In Memory of David Anthony Smith
David Anthony Smith, passed away peacefully at the Civic Hospital, on March 24th, 2022 surrounded by loved ones.
Son of the late Anthony Smith and Edith Amirault. He is survived by his wife, Kathleen Claire Smith, daughters, Natalie Smith (Colin Weatherdon) and Michelle Smith (Roch Henry), his grandchildren, David and Clara Henry, his step- grandson, Liam Weatherdon, his sisters, Ann Vincze (Al) and Marie Smith (Gerry Walsh), and brothers, George Smith (Diana Leitch) and Michael Smith. Dave will be missed by his family and many friends.
Dave had a successful career with the RCMP/CSIS. After retiring, he went on to become the Director of Security at the NAC.
Dave was kind, generous, strong and loved making people laugh. He enjoyed being active with a passion for biking and golfing. His greatest accomplishment was his family.
The family sends a special thank you to the Doctors and Nurses at the Civic Hospital for their kind, special care and support.
The family will receive relatives and friends at Heritage Funeral Complex, 1250 Trim Rd., Orléans, on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. A Celebration of David’s life will follow in the Heritage Chapel at 3 p.m.
The ceremony may be viewed live or on replay by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZoagzotgvk
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the Civic Hospital Foundation and Aphasia Centre of Ottawa.
Condolences may be shared online at: www.heritagefh.ca
I am so fortunate to have had the Smith family as a large part of my life for over 30 years. Dave, always a gentleman and a gentle man, was a loving husband and father and a loyal and trusted friend. Dave was always there if one needed him, quiet and calm, while supportive and able to think things through and take action. Thank you Dave for always including me in your family and for the many good times we all shared over the years. God bless
Dave was a great friend who was highly thought of bye everyone who knew him. He was a great husband, father, grandfather and one great guy… he was a louse golfer. He will be greatly missed
We remember DAVE as a great husband & father.
My heartfelt condolences to you Claire, Natalie, and Michelle and your families.
I worked many years with Claire and whenever I saw Dave, he was such a lovely man, and fun.
Rest In Peace, Dave.
RIP Dave. Wonderful friend. A very special place in my heart. You made this world a better place for all of us. Love and condolences to Claire, Natalie and Colin and step grandson, Michelle and Roc and Dave’s favorite little people, and the family.
Sincere condolences to Claire and family on Dave ‘s passing, He was a member of my GraduationClass
at Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School. He was always a welcomed addition to our Rock Around The Clock
reunions over the years sometimes biking down from Ottawa to Yarmouth.
He will be greatly missed by his friends in Yarmouth and beyond.
Rest In Peace, my dear friend.
To Claire and family, our sincere condolences. We have known Dave and Claire for many years and will remember Dave’s friendliness, his wonderful sense of humour and impressive cycling skills, among other things.
It was with profound sadness that I learned of the passing of my long time friend.
Dave and I were classmates at YCMHS and shortly after we found ourselves living in the same town in Northern Ontario, he with the RCMP and me in broadcasting.
We kept in touch sharing stories of our mutual love for long distance cycling and I cherish the memories of our times having lunch together when I was in Ottawa..
Dave was a great friend and will be deeply missed.
My sincere condolences to Claire and family on your loss.
Rest In Peace my friend.
Ann and family, my most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear brother Dave. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. 🙏🙏
My sincere condolences to you, Claire, Natalie and Michelle.
and your families for the lost of Dave. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all during this difficult period. God bless you.
Natalie and Michelle
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I thought the world of Dave, he was so kind along with Ed when Bill was not well, visiting golfing and of course lunch. The three of them grew up together since they were little guys. Bill passed away in July .
I know your mom is not well, We have shared a few lovely meals in the past, a wonderful couple.
My thoughts and prayers are with Claire and family at this sad time.
Thinking of you all during this very sad time. We were so fortunate to watch Dave walk Natalie down the isle only a few months ago. Dave was an incredibly proud husband and father. Our condolences to your family.
We came to Canada in 1949 and moved next door to the Smith family. My first memory of Dave was him telling me that I could not turn 5 if I did not have a birthday party.Thank you david for the extra year. when he cycled to Yarmouth he always stopped to visit my parents., and they always appreciated that. When I was fortunate to be home agt the same time he regaled us with stories of his time with the RCMP in Ottawa and, later, of meeting performing artists at the NAC.
I always wanted to have a big brother like David.
Condolences to all the family
I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. In all my dealings with Dave there were two constants , his smile and his calming demeanor.
We are so very sorry to learn of your lost . Our most sincere sympathy.
Sincere condolences to you and your family Claire. So sorry to learn of your loss.
I have fond personal memories of you both and share your sorrow.
I worked very closely with Dave for some years in OR and found him to be a gentleman and a dedicated, resourceful member of CSIS. Condolences to Claire and family.
I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to the Smith Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all during these difficult times. Sincerely.
So sorry to hear of the passing of a dear husband and father. My sincere condolence Claire, to you and your family. Such fond memories of your visits to Atlantic Region. God Bless.
Dear Natalie and family
Please accept the sympathy and condolences of me and my family in your time of loss.
Take care of yourselves and each other.
My deepest condoleances to the Smith family
Claire. So sorry to hear of Dave’s recent passing. Please accept my most sincere condolences.
Extending my sincerest condolences to Natalie and the rest of the Smith family.
Claire, it is with great sadness that I heard of Dave passing. He was one of the best and offered not only his wisdom but friendship without condition. He will be missed by many.
My condolences to the Smith family. I had the opportunity to work for Dave in the late 1980s in OR. He was a easy person to work for, always concerned for his employees. Appreciated his sense of humour and joie de vivre. RIP Dave.
Claire. It is with great sadness that I read about Dave’s passing. I will always remember his grin, it was infectious. He had a great life and we sure had some good times working together on many cases. Long chats in his office and also out in some of the work places we visited. My prayers are with you and your family. Greg Savicky, Renfrew
Our deepest sympathy to you Claire, Natalie and Michelle. Ken and I were so very fortunate to have Dave and Claire a great neighbours for several years. Our thoughts are with you in this most difficult time. Dave will be greatly missed.
To Dave Family
So sad to hear of Dave’s passing.
Went to Yarmouth High with Dave. It was always a please to see him
At the High School Reunion.
My Deepest Condolences to the Family
So sad to hear of Dave’s passing. We grew up together in milton. He was well thought of by all as a boy and as a man. There is another school reunion this summer and he will be on many peoples minds. Our condolences to his family. Rest in peace
Claire – We were saddened to learn of Dave’s passing. Sincerest condolences are offered to you and your family. The memories you and Dave created together must be numerous and varied. So, at this difficult time, enjoy your family and close friends – smile, laugh and cry together at those fond memories. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Warren & Nancy Sunstrum,
White Rock, BC
I had the pleasure to have had Dave as a supervisor for many years. He was a great person, a real gentleman. My condolences to all his family.
May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sunshine warm your face
May the rains fall upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the hollow of His hand
This week we lost an amazing family friend, We have known the Smith family for many enjoyable years. Whilst Claire and June worked during Winter break, Dave and I passed the time with Natalie and Michelle, together with Michael and Kristian skiing at Mont Tremblant as well as other local areas, we will never forget, Peace my brother and friend, you will always be in our thoughts.
To Claire, Natalie and Michelle, my sincere condolences. Dave was a real gentleman.
Dear Claire and family
My heart goes out to you. I worked alongside Dave in the Service, and he was always a gentle man and a gentleman. I loved the way he was always happy and anyone around him always smiled as well. He will be missed for sure
Our deepest condolences to all of the Smith’s and their extended family. We have known Dave & Claire for many years & also had the pleasure of being their next door neighbours for a few years! Dave was a wonderful man & they have a super family! We love you all. RIP Dave.
So sorry to hear of Dave,s passing. Remembering back to the days we were in Newfoundland living in barracks there. Dave was well liked by everyone there and his sense of humour often lightened the moment for all. My sincere sympathy to Clair and all his family.
To Dave’s family, please accept my sincere condolences. I am a troup member 22810 in 1962 at training and Dave was appreciated by all of us.Take care.
Dear Claire, Natalie, Michelle and family. I was deeply saddened to learn of Dave’s passing. Dave was the consummate gentleman and professional. I have such fond memories of my time together with Dave and Claire. We managed to have several golf games together. We had many laughs as his golf game was similar to mine…..not good. Claire and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Dear Claire, Natalie and Michelle,
We’re so very sorry to hear of Dave’s recent passing. Wishing you comfort, love and peace during this difficult time.
Please accept our most sincere condolences.
Linda and Guy Michaud
To Dave’s family
We are saddened to hear of Dave’s passing.
He was a true friend to everyone and one our dearest friends.
Please accept our deepest condolences.
Rest in peace old friend.
Gloria and Wayne
Claire and family:
Our hearts go out to you at this very sad time. Dave was a great guy and we were so very sorry to hear of his death. You have our deepest sympathies and our love and prayers are with you. Unfortunately we are unable to attend the service today in person but will join virtually. Lee
Claire, Natalie et Michelle
Mes plus sincères condoléances et sympathie en moment de deuil. Bon courage.