Smith– On January 4, 2014, at the age of 91, Kenneth Neil Smith passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Bluewater Health, Sarnia. Born in Winnipeg on September 22, 1922 where he met and married his wife of 55 years Christina (Barr) who predeceased him in 2004. Ken served in the Royal Navy during the Second World War as Quartermaster on the Corvette HMCS Lunenberg. After the war he obtained his Masters in microbiology from the University of Manitoba. He taught chemistry and biology and coached boy’s curling at Northern Collegiate Secondary School for 25 years before retiring in 1986. Survived by his brother Ian of St. Catherines; predeceased by his sister Audrey (Ken) McGavin. Will be deeply missed by his fiancé Henny Weymarshausen and family, his children Kathryn (Rick) Elias of Dallas, Texas, Barry (Debbie) Smith of Sombra and Mark Smith of Toronto along with six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Ken’s family invites relatives and friends to join them for a time of fellowship and refreshment during a memorial open house at #308-166 Beckwith St. in Corunna on Wednesday January 8th, 2014 between the hours of 1-4 p.m. Cremation has taken place and a private family interment service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers sympathy may be expressed through memorial donations to the Bluewater Health-Palliative Care Unit or to the Lambton Wildlife Fund. Arrangements entrusted to the Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online @ www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845.