Smits, JanSmits, Dr. Jan – Passed away peacefully at Grey Bruce Health Services, Markdale. Dr. Jan Smits of Markdale at the age of 78. Dr. Smits practiced dentistry in Markdale from 1963 – until his retirement in 2010. Son of the late Johan & Jannigje Smits.  Beloved husband of Magda (nee Trenkle). Dear father of Andrea Toews (David) of Elmira and John-Peter (JP) Smits (Danielle) of Flesherton. Sadly missed by his brother Pieter Smits (Sophie) of Williams Lake and his twin sister Corrie McClellan (Everett) of Florida. Treasured Opa of Abigail, Rachael, Nathaniel & Caleb Toews; Josiah, Liam & Gabrielle Smits. Brother-in-law of Doris and Mal Ratcliff of Timmins. Also survived by his nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Gentle Shepherd Community Church, #426176 Concession 8, R.R. # 4 Flesherton on Friday from 2-4 pm and 7-9 p.m., where a funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Spring interment in Markdale Cemetery.

If desired, condolences for the family may be arranged through the May Funeral Home, 63 Main St. E., Markdale, N0C 1H0, donations to Church of The Nazarene (Markdale), Gentle Shepherd Community Church or the charity of your choice through

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