Smith, John A0002SMITH: John Alexander – A resident of Riverview Gardens in Chatham and formerly of Ridgetown and R.R. # 2 Muirkirk, John Smith passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at the age of 95 years. Born in Orford Township, son of the late David and Alexina (McWilliams) Smith. Beloved husband of the late Carolyn Jane (Gray) Smith (2005). Loving father of David Smith and his wife Andrea of Mississauga; Michael Smith and his wife Carol of Wyoming; Alexis Ziebula and her husband Ralf of Germany and Mark Smith and his wife Cathy of Dover Township. Proud grandfather of Michaela Smith, Jessica Ziebula, Jennifer Smith, Marc Ziebula, Ashley Smith and Nicholas Smith. Brother of Ruth Rankin of Chatham and the late Elizabeth Geddis, Marion McPhail and Isobel Gosnell. Also missed by many nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. John farmed for his entire life in Orford Township. He was a proud member of the Erie Street United Church and of the Ridgetown Optimist Club. Family will receive friends at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. E., Ridgetown on Friday, November 29, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 2013 with Rev. Judith Fayter officiating. Donations made in memory of John to a charity of your choice would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at, McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main Street East, Ridgetown, Ontario,(519)674-3141.

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