Everett Melville Smith
May 4, 1925 – October 21, 2006

As a result of a fall, Everett Melville Smith of London in his 82nd year, died on Saturday October 21, 2006. Beloved husband of Dorothy A. (Ramage) Smith for 56 years. Loving father of Susan, Janet, David and his wife Sharon and Julie. Proud grandfather of Nathan, Zaplatar (Erin), Michael Smith (Becky), Jeffrey Smith, Keegan Smith and great-grandson Brayden Smith. Everett will also be missed by many nieces, nephews and their families.

Predeceased by his brothers and sisters. Everett was a talented musician, with a strong compassion for others. He will be greatly missed.

Friends will be received by the family from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Tuesday, at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, (1-877-246-7186) 60 Ridout Street South, London. The funeral and celebration of Everett’s life will be held on Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 at 2:00 P.M., at Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street, London, with Reverend Thomas D, Hiscock officiating. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario.

As an expression of sympathy, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cardiac Fitness Institute, 800 Commissioners Road East, P.O. Box 5375, London ON N6A 4G5 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 617 Wellington Street, London ON N6A 3R6.

Everett was born in Tobermory, Ontario on May 4, 1925. He enlisted in the Army (Regular Force) on September 29, 1944 with the Grey and Simcoe Foresters. Everett was unable to take advanced training as he was underweight, being short/slight in stature. He then applied to the Canadian Army Show and spent two years entertaining troops with a group called “The Fun Fatigues” in Belgium, Holland and Germany. He was discharged on August 13, 1946. At war’s end, Everett returned to Canada to work at CFOS Radio Station in Owen Sound where he became Program Director. From there, he went to CKCO-TV in Kitchener and CKVR-TV in Barrie. Everett passed away on October 20, 2006 – https://www.on.legion.ca/msrb/Volume-9/333/