Daniel Smith

Daniel Sinclair Smith

Monday, August 19th, 1935 - Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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With great sadness, we announce the passing of Daniel Sinclair Smith on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Arborstone Enhanced Care, Halifax. Born in Halifax he was the son of the late Albert and Bertha (Trueman) Smith. He was a lifelong resident of Tantallon having married his wife Ruth of 61 years, built his home on Whynacht’s Point Road, and raised four children. He enjoyed camping, gardening, bonfires, and singing his favourite songs. After travelling and working in many provinces, he began his own contracting company renovating and upgrading homes and businesses in the area. He was the busiest man having volunteered for many organizations including the Lions Club, Tantallon Centennial Athletic Club, and TASA Minor Hockey. He coached and played softball and hockey for many years. His dream was to have a rink built in the area and in 1975 he and others began the fundraising. In 1988, the St. Margaret’s Centre opened, and following renovations for the Canada Winter Games, the City of Halifax honoured his efforts by naming the original ice surface after him, “Smith Ice”. He lived a happy, fun, fast-paced life and will be missed by all. It was no secret that he was an avid Montreal Canadiens fan and he watched them play and win right to the end. Go Canadiens! Survived by his wife Ruth (Boutilier); sons, Danny Jr. (Tara), Lewis Lake; Andrew (Trudy), Tantallon, daughters, Karen (Jeff) Snelgrove, Tantallon; Charlene (Guy) Arsenault, Stillwater Lake; grandchildren, Vanessa, Brian, Aaryn, Janica, and Connor; great grandchildren, Mariah and Ryder; brother, Cyril, Tantallon; sister Evelyn Rafuse, PEI. Predeceased by his brothers, Delmore, Roy, Maynard, Garvie; sisters, Thelma, Marjorie, Lena, Ada.

Please note the change in venue for the Funeral service for Daniel it will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in the St. Margaret's Center, 12 Westwood Blvd., Upper Tantallon.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parkinson’s Society of Canada. The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff at Arborstone Enhanced Care. Online condolences can be made to
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    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019 2:00pm
    St. Margarets Center
    Upper Tantallon, Nova Scotia B3Z 1H3
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    ****Please note the change in venue for the Funeral service for Daniel it will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 in the St. Margaret's Center, 12 Westwood Blvd., Upper Tantallon.****


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Frances (Demers) Elliot

Posted at 10:11am
My sincere condolences to Aunt Ruth and family. I have very fond memories of Uncle Danny whenever he visited his sister Lena and brother-in-law Frank in Montreal. Uncle Danny always had a caring smile and a twinkle in his eyes. God bless all.

Marilyn Christie

Posted at 06:07pm
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Ruth and her family. Wayne has lots of ball field memories of Danny
back in the day. Wayne and Marilyn Christie

Bev Boutilier

Posted at 09:28am
Ruthie & family, so sorry to hear of Danny's passing. Will always remember him for his sense of humour and charismatic personality; He was such a kind and giving person who was loved by all who knew him. Bev Boutilier (niece)

Arthur & Judy Malay

Posted at 07:16am
Ruth & Family. Our Sincere Condolences on your loss.
Art (Arkie) & Judy

Jack & Dale Nicholson

Posted at 09:21pm
Sorry for your families lost, a great volunteer in our community and a fan of every kid playing sports growing up

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