It is with much love and many tears and memories that the family of John Bruce Smith sadly announce his passing away on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in Revelstoke, BC. at the age of 52. Born in Scarborough Ontario, he was the son of Marlo Margaret Smith and late John David Smith.
John was a hard-working roofer for most of his life and enjoyed his profession. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his dogs (Matai, Tatao, Kaitoa) and cats (Baxter and MooMoo).
John was predeceased by his sister Wendy Bates of Oshawa, Ontario. He will be sorely missed by his mother, Marlo Smith of Morewood, Ontario; sisters, Debbie Courneyea of Morewood, Ontario, Barbara Smith (Sonny Trudel) of Udora, Ontario; nephew, Justin Bates (Cheryl) of Port Hope, Ontario, and nieces, Marli Bates of Fort St. John, BC, Riley and Mackenzie Allen of Udora, Ontario; great niece Blair Bates of Port Hope, Ontario and his long time, best friend and confidant Lavone Calay, of Revelstoke.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of B.C., #4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 9M9, in memory of John.
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Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.