William Smith

William Smith

Saturday, April 30th, 1927 - Sunday, January 19th, 2020
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William Smith P.Eng.

Passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital, Burlington on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at the age of 92. Beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Price). Loving father of Phil (Nancy), Gail and Paul. Cherished grandfather of Stuart (Erin), Tim (Kiran), Heather (Steve), Alanna (Joel), Michael and Eric (Kat). Doting great Grandpa Bill of Henry and Grace.

Bill immigrated to Canada in 1955 with his young family to begin a dynamic career at Stelco. His invention of the coilbox largely impacted the steel industry and engaged him in work around the world. Bill lived a vibrant life. His adventurous spirit, strong work ethic, faith and deep love for friends and family brought him great joy.
We will be forever grateful he was in our lives. He will remain forever in our hearts.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at St. Christopher's Anglican Church (662 Guelph Line, Burlington) on Friday, January 24 at 11 a.m. Reception to follow. Interment Grace Anglican Church Cemetery, Waterdown at a later date. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill to Alzheimer Society Canada or St. Christopher's Anglican Church would be sincerely appreciated by the family.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Friday, January 24th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, January 24th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Christopher's Anglican Church
    662 Guelph Line
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  • Reception

    St. Christopher's Anglican Church
    662 Guelph Line
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Private Condolence

Hugh Eisler

Posted at 04:39pm
Dorothy and family,

Sincere condolences to you all.

Bill and I started at Stelco in the same year and worked in the Engineering department for six years before I moved to other things for a while. We worked together again briefly when the Lake Erie project started. He was a wonderful guy to know and work with. I still remember the great speech he made at Harry Longley’s retirement. Of course, Harry had so many idiosyncrasies that it was fertile ground for humour.

We are on the west coast holidaying and visiting our two sons and families so we cannot attend his celebration of life but we will see you soon at St. Christopher’s.

Hugh and Rhonda

David Lythgoee

Posted at 12:08pm
David and I started to attend St. Christophers in 1966 when we moved from Hamilton to Burlington.Bill taught Sunday school to our daughters and we quickly realized that Bill was a wonderful caring teacher and our daughters were always enthused to attend the classes.
Bill, together with his wife Dorothy had an essential role at St. Christophers and helped and guided us all through many times of ups and downs. The church would have been a very different place without his love and hard work. May God bless you Bill and bring comfort to Dorothy and your family. Pat and David Lythgoe
Pat and David Lythgoe

Mick Cunliffe

Posted at 10:07am
I am saddened to read of Bill's passing. He was a good man with a dry sense of humour. My condolences to Dorothy, Phil, Gail, and Paul.

John Reszitnyk

Posted at 06:21am
Bill was a faithful member of our 8:00 service at St. Christopher's. For many years I have sat behind him at church. News of his passing has saddened me, but has also caused me to think back over the years, and this has made me smile. The love between Bill and Dorothy was obvious and real. An example of caring and support in good and trying times.

I did not realize until after reading the story of his life that we had shared a time at Stelco. I had started my career ther. Met my now wife while working there. Did not realize that second connection with Bill.

I will miss his cheery greeting at the peace.

We will remember Bill, Dorothy and all of the family and friends in our hearts and in our prayers.

Robert Pawson

Posted at 06:32am
Dear Dorthy, Paul, Gail, Phil and all those that are mourning Bill's passing. I will will never forget his smile, laughter, to hear his stories and about his many walks. He was truly a great gift, a man of faith and not worried about getting his hands dirty (as he did a lot of the gardening and yard work at the church).
Bill, even though you will be missing form your chair in the church, your spirit will live on thru everyone that has known you. Rest in Peace dear friend. "God has called to his Angel to come home".

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