elevated popCi November 15, 1977 – April 9, 2019
elevated popCi Visitation
Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 2-4 & 6-8 p.m.
elevated popCi Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
elevated popCi Funeral Mass
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 1:30 p.m.
elevated popCi Chapel of St. Joseph- Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
elevated popCi Interment
elevated popCi Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
elevated popCi Obituary
elevated popCi Yeah I’m a lucky man, to count on both hands, the ones I love…
elevated popCi Robert Michael Smith (b. Nov.15/77) a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, and friend, died on April 9, 2019, with his loved ones by his side, at Mackenzie Health Centre. Rob, as he was known to all, was the loving husband to Nicole Fleming, and an adoring father to Gabriel and Grace. To his parents, Dan and Trudy Smith, he was their beloved second born son. To his eldest brother, Matt, and his younger brother, Jay, he was the second member of their trio. Rob was a charming, loving brother-in-law to Cynthia Bettio and Maria Christina Smith. He was a loving uncle to Hannah, Adrian, Chloe, Lily, Luke and Sara. He will be dearly missed by his mother-in-law Helen Lukas, brother-in-law, Trevor Fleming, aunt-in-law Anna, and in-laws Jack and Susan Fleming. His absence will be felt by dozens of cousins, and several aunts and uncles. Rob’s relationships with those he loved, especially his friends, told the world about who he was – a man with a wicked sense of humour, a very big heart, enormous hands, and sparkling green eyes. He was, as his friends have said, the glue that held them together. Whether at one of his famous backyard Canada Day BBQ’s with fireworks, at the cottage by the fire or at the hunt camp, Rob was a shining light of love and kindness. Thank you to all of the staff at Mackenzie Health in the Surgical, Medicine and ICU Units for providing Rob with excellent care and compassion. A special debt of gratitude goes to Dr. Sowerby and Dr. Dwosh for their incredible humanity. A Go Fund Me Page has been set up for the family. Please go to Help Support Rob Smith’s family to donate.
Nic, I am heartbroken for your loss. I have no words. You and the kids are in my thoughts.
Sincere condolences to the entire Dmith family on their loss.
God bless you during this time of sorrow.
Condolences to the entire Smith family. Prayers go out to all of you.
Our deepest condolences to Nicole, Gabriel and Grace and to the entire Smith-Fleming families.
We first met Robert Smith in 1991, when he was a young teenager in our neighbourhood. Robert was an energetic and spirited young person. He enjoyed outdoor life with his many family members and numerous friends. He loved to hunt and fish and would share many of his cherished moments and stories in Haliburton with us.
Apart from being a great family friend, Robert was our professional landscaper who not only looked after our properties but he always had time to stop and speak to us about his young family and how they were growing and developing.
We will truly miss Robert and his pleasant personality during the weekly visits he made to our home over many many years. May he now be at peace in God’s eternal garden.
With profound sympathy,
Robert and Phyllis De Berardis
Dan and Trudy, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. Love to you and all of your family. Kerry
Rachel, Carmen and I are profoundly sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of happy times together. Robbie was a great guy.
Dan, Trudy and all of the Smith family
I am at a loss for words hearing this sad news. May God give you strength during this difficult time. Condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Matt, Hannah and the entire Smith Family, our sincerest condolences.
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
We are saddened to hear the passing of your son Robert. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.
We are keeping your family in our prayers, in light of your tremendous loss.
With deepest sympathies,
Phil & Tanya Purevich
Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
To the Smith family:
Sincere condolences on your loss.
I am so heart-broken to hear this saddest news o losing your son Rob. I pray God give you and the entire family strength and grace to bear this heavy loss. May his soul rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.
With deepest sympathies
Dan and Matt, my sincere condolences to you and your family on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time. God Bless.
My deepest condolences to you Dan and your family
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May peace find you.
Dear Dan, Trudy and family…thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve your loss. May the peace of our risen Lord bring you comfort and strength at this time and always.
Dan my deepest condolences to you and your family..take care and God bless
I would like to offer the Smith family my deepest condolences.
Dear Daniel Smith,
My deepest sympathy to you and your family in losing Robert.
May the promises of Jesus Christ give you hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort you in the midst of pain.
May God bless you all in this time of trial.
My sincerest condolences for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
Dear Dan,Trudy and your entire family,
We are so very saddened by the news of your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy as we cannot fathom the depth of your grief at this time. We can only let you know how we are thinking of you all and praying that somehow you will find strength in your faith to help guide you through this most difficult time. With love, Don,Pat and Family
Our deepest condolences.
We are so sorry about your loss. Please accept our deepest condolences. we wish you all peace and comfort during this trying time.
On behalf of D4 surgery team at Mackenzie health I would like to thank you for allowing us to be part of his care.
our prayers are with you.
my most deepest and felt condolences.
Surely he joined the celestial choir choir of the angels with Jesus Christ and Mary, in the Harmony and Joy of Heaven.
I will pray for you and the whole family
may God give us all the strength to walk through this valley of sadness and tears.
Dan and Matt, sincere condolences from Rosemary and I. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Dan, Trudy, Matt and all the Smith family, I’ve been thinking of you guys a lot lately. So sorry for your loss. May you share in Robert’s memory and find comfort in your kind, close family.
Dear Dan, Trudy and family:
Sincere condolences on your loss. You are in our prayers,
Dear Dan, Trudy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying you will receive strength and peace
Dear Dan and Trudy,
I am so sorry for your loss. Wishing you and the family comfort and consolation. Every gesture of friendship to you all, is a sign of God’s presence for you and the family
To you and all of your family my sincere condolences during this most difficult and sad time.
You are remembered in prayer.
Dan and Trudy, I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I’m keeping you and all your family in my prayers.
Nicole my love,
I am so sorry and saddened to hear of Robs passing. The loss of a true love is so hard to overcome, but may you find solace in your memories and in the true love you both shared.
There will always be that special part of him with you, in the smiles and hugs from Grace and Gabriel.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.
All my love,
Dear Smith family,
A terrible thing. I am so sorry.
Our family is heart-broken for the loss of a very dear friend and neighbour.
We remember Rob for many things, including: his love of family and friends, nature, gardening, and backyard gatherings. He was a gentle, soft-spoken, generous, and loving person. Rob touched our lives in many personal ways, which we will always remember and cherish. One could not have asked for a better next-door neighbour than Rob and the entire Smith family.
Rob was the happiest when he became a father. He was always proud to show us his beautiful children, Gabriel and Grace and to share their milestones with us. He was a wonderful dad and we feel blessed to have witnessed his immense joy during his early experiences as a father.
Our deepest condolences to Nicole, Gabriel and Grace; Dan, Trudy, Matt and Jay; and the entire Smith/Fleming families. May God be your pillar of strength and comfort during this journey of sorrow and profound pain. Our prayers are with you. God bless you all.
I am very sorry for your loss, as a neighbour you couldn’t have ask for better, I will miss him as a friend
Dear Smith Family,
I am very sorry for this sudden and tragic loss to you all.
Thinking of you, with love.
We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our good friend Rob! He was truly a great person who will not be forgotten for his comical and fun-loving ways. Rob always had a way to take the positive out of every situation and brighten your day! Rob will be missed and we must remember and celebrate the good times we had!
Wishing the family and his close friends comfort and strength to get through this difficult time. He was truly a great friend that I consider a brother. Our deepest condolences go out to his family!
Nick Portolese and Family
So sorry to hear of your loss Nicole. I didn’t know Rob well but he was always friendly, helpful and a great neighbour. He will be missed.
Dear Dan and Trudy
My most sincere condolences to you and your family. You are in my prayers and in my thoughts at this very sad time. God bless you and your family.
Mary Iafano on April15, 10:40 am
Dear Tudy,Dan,and the Smith family,
In sympathy,May love surround you during this difficult time.
May thoughts and prayers.
Rest in Peace.
Dear Dan and Trudi,
I was deeply saddened to read this terrible news today. I am
so very sorry for your loss. May God give you the strength
to accept and to endure the pain as you grieve the loss of a son.
May you find comfort in His love and in His everlasting plan for us.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
It was an honour to know Rob and a blessing to witness the love and support of his friends and family at the service. Such a beautiful parting gift for his lovely little family to share in.
Lieve Dan & Trudy / familie Smith,
Wij kregen bericht van het overlijden van jullie zoon Robert.
Wat een plotseling, schokkend en verdrietig bericht.
Wensen jullie allen in deze dagen, troost en steun met elkaar en G’ds nabijheid van kracht en vrede!
Roelof & Annelies
I’ll never forget the time you helped me get through my mothers death you were a great guy today i reflect on the good times. Love you brother