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Dale Smith

Dale Adrian David Smith

Tuesday, November 26th, 1946 - Friday, August 21st, 2020
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Smith, Dale Adrian David

Passed away peacefully, with his family gathered around him, at Toronto Western Hospital on Friday, August 21, 2020 at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Issaaf Hawamdeh. Loving father of Lara Shantz (Jim), Todd Smith (Shane Lopes), and Adam Smith (Diana). Proud GranDad of Kiria, Kogan, MacKeely, Taydon, Max, Marlee, and the late Jadia. Son of the late Joyce (nee Wells) and Jerry Smith. Dear brother of Jerry (Ann), DeeDee (Kit), Dwight, Matt (Jean), Suzy (Mark), brother-in-law of Barb, and the late Larry (Donna), Wayne, and Rusty. Dear son-in-law of Fayzah Shammout, and brother-in-law of Nojoud, Nassir, and Mohammed Hawamdeh.

Dale was born in Waterloo on November 26, 1946 as the fourth of nine children. He had an interesting and varied life spending his childhood in Waterloo, teaching in Sudbury, with his family on a farm outside of Wellesley, living in Calgary, Barrie, and finally in Toronto with a cherished view of Lake Ontario. He recently returned from a grand adventure with his best friend and soulmate, Issaaf, spending time with family overseas and touring many parts of the world together.

Relatives and friends of Dale and family are invited to attend the graveside burial service to be held at Marymount Catholic Cemetery in Guelph on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. Please note that the service is outside and physical distancing will be mandatory. Those unable to attend may view the service via the following livestream link: https://www.henrywalser.com/live-streaming. This recording will also be available for 30 days following the service.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, or the St. Michaels' Cathedral in Toronto would be appreciated.
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    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 | 1:30pm
    Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 1:30pm
    Marymount Cemetery
    5400 Hwy 6
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Rubben Goraya

Posted at 01:47pm
My deepest sympathy Lara and Jim. Someone so special like him can never be forgotten. I still remember how happy he was to host us that evening in Toronto! Seems like yesterday! He was very proud of your accomplishments Lara, and shared a very special bond with you. I’m praying for you and hoping you’ll find some comfort.

Erin (niece) & Family

Posted at 06:40pm
The service was beautiful and I am grateful I could watch, even if virtually. I see family I haven't seen in too long and and that was fantastic especially surrounded by Dale's spirit. Much love to the Smith family!

Todd Smith Posted at 08:20am

Thank you so much, Erin :)) Glad you could tune in. Todd


Posted at 02:47pm
Beautiful service. Thank you Lara, Todd, Adam and Issaaf for allowing all of us to join in and share this moment. It was good to see you all. And Adam, the tux suits the eloquence of your words. with love, dwight

Kelly Garant

Posted at 01:10pm
To Issaaf and the rest of Dale's family, my thoughts are with you. I met Dale through Issaaf, who I have worked with for 10+ years, and it brought me joy seeing how happy they were together. Dale had the biggest heart and was so considerate, even bringing gifts for my children to our annual work Christmas party! My deepest sympathies to everyone.

Kelly Garant

Jerry & Ann Smith

Posted at 10:38am
In memory of our brother and friend Dale Smith
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