Michael James Smith of Lower Coverdale, NB passed away
unexpectedly at his residence on Monday, August 8, 2022 at the age of
71. Born in Moncton, NB he grew up in nearby Lower Coverdale, the son
of Kathleen Smith and the late James Smith.
Warm, friendly and with a great enthusiasm for life, Michael
touched many people with his outgoing personality, and he cared deeply
for his family and wide circle of friends.
After leaving the Department of Transportation where he
worked for several years, he became a full-time cattle farmer and
woodsman and was a hard worker.
A born entertainer, Michael loved to make people laugh with
his funny stories, always the life of the party. Big-hearted and kind,
he was known for his generous nature, always eager to help others. He
also loved to sing and play his guitar, had written several songs and
was an excellent dancer.
Michael was an outstanding horseman, and he passed his great
love of horses on to his niece, Carla. He cattle penned in years past
(Southern New Brunswick Cattle Penning Club), was enormously proud of
his 1999 all-around winning buckle (with team members Paul Reynolds
(decd) and Larry Matchett [decd]), and was usually in the money with
any number of gymkhana sports, and woodsmen’s
He was a member of the Lower Coverdale Baptist
He is survived by his two sons, Adam (Jamie) of Lower
Coverdale, and Aaron (Kendra) of Saskatoon, SK; grandchildren Brettly,
Mackenzie, Myla and Jaslynn; his mother, Kathleen Smith, brothers
David, Paul and Lloyd, sisters Linda and Tanya, several nieces and
nephews, and his partner of 21 years, Linda.
A graveside service for family and friends will be held at
the Wilmot Cemetery, Lower Coverdale at 12 Noon, Thursday, August
11th, with reception to follow at 12:30 at
Tuttle Brothers & Riverview Funeral Home, 214 Pine Glen Rd.,
Riverview, NB, (506) 857-9544
The family would appreciate donations to the Lower Coverdale
Baptist Church in Michael’s memory.
Online condolences may be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Michael James Smith 1950 2022..
Death notice for the town of: Riverview, Province: Nouveau-Brunswick