In memory of

Dennis Henry Smith

December 1, 1955 -  January 10, 2022

It is with great sadness, we share the passing of Dennis Smith in his 66th year on January 10, 2022. Loving husband of Jackie (Yogie) and adoring father to Lindsay and Mike Hanna and Michael and Christine Smith. Dennis was a doting grandfather to Mya and Benjamin Smith. Predeceased by his father Floyd Smith and father-in-law Joseph Vrzovski and dearly missed by mother Helen Smith and mother-in-law Fotia Vrzovski. Older brother to Barbara Karch and treasured brother-in-law to his fishing partner Vasko Vrzovski and his birthday buddy Loretta Vrzovski. Proud and loving Uncle to Alexandra, Joseph and Nicholas Vrzovski and Steve, Kevin and Lori Karch. Dear friend to many.

He was a dedicated employee at Redpath Sugars and Coca-Cola and active in many sports communities over the years as both a player and coach.

A private funeral service by invitation will be held at Pine Hills Funeral Centre. Friends are invited to attend the interment in Section 7 of the Pine Hill Cemetery on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 3 p.m. to respect current protocols.


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Shirley Swan (Jenkinson) (Cousin)

Entered January 13, 2022 from Chatham Ontario

So sorry to hear the passing of Dennis. I am close to his mother which is my Aunt Helen. I was not close to Dennis because we lived miles apart. As a kid we went to family functions. Grew up looking at family photos. My condolences to all the family. My heart goes out to you.

Anne and John Hayward (Dear friend)

Entered January 13, 2022 from Lindsay

Dear Yogie and family,
It is with great sadness and deepest sympathy to all that we send this message. Dennis was our very dear friend. We will always remember him for his ability to make us all smile and laugh. That was his gift. He would deliver his witticisms with a straight face then once he had elicited the appropriate groans or laughter, he would giggle, pleased with his own cleverness and hilarity. Those were precious moments. We loved being in his company. We hope those happy personal memories will serve to comfort you now and be the glue to mend your broken hearts. He will be missed.

Erin and Colin Matthew and family (Family friend)

Entered January 13, 2022 from Lindsay

Our deepest sympathies at the loss of a man who filled every room with laughter and love. We are grateful to have so many memories by which to remember and honor his life.

Robert Cepecauer (Good friend and coworker from Coca-Cola)

Entered January 13, 2022 from St Thomas, Ontario

The short time that Dennis and I worked together at the Brampton Coke plant was the most enjoyable work experience from my 23 years there. Dennis was not just a co worker. He was a Great person to know I will miss him

Robert Cepecauer & family

Tara Hayward (Family Friend)

Entered January 13, 2022

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dennis. I spent my early childhood years growing up across the street from Dennis & Yogie as our families became close friends, but to me, Dennis and Yogie were like having another set of parents. I loved spending time with them and have so many fond memories of Dennis. I remember Dennis had me believing that they actually knew the Flintstones and that being invited to dinner meant the possibility of having Brontosaurus burgers. I remember playing I Love Rock & Roll on repeat on the jukebox in the basement or washing his Corvette in the driveway with him. As I grew older and our family moved away, we still remained in touch. In fact, it was Dennis who referred me to an opportunity at Coca-Cola when I was fresh out of college and after 23yrs., I still remain with Coca-Cola today. I will forever remain grateful and indebted to him for this. During those early days at Coke, Dennis and I played softball together with Coca-Cola and later on in my 20's, my Dad and Dennis coached the softball team Lindsay and I played on - what a thrill it was to have my two Dad's coaching our team!

I will never forget his infectious laugh, his funny stories and the numerous good times we had. I will cherish those memories forever and will reflect back fondly on the positive impact Dennis had on my life. He was and always will be very special to me.

To Yogie, Lindsay, Michael, Baba, Vasko, Loretta, Helen, Barb and families...we are so incredibly sorry for your loss and know that we love you all and are keeping you in our thoughts and hearts during this very difficult time.

TJ (aka. French Fry) & Perry


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