David Allan Smith

April 15, 1924November 25, 2013
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SMITH, David Allan (Al) 1924 – 2013 – Died peacefully in the early morning hours on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Extendicare Mapleview. He was a Second World War Veteran. Beloved husband of Joan. Predeceased by his sister-in-law Gwen Brighty. Caring father of Pat, Garr (Mary) and Wendy Piper (Jeff). “Pop” to Stephen Smith (Lorraine), Marnie (fiance Andy), Mitch and Bren Piper. Great grandfather of Spencer Smith. “Uncle Smit” to John Brighty (Lori Johnson), Sue Brown (Doug) and Kevin Brighty. For many years he was a dedicated member of Kiwanis, holding several positions including Lieutenant Governor. In recent years, he enjoyed the fellowship of his former Kiwanians at their regular Tuesday lunches at Reggies. He was very proud of the fact that he was a Kiwanian as well as a honourary Rotarian. He was a long time Rotary judge at the Community Day Parade and he was heavily involved in the Musical Comedy Guild designing and constructing sets. He had a fascination with magic and performed at numerous shows. Family are inviting Al’s friends and former colleagues to celebrate his life at a visitation at the Arthur Funeral Home & Cremation Centre on Thursday, November 28, 2013 from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm. Memorial service in the chapel at 1:00 pm. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer Society, the Salvation Army or charity of your choice would be appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, November 28, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, November 28, 2013

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Wendy (Perkin) Orchard

December 1, 2013

Dear Pat and Family,
I was having my occasional look at the Sault Star, when I noticed your Dad's photo - just like my memories of him in the mid to late 1960's! My deepest sympathy to you, your Mom, Garr and Wendy. You were fortunate to have him in your life for 60+ years. But it is never easy to lose a parent... no matter what the age. May you cherish your memories!

November 28, 2013

Joan, I express my heartfelt condolences to you and your Family on the passing of Al. I had spoken to Wendy not long ago about her Father. I wish you all well
Jack Priest

Sandra Giddings

November 28, 2013

Joan...I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.

November 28, 2013

Dear Pat and the Smith clan,
While I only had the pleasure of meeting your Dad just once a few summers ago at "Camp Waka Waka Smith," you spoke of him so often over the years, and shared some wonderful stories. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a wonderful person that obviously meant so much to so many.
~Your friend and former colleague, Lynn Jackson~

Lawrie Duggan

November 28, 2013

Joan , I would like to express my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Bev reminded me of Al doing his magic trick with Phyllis in front of the ESL students at school. I'm sure these sort of memories will help to carry you through this difficult time. Al certainly earned a spot in our hearts.

Phyllis and Lawrie

Johnnie Tibbles

November 28, 2013

I am saddened by the loss of a very long time family friend. My thoughts are with Joan Pat, Garr, Wendy and families.

Joanne Fox

November 28, 2013

Joan "Mrs. Smith", I think of you often & was saddened to hear of the passing of your "Smitty". May your memories carry you through the difficult days ahead. Sending love & prayers to you & your family. xo

Delia Grandinetti

November 28, 2013

So sorry to hear of your father's passing. He sounded like an amazing man, who gave so much of himself to his country, community, and most especially, family. Thinking of you and yours at this time.

November 28, 2013

Dear Joan and all the family:
We were so sorry to hear the news.I regret I will be leaving for London in the morning.I feel I have known you and Al forever, beginning with my dad's Kiwanis days and continuing with Tom's.He will be missed by all who knew him over his many years of dedicated service.I will be thinking of you and will be in touch.
Sincerely,Laurel Young

Becky Arajs

November 27, 2013

Dear Pat and the Smith family,

We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you at this time.

From Becky, Chris and Hannah Arajs