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Stephen J. Smith

October 30, 2021

Went to be with the Holy Father Almighty and Saviour. He will be our guardian angel forever. He will be missed by his spouse Charles N. Preciado-Smith, sister Ann Utley (Bruce), brother Jerry Smith (Gaylene), niece Tammy Thomson (Clint), nephew Luke Hoy (Dave), great-nephew Colby Thomson, beloved mother Betty Oldacre, beloved stepfather Ken Oldacre and biological father John Smith. My Stephen was a man with so many talents, a true artist in stain glass, kiln work, sewing, knitting, jewelry, patio stones, and his last most devoted craft was weaving on his loom. He was a person who loved and cared for everyone and never complained about anything. He just rolled with the flow. You will be missed my Boo Bear, from your Jellybean. You will always be in my heart, forever, until I join you in the Kingdom of Heaven. I love you Steve. True love forever. A funeral service will be conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior. Registration will be required to attend the service and all are welcome to attend in celebration of Steve’s life.

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Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Steve are asked to consider the John Gordon Home – Regional HIV/AIDS Connection.

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We will miss Steve a great deal. He will always be a wonderful person and will live in all of our hearts forever. Be at peace my friend.

~ Frank & Edward

Big hugs to you Charles. Rich and I always thought Steve would outlive all of us. Be well Charles.

~ David Windling

Steve was a very special person, and memories of his bright smile, his creativity, and his caring nature will continue to warm our hearts. Charles, you were the shining light in Steve's life, and although we never had the pleasure of meeting you, when speaking to Steve and you, we felt the deep love that the two of you shared. Although we cannot be there in person to say our farewell, our thoughts and prayers are with you, Charles, and with Steve's dear mother and his entire family, and also with his many friends. May you find comfort in knowing that so many hold him and all of you in our hearts at this very sad time. With deepest sympathy, Elma and Rick Kimpel

~ Elma and Rick Kimpel

Charles, Ann, Jerry and Families, Sending hugs and prayers to all of you. May the love of family and friends comfort you during these difficult days. xoxo

~ Shawn and Cindy Cleary

When I first started at Western in 1979, I met Steve at a coffee/breakfast with a couple others on my first day , and we did that for a while . The kindest, nicest person that I ever had worked with or dealt with at Western . So sad when I had seen the obit today ... RIP old friend

~ Alex K

I want to pass along my condolences to Charles and to Steve's family and friends. He was always so sunny and kind. It was impossible to talk Steve without smiling. May he rest in peace.

~ Lorie Johnston

Dear Charles, Ann and Jerry and families, our heartfelt sympathy on our Dear Cousin, Steve’s passing. He will certainly be missed! Hopefully all of our wonderful memories will sustain us, in the days ahead, and for each of you as well! I’m sorry we will not make the service, but our hearts will be with each of You! Please reach out, if we can help in any way! Love and Hugs Jeanette, Cara, Erich and Logan

~ Jeanette (Watterworth) Aubin

Steve was the real deal . He graciously gave more than he ever received . A man of many interests who had incredible talents and always dressed impeccably . His sense of mirth in the face of all that life threw at him was indeed an enviable trait . Steve's strong family ties stood him in good stead as he fought life's battles . Steve was a warrior for all that is good , kind and beautiful -------a truly elegant man indeed ! May you rest in peace dear friend and may Charles rejoice and take solace in the knowledge that he was loved by a truly great human being ----with love , Walter & Larry

~ Walter & Larry

Steve was my best friend for 44 years. I will never forget the day we met at Western. We introduced ourselves and I knew then and there that this man would be in my life forever. Steve became an instant Skaith family member--Uncle Steve to Tyson, Jasmine and Joe. They loved him and enjoyed our many outings through the years. We had so many dinners at one another's homes. There were crafts---Christmas wreaths, wrapping paper, makeup for Halloween........ Steve learned to knit and we spent time knitting through our visits. We had cribbage games a few times a month. During our second to last match, we were talking and laughing and suddenly realized we had played that one hand going around the board the wrong way. We shared many laughs together. So many. Steve watched my 3 children grow up, and was proud of the adults they have become. Steve was the kindest person I've ever met. His beautiful soul and temperament, his kindness and generosity of himself, all of his incredible qualities will be missed by my family, especially by me. I cannot imagine a world without my best friend. He will live in our hearts forever. We love you Steve.

~ Susan Skaith

To my darling love of my life, it’s been weeks and my heart is still filled with sadness. I wake up every morning thinking you are next to me waking up getting your coffee.. I miss my good morning and good night. I miss your gentle lips kissing me just because you love me. I know you have crossed over to be with the departed, enjoying your new spiritual life the kingdom of heaven. I’m jealous….. I got your name and ours ♥️ tattoo on my left arm so that I will always depend on you whenever I need you. When I come home to Tucson and enter our other home your belongings will still be there along with your Spirit. I will continue to be strong knowing that you will always be in tucson under the 4th Ave walk bridge forever. I will touch each time I walk by. Till then the love of my life I will be there this SUNDAY for my farewell you will never be forgotten. Love you did death do us part, I will see you when it’s my turn. Big hugs and kisses from you Spouse CHARLES N Preciado Smith. 11-14-2021

~ Charles Preciado Smith

Charles and Steve were the first people I met when I moved to the Harriston. They were always so kind and welcoming when I would venture up to the rooftop on a Friday night. My deepest condolences Charles. Steve and his cheery greetings will be missed.

~ Sue Strybosch

So very sad to hear of Steve's passing! My late husband Rick and myself met Steve and Charles at a social gathering at The Harriston where Steve and Charles resided during the summer months. Following that, I would often see Steve within the building. He always greeted me with that warm and joyous smile! We shared many a hug! My deepest condolences to you Charles, and Steve's family and friends. Charles, I know you will be leaving Canada in the near future. I'm glad we had a chance to chat in person recently, and I send you my hugs and best wishes!

~ Donna Schram

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