Clarence Edgar Smith

July 2, 1923February 17, 2013
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SMITH, Clarence Edgar (WW II Veteran) Peacefully with his family by his side on Sunday, February 17, 2013 in his 90th year at Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Beloved husband for 56 years to the late Orpha Smith (nee-Sage). Loving Father to Doug Smith and Heather Secord (nee- Smith) and Father in law to Joe Secord, of Toronto. Clarence was the youngest child of George & Alice Smith originally from Scotland, then settling in Cobourg. Predeceased by his siblings Bob of Peterborough, Frank of Lindsay, Elizabeth (Bessie) of Brantford, Alice of Oakville, Florence (Dolly), Eddie, Bill and Isabella all of Cobourg. Brother in law to Elsie Sage, and Carol (nee-Sage) and Ross Kent of Peterborough and Uncle to many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his friends and family. Clarence proudly served his Country as a Gunner with the 1st Canadian A/T Regiment 51st Battery in WWII. After the war, he moved to Toronto where he raised his family and worked for Agriculture Canada for 35 years, retiring from the Veterinary Inspection Directorate, Toronto, Animal Health Program. Visitation will be held at COMSTOCK FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 356 Rubidge Street. on Sunday, February 24, 2013 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday at 12:00 p.m. in the Comstock Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation one hour prior to the service. A private family interment will take place at Rosemount Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Bob Rumble Centre for the deaf in memory of Mr. Smith. Online condolences may be made at


  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, February 24, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, February 25, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 25, 2013

Clarence Edgar Smith

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linda piercey

March 19, 2013

Clarence will always be fondly remembered by me and this is such a wonderful tribute to him that i will cherish the memories forever. My deepest sympathy Heather & Joe & Doug Sincerely Linda Piercey

Donna & Ray Bleasdale

February 24, 2013

Dear Doug, Heather & Joe
Remembering your Dad with fond memories and the time "we" spent together as kids. The photo gallery is a lovely tribute to his memory, you will be able to cherish always. Thanks for sharing. Thinking of you at this time.
Hugs Donna (nee Hansen) & Ray Bleasdale

February 24, 2013

Dear Heather, Joe and Doug: Your dear father was an outstanding Sunday School Superintendent at Willowdale Pentecostal Church on Empress Ave for many years. His leadership in that area was consistent solid Bible teaching and lessons to live by. He organized many social events during that time that I now treasure as pleasant memories of my childhood.
My parents, Ruth and Earl Hansen greatly valued the genuine friendship of your parents and I am so glad they shared many happy times together.
May you all be comforted by the wonderful heritage your father has left each of you. Sincerely Patricia Boyd

February 23, 2013

Heather, Doug & Joe, our thoughts are with you and we share your loss. Maxine and Bob Meredith.

Bob & Phyllis Swinford

February 23, 2013

Saddened with the loss of a long time friend.

February 22, 2013

Heather,Doug and joe, our thoughts are with you and we share your grieve. Bob Meredith and Maxine whiteide. " the song is ended, but the melody lingers on............" Irving berlin

Dave & Patti Smith

February 21, 2013

Sorry for your loss Heather and Joe, our fathers were roommates at PRHC for a shortwhile. Harry Smith, our father, also passed on Monday evening Feb 18th. We enjoyed your company and coversation during these difficult times.

February 21, 2013

Dearest Heather & Joe, you are in my sorry to hear that your beloved father has passed....he's with Jesus now & in perfect peace. You will cherish the wonderful memories forever. Love Leslie McCullum

Amy Smith

February 21, 2013

Heather & Joe and Doug
Our thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Uncle Clarence will be missed by many. May you cherish always the many wonderful memories you have with him.
Amy, Mike and Cohen Smith

Lisa & Lindsay Carroll

February 20, 2013

To Clarence's family; we are deeply sorry for your loss. Clarence was a wonderful, warm and friendly neighbour. I will miss our conversations across the fence between our houses. Our thoughts are with your family at this time.