William Smith was called home suddenly by our Lord on Monday, July 19, 2010. Born in Artemesia Township, Ontario, on October 22, 1928, Bill was a long-time resident of Courtenay, B.C. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 59 years, Nell, daughter Mary Ellen (& Phil) Bender, and sons Jim (& Angie) Smith and John (& Lesley) Smith. Bill dearly loved his nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and closely followed their lives on Facebook. Brothers Don and Ken Smith and sister Sheila Barnard, all of Ontario, also survive him. A service in celebration of Bill’s life will be held at Courtenay Baptist Church on Friday, July 23 at 3:00 pm.