Alexander Smith

Alexander Smith

Sunday, April 24th, 1932 Thursday, September 26th, 2019

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Obituary for Alexander George Smith

It is with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Alexander G. Smith of Thunder Bay (formerly of Dorion) on September 26, 2019 at the age of 87 in St Joseph’s Hospice with his family by his side.

Alex was born April 24, 1932 and married the love of his life Doris in 1954 whom he shared 60 wonderful years. Alex was a remarkable husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and great great grandfather. He taught his family the value of a hard days work by leaving school at the age of 14, holding down two jobs and starting his own business (Smith’s RV Centre) by the age of 28, all while raising a family. After working so hard for many years, he retired at the age of 50 and with his wife Doris, spent the next 15 years travelling North America in their motorhome exploring from coast to coast. When not travelling, they enjoyed camping and fishing at Big Sturge with family and friends. Alex enjoyed the outdoors and working with his hands, especially wood working, he would spend many hours in his shops designing, perfecting and creating all types of cabinets and furniture. He definitely was a highly skilled craftsman. He also enjoyed passing on his many skills and knowledge to his family and was always there when needed. He was so proud of his family and was pleased to see his legacy carried on. Alex will be remembered by many for his pranks and great sense of humor.

Alex was predeceased by his mother Loretta Shepard, his father Alexander H. Smith, and his wife of 60 years, Doris Smith. Alex is survived by his children, Alexander (Sandy) and his wife Julie, Sherry Johnstone and husband Bill, Scott and his wife Mary, grandchildren, Kristine, Lindsay, Jeromy and Patrick, Jason and Brad, Dawn, Julia, Steven and Ashley, his 5 brothers Robert, Charles, James, Lester and Michael and numerous, great grandchildren, great- great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the nursing staff of TBRHSC 2C and St Joseph’s Hospice 4 north as well as Drs. Slivchak, Addisson, Tassone and Miller for their care and compassionate.

As per Alex’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be a family celebration of life at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre or St. Joseph’s Hospice.

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Our condolences to the families
Comment | Posted at 08:39pm via Condolence

Debra Harris

Sandy, Sherry, Scott and family...I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad, Alex. He was a wonderful man that always greeted me with the biggest smile, even bigger hugs, and always had a story or joke or two to tell. My sincere condolences to you all at this very difficult sad time. He will certainly be missed.
Debbie Harris
Comment | Posted at 02:15pm via Condolence

Wanda Tabor

Wanda Tabor

He will be dearly missed . Condolences to Scott, Sherry and families ❤️
Comment | Posted at 01:21pm via Condolence

mike gallagher

Dear Scott and family

Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of your Dad, Alex. It was such sad and shocking news.

Whilst I never had the opportunity to get to know Alex very well, I know how close the two of you have became.
Over the years we worked together his influence has been clear to see.  I will always remember your Dad popping into the store to see you, with a big smile and funny story. I still have the "tax shelter" wooden desk ordiment he gave me!

We know how difficult this must be for you and your family so we wanted to reach out and let you know that we are here if you need anything. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Kelly Gallagher


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Comment | Posted at 10:42am via Condolence

Michael and Carol Franklin

Sherry, Scott, Sandy & family...Michael and I send our hearfelt condolences on the passing of such a wonderful man...his sense of humor will always be remembered...may his beautiful soul rest in from Michael and Carol Franklin
Comment | Posted at 07:42pm via Condolence

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