Wellwood SMITH

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SMITH, Wellwood Stanley
It is with deep sadness that Wellwood's family announces his passing on January 3, 2013. Born in Ulverston, England on July 25, 1921 and brought up and educated in his native Ireland, Wellwood volunteered for duties with the Royal Navy during World War II and served in North Africa, Italy, England and the Pacific. He immigrated to Canada in 1954 with his wife, Joan, and young family and served with the Royal Canadian Navy in Halifax, Hamilton, Victoria, Cornwallis and Ottawa until his retirement from military service in 1972. Predeceased by his parents, Henry Stanley Smith and Molly (Wellwood) of Northern Ireland, his devoted and loving wife, Joan (Ross), and brothers Irvine (Nell) and Gerry (Vera) of Northern Ireland. Father of Robin (Carlyne), Valerie Otterman, deceased (Robert), David, deceased (Janet, also deceased), Peter (Debra), and Derek (Ingrid). Grandfather of Stephanie Heins (Paul), Shannon Hendrycks (Edward), Andrew Otterman (Michele), Michael, Gillian Zubizarreta (Aryam), Megan (Ben Halsall), Ryan, Kyle, Rebecca Gravel (Albert) and Maia Durocher (Tom). Great grandfather of Victoria, Katelyn, Christopher, Sydney, Mason, Aurora, Liam and Annabelle. Wellwood will be missed by his special friend Patricia Maloney of Renfrew. Wellwood's family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff and residents of Island View Retirement Suites in Arnprior where he lived happily for the past five and a half years. At Wellwood's request there will be no visitation. A service of celebration of Wellwood's life will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148, 30 Raglan Street South, Renfrew at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013 with reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honour Wellwood may do so through their preferred charity. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Anderson Funeral Home, Renfrew, Ontario. www.andersonfuneralhome.ca
Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Jan. 19, 2013
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