Benjamine Smith

Obituary of Benjamine Smith

The death of Mr. Benjamin “Ben” Smith of Rothesay, husband of Joan (Wall) Smith occurred suddenly on Monday, April 21, 2003 at the age of 75. Born in Moncton, he was the son of the late Jake and Ada (Guss) Smith. Ben had been employed with Abe Levine and Sons Ltd. in Saint John for 30 years, from where he retired. Ben was very active in volunteering for the Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, where he was a member of the congregation. He was also an active volunteer for the Jewish Historical Museum. Ben will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by his family and friends. Besides his wife, Joan, he is survived by two sons, Jeffrey (Carolyn) Smith of Calgary, AB, and Dr. Mark Smith of Ottawa, ON, three daughters, Deborah Pitt (Chris) of Beaver Dam, NB, Patricia Scheklar of Calgary, AB, and Isabel Frankel (Joel) of Toronto, one sister, Goldie Johnston (Lynwood) of Johnston's Point, NB, nine grandchildren, Michael, Jennifer, Daniel, Leah, and Rachel Smith, Levi Scheklar, Anna and Samara Frankel, and Rebecca Smith, as well as nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, a sister, Helen, and a brother at a young age. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 3:00 PM from Brenan's Select Community Funeral Home Chapel, 111 Paradise Row, Saint John, NB, (506) 634-7424. Interment will take place at Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, remembrances to the Jewish Historical Museum or to Shaarei Zedek Synagogue would be appreciated.
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