Alfred (Fred) James SMITH

Smith, Alfred (Fred) James

March 21, 1946 – March 28, 2006

Alfred (Fred) James Smith, at the age of 60, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, March 28, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Fred was born in Nanaimo on March 21, 1946 to Alfred John Smith and Thelma Smith (Phillips). He was preceded in death by his parents. Fred’s memory will be cherished by his loving and devoted wife of 36 years, Irene Smith (Paquette), his children Louise (Ron) Barnes (Smith) and Allan Smith, his grandchildren, Cameron and Austin Barnes, his sisters, Thelma (Gordon) Dudley (Smith), Gertrude Pozzi (Smith), Alfreda Kulai (Smith), and his brother Robert (Lynne) Smith. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

The tide recedes,

But leaves behind

Bright seashells on the sand.

The sun goes down,

But gentle warmth

Still lingers on the land,

The music stops, and yet it echoes on

In sweet refrains…

For every joy that passes

Something beautiful remains.

A celebration of Fred’s life will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 9, 2006 at The Moose Lodge, 1356 Cranberry Avenue, Chase River. For those wishing to make a donation in his memory, they may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society.

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