Doris Smith
Grief Support

Obituary of Doris Smith

SMITH: Doris June (nee Braithwaite) -

A resident of Chatham, and formerly of Harwich Township, Doris Smith passed away peacefully at Riverview Gardens with her family at her side on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the age of 89.

Born in Dover Township, Doris was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Gilbert) Braithwaite.

Beloved wife of the late Jack Wylie Smith (2006).

Loving mother of Lorne Smith (Clara) of R.R. # 2 Kent Bridge, James Smith (Cheryl) of R.R. # 2 Kent Bridge and Karen Liberty (Frank) of Dresden.

Cherished grandmother of Jessica Smith, Rebecca Smith; Adam Smith; Matthew Liberty and Christopher Liberty.

Predeceased by her siblings Marion and Ron Towsley, Lloyd and Elaine Braithwaite, Stanley Braithwaite and Frederick Braithwaite.

Dear sister-in-law to Helen and the late Doug Scott.

Also missed by nieces, nephews, friends and extended family.

Doris was a longtime member of Zion United Church and was active in the UCW. Jack and Doris enjoyed traveling, and spending the winters in Arizona.

Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 7:00 - 9:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 18, 2017 with Rev. Wanda Burse officiating. Interment to follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Chatham.

Donations made in memory of Doris to Zion United Church or the Children's Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent would be appreciated.

Online condolences may be left at

Doris Smith from McKinlay Funeral Homes Ltd. on Vimeo.

Grief Support