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Owen Smith

July 13, 1937 — January 28, 2023

Owen Smith

Owen Frederick Hewson Smith
1937 - 2023
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Owen F. H. Smith on January 28, 2023 in Toronto.

Owen was known for his sense of humour, his intelligence and his appreciation for the simple pleasures of life: great friends, family, good food and drink, puzzling out that last cryptic crossword clue and grooving to his favourite classic rock music from BTO and CCR to his cherished ZZ Top.

Owen is survived by his much beloved wife Betty of 61 years, children Owen, Mike and Stephanie, grandchildren Dylan, Katana, Kierra, Liam and Sean and brother Kevin. He is predeceased by his sister Jackie Petrie.

Born July 13, 1937 to Owen and Clare Smith in Hamilton, Ontario, Owen grew up in North Toronto. After graduating from University of Toronto, Owen joined Price Waterhouse in 1961 as a chartered accountant where he became a Partner working in Edmonton and Toronto until he retired in 1996. He was elected a Life Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (now CPA Ontario) in 2007.

After retiring, Owen and Betty pursued their love of travelling and golf: spending winters in Florida and Arizona and summers at Weston Golf and Country Club, and travelling in Western Canada and abroad visiting with family and friends. Owen continued to put his accounting skills to service as treasurer on the volunteer boards of directors for a number of organizations.

If you knew Owen, please raise a glass in his memory. In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.

The family will plan a celebration of life at a later date.

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