It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our brother, Charles James Smith, on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at the age of 63. He had been suffering with heart disease for many years and succumbed peacefully at home in Logan Lake. Fondly referred to as "Butch" his entire life, he was born at Victoria, BC on November 26, 1957.
Butch's love of the outdoors took him on many hunting and fishing trips. Foremost of all were the fishing trips taken aboard mom and dad's boat "Daruma", which they sailed out of Kitimat. Indeed he was the captain and chief navigator and was happiest when he was at the helm. He loved the fishing but also enjoyed time spent capturing the white Kermode bears in photographs and video.
Left to mourn Butch is his brother George (Joanne) Smith, his sister Shirley "Nan" (Bernard) Wesselingh and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by our parents Jim and Peg Smith.
At his request there will be no service. We would like to thank Dr. Frederick Kruger for the care he gave to both Dad and Butch over the years.
Memorial donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation at 729 Victoria St, Kamloops, BC V2C 2B5.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.firstmemorialkamloops.com