Louisette Smith

Obituary of Louisette Smith

Louisette Smith (nee Bellefleur)

Born in the town of Lac Megantic, Quebec on July 12, 1933, formerly of Woodstock and London, Ontario, Louisette passed away peacefully on April 14th, 2018 at the age of 84 at the Manitoulin Centennial Manor in Little Current, Ontario.  Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Smith (1978). Loving and devoted mother to John (Tricia), Judy Batten (Steve), Paul (Lynn), and Suzanne Norris (Rob).  Adored and proud grandmother of Jeremy, Nicholas (Ashlee), Marina, Stephen, Lyndsay, Ryan, Nathaniel and Michael.  The youngest of 9 children Louisette is survived by her adored sisters and brothers Monique (Gaston), and Gisele (John-Paul), Marcel (Denise), Fernand (Jeanne).  Predeceased by her loving parents Simeon and Odia Bellefleur and her siblings Henri Louis, Rita (Jean), Jean-Paul (Beatrice) and Gerard (Jeanne D’Arc).  Sister-in-law of Eric (Cathy), Bill and Delores.  Daughter-in-law of the late John and Elsie Smith.  Louisette was passionate about family and her nursing profession.  She liked to stay active by walking and playing golf and had many pastimes including a love of painting and the arts.  A 40-year cancer survivor, she was a tireless volunteer who made an impact not only locally but provincially as well.  She will be remembered by many for her contagious smile, her vivaciousness and her engaging conversations.  Visitors will be received at John T. Donohue Funeral Home, 362 Waterloo Street at King Street, London, on Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 2-4 and 7-9 o’clock.  Funeral Mass will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica, 196 Dufferin Street, London, on Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock.  Cremation has taken place.  Donations to Partners in Research Canada or the Alzheimer Society of Canada would be appreciated.