Kenneth John Smith passed away at Stratford General Hospital on December 30, 2016 at the age of 88. Born in Windsor, son of the late John and Ada Smith (nee Swift). He is forever loved by his wife of 66 years, Patricia (nee Keith); his children Bonnie Innes (David), Kathy Hill (Stewart), Daniel Smith (Kathleen) and Douglas Smith; his grandchildren Michael and Jennifer Crawford, Heather and Nigel Williamson, John and Candace Crawford, Steven and Lesley Jackson, Adam and Christy Jackson, Lucas Smith, Emily Smith, Crissy LeBlanc and Samantha Smith. Ken is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren and his faithful dog Angus. Brother-in-law of Barb and Gordon Leaper and Ken Arnold. He will be missed by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by sisters Ilene Wing (Bill), Joan Watt (Alex) and sister-in-law Shirley Arnold, and brother-in-law Donald (Marion) Keith. Ken was an avid gardener, loved old Western movies and his favourite hobbies included stained glass. Cremation has taken place. Family and friends are invited to the ST. JAMES ANGLICAN CHURCH, 65 Church St. South, St. Marys, on Friday, January 6, 2017 for visiting from 1 p.m. until the time of the Memorial Service at 2 p.m. Interment at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Anglican Church in St. Marys or to a charity of choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Andrew L. Hodges Funeral Home, St. Marys (519-284-2820). Online condolences at www.hodgesfuneralhome.ca.