SMITH, Robert E.
Cornwall, Ont./Port Morien, N.S.
We, the family are saddened to announce the death of our dear father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Robert Smith, at the Cornwall Care for Hospice after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Born July 30, 1927, in Port Morien, Robert was the oldest son of the late Stanley and Christine (MacPherson) Smith.
He is survived by daughter Phyllis (Michael) Van de Camp; grandchildren, Jennifer ( Josh), Jeffrey ( Jen); and great-granddaughter Shelby, Long Sault, Ont.; and daughter Cathy (Marc) Vallee, Maxville, Ont.
Also surviving are brother Gordon (Lois) Smith, Sydney; sisters, Elizabeth ( late Kenneth) Andrews, Joyce (late Joe) Peach, both of Port Morien, Helen (Ted) Peach, Kingston, N.S.; sister-inlaw, Shirley ( late Ivan) Smith; many nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by wife Doris (Blanchard, 2006), son Michael (1992), sister and brother-in-law Mary and Leslie Peach, brother and sister-in-law Ewen and Jean Smith, and brother Ivan.
Robert was a member of the armed servies, a Korean War veteran serving in Korea for 18 months (MIA, POW). Following dischagre from the services, Robert worked on the St. Lawrence Seaway construction and then for Canada Post in Cornwall until his retirement.
Cremation has taken place with visitation on Friday, July 24, at Wilson Funeral Home, Cornwall. Private committal on Saturday at Notre Dame Cemetery, Cornwall.
Rest in peace, Robert.