Photo de Garwin Pickburn SMITH
Fiche créée le : 2005-11-16
Garwin Pickburn SMITH
Père : Harold SMITH
Mère : Lilla Belle WELCH
Décès le : 2005-11-16
Parution : 2005-11-17
Conjoint(e) : Louise Campbell McNeil
Paru dans : Fair Haven Funeral Home, Moncton, NB

Garwin Pickburn Smith April 27, 1921 - November 16, 2005 Funeral arrangements by Lindsay's Windsor Funeral Home * SMITH……Garwin Pickburn, age 84, of Windsor, died on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, at the Hants Community Hospital, Windsor, surrounded by his family. Garwin was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, on April 27, 1921. He was the only son of the late Harold Smith who was born in Nottingham, England and Lilla Belle (Welch) Smith who was born in Port Greville, Cumberland Co. He was educated in Windsor and graduated from Kings College School. He was active in sports and was captain of the school hockey team during his graduating year. Much to his mother’s dismay, Garwin took a day off from school, traveling to Halifax to enlist in the Canadian Forces in May 1941, along with other members of his class. After the war, he attended Acadia University in Wolfville, graduating with a Masters of Science degree. Garwin worked with the Geological and Hydrographic Survey of Canada. After returning to Windsor, he owned and operated Singer’s Tobacco Shop & Pool Hall on Gerrish Street. In 1964, he attended Dalhousie University, receiving his Bachelor of Education degree. He taught Industrial Arts at Windsor Regional High School until his retirement in 1983. In his retirement, Garwin enjoyed travels with his family and life long friends, Raymond & Katie Smith to various locations in North America, as well as China, Russia, Europe and Jamaica. He liked nothing better than fishing and hunting with his good friends Colin Purdy, Charlie Knowles, Donald Whynot, Bruce Wiseman and Stan Dauphinee, all of whom have been faithful and loyal companions, especially during his illness over the past months, for which the family is sincerely grateful. During his retirement years, Garwin put much time and effort into caring for a life-long friend, the late Carl Bruhm; as well as daily visits to his friend, Raymond Smith, until Garwin’s progressing illness made it no longer possible. Garwin was a member and past president of both the Windsor Gyro Club and Hants County Branch #009, Royal Canadian Legion, Windsor. Garwin took great delight in performing daily tasks and errands for his daughter Cathryn and family, taking care of the family dog, “Rink”, and making mail runs to the office and chatting with the “office girls”. Garwin is survived by his daughter, Dr. Cathryn L. Smith, her husband, Dr. Howard Wightman and their children, Adam Smith Wightman, Rebecca and Charlotte Wightman, all of Windsor. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews, including special nephew, William (Bill) McNeil, Saulsbrook Farm, Windsor; and niece Beverly Harvey, Newport. Besides his parents, Garwin was predeceased by his wife of 38 years, the former Louise Campbell McNeil in 1988; he also suffered the great loss of his elder daughter Susan Louise Smith in 1971 at the age 20, from Hodgkins’ Lymphoma, while she was attending Acadia University, Wolfville. Visitation 2-4 and 7-9 p.m Friday, in Lindsay’s Windsor Funeral Home, 194 King Street, Windsor, where Hants County Branch #009, will hold a Legion service at 7 p.m. Friday, followed by visitation. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2005, in the Windsor United Baptist Church, King Street, with Rev. Jeffrey White and Rev. Jin Woo Kim officiating. Interment in the Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. Donations in memory of Garwin, may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

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