In Loving Memory of Arthur Britton Smith

SMITH, ARTHUR BRITTON, WWII Captain, 4th Field Regiment, RCA,  2nd Cdn.Division., CM, MC, OOnt., CD, Q.C., LofH(Fr), BSc(Mil), LLB, LL.D(Queens), LL.D(RMC) plus six medals for WWII and long service.

In Kingston, Ontario on ­ October 28th, 2023, in his 104th year, after a long life fully lived.  Predeceased by his beloved wife Sally (nee Edith Carruthers) 2012 and son Britton Carruthers (wife Dianna) 2022.   Left with happy memories are his daughter Sheila Bayne (husband Donald); son Alexander (wife Bonnie), many grandchildren and great grandchildren, sisters Gwen Berry, Cynthia Hurst and partner, Margaret Daicar.  Predeceased by parents Cyril Middleton Smith and Edna Madeleine Smith.

Educated in Kingston at Victoria School and KCVI.  On graduation from Royal Military College he proceeded overseas in 1940 and served with the 4th Field Regiment RCA, 2nd Canadian Division.  He was awarded the Military Cross for service in the Normandy campaign and was later severely wounded.  He graduated from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1948 and practiced law in Kingston for over 50 years.

His hobby was building apartments and he founded and retained Homestead Land Holdings Limited.  He had several other hobbies and was active in many charities.

He served several terms as Honorary Colonel of the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment, as a City Alderman and as chairman/honourary patron of the United Way campaign, was past president of the Frontenac Bar Association and a life member of many organizations.

It was his long-standing request that there be no visitation or memorial service.  A private family funeral will be held. Flowers and memorial donations are respectfully declined.  A foundation has been established on behalf of his family and friends which will carry on his philanthropic interests.

Arrangements entrusted to the James Reid Funeral Home, 1900 John Counter Blvd., Kingston

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