Richard Smyth

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Friday, February 7, 2003
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New Brunswick, Canada

Obituary of Richard F. Smyth

The sudden and unexpected death of LCdr (Ret.) Richard (Dick) F. Smyth CD, devoted husband to Sarah Libby (Silverman) Smyth of Rothesay, NB occurred at his residence on Thursday, February 6, 2003. Dick was born in Quebec City, PQ and was the son of the late Robert L. and Annette (Dunlop) Smyth. His distinguished career began when at the age of 18 he enrolled with the Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC. His many adventures and tours of duty offered him the chance to travel the world. His life changed forever when he met his beloved wife Sarah in Puerto Rico. They were married in 1985 the same year Dick retired from the Royal Canadian Navy. His career continued when he worked for Beothuck Data Systems Ltd in Dartmouth, NS and later Saint John Ship Building Ltd. He was a member of RUSI (Royal United Services Institute of N.B.) and N.S. Naval Officers Association. He and Sarah had a strong passion for figure skating and would travel extensively to follow competitions. Besides his parents, Dick was predeceased by two sisters: Gwenyth Smyth Hill and Sheila Smyth Warman. Along with Sarah, Dick will be fondly remembered by his step daughters: Donna (Mrs. John J. Kleinman), Chicago, Il, and Susan Rachel Trammell, Scarborough, Me., one brother Robert Smyth, Ottawa, Ont. and two grandchildren; Andrea Ruth Kleinman and David Curtis Trammell and nieces and nephews. At Dick's request there will be no funeral service or visitation at the funeral home. An announcement will be made at a later date for friends and family to attend a Memorial Tribute/Cocktail Hour to honour and celebrate Dick's wonderful life. Remembrances may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, (506-634-7424
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