October 27, 1941- November 6, 2023
William Edward Smith of Huron park passed away peacefully November 6th, 2023, at Huron Hospice Bender House.
Father of Debra (Trent) Ward, Michael (Pauline) Smith and Joe (Darlene) Smith. Stepfather to Linda Barker, Kenneth (Sheila) Barker. Grandfather to Grant (Cathy)Ward, Patti Jo Locke, Trevor (Katie) Ward, Shaelyn (Jaymz) VanHerten, Lisa Hergott (Gary), Scott Smith, James Smith, Jessica Smith, Joshua Barker, Matthew Barker, Nicole Barker, Mac Barker, Lorie/Tim Stack, Gill/ Caitlin.
Great Grandfather to Lily, Austin, Lynsey, Lacey, Kailyn, Sophia, Brianna, Darius, Cody, Alexis, Talan, Emmett, Oven, Maverick, Charlize, Colton, Blair, Lyla, Athena, Wyatt, Shikera, Steven, Hunter, and Gilbert. Predeceased by partner Shirley Barker (2021) and son-in-law AJ Barker (2020), Brother of Ruth Ann Partridge (Don), Jim Smith (Elaine). Remembered by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Bill started school up the 16th at Elma Public School, Listowel Secondary School in Listowel and attended teachers College in Stratford. Bill started his career in 1961 at the CIBC Bank in Midland, in 1964 Bill moved to Aylmer to work for Beaver Lumber. His passion for building would lead him to work in the Listowel and then Brunner where he managed Jayco Trailers and Maple Leaf Truck Caps. Finishing his career at Northlander in Exeter. He loved the on the road repairs he did for Northlander around Southwestern Ontario.
In 1969 he moved to the family farm on the 16th just down the road from his parents and gave his kids the gift of a wonderful childhood of farm life with grandparents and happy memories. Bill’s favorite pastime was at the arena refereeing hockey or the Diamond Umpiring baseball. Bill loved watching his children and grandchildren love sports as much as he did.
As with Bill’s wishes cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be held Sunday November 26th from 1 PM to 4PM at Monkton Arena Community Centre. With words of remembrance and service at 2PM.
Donations to Elma Minor Ball, or Central Perth Minor Hockey Association would be appreciated by the family. Thank you to Cassie and the staff at Huron Hospice, the Staff at St. Elizabeth, and to Dr. Gravis for your care and support.
Online condolences may be left at www.brennemanfuneralhome.ca. Arrangements entrusted to the Brenneman Funeral Home.