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Gary Robert Smith

August 5, 1961 - August 28, 2021

On August 28, 2021, at the age of 60, Gary Robert Smith passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospice London with family by his side. Gary leaves behind his beloved wife and best friend of 37 years, Marion, and their cherished children, Terrah and Nathan. He will be greatly missed by his mother, Ruth; his siblings, Ralph (Marianne), Murray (Maureen), Richard (Laura), David (Anne-Marie), and Dianne; Marion’s family; his extended family and many friends. He is predeceased by his father, Ken Smith.

A special thank you to Dr. David MacDonald, Dr. Megyesi, the 7th-floor staff at University Hospital, and St. Joseph’s Hospice London.

A public visitation will take place on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus – Stoneridge Inn & Conference Center, 6675 Burtwistle Lane, London. A private memorial and celebration of life service will follow in the Rose Chapel from 12:30 1:30 p.m., followed by a luncheon. Due to Covid-19 regulations, registration is required to attend the memorial service and luncheon. Please email to register.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gary’s memory may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation or St. Joseph’s Hospice London. To leave an online condolence or to make a donation, please click the links to the left of the obituary.

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Susan M. Smith pledged to donate to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. May the Lord be with you as you share wonderful memories Always remembered , Love, Cousin Sue

~ Susan M. Smith

Lucas Wilkie pledged to donate to St. Joseph's Hospice. In honour of Gary Robert Smith. Thank you for everything, you made our childhoods very special.

~ Lucas Wilkie

Doug Smith pledged to donate to St. Joseph's Hospice. Forever in our thoughts ❤️

~ Doug Smith

My heart is saddened by the loss of this man. Gary really was one of the kindest gentlest people that I had the pleasure of spending time/years with. Gary will be sorely missed by family and all who knew him. The pain is over for Gary now. RIP Gary

~ Dave Ellis

Pledged to donate to Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada

~ Denis and Pauline Roussy

Dear Marion & Family, Holding you close at heart in thought and prayer, and asking the Lord to bring comfort, peace and strength. Gary was a wonderful guy & Will be dearly missed. "Now the Lord of peace Himself give you peace." 2 Thessalonians 3:16 Love Wendy, Sue & Spencer

~ Wendy

Nathan, Our deepest condolences, and support to you and your family during such a difficult time.

~ Lauren Sandhu

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure! Always Loved, Never Forgotten, Forever Missed! Until we meet again; RIP Gary ❤ All our Love Debbie, Pete, & Michael

~ Debbie Maola

Thank you for being such an amazing brother in law. Until we meet again. Love the Dinel family xx

~ Tammy McKibbin

I thank God for the time we had with you. Love you Brother thoughts prayers go out to your Family

~ Wayne Archer

(Donated to St. Joseph's Hospice)

~ Janice Smith

Marion,Terrah and Nathan , so sorry to hear about Gary’s passing. I remember him since grade school then reconnected when he started with W/H Smith Construction. He was so happy when you built your new home in London. I knew he was struggling with the sand point in the back yard, but had no idea his situation was as bad as it was. I will truly miss our visits when he would call. Thinking of you all at this very sad time. Dan and Char Elliott

~ Dan Elliott

Thinking of my dear friend Nathan and his entire family throughout this grieving time.

~ Eric Doerr

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Gary Annie Bokkers and Family

~ Annie Bokkers

In memory of my cousin Gary, a pleasure to work with, hunt with and be around at any time.

~ David Smith

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Gary Annie Bokkers and Family

~ Annie Bokkers

Terrah - Thinking of you and your family

~ Krystle de Graaf

Gary was a very bright light and our hearts go out to you.

~ Carlie Flynn

Terrah and family: Sincere condolences from the lawyers and staff of Cohen Highley LLP

~ Cohen Highley LLP

Our heartfelt condolences. We'll remember Gary's infectious laugh. Al & Mona Taylor

~ Mona Taylor

Marion, Terrah, Nathan - Our sincere condolences to you all.

~ Joanne and Dave Tilley

Always a smile , many good times and great memories shared. You will be remembered always buddy.

~ John Hardick

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