Smith- William Arthur “Art” of Chateau Gardens Home in Aylmer and formerly of St. Thomas and Belmont, passed away on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Victoria Hospital in London in his 87th year. Beloved husband of 61 years of the late Katherine “June” (Spragge) Smith. Loved father of Steven Smith (Frances) of St. Thomas, Marlene Purdon (John) of Thorndale, Nancy Ralph (Glenn) of London and Susan Lee (Brian) of Kitchener. Sadly missed by 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grandson Adam Willison. Art was born October 28, 1926 in Usborne Twp., the son of the late William Edward and Harriet Ann (Kirk) Smith and was also predeceased by his sister Alice Noyes. He worked for the Ministry of Transportation, with the department of highways and maintenance.
Resting at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas where funeral service will be held Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery, London on Thursday at 3:15p.m. Visitation at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. Donations may be made to the St. Thomas Blood Services. (Red Cross).