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Gary Douglas Smith


Gary Douglas Smith

The death of Gary Douglas Smith, 75, of Springhill, occurred on Thursday September 6, 2018 at the Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre.  Born September 21, 1942, Gary was a son of the late Charles and Thelma (Wiseman) Smith.

Gary had been a snowplow operator, a welder, and a barber, as well as having contracted blueberry fields.  He was very mechanically inclined, having once built his own tractor which is used to this very day. He was a past member of the Royal Canadian Legion and enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.  Gary was a devoted and caring husband, father and grandfather.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Loretta (nee Holweg); son, Randy (Gwen Van Metre) Smith, Fort McMurray; daughter, Bonnie (Jack) Maddison, granddaughter, Krista Maddison both of Springhill;  brothers, Larry (Marie), of Kersley, BC, Harold "Hallie" and Burton both of Springhill; a sister, Audrey Spence, Amherst, as well as several nieces and nephews. 

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lindsay Jean Maddison; brothers, Cleve, Clyde, Ronald, Norman, George and Robert, and sisters, Carol, Gladys and Edith.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A. H. Brown Funeral Home, 5 McFarlane Street, Springhill, NS (902 597 2361) where visiting hours will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral at 3 pm.  Rev. Wayne McCarther officiating. Burial will take place in the Rodney Cemetery.  

Donations may be made in Gary's memory to the Heart And Stroke Foundation or a charity of the donor's choice.

Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Gary's online memorial at or through the A.H. Brown Funeral Home Facebook Page.

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Service Date
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Service Time
3 pm
Service Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS

Visitation Time
1-3 pm
Visitation Location
A H Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, NS

Burial Date
Burial Location
Rodney Cemetery

Requested Charity
Heart & Stroke Foundation; Donor's Choice