Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

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Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by Speak-Ez » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:57 am

As we close out this year, 2013, the staff here at Speak-Ez would like to offer a tribute to a member of the community that passed away on July 13th — Mr. Robert Smith. He left for future members of the Speak-Ez community many witty and enlightening posts. He sure was an interesting fella and he's going to be missed in 2014 and the years that follow.

Mr. Smith's User ID here at Speak-Ez was "smitty" and you can click here:

http://www.speakezforums.com/memberlist.php

And you will see smitty listed second from the bottom on page one, which means he was one of our early members. I thinks it's better for you to go through that page first, because you can see he has 5 stars and 3378 posts. Just click on his name and you will go to a page where you can then search through the posts he did.

We'd also like to copy here the obituary from Providence's site:
Smith, Robert (Edwin)
Jul 13, 1930 - Jul 13, 2013
Born July 13th, 1930 in Saskatoon, Sask and passed away July 13th, 2013 in Penticton General Hospital at the age of 83. Bob was an excellent marksman and enjoyed teaching his skills to others. He will be missed by everyone...
That obituary is found at this link: http://www.providencefuneralhomes.com/obituaries.cfm and you must enter the last name to get to the page where smitty's obituary is located.

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Re: Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by deja vu » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:39 am

You are missed smitty. Rest in peace dear friend.

You lived a simple, full wonderful life and we can learn from your example, thank you for sharing your life experiences. Your love of motorbikes, guns and safe handling, gardening, speedskating, music to mention a few touched us all and we have learned so much from you.
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Post by dreamon » Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:21 pm

It's been an honor, my friend.

Miss your life experience stories so much. Enjoy the heavens, they got an angel of great standing.

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Re: Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by rocks » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:11 pm

A kind gentleman that loved life and now brings a bright light to the stars above.

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Re: Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by alohasand » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:27 pm

Smitty seemed like that familiar neighbour that had several adventures and was a grounded person. He wrote some tales in the context of the decades he lived and now might not be familiar stories to many--unless you already knew someone who rode the rails, harvested crops, loved outdoor sports, and had people who appreciated him.

Farewell, Smitty-we'll miss you on the forum. May you have sunny skies and open roads always.
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Re: Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by trailblaze » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:24 pm

Will miss him, but taking comfort that he lived life on his terms, and had a good time along his journey, now a new one has begun.

He talked often of his parents and now he is with them in peace.

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Re: Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by goofygopher » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:44 am

Farewell, Smitty.

The world lost a gentle soul, and gained an angel.
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Post by mousepad » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:46 pm

Celebrate his life, as he left quite a legacy by sharing his stories of growing up and as an adult. Thanks smitty, as it's an honor to have
shared them with you.
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Re: Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by Eureka » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:22 pm

Thanks for the memories, smitty.

We walked with you and now you are on a new path.

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Post by CielOnTap » Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:49 pm

"Hello, old friend." A greeting appropriate to the feeling that Smitty was sharing something with friends when he was posting on Speak-Ez forum. Smitty was a part of the forum from the start and I am missing his contributions, especially banter on his favourite dishes.

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He really liked his mother's steamed carrot pudding. Let me think he had his favourite dessert with his folks in the afterlife for Christmas, as they are all together now.

Farewell, Smitty...
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Post by sharkeys » Wed Jan 01, 2014 2:20 pm

Gosh, I'm so late at finding out that Smitty's passed away. :( :cry: What a chap! Salt of the earth person, witty and knew way more about motorcycles than I care to know. The kindnesses he did know in life he did not hesitate to acknowledge-that's a good heart! And he did not give a toss if he differed from someone else's point of view. :roll:
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Re: Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by signs » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:19 pm

A sad day indeed.

He marched to his own drummer and did it in a beautiful way. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us.
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Post by pretzels » Sun May 04, 2014 5:56 pm

May 2014 and I still miss Smitty's posts. He up and left us. He'd probably say we did not call him to say goodbye either.
Going to remember him when I see orchards or train tracks.
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Re: Tribute to Robert Smith — Known Here as 'smitty'

Post by guitarblues » Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:19 pm

About to be one year since you passed away. Gee, Smitty, you had the corner on stories. We miss you, man. :cry:

Bet you are A-Ok where you are now and have plenty to say about soccer, taxpayer money, higher beef prices and the weather. Keep an eye on the friends at the club, that they remain safe in their range use. Enjoy the music upstairs!
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