Mr. Lyle Murray Gowing of Listowel passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012 at the age of 82.
Beloved husband of the late Sylvia (Rogers) Gowing. Survived by her family Donna and Larry Presseau of Cambridge, Orvis and Maxine Fletcher of Listowel, and Marj Brindley of Kitchener. Remembered also by his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Brother of Maxine Fletcher, Helen Sommerville, Ruth Martinson, Shirley Adamchuk, Pat Vick, Barb Way, Dalton, Doug, and Danny.
Predeceased by his sisters Joyce Bender and Molly Gowing, brother Donnie, and daughter Donelda Cowan.
Lyle was a kind-hearted man who was always glad to help. For many years, he was Listowel’s only taxi driver.
The funeral service was at the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel, on Thursday, July 19 at 11 a.m., with visitation for one hour prior. Interment in Fairview Cemetery, Listowel.
Memorial donations to a charity of one’s choice would be appreciated.
Online condolences may be left at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.
On Friday, July 20, 2012 our family lost a beautiful soul. Our beloved Robert Edward “Ted” Smith passed away peacefully in the arms of the love of his life, Anne-Marie.
He was the beloved father of Kevin Smith and his partner Patrick, Valerie and her husband Todd Wilken, David Senek and his wife Debbie, and Krista Denstedt and her husband Kevin. Best Grandpa of Brooke, Kayley, Lauren, Matthew, Joel, Mackenzie and Drew.
Brother of Linda and Harry Hicks of RR 1 Kincardine.
Predeceased by his parents Elwood and Bernice Smith.
Ted followed in the steps of his father Elwood Smith, with the family grocery store, first Smith’s Red and White, then later Smith’s Valu-Mart. It was not just a place where one bought groceries, but a place of community, where people got together to visit, catch up and spin lots of tales. Ted loved the grocery business, from the produce to the customers and his employees.
Ted served on the board of directors with the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers, was president of the Jaycees, a member of the town council for the town of Listowel, a long-time board director for the Listowel Golf Club, and chairman of the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation, to name of few.
Our greatest thanks and gratitude to Dr. Gillian Edmonds and the staff at Listowel Memorial Hospital, who cared for Ted with such respect and kindness.
Flowers gratefully declined. If you wish, please consider a donation to Listowel Memorial Hospital in Ted’s name. As Ted was fortunate to receive the gift of life, please also remember to sign and register your donor card.
Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Ted’s life at the Listowel Golf Club on Sunday, July 29 between 2 and 5 p.m. At 2:30 p.m., Rev. Ralph Dwarika will offer a message and then invite others to share their stories of Ted.
Ted was a man of few words, but words that mattered. He was a kind and gentle man, who believed in family and friends. He was proud to call Listowel his home.
Arrangements entrusted to the Eaton Funeral Home, Listowel.
Online condolences at www.eatonfuneralhome.ca.