Sgt Frank Howard-Smith, CD (Ret'd)

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    • Frank Howard-Smith

    We regret to advise of the death of Sergeant Frank Howard-Smith, CD (Ret'd) on 24 December 2017 in Ottawa, ON at age 78.

    Frank joined the Canadian Army in 1954 with the Royal Canadian Artillery as a Gunner Soldier Apprentice. After two years with the Apprentice Battery in Shilo, MB he was posted to Germany with 1 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery and returned to Canada at Camp Gagetown, NB in 1961 followed by a posting as Artilleryman in Petawawa, ON. Frank transferred to the Canadian Military Engineers while stationed in Petawawa and was posted to Mapping and Charting Establishment in 1971 where he spent the rest of his military career as a Topographic Surveyor. One of his early field trips was on Op ARCTIC 1973. Promoted to Sergeant in 1976, Frank was active in unit sports. He was a good boxer and coached the 1977 MCE Broomball Team to the Ontario Northern Regional Playoffs.

    Frank retired from the Canadian Forces in 1979 and became the Bar Manager at Beaver Barracks Senior NCO's Mess in Ottawa. He was later the Club Manager for the Ottawa Police Association and later began his own catering business.

    Friends are invited to visit at the Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road, Ottawa on Thursday, 4 January from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Celebration of Life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion, Bells Corners Branch on Friday, 5 January from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Queensway Carleton Hospital, or the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 593 (4026 Old Richmond Road).{khJan2018dc}