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Willem Smeda

SMEDA, Willem - 79, Paris, Ontario, passed into the glory of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, early Thursday morning, January 17, 2019, surrounded by his family. His courage these last years has strengthened us all and we thank all those who have shared this journey with our husband, father and Opa. Especially we thank his staff, now family, at Park Lane, his many gifted doctors and beloved friends and family. Willem is deeply missed by wife, Elly; his children Lynnda (Mario) Roy, Carolyn (Dale) Nicholson, Lisa (Jacques) Tittley, Craig (Kim) Smeda, Tanya (Scott) Reynolds, Christa (Channy) Muhn, Brent (Tanya) Smeda, Erica (Dave) Miller, Heidi (Kevin) Robdrup; his 33 grandchildren and his 15 great grandchildren. Willem is preceded by beloved grandson, Jordan and son in law, Mark. The son of Jan Reit and Jantje Smeda, Willem was brother to Jennie (Kees) Roorda, Jan (Feikje), Maaikje, Roelof (Anne), Auktje (Jelle) van der Kooi; son-in-law to Thomas and Grace van Gink; brother-in-law to Irene (Doug) English, Cobie (Jim) Smith, Tom (Marlene). Willem has been released from the pain of his physical body and now knows the amazing freedom of eternal life in Christ. We rejoice in his joy. We are thankful for the immeasurable gift he has been to each of us. “For I am persuaded that neither death nor life … shall be able to separate us from the love of God” Romans 8:38, 39. Family and friends will be received at the TOLL FUNERAL HOME 55, Charing Cross Street, Brantford on Sunday, January 20th 2019 from 4-7p.m. A funeral service will be held the following morning at 11:00a.m. at Central Baptist Church, 300 Fairview Drive, Brantford. Reception to follow. Private interment at Mount Hope Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Mark Preece Foundation, Speroway or the Gideons. www.tollfh.ca13322029
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At Peace
Posted by Frances and Mark (Park Lane friend) On Saturday, January 26, 2019
Thank you for welcoming us into your home at Park Lane.
In My Thoughts & Prayers
Posted by Mrs. Eleanor Thompson (friend) On Saturday, January 19, 2019
Elly, you are in my thoughts and prayers as you bid "farewell" to your life partner, Bill. It looks like he had a long and challenging illness. May God give you strength and courage at this time. I remembered when you were engaged. We shared classes together at Pauline Johnson C.I. and attended Central Baptist youth group together way back when!!! May you be encircled by the love of your beautiful family today and in the days ahead. Love Eleanor (Grieve) Thompson

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