OBITUARY

Hartley "Joey" Joseph Smith

May 14, 1992April 10, 2014

Hartley Joseph Smith (A.K.A Joey)

May 14th, 1992 – April 10th, 2014

Hartley passed away suddenly at the age of 21 years old. Son of Juanita-Ann Smith and Joseph DeMarchi. Brother of Evanne Lindsay Smith. He was very close to his uncle Jim Smith and cousins Dylan, Christopher, Jimmy, Kyle, Ashley, Justine and Damien who will all miss him dearly. He was a very healthy and strong young man. Joey didn't drink, use drugs or smoke cigarettes. He really took care of and loved his family very much. He was an athlete in school and in life, smart, an honor student, very family oriented, loved to play video games and Texas Holdem Poker. He had dreams of becoming a firefighter, going to college and becoming an entrepreneur. He was dearly loved by all and will be deeply missed. Joey was our Superman. Family and friends will be received at the Giffen-Mack Funeral Home, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway) on Friday, April 18 from 4-8 p.m. Funeral Service on Saturday, April 19 at 11 a.m. in the Giffen-Mack Chapel. Interment at Pine Hills Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 18, 2014
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 19, 2014
REMEMBERING

Hartley "Joey" Joseph Smith

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Rhiannon

April 29, 2014

My love and condolences to Juanita and her family... Please let me know anything I can do to help or support you.

Muhammad Raza

April 26, 2014

I have known Joey since the 7th Grade and he was the nicest person I had ever met, he always had something funny to say no matter the situation, it was a huge shock to me when I learned of his passing. I pray he is in a better place and finds all the happiness and joy he seeks.
Rest in Peace old friend

Big Sister

April 24, 2014

You are my Sunshine my light when it was Dark... You showed me love light and happiness my sweet dear Brother you truly are a blessing in my life and others we will never forget you and the life we had please be in a better place where all your wishes and dreams come true you left us too soon and it saddens our Hearts but I will always Love you then now and forever my dear sweet Brother A True Blessing to my life and all we will never forget your warm sweet smile that filled out hearts with love and happiness be in and surrounded by Creators light and Love til the meet again

Sheridan M.

April 20, 2014

We first met as neighbors and then went to elementary and highschool together. I remember the summers when we would play base ball at Bruce and getting schooled by you in poker. You always gave me such good advice and were always so easy to talk to. I remember walking to classes with you and doing school projects, seems like a simple memory but it's something ill always cherish. I know you're an angel now, and will always be one of the nicest, kindest and sweetest guy I've ever known. Rest I peace Joey.

Stephanie Voong

April 19, 2014

I first met Joey at Bruce Public School when we were 8 years old. He was an incredible person and one of my best friends. We stopped keeping in touch in high school but I will never forget his kindheartedness, respect for others, cleverness, love for sports and his great sense of humour. Joey has a very special place in my heart. We used to be very close when we were young and told each other everything.. Talking easily over a few hours everyday. He was a joyful and happy person that always made me smile. I will always remember him and the positive influence he has made on me and others around him. I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. An angel is watching over us. Rest in peace Joey. You will always be loved and missed.

Juanita & Joe

April 19, 2014

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. We love our son as all of you have enjoyed been with our son Joey. God has chosen one of his flowers early from his garden. Until we meet again son. Mom and Dad.

B T

April 19, 2014

This came as a huge shock to me. I don't talk to Joey too much, but I do remember him as a very nice person. I remember back in high school we had a field trip. Joey, myself, and a few other friends went out to eat lunch together. Just thinking back it only feels like last week that we went out to eat. Even though I didn't talk to you much, you did have an impact on my life. Rest in peace

Jo S

April 19, 2014

We went to the same elementry school and Though I did not know you personally, the few times we crossed paths you were noting but smiles and laughs. It's heart breaking to hear this tragic news. My condolences to your family, friends and loved ones. May you rest in peace. Only the good die young. Your kind hearted spirit has touched everyone and you have left an everlasting footprint in the world.

Alfred Lam

April 19, 2014

I met Joey back in Grade 7 and still to this day remember him for his lightheartedness and humour. He was a smart, athletic, all-around guy who never failed to make you laugh. We were never super close; however, he still managed to touch my life in many ways. He will be missed dearly. I send my love and condolences to all his family and friends. Rest in peace, Joey.

C S

April 18, 2014

Your warm smile and contagious laughter will always be remembered. You had a big heart Joey and you will be dearly missed by your friends and family. May you rest in peace.