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Winston S. Smith

Winston S. Smith

Winston S. Smith of Saint John, N.B. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Dec.10th following a sudden cardiac arrest at home. Born in PEI in 1942, he was son of the late Wilfred & Myrtle Smith. He was the husband of Lynn (MacIsaac) Smith for 51 years & father of Kimberly (Michael) Campbell, Halifax; Jeffrey (Amanda), Moncton; Gregory (Lesley-Jane), Bermuda. An outstanding basketball player& long-distance runner, he received scholarships from the YMCA to pursue university studies. He was a graduate of Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown; Sir George Williams University, Montreal and UNB Fredericton where he obtained his Masters in Education. He began his teaching career in Saint John in 1966 progressing from teacher, guidance counsellor, Vice Principal and then Principal of Simonds Junior High, retiring in 1998. He was also an instructor at UNBSJ for several years and a former member of the Provincial Parole Board. In recent years, Win enjoyed working for Avis and was a former executive member of the SJ Adanac Club. Win is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren Benjamin (Michaella), Petawawa; Meghan, Moncton & Mackenzie Campbell, Halifax; sisters Marion (Don) Williams, Halifax; Dolly (Everett) Adams, Elmsdale & Bonita (Gerard) Doucette, Scarborough. He was predeceased by his brothers Al and George, and sisters Florence, Alice and Arilda. Also mourning his passing are his MacIsaac in-laws who he loved dearly, his wide circle of friends and the many students whose lives he touched. As per Winston’s wishes, rather than a funeral service, a celebration of his life will be held on Friday, Dec.15th at Royal Kennebecasis Yacht Club from 4-7 p.m. Friends & colleagues are invited to pay respects to family and share their favourite “Win” stories, a man who brought joy to so many lives. Dress is casual and colour is encouraged. A eulogy from the family will be delivered around 6 p.m. Fundy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to the Saint John Theater Company, YMCA of Greater Saint John or charity of the donor’s choice at www.canadahelps.org.



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