family: Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Bill, a beloved husband, father and grandfather. Our thoughts are with you.

Condolence from Frank & Leona Nigh on April 19th, 2012 1:00 PM

We are very sorry to hear of Bill passing away.He was so good to us many years ago when we got grocieries from him. Our thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Sincerly Frank & Leona Nigh

Condolence from Ann (Rivers) on April 19th, 2012 3:00 PM

Dear Donnie & Family:
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Tod on April 19th, 2012 4:00 PM

Rob and Family,

I was so sorry to hear of your fathers/grandfathers passing. Know that you&&single&&re in my thoughts during this difficult time…

Condolence from Heather Atkinson on April 19th, 2012 7:00 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about your father&&single&&s passing. May happy memories of him help you and your family through this difficult time.
With sincere sympathy,

Condolence from Trish (Rimmer) MacGregor on April 19th, 2012 8:00 PM

Dear Donnie, Rob, Jennifer & Andrew & Matthew,
My thoughts are with you during this sad time. May shared stories and good memories of Bill help to bring you comfort.


Condolence from Heather and Jason Denstedt (nee McMillan) on April 19th, 2012 9:00 PM

Donnie, we were so sad to hear of Bill&&single&&s passing. We chuckeled when we thought of his &&single&&war fingers&&single&& the ones he twisted while throwing bombs. I also have found memories of having my own pumpkin with my name on it – and bragging that I knew a man who could grow them that way &&single&& any way he wanted to!&&single&& Please know we are thinking of you and Rob, Jennifer and the kids as we know this must be so very tough for you. All our love and Hugs, Heather and Jason

Condolence from Nancy Moses on April 19th, 2012 9:00 PM

Dear Donnie,Rob,Jennifer, Andrew and Matthew,

Bill Smith, what can I say. My dad&&single&&s best friend, my Godfather and a wonderful part of my life. You will be missed.
In deepest sympathy, Nancy, Jeffery and Emery Moses

Condolence from Kathy Smith (Nigh) on April 19th, 2012 11:00 PM

To Donnie&Family Sorry to hear about the passing of Bill he always had time for a little chat with me in the grocery store so friendly and polite you are in my thoughts and prayers, with Sincere sympathy.Kathy& Mark Smith.

Condolence from JoAnn McBride ( Nicholson) on April 20th, 2012 1:00 AM

Dear Aunt Donnie, Rob, Jennifer and family.. I was so saddened to get the news of the passing of Uncle Bill – A million memories came flooding back of the times I spent with you in your home and the store throughout my early years. Know that I send lots of love, prayers and gentle thought to you all. Love always .. JOAnn

Condolence from Jeff and Sandi Henderson and Family on April 20th, 2012 1:00 PM

Rob, Jennifer and family: So sorry to hear of Bill&&single&&s passing. You all are in our heart, thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from The Gowan Family on April 20th, 2012 6:00 PM

Dear Donnie, Rob, Jennifer and Family. Ruth and Family
Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you on Bill&&single&&s passing.

Condolence from Ian and Sheena McMillan on April 22nd, 2012 7:00 PM

My condolences to all the Smith family. Bill was such a wonderful man, and a huge part of my growing up. I would not be the man I am today had I not had the privilege of having him in my life. I am sad not to be there to pay my last respects, but he will be in my heart always.
All our best to you all in this difficult time.

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