Smith JohnSMITH, John Alexander - (May 18, 1927 - June 9, 2018) -

It is with a broken heart that I, Lois, announce the passing of my best friend, soulmate and husband John. Your presence will be gone, but you will live on forever in my heart.

John passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital in his 92nd year while holding my hand.

Also loved and remembered by his son Jim, grandson Paul (Sandra), granddaughters Lisa, Laura and Jennifer. Lois' children Michael (Nancy), Susan (Gordon), grandchildren Janice, Matthew, Patrick, Lauren, Sarah, Alexander, Braden and Hunter, and great-grandchildren Damon, Jordan, Ian, Jocelyn and Hudson.

He is predeceased by his son John, brothers Bill and David, and Lois's sons Robert and Dennis.

He will be missed by his in-laws Sadie Smith and Val Smith, Bob and Joanne Wills and Ed and Veneta Wills. John will also be missed by many nieces and nephews.

John retired from Fraser Paper Mill in Thorold after 37 years of service and enjoyed his retirement years. We travelled extensively and balanced life between our homes in Florida and Port Severn. He was a very talented painter and woodworker and has left us all with beautiful memorable keepsakes of his talents.

As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to Community Care of St. Catharines or the Salvation Army which are charities John supported.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Butler funeral home, St. Catharines on June 14th at 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

"John you are now at peace. No more pain or suffering. Your faith carried you through to the end."