It is with sadness we announce the passing of David Ervin Smith, age 74, of Sackville, NB, formerly of Springhill Junction, NS. David passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Amherst NS, he was raised in the Springhill Junction, NS by the late Currie and Mabel (MacAloney) Smith.
He will be dearly missed by his loving wife Eunice Cecilia (Foster) Smith, Sackville, NB; only daughter Cindy Ruth (Kent) Crossman, Sackville, NB; grandson and granddaughter, Ethan and Anna Crossman both of Sackville NB and Cindy's family pet, Maggie; brothers Merlin (Marilyn) Smith, Truro, NS and Terry (Kerry) Smith , Moncton NB; as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by brother Roger Smith and sister Carolyn Smith.
David was employed with Atlantic Wholesalers, Amherst NS for 17 years and moved to Bedford, NS for 20 years working with Seaway Distributors finally moving to Sackville, NB to retire in 2011.
David was a man of few words who enjoyed hunting at the camp in Folly Lake, NS and summers at the cottage at Jackson’s Point, NS as well as four wheeling, snowmobiling and spending much time traveling to follow his grandchildren’s sporting events. It was a very rare occurrence if he missed a hockey, basketball, rugby or soccer game in which his grandchildren were on the roster. He adored his 2 grandchildren and was very proud of both of them.
He was not much for crowds of people but cared deeply for his family. He was very generous to all that he came in contact with and was known best for making his famous homemade deep fried french fries.
David was a hard worker. He was early to rise and get his work done even during his retirement years. He enjoyed lawn mowing; snow blowing; cutting wood and polishing his vehicles, especially his truck. Whatever David was doing, you could find Eunice by his side.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Jones Family Funeral Centre, 70 Church St., Amherst, NS, (902-667-8777). A funeral service to remember and celebrate David's life will be held at the Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge St., Sackville, NB (506-364-1300) on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 1 pm, Rev. Lloyd Bruce officiating. Preregistration is required, please call or e-mail the funeral home to do so. Masks are required and all are asked to adhere to Covid-19 regulations. Though David was well known in both New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, we realize the restrictions on Nova Scotia right now will not allow many to attend. The funeral will be Live-Streamed by visiting David's obituary on the funeral home website. Burial will take place in the Amherst Cemetery at a later date.
Those wishing to make a donation in memory of David may do so to the Sackville Memorial Hospital Foundation or a charity of their choice.
David's family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to all the Doctors, Nurses and Staff at the Moncton and Sackville Hospitals, as well at the Extra Mural Nurses, for all their care and attention during David's illness.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting David's online memorial at www.jonesfamilyfuneralcentre.ca or through the Jones Family Funeral Centre Facebook Page.