Calvin Ted Smith

July 15, 1946 to May 21, 2018


Passed away suddenly on Monday, May 21, 2018 at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Calvin Ted Smith aged 71 years, formerly of Jacques Fontaine, NL. Predeceased by his parents Ted and Elsie Smith; brother, Freeman Smith; also his loving partner Robert Gill. Left with fond memories his brother Phil and his chosen sister Grace. Those who filled Calvin’s life with happy times, nephews, nieces and special friends Jenny and Allan Slater, John and Doris Harris. His special furry friend, Darcy the cat. Also many other friends and cousins. Cremation has taken place at his request. A service to celebrate his life will take at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Logy Bay Road on Friday May 25th, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. No flowers by request. Donations in Calvin’s memory may be made to the SPCA, St. Mark’s Anglican Church or to a Charity of One’s Choice. To send a message of condolence, please visit



11:00am, Friday May 25th

St. Mark's Anglican Church
203 Logy Bay Rd, St. John's


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Our family had recently met Cal as he was in the room with our father at St. Clare’s. We rested easy at night knowing Cal was taking care and looking out for Dad. He would make sure to buzz the nurses if Dad needed help. He was great company to Dad and they had good conversation. When we went there in the morning Cal would let us know how Dad’s night was. Cal said our family was part of his support system, however, in our eyes he was ours. We are very saddened by Cal’s passing. Prayers to his family and friends. Rest in Peace Cal.

Good teachers teach. Great teachers inspire. And, you sir, were nothing less than great.
From meeting you when I started school at 4 to the time I left at 17, you inspired my love of reading and learning and a never ending quest for knowledge. , And I thank you for everything you did for me and my classmates/friends. You were indeed the very best of the best. You will be missed immeasurably.
RIP Mr. Smith (Cal) – it is well deserved.

A great teacher who made high school a better place for so many people. RIP Mr. Smith ( Cal ) .

I was fortunate enough to accompany Mr Smith and a group of students on a student exchange trip to Saskatchewan as a chaperone. During the week we were gone it was amazing to see him connect to those students and see how much he genuinely cared about them.
He was a dedicated teacher and a good man who will be fondly remembered.
Lloyd and I would like to pass our sincere condolences to family and friends.

Condolences to the family of mr. calvin smith with fond memories of a wonderful man an outstanding teacher to my brothers and sisters and my children.if you ever needed a friendly face or a kind word all you had to do was talk to calvin you were always guarenteed to have both…rest in peace my friend . you will always be remembered for your kindness…

In sympathy and celebration of someone who made the world a brighter and better place. May you rest in peace, dear friend
Bill and Louise Green

So sad to hear of this news, my wife and I send our sincere condolences to Cal’s family and friends at this time . Rest in peace my friend.

My prayers and thoughts are with the family. I did not know Cal but Robert was my cousins. Take Care Myra Hounsell

Dearest Cal, Rest in Peace. Your friendship meant so much to our family. I will miss you dearly
Shirley Hemmens

Our deepest condolences to Calvin’s family on his passing. We knew Cal many years ago. He was a sweet caring man and a dear friend. So sorry for your loss. RIP Cal.
Paula and Ken Penney.

So so sad and shocked to hear of Calvin’s passing! My dearest sympathy is extended to his family and friends! Calvin was my principal when I started my teaching career in Bay L’Argent back in the late seventies! I have fond memories of my time teaching and learning from a master teacher! We had just very recently reconnected via facebook and was excited to be catching up on lost time! Godspeed Calvin! Bet you are already singing with the choir of angels!

My condolences the the Smith family on the passing of a wonderful man and a great teacher. I will always keep fond memories of our chats together over the years.

My sincere condolences to Mr. Smith’s family and friends. I was very sad to hear the news of his passing. I have wonderful and fond memories of him at St. Hilda’s and Jacques Fontaine High School. As a teacher, he was encouraging, helpful and challenged us to do our best. He made English class so much fun with his approach to listening to music, drama or just reading a book and making the characters come alive. His care and kindness went beyond the classroom. I am grateful to the kindness he showed me and my family. He has left a wonderful legacy.

Another sheep of our St. Mark’s Saturday Family has left us. Cal was always there for a joke, laugh and smile. We will miss him for sure but Cal is reunited with Bob, the love of his life. I hope that God himself will grant you both your one wish, I pray with all my heart that a higher power than those here will give you both united blessing. 🙏🏽

So sad. Cal was so much fun and had a way to make you laugh. You will be missed. RIP

My condolences to Calvin’s Family. I knew him during the late1960’s at MUN and enjoyed his presence. Brian Hamilton, Fredericton, New Brunswick.

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Mr. Smith’s passing. He was such a fabulous teacher who genuinely cared about all of his students. Although I hadn’t seen him in many years, we did reconnect through social media a number of years ago and it seems his caring ways and involvement in the community certainly didn’t end when he retired from teaching. RIP Mr. Smith. My sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.

So sad thoughts and prayers with you and your Family

Gonna miss you buddy, but we’ll see you again for sure. I’ll bring the beer, you bring the Vienna Sausages!

I am so shocked and sad to hear of Mr. Smith’s passing. He was a wonderful man and a tremendous teacher both inside and outside the classroom. Not only was he an amazing writer, he was also kind, devoted and funny. He had a special way of connecting with his students. I was lucky enough to experience all of that over and over again as we travelled around the Burin Peninsula and around the province for public speaking competitions and Drama Festivals when I was a student at Jacques Fontaine. He had a big impact on my life. He gave me the tools I needed to pursue my current career path. I will never forget him and he will always have a special place in my heart. Sincere condolences to Mr. Smith’s family and friends…Sherry Banfield

Condolences to the Smith Family. May he rest in peace.He will be united with his soulmate Robert once again.
Cal took me under his wing when I joined the singing Legioniers and we remained close friends over the years. I will truly miss him.
I am currently out of the province on vacation my thoughts and prayersare with the family at this time.
RIP my friend and God Bless.

Deeply saddened. Rest peacefully my friend. xo

My condolence to the Smith family, on the passing off Calvin was a well know person he left a mark in so many peoples lives .He was a great friend and person . RIP Calvin Smith

so very saddened to hear of your passing, Mr. Smith you were one of the memorable teachers I’ve had, when we did the play “go ask Alice” for drama you made sure we all had a blast, it was an honour to know such a wonderful person, may you rest in peace Sir and many prayers to your family xo

I was so saddened when I heard of Mr. Smith’s passing. He was a wonderful teacher and mentor. He had such an impact on my life during my school days. He was always there to listen when I needed to talk. He will be greatly missed. RIP Mr. Smith. My thought and prayers are with the Smith family at this difficult time. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless!

Sorry to hear of calvin’s passing he was a great teacher and friend who made a difference to so many peoples lives
Rip my friend

Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends, was a great teacher! RIP Mr. Smith, you will always be a part of my high school memories

So sorry to hear this sad news. ..Mr. Smith you will missed dearly.. . You were one of the best teachers I ever had. …I will carry my memories of you forever.. RIP.

So sad and sorry to hear of Calvin’s passing today….he was a teaching colleague of Clyde’s for many years and I’m sure Clyde has more than a few stories and memories. of those years in Jacques Fontaine School. He also taught all three of our girls. Sincere sympathy to the Smith family and all those others who knew and loved and admired him. Rest peacefully, Calvin!

On behalf of myself & Larry I would like to extend deepest condolences to family & friends,My husband Larry will miss him dearly as he always had a story to tell.

Although decades have passed since we sat in Mr. Smith’s classes, that feeling we had when he greeted us back then has not faded from our collective memories, whether it was in his classroom, in the halls, or on drama festival trips. The warm and comforting environment Mr. Smith created for us remains forever glowing in our hearts in extremely valuable ways. Students tend to hold on to the best memories of our childhood and Mr. Smith was most certainly a big part of our best memories. RIP, Sir.

Thoughts and prayers to the family. He was a great teacher and was a pleasure knowing him!

Sending deepest Sympathy to the Smith family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

My heart broke when I heard the news of your passing you have touch so many lives over the years including mine .you are truly a angel .

So sad to hear of Calvin’s passing. We met Calvin when we started camping at the RV Park, A very nice person. He will be missed .

I am so sad to hear of Cal’s passing. I had the privilege of working with him at Jacques Fontaine All Grade School. It was truly a pleasure to know him and to work with him. He loved the students. Rest in peace, Cal.

Very sorry to hear of Calvin’s passing .I’ll miss a good friend .Both Cal and Bob were very good to me good neighbors . I’ll miss them

So sorry to hear of Calvin’s passing. Rip

Calvin was a great man ,deepest sympathy to his family and friends and to all who knew him.

I was surprised to hear of Calvin’s passing. Calvin was one of my high school teachers, and while I had not seen him in many many years, we had re-connected through social media. Calvin is one of the teachers who has often come to mind over the years when I have been in various meetings or speaking events. He will be remembered fondly!

So shocked /sad to hear of Mr. smiths passing. He was a great teacher/friend, a very kind man. He was one of my favorites from high school. RIP dear man, fly high with the angels.

What a shock to learn of Calvin’s sudden passing. We were in touch on occasion thru Facebook mostly during our anniversary in December as Calvin was our Best Man when we married. I hope someone gives your furry friend Darcy a good home. You will be missed and never forgotten by your cousin and family. May you RIP dear cousin.