Obituary of Joshua William Smith
Our Joshua, the boy we could never hold down, is now onto a new adventure after tragically passing away in a motorcycle accident on Saturday, August 6th, 2022, weeks before his 25th birthday. Josh will be forever loved by his parents, his mom Barbara (Vince Nero) and by his father Terry (Shannon Terryberry). As a middle child, Josh loved his older and younger brother, Justin (Emma Michienzi) and Brock. They recall many adventurous childhood memories, like when Justin talked Josh into climbing a tall tree in the yard and once Josh got to the top he accidentally fell and hit every branch on the way down; all to jump up and say, “Man that was awesome!” One of Brock’s favourite memories with his brother was running through Ball’s Falls playing manhunt. He will also be missed by his stepsiblings, Lexus and Logan Gale. Josh was so excited to become an uncle to Jaxon and Jacob; he was proud to be an uncle to his nephews.
Joshua will be deeply missed by his grandparents and his great-grandfather; “Nannie Corbett” Barbara Jean Corbett, Grandma Valorie and Gramp Larry Smith, and great-grandfather William Walter Claus. Josh will always be remembered by his aunts and uncles, many cousins and by his wonderful girlfriend Nira Harding and her son, Nikko.
Growing up, Josh would always keep everyone on their toes. He was a social butterfly and would make friends wherever he would end up. He spent countless hours with his Grampa in the garage, as they had a shared passion for cars and tractors. He loved long talks and history lessons offered by his Grampa Larry and spending time with his Grandma in the gardens. Josh grew up having a close relationship with his grandparents. Nannie Corbett has expressed her heartbreak and just wishes she could see Josh walk through the door, go to the fridge then ask, “What’s for dinner?”
There was a side of Josh that was brilliant and artistic. He was always respectful and would never hang up the phone without saying “I love you.” Recently when he was asked to go see his grandmother, he arrived all dressed up for that special visit.
The other side of Josh was the wild child or the “Captain Jack Sparrow of Camping.” He would throw on his backpack loaded with survival stuff, blankets, tent and even a first aid kit. He was always prepared for his next journey.
Regardless of what he was up to, if you called Josh he was always there. He was “the kid with the tractor,” bringing out the hockey nets so others could play on the rink, and the young boy heading into the great outdoors to enjoy fishing or a long hike in nature.
Although Joshua’s journey on earth has ended, we know he is onto exploring another part of life, looking after the landscaping and flowers in Heaven until we can all be together again.
Arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). Cremation has taken place and his family will have a private celebration of life at a later date.
In memory of Joshua, the family has asked that memorial donations may be given to the Lincoln County Humane Society, as he adored all pets and would often bring home strays to take care of them.
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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