James Carlson Smith
Born In: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Born: November 8th, 1927
Passed in: Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Passed on: March 20th, 2016
SMITH, James Carlson, 88 died peacefully on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Veterans Place, Yarmouth, NS. Born in Dartmouth, NS November 8, 1927, Jim grew up in Chester, NS with his parents, Carl Bradford and Mary Winnifred (Carlson) Smith. Jim joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1947, served in the Korean War on the HMCS Huron. After retiring from the Armed Forces as a Captain in Winnipeg, he graduated from University of Manitoba with a B.A. and Teaching Certificate. He taught for 9 years at Acadia Junior High in Winnipeg. Jim retired to his beloved Nova Scotia to live in Shelburne. As one of the founding members of the Shelburne Genealogical Society, he served on the Board of Directors and was Editor of the Society Newsletter. He was a Board Member of the Shelburne Historical Society, the Federation of Nova Scotia Heritage and the South Shore Tourism Association. He researched and edited the Shelburne County Veterans Volume III – The Korean War. Jim loved to travel and camped with his family throughout Canada, the US and Europe and travelled to all 7 continents with Eleanor. Fly fishing on the Roseway and Clyde River and golfing at River Hills were favourite pastimes. He was an avid reader of poetry and history books. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Eleanor (Robertson) and their 3 children, Roxanne (Terry) Carter, Gregory (Candy) Smith and Andrea (Terry) Kewin as well as eight grandchildren: Alexandra Carter, Ainsley (Carter) Grabill; Scott and Graham Smith; Jenna (Kewin) Yehia, Marley, Tamara and Breanne Kewin and his great granddaughter Clara. Special thanks to Dr. E. O’Sullivan and nurse, Ruth Waters, outstanding caregivers Sheila Williams, Cheri Hallett and Judy Herbert in Shelburne and the wonderful, loving staff and volunteers at Veterans Place. The family would like to also thank Lawrence Bruce for all his help and support over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be made to the Trinity United Church, Shelburne, NS, The Shelburne County Genealogical Society or the Tri County Victorian Order of Nurses for Shelburne County. Online condolences may be made to: firstname.lastname@example.org or you may sign the guestbook at www.huskilson.net. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Trinity United Church, Shelburne, Rev. Joanne McFadden officiating on Saturday March 26, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Church Hall.