SMITH – Lester Ernest, 84 of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 16th, 2010 in Queen’s General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Liverpool March 31, 1925, he was the son of the late Gilbert and Edith (Woodworth) Smith.
Lester was the last remaining member of his immediate family. He worked for C & R Railroad, Pepsi Cola Company and for Bowater Mersey Paper Company for 28 years. Lester loved camping, fishing, animals and spending time with his family, all of whom he felt very close to. Lester enjoyed his gardens in the spring, which where complemented by many.
Lester is survived by his partner Evelyn Herman, step-sons Gary (Gayle) Stewart, Carlson (Suzie) Herman, Darrell Herman and Chris Herman, step-daughters Debbie (Bruce) Fancy and Colleen (Renate) Bennett-Herman and a number of step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Lester is also survived by step-sons Lester Jr. (Fern) Whynot of Milton, Sherman (Caroline) Whynot of Lunenburg, step-daughters Shirley (Richard) Peirce of Edmonton, Alberta and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife Violet Grace (Joudrey) (Whynot) Smith, step-son Lorraine Whynot, step-daughter Maxine Wentzell, sisters Elsie Jollimore, Grace Clattenburg, Jeanie King and Margie Horton and brother James Smith.
Visitation will be held Friday, March 19th, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m. from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Funeral service will be held Monday, March 22nd, 2010 at 2:00 p.m from Trinity Anglican Church, Liverpool. Reverend Judy Cross officiating. Interment will be in Trinity Anglican Cemetery, Bog Road. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Trinity Anglican Church. Online condolences may be made at www.chandlersfuneral.com.
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Janet and George Fletcher
We were sorry to hear about Lester. Our thoughts and our prayers are with your family.
brenda lawrence and jim hubley
sorry to hear that lester passed away .we have known lester for a long time, always a jolly person .now he will be with his wife of many years violet . lester was violets caregiver for many years . lester and violet were like a second family to jim in his younger years . he will be missed but no longer suffering .
sylvia &billy uhlman
RIP LESTER. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY YOUR FAMILY;
YOU HAD A LOTS OF FRIENDS THAT WILL MISS YOU TOO.
I will always remember Lester, he was a very loving and devoted husband to my Grandmother Violet. After My grandmother’s stroke he cared for her with love, he always called her HUN, which I thought was sweet. Lester always considered her family, his family as well. I will never forget his smile, the way he always made us feel special, Growing up I am quite sure I spent almost every day visiting, and have special memories of their home that I hold in a special place in my heart. Every evening while there we would have a special lunch, usually consisting of Lunenburg pudding, solomon gundy or some special suprise. Lester always made sure we were fed. He was a very special man and yes he was always JOLLY, he will be dearly missed. Lester, may you rest in peace.
Evelyn, thank you for taking great care of him, he deserved someone after my Grandmother passed away.
r.i.p. lester you will never be forgottin
Uncle Lester was a great man in many ways, He loved life and was always smilling. He loved his wife “Violet” his garden,his cattle,his hunting and fishing,He often talked about his trips in his motor home across Canada. But he was also a great cook,from baking to stews, Uncle Lester could do it all. He will be missed but never forgotton, Till we met again Lester r.i.p.
Donna & Richard Bollivar
Debbie & Bruce
So sorry to hear of the passing of your father (step) …..our thoughts and prayers are with you Debbie…with deepest sympathy…Donna
Special prayers got out the family . Lester will be missed .
I remember when I was young visiting Uncle Lester with my grandmother Margie, eating lobster and hearing some of his stories. I haven’t been around to see him in the recent years, but I’ll always remember his smile, sense of humor and kindheartedness. He will be missed…
Val Kempton & Gail Conrad
Lester, Fern & all the family – We are very saddened to hear of Lester’s passing. We fondly remember our visits with he and Violet and will always remember his great humor and booming laugh.
Uncle Lester grew up in a 4 room house, that i later grew up in. His brothers were big Jimmy , little Jimmy , Donnie, ( the last 2 were raised as brothers ), ( there was a baby boy that died shortly after birth ) sisters; Grace , Helen, Jeanie, Margie, ( my mom ) and Elsie. I too will remember his lunches, cooking and baking. I remember him as a really great uncle.