Dear Pat and Family,
I was having my occasional look at the Sault Star, when I noticed your Dad's photo - just like my memories of him in the mid to late 1960's! My deepest sympathy to you, your Mom, Garr and Wendy. You were fortunate to have him in your life for 60+ years. But it is never easy to lose a parent... no matter what the age. May you cherish your memories!
Joan, I express my heartfelt condolences to you and your Family on the passing of Al. I had spoken to Wendy not long ago about her Father. I wish you all well
Joan...I extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Dear Pat and the Smith clan,
While I only had the pleasure of meeting your Dad just once a few summers ago at "Camp Waka Waka Smith," you spoke of him so often over the years, and shared some wonderful stories. Please know that you are not alone in remembering a wonderful person that obviously meant so much to so many.
~Your friend and former colleague, Lynn Jackson~
Joan , I would like to express my sincerest condolences to you and your family. Bev reminded me of Al doing his magic trick with Phyllis in front of the ESL students at school. I'm sure these sort of memories will help to carry you through this difficult time. Al certainly earned a spot in our hearts.
Phyllis and Lawrie
I am saddened by the loss of a very long time family friend. My thoughts are with Joan Pat, Garr, Wendy and families.
Joan "Mrs. Smith", I think of you often & was saddened to hear of the passing of your "Smitty". May your memories carry you through the difficult days ahead. Sending love & prayers to you & your family. xo
So sorry to hear of your father's passing. He sounded like an amazing man, who gave so much of himself to his country, community, and most especially, family. Thinking of you and yours at this time.
Dear Joan and all the family:
We were so sorry to hear the news.I regret I will be leaving for London in the morning.I feel I have known you and Al forever, beginning with my dad's Kiwanis days and continuing with Tom's.He will be missed by all who knew him over his many years of dedicated service.I will be thinking of you and will be in touch.
Dear Pat and the Smith family,
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and sympathies are with you at this time.
From Becky, Chris and Hannah Arajs
Joan and Family: I am so saddened by the passing of a great man and one of my greatest mentors. He always had a smile on his face when I entered the room and provided much needed guidance to me in my Kiwanis "career". Both you and I were blessed to have such a man in our lives. Jack Falkins
Dear Joan and family - our deepest sympathies to all of you. We share your loss as we remember the Al we knew - the consumate businessman; the wonderful and caring friend with an amazing sense of humour; the husband, father and grandfather so proud of his family and their accomplishments; Mr. Kiwanis as we thought of him and the fun he had with his green convertible riding in many parades; "Magic Al" entertaining children and adults alike with his tricks and slight of hand. Al was one of the first friends Lloyd made when he moved to the Sault and that friendship remains especially valued all these 40 years later. Please know that our thoughts are with all the family and friends who will celebrate the life of a very special man. Wish we could be there in person but family committments prevent us from making the trip. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Colleen Pearse and Lloyd Honey
Our deepest sympathy to you Joan and your family on the loss of Al. He was a great friend and co-worker and will be sadly missed by all of us.
Lorna and Charlie Cliffe
Mrs. Smith, Garr & Family: My Prayer are with you as you celebrate the life of a wonderful man.
Our condolences to our friends Wendy and Jeff
From your tailgating friends Candace and Paul Linklater
To have even ONE person,(who is not related,by blood or marriage),shed tears of heartfelt sorrow,it is said,"you've lived a blessed life of friendships"!
Al's passing ,undoubtedly has many,many friends,who have opened a flood gate of tears,while reflecting on when , and how we've known him.Al embraced me as a fellow Kiwanian 43 years ago.His guidance ,and counsel was always truly welcomed.
Al gave readily and enthusiastically,his time and knowledge,to his fellow Kiwanians.He was ,in our eyes,the historian,the purveyor of Kiwanis protocol,our very conscience,keeping us focused on the objects of Kiwanis.
To Joan,and family...accept our sincere condolences.....and thank you so much,for sharing his life with us ,over so many years.
Russ, and Kitty Hilderley
Dear Pat - my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your beloved dad. You spoke of your parents often and I know how much he will be missed by all of you. I hope that the thoughts and prayers of friends being sent your way today will provide some measure of comfort in this difficult time. Take care of yourself and the family you love so dearly. I will be thinking of you throughout the week and beyond. Hope to hear from you once you've had time to mourn this loss.