At Sakura House, Woodstock, on January 26, 2019 after a long battle with cancer - with his wife, brother and sister-in-law at his side. Predeceased by parents Nelson and Winifred Smith. Survived by his life-long love and wife Judy, his son Craig Smith, daughters Courtney Johnson (Austin) and Caitlin Smith (Kyle), step son Timothy Buck (Jennifer), grandchildren Jacob Edwards, Miles Johnson, Emmett Johnson, Macy Buck and Maverick Buck, brother Richard Smith (Karen), uncle Jack Smith, nieces Amanda Smith and Stephanie Ciceran (Jason), nephew Matthew (Stephanie) and great niece Charlotte Ciceran, and several cousins. Also survived by brothers-in-law Albert Diehl (Sandy) and Stanley Diehl, sisters-in-law Loretta Baker, Donna Wall (Bob), Gayle Crawford (Bill) and very special friends Sandy and Linda Paul.
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At the request of Robert, there will be no public visitation or service. Interment will follow in Goderich Cemetery at a later date. Cremation has taken place. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice, to the Sakura House Hospice at www.vonsakurahouse.com, or to the Canadian Cancer Society at www.cancer.ca or through the funeral home website at www.jarfh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Rutherford Cremation & Funeral Services. 519-271-5062.