Ada Lorraine Street

October 20, 1944 to June 23, 2019


Passed away suddenly on June 23rd at St Clare’s Mercy Hospital; Ada Lorraine Street (Smith) of South River at the age of 74.

Ada was born to Victor and Maude Smith of South River on October 20th, 1944.  She grew up in South River and later moved to St. John’s where she raised her three children, Edward, Ruth and Rodney.

Ada was not one to be dazzled by glamour but rather loved the simple things in life.  She expected nothing but gave everything to anything she did.  She worked at the Benevolent Irish Society while raising three children on her own.   Ada worked very hard her entire life and took pride in what was most dear to her; her children and family.

Her love for life, for her children, her brothers and sister her grandchildren, her nieces, nephews and friends was relentless.  Ada held such a youthful spirit, so young at her 74 years.  She loved nothing more than to socialize; catching up with family and friends when she did.  She enjoy bingo nights, long walks and simply having fun.     It was such a set back to her to learn about her heart condition; but she accepted what was to follow.   She had surgery on May 1st, 2019.  She was up and about the same day; very determined to regain her health.   When asked how she was feeling, her response was ‘sore, but that’s all”.

Ada spoke constantly of her mother and father with love and pride; sharing memories of her childhood.  It seemed that each and every story she told was of nothing but the fun she had growing up.   That love for her parents is the same love that she gave to her children and entire family.

Ada was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Maude Smith; her son, Edward Street, her brother David (Dorothy) Smith; and her sister Ruth (John) Clarke.  She is survived by her brother Guy Smith (Dallas); Rhody Smith (Susan); her daughter Ruth Harris (Paul – deceased) and son, Rodney Street (Claudette).   Also left to mourn are four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and a large circle of family and friends.

It was Ada’s final wishes to decline a wake.   She asked to be laid to rest with her parents.  There will be a small ceremony at the graveside; Salmon Cove Anglican Cemetery Thursday, June 27th at 3:30PM.

The family would also like to say a thank you to the staff of the St Clare’s Mercy Hospital for the care and compassion given to our mother during her short illness.



3:30pm, Thursday June 27th

Anglican Cemetery, Salmon Cove


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So sorry to hear of Ada’s passing. She will be forever remembered for her compassion, warmness and kindness. My sincere condolences to the family.
Harry Mugford


Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother , Grandmother and Great- Grandmother. My Mom (Eliza Street (Hammond) spoke kindly of Ada. .Condolences to the family at this time.

Helena (Hammond) Churchill & Family

My sincere condolence on Cousin Ada’s passing… When I moved home from Ontario and finally met Ada, it was as if I knew her all along.. Her wit and warmness immediately reminded me of Dad.. Rest in peace Cousin till we meet again..

To Guy, Rhodie & Families
To Ruth and Rod & Families
So sorry and shocked to hear of Ada’s passing. . She was a very special cousin and I enjoyed our regular contact.. Thinking of you all and sending much love. Rest in peace Cousin Ada. . Hugs to all.

Rod, Claudette & family, I’m so very sorry for the loss of your mom. Thinking of you at this difficult time. Prayers to you and the family

Our deepest condolences to the family. Adam was one of the sweetest people you could meet. She will be deeply missed.

To Rhody, Guy &. families., our condolences on the passing of Ada,.
To Ada,s children we send our heart felt sympathy.
Although we never had the privilege of meeting you, we grew up with Ada in South River, and of course she and Eugene were cousins. We moved to the west coast of Newfoundland, and only saw Ada a few times in the last 40 years or so …….usually at a funeral or wedding.. you have written a beautiful tribute to your mother. She is now at rest, and you can remember her with love and memories in your heart. God Bless,
Glenda & Eugene Smith, Deer Lake.

Rod, Claudette and Family, I was so sadden to hear of your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.