Allan Smith

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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.

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Lavera, Lillian & Carmen, We were so sorry to hear of Allan's passing. He was such great guy, liked by everyone & what a story teller. I mentioned to some of you several years ago, you should be recording his stories as he knew most of Morpeth's history. Boy could he ever make you laugh with someone of those tales.!He will be greatly missed by so many, but especially your family. Remembering him & the legacy he has left is the best healing hand there is. You are in our thought & prayers.

My thoughts are with the family at this difficult time

We are sorry to hear of Allan’s passing. We have many memories of events with Allan. Repairing tile on our farm, Morpeth cemetery, Morpeth hockey team, shuffleboard league, coffee club and a couple trips to Niagara Falls. We enjoyed his stories and his jokes. We often remarked about his great memory for history around the Morpeth area. He will be missed. Our sympathy to all his family. Pete and Anje Rose.

Condolences to the family. We had a good visit with Allan at the Village a couple of weeks ago. He will be missed. Clayt Osborne

To Allen's family: We are so very sorry for the loss of Allen. He was quite the fellow, always friendly but ready to tease. He will be missed by everyone whose heart he touched. I personally remember Allen from at least 60 years ago when he helped coach the ladies softball team with my dad, ( Mac Shewburg). He was quiet but lots of fun. Enjoy the memories, they will help you through this very difficult time. Rick and Nancy Shabley

We were very saddened to hear of Allen's passing. You are right about his story-telling - he couldn't resist telling a few good ones about his cousin Harold whenever I would run into him. He will be missed for sure, but always remembered. Our hearts go out to you. Heather (& Jeff Brodie, Lyle & Brenda Garrett and Dorothy Smith)

Our sincere condolences to all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Tom & Sue MacDonald

Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family on Allan’s passing. He was indeed a kind and generous man. My two young sons and I were on the receiving end of Allan’s kindness when he didn’t hesitate for a moment to repair a frozen waterline leading into our house many years ago. Allan surely made this world a better place.

We would like to send you our sincere condolences. We hope that your amazing memories give you comfort when you need it most.

LaVera, Lillian, Carmen, Rose Marie, and families: Our sincere condolences on the passing of Allen (Smitty). Cherish the memories of the life you shared...he will be in your hearts forever.

To Allan's family - Please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Allan, our thoughts and prayers are with each of you at this very difficult time. It was always a pleasure to visit with Allan, we had many good discussions over the years and tried to let him know what was going on at the Church when he wasn't able to attend. May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days to come. Death is not the end, it is only the passing on from time into eternity for the children of God. Death is not extinguishing the light, it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.

To LaVera, Lillian, Carmen & their Families Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Dad and Grandpa. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time. Dayle & Donna Zehr

sorry to hear of Allens passing, he was a great person and everyone in Morpeth. RIP

Sorry to hear of Allen's passing. He will be greatly missed by your family. Ralph & Mary Lou Ford

My condolences to you all. Your parents are reunited and heaven ain't going to be the same.

Allan's family sorry for your loss. Al was one of the best backhoe operator in his day !

Sending my deepest condolences to Allan's family and close friends. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the village. What a lovely person, he was! He will be missed. Thinking of you all at this hard time.

Sending my deepest condolences to Allan's family and close friends. I had the pleasure of meeting him at the village. What a lovely person, he was! He will be missed. Thinking of you all at this hard time.

We could always find you at Yeck's and the ball diamond. We love the story of how you got Howie out of bed with the starter pistol. We are blessed with many laughs and grateful our paths crossed. We will cherish those memories. Deepest condolences to the whole family.

Rest in peace Great Uncle Allan. My condolences to the Smith families.

We will miss you Uncle Allan . Over the years we learned the history of Morpeth through the many, many stories. My best years was the years I travelled with you showing Shetland ponies all over Ontario and winning the top prizes at the CNE and most of all the Big Win at the Royal Winter Fair when Ovation took top prize in North America (So proud). You were a great companion to sit with at ball games and will be so missed. The past couple years were so hard with all your medical problems and isolation and the loss of your friend Peter. I was looking foreword to seeing you and Peter racing around town on your scooters but life decided this was not to happen. Heaven has gained a wonderful story teller and family man.

I send my deepest condolences to you all he was one amazing guy!!

Our condolences to the Smith family. Allan (Smitty) always had a story to tell us and always made us laugh. RIP Allan.

The greatest guy ever!Rest in peace Al. My sympathy to the Smith family. Always made me laugh,

so sorry to hear of Allans passing such a good man and fun to be around he will be missed by all who knew him rip Allan

To Al’s family, So sorry to read this. Al and my late husband Ted, shared many, many stories everyday, while they were in the hospital at the same time. Each day, Ted would look forward to Al, coming in in his wheel chair and they would laugh and reminisce. Wonderful memories. You, too, will have wonderful memories to cherish.

Al was a friend of all and stories he told were always the best . He loved people and people loved Al . He won’t be forgotten . My condolences to all family .

Al was a friend of all and stories he told were always the best . He loved people and people loved Al . He won’t be forgotten . My condolences to all family .

I would like to express my sincerest sympathy to the entire family. Al was a great story teller and a kind and generous soul. I never heard him ever say anything unkind about anyone. I also witnessed him reaching out and helping those in need around him. I will miss Allan and especially miss his infectious smile. So I will say goodbye for now to my dear friend and until we meet again.

So very sorry to hear of Al's passing. Bill and I have great memories of him and Mary Ellen both

Dear LaVera and family so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know he will be missed.

LaVera, Lillian, Carmen, Rosemarie you have our deepest condolences. We have such good memories and smiles when we think of Allan. RIP Allan. Allan was our best man when we got married.

Our love and condolences to you all. He will always be in our hearts a great man. Rip uncle

very sorry to read of Allan's passing.... he was a good guy who told interesting stories especially about his early years in Morpeth.... we will miss him at Yeck's... our sincere condolences.

We are all sorry to hear about Allan passing. He was a great neighbour and we all have many remembrances of our 20 years in Morpeth. Sympathies to all of the family Joe and Linda McKinl ay and family

Mr. Smith was one of my favorite patients . I took care of him upon many visits to the hospital then found out he was "Dad" to a good friend of mine . He was willing to go the extra mile to get home and was a very sweet man . Sending hugs and warm thoughts to his family .

Great Uncle Allan was a made who could tell a story and having you laughing, he was one of a kind and will be missed. My condolences to the kids and grandkids and aunt rose Marie, make sure you keep Tim on his toes up there in heaven Uncle Allan❤️

We love ya Al (Smitty) ,always lots of laughs and just fun to be around you.We will miss you. God bless you man.

Rosemarie we are so sorry to hear of Allen's passing. We had such good times on our trips to Niagara with Pat and Max and the rest of the gang. Sending hugs!!

To Al’s family, we are sorry for your loss.

Sorry to the family for the loss of Allan. May you find peace in the wonderful memories.

Always had great respect for Allan ! Allan did excellent work and took pride in his workmanship ! Very Sorry !!!