Kenneth Victor Smith
We regret to advise of the death of Kenneth Victor Smith on 25 July 2010 at the Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare in Bracebridge, ON.
Ken was born and raised in Lindsay, Ontario in 1939 and joined the Royal Canadian Engineers in 1956 at the age of 16 as part of the 5th intake of the Apprentice Program. He was stationed in Chilliwack, B.C. for three years and then posted to 4 Field Squadron in Werl, Germany for the next four. While in Germany, Ken lived through the high alert years of the building of the Berlin Wall as well as the Cuban Missile Crisis. In 1962, after serving seven years Ken left the Army and returned to his hometown of Lindsay where he went to work in the plywood industry. This line of work would turn out to be a full second career as Ken went from shop floor workman, to management, to eventually owning his own manufacturing company.
Cremation has taken place. A Graveside Memorial Service will be held on 7 August 2010 at Mickle Memorial Cemetery, Gravenhurst. In memory, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation would be appreciated by the family.