Edwin Murray Smith, 98, a resident of Fundy Royal Manor, Hillsborough and formerly Petitcodiac and Fredericton passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Manor.
Born in Gowland Mountain, he was a son of the late William George and Lulu (MacKenzie) Smith. Edwin taught school in his early working life and then served his country in World War II with the Royal Canadian Air Force. After the war he worked in partnership operating the Geldart and Smith Grocery store in Petitcodiac. In the mid-sixties he moved his family to Fredericton where he worked with his brother-in-law at the former Tingley's Save Easy. Upon retirement they moved back to Moncton where he was a member of First Baptist Church. He served as President for a term with Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41, Petitcodiac.
Survived and sadly missed by his children Wendy Ogilvie (Gordon) of Moncton, Darlene Graham of Campbell River, BC, Donald Graham (late Sandy) of Mass., USA, grandchildren Adam, Matthew, Lisa, Darla, Kezia, Stuart, Stephen and Douglas and by several great and great great grandchildren. Survived also by his sister Carol Bartol (John) of Windsor, NS, brothers Harold (Winnie) of Moncton and Winston (Eileen) of Ottawa, sister-in-law Alice Smith of Vancouver and by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife Agnes, sisters Edna Smith, Dorothy Tingley and Mary Hughes, brothers George, Ken, Robert and Walter.
Resting at the Salisbury Funeral Home, 3350 Route 106 (372-4800), where the family will receive relatives and friends Monday, July 31, 7 to 8:30 pm. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 41 will conduct a tribute to a veteran service at 6:45 pm. The funeral will be held from the funeral home chapel Tuesday, August 1 at 11 am with a reception to follow. Interment in the New Elgin Cemetery.
If desired, in lieu of flowers, memorials to the Friends of the Moncton Hospital or a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.