Bessie "Della" Adella Smith

9 December , 192628 April , 2019

SMITH, Bessie Adella (née Toop)

December 9, 1926 - April 28, 2019

Della passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side at Peace Arch Hospice.

Left to remember her beautiful smile are her loving husband of 68 years, Ossie; sons Doug (Anita) and Rob, and daughter-in-law Sally; grandchildren: Nigel, Cassie (Joey), Hilary, Meghan and James; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She will be most remembered for her love of family, her wonderful cooking and baking, her love of animals especially her grand-dogs Daisy and Fergus, and her kind hospitality to all who crossed her path.

A heartfelt thank you to the staff at Peace Arch Hospital and Hospice for the exceptional care of Della during her final days.

A funeral service will take place at St. Mark's Anglican Church, 12953 - 20 Avenue, Surrey, BC on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Peace Arch Hospice Society and/or the BC SPCA in Della's memory would be appreciated.


  • Funeral Service Thursday, 23 May , 2019


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Helene Cornelius

22 May 2019

The Rod Cornelius family sends their condolences and prayers, to all members
of the Smith family - we are saddened to hear
of Della’s passing -
Thank you for being our friend and neighbour
for all those years in Coquitlam !!!
You will always hold a special place in our hearts !

God bless,

Mike Stan

15 May 2019

I am looking at this picture and can’t help but smile at her. How long she looked forward toTHAT day!! The wedding of her grand daughter. I really enjoyed helping her finding the outfit and dressing her that day! She always loved to be beautiful and she was!! Inside and out. Rest In Peace dearest Della, you are missed🙏❤️🌹