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Oswald (Glen) Smith
Thursday, May 10, 2018
at age
66
Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 1:00p.m. - 4:00p.m.

Innisfil Funeral Home
BURIAL/CREMATION

Cremation has taken place at Riverside Crematorium.

Announcement

Additional parking and shuttle service will be available at Stroud Recreational Complex and Arena, opposite the funeral home at 7883 Yonge St. Stroud

VIEW THE OBITUARY/DEATH NOTICE

It is with heavy hearts that our family shares the loss of Oswald Glen Smith on May 10th, 2018. Born in Toronto on May 13, 1951. Beloved husband and best friend of Laura (nee Wells) Smith for 44 years. Glen was the only son of Dr. Paul and Anita Smith (both deceased). Loving brother of Jann (Peter Lapp) and Jill (Dan Murdoch). Special Uncle to Christopher (Megan Avalos), Leslie (Chris Breedyk), Jane, Hope, Conor, Davina, Kendra, Dylan and Shelby. Glen was the son-in-law of Jerrie and Ralph Wells (both deceased).

Glen was inherently kind with a big heart. He was a very talented musician and music was a constant theme throughout his life. He will be missed by a wide circle of friends and many cousins. Gone too soon . . . we will look forward to hugging him on the other side.

A Celebration of Life will be held on May 26th from 1pm to 4pm at Innisfil Funeral Home (7910 Yonge St. Stroud). Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.innisfilfuneralhome.ca

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My Dear Laura, I am so sorry to learn that your dear Glen has passed. Of course, I have not been on Facebook for several years though you, Glen and all of my Wells family have been on my mind and in my heart. I'm sorry that I lost touch with you with you and feel so terrible for this sad, sad loss. I only met Glen when your dear Mom passed but the two of you were like peanut butter and jelly. What a terrific pair you were together. I can only imagine how heart broken you are. He was such a wonderful man with an incredible love of life. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I miss you and would love to touch base with you once things calm down a bit. I will keep Glen in my prayers. He is in great company with loving arms to greet him. Now there's more laughter, great food and music in heaven. Until you meet again, take comfort in knowing the loving souls that surround him now. All my love and hugs to you and Glen's family your sister, Jill
By Jill McNamara

Glen was such a fine man. He was always quick to laugh and offer a hand. He knew how to be a true friend and for this I couldn't thank him enough. I learned a lot by being just around him and I will miss him so very, very much. . Our sincerest condolences to you for your loss.
By Paul and Lee Panza

My favorite memory of Glen was one time I had the honour of playing guitar next to him while he smiled and played his bass. He seemed to actually shine when he was in the middle of a song. I will remember him this way,... doing what made him happy. Even though he was an *older* guy (2yrs) he was always kind to me as a teen. Amazing how two years meant a lot then and now, not so much. God bless him! My sincere sympathy to the Smith Family and friends.
By Dave Doust

Glen will be greatly missed. It was such a joy to work with him. My condolences to the whole family.
By Rosie Champaigne

My deepest condolences to all. Very sorry for your loss at this very difficult time. I Had the pleasure of working with Glen for 12yrs at Accurate fasteners. He will be greatly missed by many. May he rest in peace.
By Mary Costa

Glen was a rare person. He was kind, decent and good. He was sociable, and at his best enjoying good times with friends and of course, playing music. I am fortunate for having shared nearly fifty years of friendship with Glen. I imagine for many of his friends it doesn't seem real that he is gone. I catch myself staring and remembering. I am sad but also thankful for sharing in a treasure chest of good memories with Glen. Family and friends are the true treasures of life and Glen was a gift to many. Pat Panza
By Pat Panza

Laura, so sorry to hear of Glen passing, we worked together for so many years and fond memories of our discussions of food and cooking ...my heart goes out to you and the Smith family. I will always remember him as a kind and gentle person.
By Franca Sohl

I am deeply saddened by the loss of Glen "Gordie" Smith. He was a colleague, a friend and a fellow musician with whom I always enjoyed working with for nearly 30 years. Words alone can not convey the essence of this kind, caring person who never seemed to complain at all about anything. His knowledge and passion for anything to do with music was both fascinating and inspiring. He will be profoundly missed by anyone who know him. My sincerest condolences and sympathies for Laura and all his family and friends.
By Jeff Knoll

Laura, we are saddened to hear of Glen's passing. He was a remarkable man who touched so many people. We are forever grateful for the time we had together with our families in January. May your memories of Glen comfort you in the weeks to come. Holding you close in our thoughts.
By Bill & Cindy Brown

For Laura, Jan, Jill and Glen’s Family and Friends – It’s inexplicable how time can compress our memories and make decades seem like days ago. As all of us, I was so saddened to learn of Glen’s passing… A thought that none of us can take tomorrow for granted… a reminder that we never should. My reflections of my good fortune to have met and known Glen cast back to our teens. Indelible memories of those carefree, wonderful times. In my memory… he had a radiant smile, perfect flowing hair, always stylish and fashionable, engaging eyes, irresistible to girls (and he knew it) … a talent for music (it was all about the bass…), a really good student in public and private school (Upper Canada College), a pretty good hockey player, a better friend, magnetically funny… Here’s just a quick sample … A renowned pastor, Henry Gruby, was preaching one morning at Peoples, and at lunch (the Swiss Chalet of course – white quarter chicken extra BBQ sauce), Glen asked him –innocently- if his wife’s name was Ruby… Think about it… and then try not to sing it in your head … Goodbye Ruby Gruby… Yes, he was charmingly mischievous. In high-school (“The Haig”), he was equally popular there as he was at Church. I clearly recall that he was the prize for high-school girls and those in the Church congregation. To the dismay of his friends, there were two categories of girls… there were girls that were lucky to be going out with Glen …and those who wanted to. He loved Laura… he loved his Dad, his Mom and his Sisters. He loved driving his VW Beetle… he loved music… he loved his grandparents. Most of all, I recall him as a very gentle spirit. He was always kind. Hoping and wishing the best for others. I am sure that these early life qualities were only magnified and enhanced by the years. Sweet memories for us all… and most certainly for me. With gratitude for friendship. Friends always – Graham and Debra
By Graham Perry

For Laura, Jan, Jill and Glen’s Family and Friends – It’s inexplicable how time can compress our memories and make decades seem like days ago. As all of us, I was so saddened to learn of Glen’s passing… A thought that none of us can take tomorrow for granted… a reminder that we never should. My reflections of my good fortune to have met and known Glen cast back to our teens. Indelible memories of those carefree, wonderful times. In my memory… he had a radiant smile, perfect flowing hair, always stylish and fashionable, engaging eyes, irresistible to girls (and he knew it) … a talent for music (it was all about the bass…), a really good student in public and private school (Upper Canada College), a pretty good hockey player, a better friend, magnetically funny… Here’s just a quick sample … A renowned pastor, Henry Gruby, was preaching one morning at Peoples, and at lunch (the Swiss Chalet of course – white quarter chicken extra BBQ sauce), Glen asked him –innocently- if his wife’s name was Ruby…) Think about it… and then try not to sing it in your head … Goodbye Ruby Gruby… Yes, he was charmingly mischievous. In high-school (“The Haig”), he was equally popular there as he was at Church. I clearly recall that he was the prize for high-school girls and those in the Church congregation. To the dismay of his friends, there were two categories of girls… there were girls that were lucky to be going out with Glen …and those who wanted to. He loved Laura… he loved his Dad, his Mom and his Sisters. He loved driving his VW Beetle…he loved music… he loved his grandparents. Most of all, I recall him as a very gentle spirit. He was always kind. Hoping and wishing the best for others. I am sure that these early life qualities were only magnified and enhanced by the years. Sweet memories for us all… and most certainly for me. With gratitude for friendship. Friends always – Graham and Debra
By Graham and Debra

Laura - Huge condolences to you, the family and his many friends. I thoroughly enjoyed being his partner in rhythm section crime for all those years. May he rest in peace.
By Moe Cullity

Dear Laura, Jann & Jill, The right words are difficult to find today. So many warm memories of Glen-dedicated husband, caring brother & generous friend. We share in your sorrow with love & friendship. Our deepest condolences.
By George and Joanne

With a heavy heart I offer my sincere condolences to all the family and friends. Even though I have only known Glen as a business acquaintance, I can honestly say he had a great soul and was a pleasure to know. His enthusiasm and willingness to always help will never be forgotten. He will be sadly missed. Good journey my friend.
By Costa Katsandris

Dear Laura and my NY/Canada family, You are all in my thoughts. I'm so glad I got to know Glen (and all of you) during my college years, to see how much fun you all had together. May your memories be more joyful than painful as the days pass, and may peace soothe your hearts. With much love, Kathryn
By Kathryn Wells

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