We are devastated to announce the passing of Carlos Alberto Pineda at age 58.  Carlos passed away while holding his wife’s hand and surrounded by his family and friends at home on Saturday, October 27, 2012.  He was the extraordinary husband of Jessie Pineda and the incredible father of Christine Smith of Sarnia and Michael Smith (wife Meg) of Japan. He was the proudest Papa of Alexandra, Jorja, Reina and Liam.  Carlos will be sadly missed by close friends Juan Montano, Carlos H Lopez, Carlos A Lopez and Dana & Marty. When Carlos passed, his home was filled with friends who experienced firsthand the generosity and the love of life he possessed. Anyone who met Carlos knew what a one-of-a-kind person he was. He was the consummate host who always had a funny story and a beer to share. Carlos immigrated to Canada in 1986 and was a member of the Labour’s Union 1089. He was a soccer enthusiast who played in the Men’s Industrial League for many years and was a huge fan of the Puma Soccer Club in Mexico.   In keeping with Carlos’s wishes, cremation has taken place.  Please join us for A Celebration of Life on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at SMITH FAMILY CENTRE, 1576 London Line, Sarnia, to remember the impact he had on all our lives.   Memories and condolences may be sent online at http://www.smithfuneralhome.ca/

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