Peter James Smith

July 21, 1916 ~ May 3, 2018 (age 101)

Passed away peacefully at Guelph General Hospital on May 3, 2018 at the age of 101.

Predeceased in 2015 by Anne (Taylor) his beloved wife for 73 years.  Dear father of Paula, Mark (Barbara), Martin and Michael (Teresa). Predeceased by sons Colin and David.  Proud grandfather of Erica (Tomas), Stefanie, Adam and Robert.  Loving great grandfather of Alexander. Sadly missed by numerous relatives in Great Britain.  

Peter was born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, England on 21 July 1916.  In 1947 Peter immigrated to Canada with his wife and young family. He was a dairy farmer in Meadowvale and then Caledon, Ontario until he felt called to the Anglican priesthood (Huron College ’59).  Peter served as priest in Palmerston, Merriton, Overbrook (Ottawa) and as Canon Residentiary and Priest Assistant at Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa.   Peter also spent a year as locum tenens in Kildare, Ireland.  Peter’s hobbies included gardening, landscape painting and sailing. 

The fellowship and support provided in recent years by the congregation at All Saint’s Anglican Church, Erin ON was immensely appreciated by Peter and his family. 

In accordance with Peter’s wishes there won’t be any visitation or formal funeral arrangements.  A celebration of life service will be held at All Saint’s Anglican Church, 81 Main Street, Erin, Ontario on Saturday June 16, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.  Interment of ashes, along with those of his beloved wife Anne, to be held at Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St., Ottawa on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00 am..  As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund c/o The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden St, Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2;  www. or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.   Arrangements have been entrusted to Butcher Family Funeral Home, 5399 Main Street South, Erin, Ontario.  

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Donations may be made to:

Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund
The Anglican Church of Canada, 80 Hayden St, Toronto ON M4Y 3G2
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