Arthur “Dave” Smith

May 18, 2020

Obituary

It is with broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle Arthur “Dave” Smith on May 18th, 2020 at the age of 82 years.

Predeceased by parents Arthur and Susanna Smith, brothers Harvey, Gordon, and Arnold Smith.

Left with cherished memories: wife Eileen (O’Brien); sons David (Elizabeth) and Geoff; grandchildren, Andrew and Isabelle whom he adored with all his heart; sister Nina Todd; and sister-in-law Sheila Ivany. Special niece Kim Todd (Dave Finn), special nephew Steve Todd (Darlene) and many other nieces nephews and cousins.

Dave was a quiet, kind, caring man who loved his family dearly, especially his grandchildren who were his pride and joy.  He worked at CN Railway at various jobs and finally as a budget supervisor.  He was a world traveler, from a Safari in Africa, walking the Great Wall of China, viewing the Pyramids in Egypt, to visiting the Holy Lands; it would be easier to list the places he hasn’t been to than the places he has!  He loved watching curling, hockey (he was a regular over the years at AHL games) and baseball with his sons, and especially walking around Bowring Park with his wife Eileen and his grand puppy Finniguin, enjoying the nature and friends they met along the way.

Special thanks to the paramedics from Eastern Health, staff at the Emergency Department at HSC, his Physiotherapist Rebecca Long, and his family Doctors Paul Jackman and Stephen Walker who gave him excellent care over his lifetime.

Due to COVID-19 there will be no visitation. Funeral burial service will take place at 11am on Friday May 22,2020 at Carnell’s Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to St.Mary the Virgin Church, Craigmillar Avenue.

 

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Dave and family,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time

Dave and Family,
You’re in our thoughts at this difficult time. Sending heartfelt condolences.

Dave and Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Deepest Condolences. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers as you navigate this difficult time. Take Care

Rick and Ali Abbott.

Deepest sympathy to Eileen, David , Geoff and families..
I remember the wonderful times, when our boys played hockey together.. you are all in my thoughts and prayers
Marilyn Pike

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deepest condolences Dave, Geoff, and Mrs. Smith. I remember Dave Sr well from many days spent at your house in childhood. A true gentleman as many have commented. My best wishes to you all at this difficult time.

Mrs. Smith and family. Condolences on the passing of Dave. I had the privilege of knowing and working under Dave at CN. He was gentleman , speaking for myself , he treated me as a person. Keep your memories in your hearts.

I am so sorry for your loss Nina, Steven and KIm. It ia with a heavy heart that we all feel at this time. I remember him when I was there in 1965. I am so sorry.

Sorry to learn of Davids passing.
We offer sincere condolences to the family.
Although I had not seen David for several years I remember the summer visits to Port Elizabeth and to the family home on Smith Avenue during the late fifties and early sixties while I was attending vocational school and working in town.

Sincerest condolences for your loss Dave, Jeff, Mrs. Smith and family. Your father was a kind and good man.
Wish I could be there,
Toby

Eileen and family.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Sincere condolences. Thinking of you

I am so sorry for your loss Geoff. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Take care during this difficult time. It was a beautiful ceremony.

So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing . Sincere condolences to Eileen, David and Geoff and all members of your family . You are in my thoughts and prayers . God Bless all of you .

Dave and family, I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

My sincere condolences to Mrs. Smith and Family at this difficult time. Mr. Smith was such a lovely gentleman who always talked proudly about his family.

Geoff:

Sorry to hear about the passing of your Dad. Lauren and my prayers and condolences and with you and your family in this sad time..

Eileen David , Geoff
So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing , our thought and prayers are with you at the difficult time.

We wish to send our most sincere condolences at this difficult time. He was such a gentle and lovely person.

Our thoughts are with you,
Dennis and Jill

My deepest sympathies at this difficult time. Aunt Eileen, Geoff and David so sorry for for your loss. I have many good memories of Dave.

Eileen,David,Geoffrey & Family .
So Sad & Sorry to hear of Dave’s Passing .
Our thoughts & prayers are with you at this most difficult time..
RIP 🙏

Eileen, Dave and Geoff,
So sorry to hear of Dave ‘s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Eileen, Dave and Geoff,

We are so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Our thoughts are with you all during this time.

Eileen
Sincere sympathy to you and family. Cherish all your precious memories.. Pauline Murrin

Dave and family,
So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Dave and family,
Thinking of you in this time of loss.

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing

RIP

Dave – such sad news to hear you’ve lost your dad, there are no words to ease your pain, but know your work family is thinking of you and sending love and condolences to you and your family.

Dave, Geoff and Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Remember all the treasured memories that you have with him. Thinking of you.

Dave and Geoff
Sorry to hear of your fathers passing.. From what I have read, he lived a very happy and full life. Something to be very thankful for. I’m sure he will be missed.. Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.

Dave and family,
Thinking of you guys at the most difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss! I get the feeling Dave you are a lot like you Dad. Cherish the memories ! HUGS

Dave & Family
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. From reading his obituary it seems that he had a very exciting life and spent quality time with his family. Cherish those memories.

Eileen and family
So very sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

God Bless Trudy

Our condolences to you all on the passing. Of a. Kind , caring & gentle man. It was a privilege to have known him.. He was a gentleman in every sense of the word.. Dave died quietly, just as he lived his whole life.. RIP our friend. God Bless all of you.. See you when this pandemic is over.

Eileen and family
I’m so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Sheila

Geoff – Sorry to hear the news of your Dad’s passing. My thoughts are with you and your family at this especially difficult time.

Dave, so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lynn

Eileen, David & Geoff:
Our Sincerest Condolences on the passing of your beloved husband, father, grandfather Dave. I have fond memories of having worked in various CN divisions with him and always enjoyed a chat whenever we met on the walking trails.
Sincerely,
Anne & Keith Peddle

Dave. Our deepest sadness on the loss of your dad. Condolences to you and your family at this difficult time.

Geoff & family,
So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Glen

Eileen & Family:
Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. Sincerest sympathy.
Joan & Bob Smith

Eileen, I am so very sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories. My condolences to you and your family. Sandra Nightingale.

Eileen and david and fanily and Geoff
Very saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. He was a very gentle man and you have wonderful memories of your travels together . Sincere condolences Eileen thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
Connie and Bruce king

Dave, Elizabeth and Smith Family.
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time.
Gerald & Phyllis Ryan

Eileen,David and Geoff, Saddened to hear of Dave:s passing.Sending hugs,talk soon.

So sorry to hear of Dave’s passing…
a wonderful human being…
I was privileged to be his family Dr over these last 20 years;I looked forward to stories of his many trips!
I am touched to be remembered in his obituary.
May God bless the family during this difficult time

Aunt Eileen , Dave and Geoff. I am so sorry to her about Uncle Dave’s passing . Please know that I am thinking about you all and send lots of warm hugs to you all and I know that is especially hard during this time. Keep your loving memories of him close to your heart. If there is anything that I can possibly do please let me know

Sincere condolences to Eileen and family on the loss of Dave. I will always remember him as a kind a gentle man who was also my cousin and godfather. And was nice enough to take me skating when I was young. Rest In Peace kind man