David Franklin Smith
With appreciation of a life well lived, we grieve for the
passing of David Franklin Smith, loving husband of 71 years to Doreen
C. (Lemmon) Smith, which occurred on Tuesday, February 26, 2019,
peacefully at his residence.
David is survived by his three children: Barry D. (Fran)
Smith, Janice B. (Robert) Chanter and Mark G. (Darlene) Smith, six
grandchildren: Katherine J., Meaghan J., Jason A., Heather A., Andrew
T. and Rebecca H., 8 great grandchildren, brother-in-law Right
Reverend George (Lois) Lemmon, sister-in-law Elizabeth Smith, as well
as cousins, nephews and nieces.
David was predeceased by his grandson Ryan T. and brother
Beverley G. Smith.
After David’s graduation, he served briefly in the
RCAF. He later joined Northern Electric (now Northern Telecom) in
Saint John, retiring after 37 years. David was a member, and
played active roles in many organizations. He was past President of
the Telephone Pioneers of America Chapter 51, past President for two
terms of « Loyalist » Life Member Club, TPA, past
President of the Saint John Naturalist Club, past Treasurer of the NB
Federation of Naturalists and former NB representative on the Board of
Directors of the Canadian Nature Federation for three consecutive
terms and four years as secretary of the Board.
David had many hobbies and interests which included camping,
canoeing, as well as photography and he was an avid
« birder ». He was a man of faith, and his
family has a long association with St. Luke’s Anglican
Church going back to its inception in 1838. David was an
active member of the church. He served a term as Warden, also as
Vestry Member and for many years on the Audit Committee. He
shared his voice as a choir member for over 60 years, and over 40 as a
Sunday School Treasurer and Superintendent. David was
licensed as a Diocesan Lay-reader, for which he was honoured with
David’s family would like to express their love and
gratitude to Knoll Meahan, David’s homecare worker, whose
care and companionship will not be forgotten.
Resting at Brenan’s Funeral Home, 111
Paradise Row, Saint John (634-7424) where visitation
will take place on Wednesday, March 6 from 2-4 and 6-8 and Thursday,
March 7 from 11-12 at which time the Funeral Service will begin from
Brenan’s Chapel with interment to follow at Fernhill
For those who wish, remembrances may be made to St.
Luke’s Anglican Church
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de David Franklin Smith 19252019..