William “Bill” Hugh Smith, age 65, of Stratford and formerly of Listowel, passed peacefully away surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at Spruce Lodge (Stratford). Born in Listowel, son of the late James and Violet (Ritchie) Smith. Loved brother of Margaret (Dick) Richmond, Jean (James) Snedden and Bob (Angele) Smith. Proud uncle to Heather, Michael and Renee. Bill was a long-time resident of Spruce Lodge. He was involved with the MS walk fundraiser for many years being a top fundraiser. He was a member of Molesworth Church, and he was proud to be involved with the Stratford Legion Branch 8 with the poppy drive as November 11 was his birthday and his late father was a proud veteran. The family would like to sincerely thank all the doctors, nurses and staff at Spruce Lodge and Stratford General Hospital for all the wonderful care and compassion given to their brother. It is all very much appreciated. Bill wished to be cremated and interred with his parents in Molesworth Cemetery. There will be a celebration of Bill’s life at a gathering at Spruce Lodge. As expressions of sympathy memorial donations may be made to Spruce Lodge Activity Fund www.sprucelodge.on.ca or to Diabetes Canada www.diabetes.ca through the W. G. Young Funeral Home, 430 Huron St, Stratford. 519.271.7411. www.wgyoungfuneralhome.com
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