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Joan Vera Smith-Miklautsch

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a dear mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, Joan Vera Smith-Miklautsch (nee Gallson), in her 93rd year, on October 21, 2017 at Muskoka Landing Nursing Home in Huntsville.

She was formerly of North Bay. Predeceased by husbands Lloyd George Smith in 1988 and Albin Miklautsch in 2004, sibling Phil Gallson in 2014, granddaughter, Christine Carol Sullivan in 2005.

She is survived by her children Donna Lee Blair (Don) of Moffat, Carol Joan Sullivan (Roy) of Huntsville, Wayne Lloyd Smith (Rita) of Bracebridge, and Wendy Vera Smith (Lorne Grossman) of Midland and her sister Jean Ellen Curry of North Bay. Grandchildren, Brenden Blair, Timothy Sullivan, Darren Smith, Joseph Smith (Desiree), Amy-Lynn Kosick (Tom), and Meghan Grossman and great-grandchildren, Graham Sullivan, Payten Smith and Emily Smith. Also survived by half-siblings Hilda Howard, Barbara Turcotte, Maisie Huard, Betty Chenier and Jackie Gallson.

She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

A Service of Remembrance will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, North Bay, on November 10, 2017 at 2 p.m, with luncheon to follow.

Please make donations to your most heart-felt charity in lieu of flowers. 


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Donna Blair
Posted: 10/31/2017 6:08:00 PM
Missing you today and forever.
Sad is the heart that loves you,
and silent the tears that fall,
living our lives without you,
is the hardest part of all.
Everything life has given us,
and all that's left to do,
we'll never know a greater love,
than the years we spent with you.
You are not just a memory,
or a part of the past.
You're our to remember,
as long as our hearts last.

Jeannine Colvin
Posted: 10/27/2017 7:24:00 PM
My sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mother
Audrey and Gordon Wiebe
Posted: 10/24/2017 10:34:00 AM
Our hearts are with you all at this time.We send our condlences.Hugs
Wendy Smith
Posted: 10/23/2017 10:13:00 PM
Love you forever Mom.

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Published: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

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