David O. Smith
1940 - 2023
David O. Smith
Visitation Information
September 10, 2023
Visitation Time
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Visitation Location
Cobb's Funeral Home
Service Information
Service Date
Monday September 11, 2023
Service Time
Service Location
Cobb's Funeral Home
Burial Information
Burial Location
Fair Haven Cemetery
Requested Charity
Highfield Baptist Church, Moncton NB, or to a charity of your choosing, or an act of kindness
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         It is with sadness that we announce the passing of David O. Smith of Riverview NB, on September 4th at the age of 82 years. He was born in Titusville, NB to the late Delia and Oscar Smith. The date on which he passed was a special date for him and his wife, Marion (Barter) Smith. It was their 58th wedding anniversary and they were able to spend some memorable and precious moments together just before he went to be with his Lord and Saviour.

         Dave loved his family dearly; his children, Kimberley (Andrew) Colpitts, Jennifer (David) Britton, Jeffrey (Nicole) Smith, his grandchildren, Emily (Morgan), Megan (Lucas), Amy (Elliot), Alyssa, Rebekah (Micah), Jonathan, Matthew, Evan, Caleb, and great-grandchildren, Jerrica and Elijah. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Louise Smith, and Lorena McWhirter, and brother-in-law, Kenneth Floyd, also by several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by sisters, Melva Clarke (late Norman), Doreen Floyd, Lola Steeves (late Wilfred), and by his brother, Raymond Smith.

          After graduating from high school in Hampton, NB in 1958, Dave attended Saint John Vocational School. From there, he went to work for CN Telecommunications, and in 1976, moved on to a job with Canadian Press/Broadcast News. In his retirement years, he drove cars for the Adesa car auction.

          Dave was a member of Highfield Baptist Church and served in many capacities in church life throughout the years. He was indeed a good and faithful servant from the time of his youth. Dave and Marion liked to travel, and drove across Canada on three occasions, enjoying our vast country and connecting with relatives and friends along the way. Many vacations to the USA and day trips were enjoyed as well.

         If desired, memorials may be made to Highfield Baptist Church, Moncton NB, or to a charity of your choosing, or carry out an act of kindness to someone. We want to take this opportunity to thank so many of you for your kindness to us over Dave’s long and difficult journey with Parkinson’s disease. Also, we would like to thank the amazing staff who recently cared for Dave as he spent his final days in Palliative Care at the Moncton Hospital. We appreciate each one of you who helped to brighten the day.     

         His family will be receiving friends and family on Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Cobb’s Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 330 Whitepine Rd. Riverview (869-2007). A funeral service will take place the following day at 1:00pm at the funeral home. Interment to be held in Fair Haven Cemetery.

David O. Smith