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In Loving Memory of

Kenneth Joseph "Joe" Smith


Obituary of Kenneth Joseph "Joe" Smith

Peacefully passed away surrounded with love, on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at the Douglas Memorial Hospital, in his 72nd year. Beloved partner and best friend for over 40 years to Glenna Rose. Loving step-father of Rebecca (Mike) McCutcheon and Kevin Rose. Special Grandpa Joe of: Jonathon, Clarissa, Logan, Jake and Emily. Joe will be missed by his brother Pete (Gail), sister-in-law Gail (Ron), brother-in-law Clayton (Rose), and by many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his parents; Maurice and Ann, also by his brother and sister-in-law Larry (Robina).

Joe will be remembered for his fun personality, dedication and sense of adventure. For over 20 years he proudly owned Lambeth Pool and Spa, in London, and was a member of the Lions Club. With Glenna, they learned to fly airplanes, traveled, and enjoyed going on cruises together. In their retirement they moved to Ft. Erie and enjoyed walking along the lakeshore and through the forest with their dog Barkley to Waverly Beach. We will miss his fun spirit and watching him tinker around with old radios. A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at the St. Catharines Hospital and at the Douglas Memorial Hospital for their attentiveness and special care. Cremation has taken place and arrangements have been entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A graveside ceremony and a reflections of Joe's life will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 1pm at Pleasantview Memorial Gardens, Highway 20, Fonthill. Memorial donations given to the Humane Society would be appreciated by Joe's family.

Service Information

Graveside Service

Date: August 29, 2020
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 1:30 pm
Venue: Pleasantview Memorial Gardens (Cemetery)

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Lynda (Scarborough) & Jim McNabb
3 years ago

Glenna and family. It is with sadness that I have just learned about the passing of Joe., truly a kind and generous “gentleman”. Glenna may it help in some small way to know others share your loss and are sending you prayers And hugs your way.
Lynda (Scarborough) & Jim McNabb

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Emily Rose
3 years ago

Joe, a heart of gold , someone you could rely on , who would listen without judgement and never had a bad word to say about anyone . He was always thoughtful and honest. He just had an energy you wanted to be around, a spirit that made you smile. He always put others first and would listen without judgement. The love he had for my grandma was unconditional ,they were inspeprable and can’t forget the care and support he showed for my dad along with his sister growing up and till his end,  I’ve looked up to Joe my whole life as well , he was so inspiring and admirable. Since I was a first born we had a bond and then along came my brother and so did they , as well he had a special place in his heart for the 3 of Becky’s kids and rest of the family too of course no doubt unfortunately I just can’t go on naming everyone, you couldn’t help but love Joe. He had such a silly personality.. his jokes like “you have friends Em? ” Or I wiped your butt , now you have to wipe mine once I need it” which sometimes pains me to think about even if it may sound odd to others  because I’ll never get an opportunity to do so , He has saved us all at some point, he was our idol and the person we aspire to be like . A hard working , dedicated , loving individual I would consider a bestfriend. There aren’t enough words to explain how much he influenced us all in a such a positive way . I feel honoured to have got to call him my grandpa .. I wish him , peace, happiness and so much love wherever his journey may take him now. Love you

3 years ago

Glenna & Family,
Our Sincere condolences to the Family , especially Aunt Glenna. They both worked tirelessly for many years and had a Great reputation at Lambeth Pool & Spa. I am sure they made many Customers happy with their smiles and Expertise in the Pool Business. Joe was so Positive in January & February of coming back Home for good . However , he took a turn for the worst , but kept a very Positive attitude till the end. We pray for Glenna’s future without Joe. They were always together in their 40 years and had great Memories of Travel and Family time.
Joe..Rest in Peace my Friend.
Love…Blake & Joyce & Brandon & Rachel Agnew

Marty & Stephanie
3 years ago

Glenna &Family
We are so very sorry for the passing of Uncle Joe…he was. a wonderful, kind and caring man and he will be missed by all. May he RIP and may the memories you have of him help you through these trying times.
Marty, Stephanie & Family xo


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