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Vivian Smith

Vivian Leslie Smith

Thursday, August 1st, 1929 - Sunday, July 26th, 2020
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1929 – 2020

Vivian Leslie Smith (nee Hamilton) Aug 1, 1929 – July 26, 2020. Died peacefully Sunday morning in her 91st year.
Beloved wife of Douglas (d. 2002). Predeceased by parents Ernest and Mabel Hamilton, and older sister Ruth. Most cherished mother of Brian (Pam), Susan Carter (Ross), and Scott (Kathy). Extremely proud Nana of Chris (Amy), Jason (Katie), Mitchell, Alex, Luke, Jeremy, and Ben. Great Nana of Easton, Finnley, Grayson, Beckett, and recent arrival Vivian (finally a girl!)
Mom was such a special woman. Her mixture of humility, empathy, humour, and strength made her a person that you always remembered and loved to be around. Her life with Dad was a legendary partnership of mutual support, and a wonderful ride that we were privileged to witness. Her 18 years since his passing have shown her strength of spirit, and love of family, but there was clearly a key part of her missing. We are comforted to know that Mom and Dad were finally able to “cut a rug” to some Sinatra tunes last night, with a grace and elegance that would captivate anyone who could watch. We will miss her passionately but are pleased that she and Dad are together. In light of the current Covid situation, a private service will be held on Thursday July 30th. In lieu of flowers, donations in Vivian’s memory would be gratefully accepted by either the Alzheimer Society of York Region, or Margaret Behan Hospice at Southlake Hospital in Newmarket.
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    Kettleby Cemetery
    Kettleby Road
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There will be a future interment at Kettleby Cemetery. Donations may be made to Margaret Bahen Hospice or the Alzheimer Society of York Region.


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Private Condolence

Wayne and Carol-Anne Dalton

Posted at 08:10am
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult period.

Maria Briggs

Posted at 11:46am
We are so sorry to hear of Viv's passing. We all share such wonderful memories of our time together on Georgian Bay.
Vivian has been a cornerstone for not only her family, but for the Little's as well. Whether it be ringing in the New Year with their dear circle of friends for over 40 years, playing tennis, boating, or hosting countless parties on Governor's Island, she brought joy and cheer wherever she went.
We'll always think of her with a deep affection and we are comforted knowing that she is with Doug once again.
Our thoughts are with her family.
With love,
The Little Family

Rob & Jan Imeson

Posted at 08:52pm
Aunt Viv was famous for her glamour, her amazingly awesome butter tarts and her firm belief that family was everything. Doug and Viv cultivated the feeling that family was fundamental, that we all supported each other through thick and thin. We remember the Christmas tree cuttings where, despite frigid temperatures, we waited for Viv to arrive, knowing that she was taking every last minute to make sure that all preparations were ready for the after party. I remember the lazy, hazy, days of summer, when at twelve, despite the Ontario summer heat, Viv, Jean and Dorothy perched on the stone patio, graciously offering their feet for my burgeoning pedicure business (aimed at making enough money to pay for Friday night movies at the schoolhouse across the bay at Honey Harbour, or candy for a week at the marina!). Most of all, we remember the wonderful times at the cottage with our extended family for Thanksgiving – the food, the tennis, the games and the dancing, which, after moving to the Maritimes, left me in tears each year suffering with such homesickness!

Thank you Viv - for everything that you have done for us, for all the smiles, the laughter, the Elvis Presley old hits, and the grace by which we try to live our lives going forward. God bless.

Allan Nolan

Posted at 07:26am
To The Smith Family

My condolences on Mrs. Smith's passing. I remember her from the local pharmacy at the Allencourt Plaza when I worked there. Always a pleasant lady.

Allan Nolan

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