Gordon E. Smith passed into glory Nov. 14, 2021, at the age of 96 years and 7 months.
Predeceased by beloved wife Doris Daisy Smith, his wife of 64 years (Sept 2010). Survived by his loving wife Audrey Collens-Smith. Loving father to his children, Ross (Sharon), Murray, and Cheryl, stepdaughters, Wendy (Bruce), Sandy (Chester), and Patti (Rick). Cherished grandfather to his 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Gord will be sadly missed by his sisters Eileen, Ellamae and Vera (Doug). Predeceased by brother Albert (Miriam) and sister Margaret (Mack).
Born March 19,1925 and raised in Humber Bay, Etobicoke, ON. Raised on a farm, he left school in grade six to work on the farm. He did complete his grade 12 at night school. Gordon proudly served his country during WW11 joining the Canadian Airborne Paratroopers serving overseas in England, India, and Burma. After the war he joined the Etobicoke Fire Department and after serving 35 years retired and moved to Bala, ON. He was an active long-time member of Long Branch Baptist church Etobicoke and served Glenwood Chapel in Glen Orchard, as head of their building committee and as a deacon. Gordon remained active at Calvary Baptist in Gravenhurst the last few years. He was a life member at the Bala Legion 424 and later joined Gravenhurst Legion 302.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be arranged at a later date.
Memorial contributions to The Royal Canadian Legion, Gravenhurst or Bala, greatly appreciated.