Clayton Arthur Smith
Smith, Clayton Arthur, 72, Valley, passed away Sunday, October 28, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Truro, he was a son of the late Charles and Helen (Carter) Smith. Clayton was an Insurance Underwriter for the past 45-years retiring in December of 2004. He was very active in his community with the Valley Recreation Association. Clayton was an avid Toronto Maple Leafs fan and had a great passion for gardening. Clayton was an amazing husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. All will dearly miss him.
He is survived by his wife of 49-years, the former Katherine “Kathy” Macdonald; sons, Charles of Ottawa, Tony of Upper Stewiacke, Scott (Paula) of Vancouver; grandchildren Autumn, Keigan, Christopher; brother Leslie (Sharon) of Truro; brother-in-laws John MacDonald (Cheryl), Dan MacDonald (Melanie), Mike Tibbetts (Anne), Raymond Stevens; sister-in-laws Jean Tingley (David), Loretta Nickerson (Loran), Fran MacDonald, Theresa MacDonald, June Jenkins (Dean), Laura MacDonald; numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Clayton was predeceased by brother-in-laws Leonard MacDonald, Lee MacDonald, Bernie MacDonald; sister-in-laws Karen Stevens, Sandra Tibbetts.
There will be no funeral service by Clayton’s request. A Celebration of Clayton’s Life will take place on Thursday Nov. 1st from 2-4 pm in the Mattatall~Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Family flowers only. Donations in Clayton’s memory may be made to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro. A special thank you to the Palliative Care Unit of Colchester Regional Hospital, Truro, Medical Day Staff, Dr. Robert Graham, Dr. Darrell J. White and to Lisa Wilson for your kind care and support given to Clayton. Private messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Clayton’s obituary on-line and selecting “Send A Condolence” at: www.mattatallvarnerfh.com