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April 5, 2022

Christopher William “Smitty” Smith of Tiverton died suddenly, Tuesday, April 5, 2022, in his 56th year. Beloved and cherished husband of Cathy (Kate) Smith, and cherished son of Didi Labonte (Steve Leturneau) and Geoffrey Smith. Loving father of Caitlyn (Rob) Wittman of Walkerton, Carly (Mark) McLelland of Hagersville, and special fur baby, Biffle. Proud papa of granddaughters, Rozlyn and Harleigh. Fondly remembered by his sister, Sue (Brad) Fitzsimmons; brother, Ken (Sandi) Smith; sisters-in-law, Lori (Wayne) Shelton, Sheryl (Jeff) Elliott, Sharon (Mike) Moore; and in-laws, Barry and Liz Schmidt; as well as several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by stepfather, Roland Labonte; and niece, Taylor Fitzsimmons. Smitty will be truly missed by his family, life-long friends, and co-workers. His infectious personality and kindness followed him wherever he went. He added a special touch to any event or party he attended. His positive and easy-going attitude made him a pleasure to be around. His big smile and friendly wave will be missed by many. Visitation will be held at the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine, Friday, April 8, 2022, from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service to honour Chris’ life will be held Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 11 a.m., at the Kincardine United Church (721 Princes Street), with Rev. Gord Dunbar officiating. Anyone attending the service must wear a mask. If so desired, memorial donations in Chris’ memory to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation or Huron Shores Hospice, would be appreciated by the family.