Smith, Edward B.
Passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at his home in Smiths Falls on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at the age of 72. Beloved husband and best friend for more than 47 years of the late Helen (nee Lockwood). Loving and devoted father of Kevin (Caroline) Smith, Kimberly (Kevin) Reid and Karen (Adan) Ramirez. Cherished grandfather of Ashley, Connor, Owen, Kristen, Cameron, Marisa and Ethan. Ed is also predeceased by his parents James and Catherine Smith (nee Copley). Growing up in Nova Scotia, Ed decided to move to Quebec and joined the Douglas Hospital Training Program, where he met his beloved Helen in the same field. On September 7, 1968 Ed and Helen were married and following long and dedicated careers, Ed and Helen retired in 2003 and went looking for small town living and retired and settled in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Ed will be sadly missed by his family and friends in Quebec and his local friends in the Smiths Falls community. Friends may pay their respects at the Blair & Son Funeral Home, Smiths Falls on Friday, May 19, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Francis de Sales Church, Smiths Falls on Saturday at 11 a.m. Private interment will take place at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, where Ed will be reunited with his beloved Helen. In lieu of flowers, family are requesting memorial donations to MAB-MACKAY Foundation, which is a school that Ed's cherished grandson Owen attends for special needs children.