Robert Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Sunday, May 5th, 1935 - Friday, September 20th, 2019
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SMITH, Robert "Eric"

Passed away peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Centre in Newmarket on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 84 years of age.

Loving husband of Teri for 49 years. Beloved father of Connell (Deborah Pletsch-Smith) and Blair (Kelly Wilhelm). Proud grandfather of Dashiell, Amelia, and Audrey. Dear and only son of the late Connell and Nellie Smith.

Born and raised in Toronto but a longtime resident of Newmarket, Eric graduated from the University of Toronto's School of Architecture in 1963. He went into partnership with Fraser Milne in Newmarket in 1966, and together they designed many buildings across Ontario. Eric retired in 2007. He loved good food, good scotch, and classic cars, but he loved nothing more than his family.

Friends may call at the Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket on Friday, September 27 from 2-4 p.m. All are invited to please sign the guest book.
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Service Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Friday, September 27th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Reception Room (Upstairs)
    157 Main St. S.
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, September 27th, 2019 |
    Friday, September 27th, 2019
    Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home - Reception Room (Upstairs)
    157 Main St. S.
    Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Dave Holwell

Posted at 02:34pm
Dear Teri and Family:
I was shocked to hear of the news of Eric's passing. My heartfelt condolences to all of you. I will remember Eric fondly for his love of golf, and the many, many hours we spent on the road together travelling to the various Nursing Homes in the province. We shared many a laugh and interesting stories.
Love and Prayers,
Dave Holwell

Mary Ann Green

Posted at 09:13am
Dear Connell and Family;
We were so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Thinking of you and your family.
Love Chris & Mary Ann Green

Doris Nicolson

Posted at 06:57pm
Dear Teri, Connell, Blair and your families, sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of Eric. Death is always hard to accept, but when it happens so suddenly it makes it all the harder. Hopefully love and fond memories will sustain you. We always remember Eric as a kind, gentle and caring person both as a good friend and neighbour. Even now, Kirsten counts some of her greatest childhood memories occurring at the Smith household.

Love Doris and family

Robin Morrison

Posted at 08:56pm
Teri , Connell and Blair, saddened to hear of Eric’s passing.
Such a kind person and friend, I remember fondly working for Eric and Frazer weekends then heading over to Waterloo U. to finish off my last year in Architecture , don’t think I would have made it without their help, but that was Eric friendship and kindness first above all.
Here’s to a life well lived my friend.
Robin Morrison

Jim Vedder

Posted at 02:54pm
Teri, Vera and I were so sad to here of Eric's passing. We were away in Europe. Unfortunately we will be away Friday and will not be able to attend the service. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. We had so much fun golfing with you guys in Fort Myers. Please keep in touch.

Jim and Vera

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