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Garnet Smith

June 29, 1931 to October 25, 2019

Garnet Smith – of Brussels, formerly of Listowel, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family, on Friday October 25, 2019 at the age of 88. Garnet was the founder of Atwood Resources (formerly Atwood Pet Foods). He was a life member and Past President (1975-76) of the Lions Club of Atwood and a recipient of the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award and the Helen Keller Award. Garnet maintained a perfect attendance for over 50 years and was always apologetic when he had to miss a Lions Thursday night bingo for his annual trip to Nova Scotia. In his retirement, Garnet enjoyed wood working, playing music, curling, carpentry and spending time with his family and friends. Beloved husband of the late Doreen (King) Smith who predeceased him in 2016. Loving companion of Audrey Cardiff. Dear father of Diane Darroch (Allan Runhart), David (Cathy) Smith, Doug (Lorell) Smith, Darlene (Tom) Bowes. Special grandpa of 11 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Brother of Wava (Fred) Dubeau. Fondly remembered by Audrey’s children Colleen (Paul) Homann, Allan Cardiff (Claudia deceased), Janet (George) Miller, Catherine (Gordon) Fuller, Stewart (Alison) Cardiff, Robert (Allyson) Cardiff and their families and by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Tom and Famie (Boss) Smith, son-in-law Gordon Darroch, brothers Leonard (Erva) and Kenneth (Genesta), sisters Vera (Murdock) Beaton, Vilda (Bob) Morton and two sisters in infancy. Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories at the Elma Memorial Community Centre, 251 Main Street, Atwood on Sunday October 27, 2019 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. where the funeral service to celebrate Garnet’s life will be held on Monday October 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Brian Hymers officiating. Private family interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel. A Lion's Memorial Service will be held on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to: Canadian Cancer Society 536 Huron Street Stratford, ON N5A 9Z9 or London Health Sciences Foundation 747 Base Line Road E. London, ON N6C 9Z9 would be appreciated by the family and can be arranged by calling the funeral home or returning to the Current Funerals page and clicking on the Make a Donation link. Please forward your cheque directly to the charity of choice at the above address.

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