A LA DOUCE MÉMOIRE DE Frank W. Smith
Frank W. Smith passed away peacefully March 11, 2023 , age 105, after enjoying a wonderful life. Born in 1918, Frank was a Montreal resident for over a 100 years.
Born just as WWI was concluding, Frank’s life spanned the Spanish Flu pandemic, the Great Depression, WWII, the computer revolution, and the Covid pandemic.
Frank was a proud Canadian and a WWII veteran. His service in the Canadian Army was followed by a career at Canadian National Railways in Montreal. He was an honest Christian and took on the responsibility of Clerk of Session at Montreal West Presbyterian church for many years, earning the honour of Elder-emeritus.
He is predeceased by his loving wife Dr. Allana Reid Smith, his brothers Ernest and Anthony and his sister Vera. He was a loving and generous family man; father, to Caroline (Gregory Koculym) and Allan (Karen). Grandfather to Alex Koculym (Marta), Allana Robinson (Scott), Katie Forbes (Tyson), Larissa McLay (Jason), Bruce Smith (Sarah) and Robert Koculym. Great Grandfather to Logan, Owen, Reid, Maria, Elgin, Sam and Calder.
Frank lived in NDG for 50 years from which he engaged in his favourite hobby, walking, which he did all over the city for decades, right up to his 100th birthday.
Frank lived his last few years at Perley Health, Ottawa, where he received great care, respect and friendship from wonderful staff members and fellow residents.
A Memorial Service will be held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 1220 Old Tenth Line Road, Orleans, ON on Saturday March 25, 2023 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Frank to the Perley Health Foundation or to Montreal West Presbyterian Church.
So Sorry for your loss Your dad was a great man and loved a good life
It was a privilege to know you dad and take care of him ..He was a gentleman always and had a great sense of humour
Take care Anne
I am very sorry to here of the passing of your Father. Although I never met him personally, I felt I new him somewhat from the conversations we shared on our way to and from a golf game. What a full life with so many milestones for you to remember. You and your family are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
We are thankful to have had the opportunity to know Frank and his family. Frank was a man of impeccable character and a role model for all. Our heart felt condolences to his family and friends.
Sincerely, Stanley and Muriel Reid and family,
Grandpa was always ready with a song and a story. Wrestling and cuddling with his grandkids in equal measure. Sharing his wisdom as we grew older. He was an inspiration and example of a life well lived. He will be sorely missed. May he rest in the arms of the Lord in heaven.
Our sincere condolences at your time of loss. What a wonderful life and legacy your dad/grandfather lived. May your fond memories be a comfort.
As difficult as it is at this time, may you all find comfort in your memories of a gentleman with a great sense of humour and a heart as big as the outdoors. You are in our thoughts today. Hugs from the McLays