SmithOwen Smith, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital on Thursday, July 04, 2013, in his 87th year.

Born in Guelph, son of the late Owen and Elizabeth (nee Thomson) Smith.  Owen worked for the Hanover Post as publisher until his retirement and was a member of the Hanover Rotary Club serving many positions.

Survived by wife Florence (nee Hinchberger) Smith, son Robert (Kathleen) Smith of Hanover, daughters Debbie (Dennis) MacKay of Ayr and Marie (Brad) Hopkins of Hanover, grandchildren Jennifer, Kelly, Shannon, Craig, Coby, Aaren, Ryan, Michael, Lisa, Ashley and Jorden and greatgrandchildren Austin, Emma, Nathan, Avery, Hayden, Seth, Keeley, Aidan, Landon, Brooklyn and Brandon.  Predeceased by his daughter Joann Smith-Fairbairn, brother John Smith and sisters Ruth O’Drowsky and Lorraine Gibbons.

Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm with Vigil Rites at 3:30 pm.  A Funeral Mass will be held on Monday, July 08, 2013 at 10:00 am, at Holy Family Church. Father Gary Schlach officiating.  Interment in Holy Family Cemetery, Hanover.

Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Hanover and District Hospital Foundation would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Register book available at

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