SMITH, David Frederick (Smitty)
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It is with great sadness the family announces the passing of Dave. Peacefully after a brief battle with cancer, Sunday, April 1, 2012 at the age of eighty. Beloved husband of 58 years to Mary Catherine (nee Evans), loving father of David Charles Smith (Sheila) and Deborah Catherine Boileau (Pierre). Proud grandfather of Philippe, Taylor and Rebecca. He was the beloved son of the late David Charles Smith and Lilian (nee Spencer). He proudly served his country in the Royal Canadian Navy. He was a member of the Civil Service Lodge No. 148, A.F. and A.M. for 25 years as a Freemason, as well as in the Tunis Temple Shrine. The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff of the Ottawa General Hospital and the Élisabeth Bruyère Palliative Care Unit. Friends and family may pay their respects at the Beechwood National Memorial Centre, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa, on Friday, April 20 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 21 from 12 p.m. A Masonic Memorial Service for the very worshipful brother David Smith will be held the same day at 1 p.m. in the Sacred Space of the Beechwood National Memorial Centre. Brethren to assemble thirty minutes prior. The interment will follow in the National Military Cemetery at Beechwood Cemetery, the National Cemetery of Canada.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 18, 2012