William Smith

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of William Ross Smith in his 56th year on July 21, 2019. Bill be missed by his mother, Lynda Losonsky, (Tony) and is predeceased by his father and namesake, William Ross Smith. His siblings, Joan Losonsky (Barry Prentice), Robert Smith (Diana Broadbent), Kenneth Smith (Shelley) and Darcy Smith (Mari-Lynn Harper) will miss their brother and friend. Bill is predeceased by brothers Michael Smith and Richard Losonsky. He will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles. Bill was a walking book of trivia knowledge about sports and rock and roll. He loved playing in the “Seeing Doubles” dart league. A hockey player in his younger days, Bill was a New York Islanders and Toronto Maple Leafs hockey fan. He also loved attending the Detroit Tigers season openers. Bill’s favourite place to be was outside in nature. There will be a Celebration of Life in Billy’s honour on Thursday, July 25th from 1pm to 4pm at the Kent Belgian Dutch Canadian Club (KBD Hall) on Byng Ave in Chatham

19 Comments on “William Smith”

  1. Sorry for your loss I remember growing up with Billy the good old days my thought n prayers go out to the family

    Kim Toulouse (McFadden)

  2. Lynda, so sad to here of your loss. Bill has been in your precious care for many years. He is in God’s hand for his care now. May God bless you with peace in your sorrow.

    Sally Mahoney.

  3. Linda, Tony, Robbie, Kenny & Darcy & Families.
    Our thoughts are with you and your families at this difficult time caused by the painful loss of your Dear Son and Brother. Accept our deepest sympathy. There are no words to express our sorrow for your loss, may you all find comfort in the loving memories you shared. We have many memories of Billy while growing up. He always had a Smile on his face & a good joke to make you laugh. RIP Billy
    Love Ruth (McKay) Campbell & Barb McKay

  4. i am saddened to hear of Bills passing,many funny memories of our days at centoco……..RIP Bill.
    may the family find peace in this most difficult time.

  5. I am saddened by the News. Billy Smith was a really joyful soul. Always a happy person to be around. First met him and his family when we lived out on the third con. Always very nice people to our family. My deepest condolences to the family. Rest in Peace.
    Cheers!

  6. Dear Lynda,
    So sorry to hear about Billy. We weren’t at darts on Wednesday, so we have just found out. Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
    Also hear that your husband is in hospital. Hugs and prayers
    Love Ethne & Judi

  7. sorry to hear of bills passing had a lot of good times with bill and the boys and the Raleigh rats on sunday night hockey. bill was a great guy and will be truly missed by all that knew him.

  8. Dear Lynda & Tony,

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Billy. I from experience know how devastating it is to bury your own child as I too had to do the same ,but my son was only 19 at the time.Let’s face it Billy was known to make friends very easy and he was genuine article .Whom else can make you laugh so hard that the unthinkable happens? LOL that’s our Bill. What are the odds of going to the beach along with the other 100s of sun worshippers and have a seagull poop on your head? LOL that’s our Bill and thank goodness that Billy loved hats, but it was still funny! Unfortunately the one thing that stuck out was his uncanny streak of having bad luck. We did kid him of having it, but it was all in fun and for the most part he too found it funny. The single thing that made Bill Bill was his accuracy as being a walking encyclopedia of many “subjects”, but music & sports were his forte. Unfortunately I moved to the Toronto area and like so many people separated by miles we drifted apart. The one good thing that came of me moving away was my (late) brother, Warren and he became very good friends .
    I am pretty confident that nobody will read my heartfelt letter which by the way is allowing me to reminisce on how important BS was to me and this too is allowing me to grieve considering I just found out 30 minutes prior. I give you my deepest sympathy to the entire Smith clan.

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