Douglas William Harry Smith died peacefully at home in St. John’s, NL with his close family by his side. Predeceased by brother Bob Smith, parents Bert and Helen (Eaton) Smith, other Smith and Eaton relatives, extended family members, and dear friends. Leaving with fond and loving memories are Doug’s wife, Rebecca Roome; son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy Smith and Cyra Belbin; sister, Jan Smith; uncle Alistair Eaton; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Hamlyn and Sue Roome (Peter Fontaine); brothers-in-law Graham Roome (Sue Emberley) and Peter Roome (Judy); nieces and nephews Hayley, Alex (Diandra Buttazzoni), and Lauren (Pat Tweddell) Smith; David (Jess Campbell), Becky (Marcus Beaubier), Robin, Colin, and Stuart Fontaine; Brian (Marissa) and Megan Roome; Matthew and Pascale Roome; great-nephews Lucas and Quinn Fontaine; great-niece Sarah Roome, and other relatives and treasured friends.
Thank you to caring family and friends, to Dr. A. Drover, Dr. J. Siddiqui, Dr. C. McIsaac, Dr. B. Doulton, Community Health Nurse Ian Lilly, the pharmacy team at Shoppers Drug Mart Churchill Square, and to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, technicians, and other health care professionals at the Cancer Centre, Palliative Care Program, and elsewhere.
Visitation at Carnell’s Funeral Home, 329 Freshwater Road, on Wednesday, September 6th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. There will be a family celebration of Doug’s life at a later date. No flowers by request. The family would appreciate donations in Doug’s memory to Stella’s Circle (stellascircle.ca) or to a charity of your choice.
The final words go to Doug, as was so often the case.
“I have no words to express my love for Rebecca who, miraculously, put up with me for all these years, and for our wonderful son and daughter-in-law, Jeremy and Cyra. You all made my life a joy.
I have been extraordinarily lucky in knowing so many marvelous people. Many are a part of my relatively large extended family. Others became family, friends, and colleagues, and such an integral part of life that I cannot imagine what it would have been like without you. I will not try to name you all, there are simply too many of you and your generosity has been boundless.
It’s been a grand ride, occasionally bumpy and sometimes perilous, but always interesting and usually fun. And that’s because of those who let me into their lives and who became part of mine.”
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