Passed peacefully away at home with his family by his side.
Greg is predeceased by his father Ronald Smyth (2015) and good friend Jed Long (2015).
Leaving to mourn his soul mate and love of his life, Tamara Tilley, his loving mother Barbara Smyth, Siblings, Rob (Helen), Arlene (Glenn), Gord (Pam), Matthew (Tracey) and special Uncle Drew. Also leaving to mourn his mother and father in law; Hettie And Don Tilley, sister in law Stephanie (Shawn) and brother in law Robin. Nieces and nephews; Meghan, Amanda, Sarah, Marlee, Nathan, Joshua, Jake, Jason, Shannon, Heather, Jacob and Stephen.
Throughout his life, Greg made more than friendships. He forged lasting relationships that would extend beyond his hockey career. His toughness, sense of humor and big heart were unparalleled. He was one to have your back and fiercely loyal to everyone he met.
Greg had the respect and admiration of his team mates and opponents and those he coached and those he mentored. He won the heart of every child he met and they all loved him as much as he loved them. Greg loved life, his family and his friends. His light heartedness could often be seen in his carefully chosen attire. Never one to sugar coat anything by telling it like it was.
Bird Dogs legacy will live on through the countless stories, words of wisdom and famous one liners.
Special thanks to the staff at Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Center, nurses on 4 North A, Health Science Center, Palliative Care Team, Community Health and the outpouring of love and support from family and friends near and far.
Visitation will take place at Carnell’s Funeral Home on 329 Freshwater Road, Wednesday, February 21,
2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., and Thursday February 22, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Donations in Greg’s memory can be made to: Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter or The Children’s Wish Foundation, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter.
Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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