Allan Clifford Smith
1934 – 2021
It is with broken hearts we announce the passing of our father, brother and grandpa in his 88th year. He passed quietly with his family by his side.
Born and raised in Morpeth Ontario, Allan was the son of the late Stanley (Stub) and Irene (Makey) Smith.
Beloved husband of the love of his life, the late Mary Ellen (Hall) Smith. Loving father of LaVera (Thomas) of Toronto, Lillian (Greg) of Chatham and Carmen (Tawnya) of Ridgetown. Much loved Grandpa to Amber, Brennon and Carly.
Survived by his dear sister Rose Marie Smith of Morpeth and predeceased by his brothers Carmen and Donald Smith and by his sister Verda Holdaway.
Allan was a master story teller who enjoyed nothing better than sharing his stories with friends and family. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter. His love for the Toronto Blue Jays will always be remembered and he was often found cheering on his own family at the ball diamond. He never shied away from hard work and took pride in running his backhoe and trenching business. Foremost was his passion for family and he would never hesitate to offer a helping hand when asked.
We are smiling through our tears as we remember all the good and wonderful things Allan, Dad and Grandpa gave to all of us. We will miss his boyish smile and his amazing love for us all. It was Dad’s wish for our family to remember him privately at a graveside service in Morpeth Cemetery.
Our family wishes to extend our gratitude to the staff of the Village on the Ridge in Ridgetown and the staff of Medicine A, 4th floor at the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance for the kindness that you showed to Dad.
Friends wishing to remember Allan with a memorial donation are asked to consider the P.A.W.R. or the War Amps.