SMITH, Edward James
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Suddenly at his home on Sunday, November 25, 2012 in his 91st year. Beloved husband of Cora Margaret Smith for 65 years. Much loved father of Donna Lynn Marshall and grandfather of Vicki and Bruce (Jamie, Mel, Stacey, David, Brooke), Dan and Barb (Owen, Brynne), Chrissy and Mike (Makayla, Kennedy, Marshall, Kourtney). Cherished big brother of Margaret Robinson, Bernie, Paul and Chuck. Predeceased by brothers Frank, Michael, John and sister Maureen Cloutier. Eddie was born in Pakenham, Ontario, the son of Daniel and Margaret Smith. He enlisted in the army in September 1940. He spent five years of World War II in Italy, France, North Africa, Belgium, Germany and Poland. When he returned to Smiths Falls, he began working at the Canadian Pacific Railway. He later transferred to London with his wife Cora. He retired in 1982. For several years, he and Cora were regular contributors at craft shows throughout the London area. In his later years, Eddie looked after his beloved Cora. He enjoyed visits to the market and supplying his family with his homegrown vegetables. He was a wonderful man and is missed by all. A private family service will take place at a later date.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Nov. 29, 2012