David Smith

Obituary of David William Smith

SMITH, David William August 28th, 1957 - January 03rd, 2022 It is with heavy hearts that our family has to announce the loss of David William Smith, on the evening of January 03rd 2022,while under care in the ICU of the Ottawa Queensway Carleton Hospital. After a brief but extremely hard fought battle against Stage 4 Cancer, David passed away peacefully in his 64th year surrounded by the love of his family. David loved his family and community. He very much enjoyed hockey and was a die-hard Toronto Maple Leafs fan! He was one you could always count on for a good laugh with his quirky sense of humour or sage words of advice. David was also a yearly member of the Smiths Falls Cruise Night Car Club. He could often be found alongside his loving Soulmate Laura Reeves at one of the many car shows and cruises in the Eastern Ontario area showing their prized 1963 Volkswagen Beetle “Bee 63”. David and Laura could also be found enjoying their time together at one of the many music and/or art festivals that our region has to offer. David had a great passion for music, especially the blues. Another one of David’s passions was his love for photography. He very much enjoyed what nature and the life surrounding him had to offer. He had a very special eye when it came to the other end of a camera lens. David spent his early years living and working at CFB Uplands, Ottawa South and later at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. David was predeceased by his mother Joan Smith(Crooks) 1995, his father Jack Smith 2015 and his sister Sharon Sabourin 2006. David will be deeply missed by his devoted Soulmate Laura Reeves and family. As well as their 3 four-legged companions: Tucker, Chico and Sadie. David will also be deeply missed by his daughter Kasandra Smith , Johnny Foster and his grandchildren, Dawson and Isla. His sister Seana Mayhew-Smith, Brad Poirier and his Godchildren/Niece and Nephew Emily and Kyle Mayhew-Smith.(Jasper, ON). David will also be missed by his many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by his cousin and best friend Dale Poirier and his wife Jeannie. (Brantford, ON) As well as his Aunt Jean Poirier-Lacroix and family. (Brantford, ON/Kelowna, BC) and his aunt Shirley Johnson(Leamington, ON). David will also be greatly missed by his many lifelong friends from Uplands Air-Base and will be especially missed by Richard Heaslip, Brad Porter, Tom Walters, Bill Woodroffe, Steve Leblanc, Gord Anderson, Ron Lacelle as well as Dan and Ron Villeneuve. A huge thanks to all of you for all of your kindness, friendship and compassion that you had shown David over these past 6 months. David’s family wishes to give special thanks and gratitude to all doctors and staff at the Kingston General Hospital Cancer Centre and especially to his Oncologist Dr. Andrea Fung. We'd also like to thank all of the doctors and nurses who cared for David while at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospitals. A huge thank you to the doctors and staff at the Ottawa Queensway Carleton Hospital ICU department for their wonderful and compassionate care for our beloved David. Special thanks also goes out to the Wheels of Hope and their volunteer drivers for providing transportation for David. A celebration of David’s life will be held later this year followed by a private internment with family. For those who wish to make a donation in David’s memory may do so to the Kingston General Hospitals Cancer Clinic of Eastern Ontario. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lannin Funeral Home. Online condolences available at www.lannin.ca “GO LEAFS GO!”