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Orville "Orv" Smith


Orville "Orv" Smith

Unexpectedly, at his residence, with his wife by his side, Orville James Smith passed away on December 6, 2018, at the age of 73. 

He will be deeply missed by his wife of 32 years, Carolyn Smith. 

Orv leaves behind his children Steven (Tanice) Smith, Kimberly Bendall, Rory (Sandy) Kilkenny, and Dawn (Jon) Rocheleau. 

Grandpa Orv and Papa was so proud of his grandchildren Brooke and Ty, Kyrie, Ben, Liam, Maddie, Andrew and Ian. 

Also left to mourn are his sister Maxine (Bob) Atchison and his brother Dennis (Debbie) Smith. 

He will be missed by his many nieces and nephews, a large group of friends and family, and his furry girls, his cats, Ali and Charmyn. 

Orv wholeheartedly loved his family, he was a devoted member of his church, and was a good friend to many.

Friends and family will be received at the EVANS FUNERAL HOME, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block East of Egerton), on Sunday, December 9, 2018, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.  Orv’s Funeral will be celebrated at The Church of the Ascension, 2060 Dundas St. E., on Monday, December 10, 2018 at 11 am with the Rev. Canon June Hough officiating.  Cremation to follow.  Those who wish to make a memorial donation in Orv’s name are asked to consider the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Church of the Ascension. 

Carolyn and her family want to extend a very special thank you for the outstanding support received from all of the London Emergency Services. 

Online condolences can be expressed at

A tree will be planted by the staff of the Evans Funeral Home as a living memorial to Orv.
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Service Date
Monday, December 10, 2018
Service Time
11 am
Service Location
The Church of the Ascension

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Visitation Time
2-4 p.m. & 7-9 p.m.
Visitation Location
Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Road, London, Ontario

Requested Charity
Heart & Stroke Foundation or The Church of the Ascension