SMITH, Eldred Alicia (nee Devitt) — Our mother, aunt and grandmother passed away in her 93rd year on October 4, 2016.
Eldred was the loving wife of the late Bruce Smith for 64 years.
She was the daughter of the late Matthew Samuel "Girvin" Devitt and the late Florence May Armstrong and sister of the late John Girvin "Jack" Devitt.
Dear mother of Douglas, Barbara Gladden (Garry) and Allan.
Grandmother of Sara Gladden Gillard (Ryan) and Andrew Gladden. "Aunt Eldie" will be lovingly remembered by her nieces, Margaret Devitt, Cathy Weber (Robert) and Joanne Souther (Monty) and her nephew Girvin Devitt (Cheryl).
Eldred will also be missed by her extended family and friends.
Eldred was a graduate of McMaster University in Honours English and French - class of 1946. She took an active interest in choir, operetta and modern language. After graduation Eldred worked for Bell Telephone until family became her focus. Mom was an active and founding member of St. James United Church, a choir member as well as a member of the United Church Women.
Eldred enjoyed travelling with Bruce to various destinations around the world during their retirement years. Eldred more recently was a resident of Sunrise Mississauga enjoying the friendship and care of Francene and the rest of the Sunrise team. She enjoyed the company of her tablemates Jean, Vera and Kitty.
For those who wish, donations to St. James United Church, 400 Burnhamthorpe Rd., Etobicoke, ON M9B 2A8 or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Eldie is now with her beloved Bruce.