It is with deep sorrow the family announces the passing of Russell Kingsford Smith (aka Russ, Dad, Papa)
Russ will be deeply missed by his wife, high school sweetheart and best friend Donna of 64 years, his cherished daughters Paula and Lori (Scott) and three beautiful grandchildren Brittney, Makena and Kenady.
Beloved son of Gordon and Janet Smith (both predeceased). Brother to Gordon- Pepper (Beatrice predeceased), Paddy (Karen) and Chucker predeceased (Patricia), Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
Russ will be remembered for his infectious smile that would light up a room, his speeches on life & education, words of wisdom and his immense love for his family. Russ never missed watching a Toronto Blue Jays or Montreal Canadians game his entire life. He grew up playing hockey and baseball with his older brothers at an early age and continued playing for many years in the Valley East Men's Slo Pitch league. In addition, he devoted his time coaching countless children in the Valley East Hockey and Baseball Associations and was inducted into the Valley East Sports Hall of Fame. An accomplishment he held very dear to his heart.
We would like to thank the medical staff at the Sudbury Cancer Centre and JP Mrochek for your kindness and guidance through this difficult journey.
Funeral service in the Lougheed Funeral Home, Hanmer/Capreol Chapel, 4605 Michelle Drive, Hanmer at 2pm Monday, October 23rd, 2023. Friends may gather after 12pm Monday. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maison McCulloch Hospice.
Provided by: Lougheed Funeral Homes