Jul 25, 2019

PASSAGES | Dr. Smith Truly Made Us Smile

Dr. Smith's Obituary

SMITH, Dr. David John Kirvell .After a courageous battle with cancer, David passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019 in his 73rd year. Beloved husband of 49 years to Pat (nee DiSapio). Proud father of Paul (Krystyne), Dr. Daryl (Nadia), and Dr. Judene Benoit (Andre). Doting grandfather of his "wild ones" Anika, Sofia, and Wilder. Much loved brother to Ron (Pat), Lois (Victor), and Dennis (Madeleine), and brother-in-law to Jim (Ina). David will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Herbert and Effie (nee Bowland).

He will also be missed by his other family at Smith Family Dentistry

David served the St. Catharines community as a dentist for 44 years with compassion and integrity. He was proud that all three of his children also chose careers in the dental field and worked directly with him. 

In honour of his dedication and generosity in helping patients in need, donations to Community Care's dental assistance program and the United Way's Brushed Aside denture program will be welcomed via George Darte Funeral Home

Growing up in White River, Ottawa, and North Bay, he developed a great love of the outdoors. An avid canoeist, bowler, and golfer; he will be missed by all of his many friends.

When he wasn't in the office, he loved to be in the wilderness of northern Quebec or at his cottage on Stoney Lake. A lifelong learner, he was passionate about pure mathematics, genealogy, and the sciences. But above all, he loved his family.