OBITUARY

Major James Frederick Smith

6 April, 193111 September, 2021

SMITH, Major James Frederick (Retired)

Promoted to Glory from the Sunnybrook Veterans Centre on Saturday, September 11, 2021, in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Joan (née Hunter) for 64 years. Brother to Ronald Smith of Barrie, Ontario, and Joy Van Herwaarde of Edmonton, Alberta. Loving father of Ken and his wife Beverley of Stoney Creek, David and his wife Anna of St. Catharines, and Bob and his wife Heather of Ajax. Proud grandfather of Stephanie, Colin, Megan, Jeremy, Laura and Amy, and great-grandchildren Alison and Larry. Major Smith served with his wife in various appointments with The Salvation Army in Canada for almost 40 years until their retirement in 1996. He was known as a sensitive, caring man who loved God and always ministered with grace and compassion to all with whom he came into contact. A service of celebration will be held at The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave E, Toronto, on Friday, September 17 at 2:00 p.m., preceded by a time of visitation at 1:00. Memorial donations can be made to The Salvation Army North Toronto Building Fund, 817 Mount Pleasant Rd, Toronto ON M4P 1L1.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.kanejerrettnorthyork.ca for the SMITH family.

  • DONATIONS

  • The Salvation Army North Toronto Building Fund

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, 17 September , 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, 17 September , 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Cremation

Memories

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Wendy Rogers

17 September 2021

This was the joyful day when Penny, Robyn, Kris and I met Joan and Jim: October 30, 2018

Wendy Rogers

17 September 2021

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim only twice, but his kindness, his faith and his love for Joan and all his family were very clear. Today at the celebration of his life, I got to know him more, through the eyes of his family. Please know that I am thinking of you all in deep sympathy.

Donald Hollingworth

17 September 2021

My recollections of Jim goes back to September 54 when Jim arrived at 84 Davisville to begin his training for Salvation Army Officership. I was his Cadet Sergeant. The following June Jim and I were appointed to open Salvation Army work in Ajax. We spent one year together until I left for Lansing and Jim took over as Corps Officer for another year.

Our paths did not cross again until in retirement we soldiered at North Toronto.

Those early days are still fresh with pleasant memories, good experiences and the pleasure of working together.

To Joan and all the family, may God Bless.
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Dan an Sue Plouffe

17 September 2021

Thank you for this beautiful obituary in honour of James Smith. He was truly a man of God who helped so many people in this world. He will always be remembered for his reverence and faith in God. It brings such great comfort to know that his absence from this world has brought him eternal life with Jesus Christ. With much love from our family to all of yours, Dan, Sue and the Plouffe family xoxoxo

Sherryn Drury

16 September 2021

I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing . Joy let us know . I told Ronnie and he was very sad but he's o.k. We tried to rent a van to take him down but we couldn't get one that was wheelchair accessible . He doesn't walk at all now . I'm sorry we can't be there .Jim was always such a pleasure to be around when he was able to come to visit Ronnie . He will be missed . Joan stay strong .
Sherryn Bob and Ronnie

Heather Plotkin

15 September 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Mom Smith, Ken, Dave and Bob and their families, hearing about the passing of Dad Smith. He was a good peaceful gentle man and a great father in law, always kind to everyone. I have happy memories of family trips and Jays games at Skydome. He will surely be missed by everyone who knew him.

Sheila McIntosh

13 September 2021

To Mrs. Major Smith, Bev., Ken, Jeremy and the rest of the family.
My sincere condolences on your loss.
I know we can ALL be assured that the Major is sitting with his Lord & Saviour.
Virtual hugs to all: I will keep you in Prayer
I would like to join you for the service of Life, but I think it would be prudent to watch on the Facebook feed.
Sheila (McIntosh)

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