Winchester Press – obit – Bert Smith

Bert Smith

Bert Smith (Bertyl) passed away suddenly andpeacefully surrounded by his family at Pontiac Community Hospitalin Shawville, Que., on Thurs., June 21, 2007. He was 78.
He was the beloved husband of Iris Hodgins for 55 years. He waspredeceased by his parents Vera Hayes and Hillis Smith, and asister Lois. He was a beloved brother to Anna; and brother-in-lawto Norma Stewart and Carman (Carol) Hodgins. He was a loving fatherto Jo-Anne, Jill (Les Orr), and Stacey (Wayne Robinson). He wasthe wonderful and cherished “Popa” to Kimberly (CarlHavekes), Trina (Ryan Mace), Cory, Andrea, Karla, Jordan, Brittany,and Johnathan and great-grandfather to Brianna. He was the special”chum” to “Buddie,” and the treasured uncleto many nieces and nephews.
Friends called at the Ringrose Brothers Funeral Home in Campbell’sBay, Que. on June 24 and June 25 in the afternoon until the timeof the funeral service at 2 pm in the funeral home. The pallbearerswere Stacey Robinson, Kimberly Havekes, Trina Telford, AndreaHobbs, Dan Brown, and Cory Hobbs.
Special thanks to Dr. Bormanis of the Parkdale Clinic, and Dr.Benfey, nurses and staff of Pontiac Community Hospital for Bert’scare.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Pontiac Community Hospital,palliative care services or the Canadian Cancer Society wouldbe greatly appreciated.