Donald H. "Don" Smith

  • Born: September 16, 1943
  • Died: October 22, 2018
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald H. "Don" Smith, 75, of Battle Creek collapsed and died unexpectedly on Monday, October 22, 2018.

Don was born in a rustic log cabin on September 16, 1943 in Rawdon, Quebec, Canada, the son of Wesley Copping Donald and Dorothy Mabel (Dixon) Smith. He grew up in Canada and worked for Canadian Tire Company. Don was also employed working on roads and installing underground piping in Canada, the United States and several foreign countries, including Sri Lanka. Locally he was employed at Marywood Golf Club and Crandall Farms.

Surviving are his wife, the former Sherry Michele Meal; two daughters, Dale and Patti; three sisters, Margot, Jeannie, Susie and their families; and best friends Larry Crandall and John "JD".

Don was a 30+ year member of Northside Snowmobile Club, had held multiple offices in the club and was currently in charge of trail patrol. He enjoyed attending auctions and car and tractor shows. Don will be remembered as a proud Canadian Citizen; a man with a lot of energy, who was always on the go.

Friends will be received 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, where a service to celebrate Don's life will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

I did not know Donnie personally but I am good friends with his sister Susie.
My sincere condolences to all of Donnie's family and friends. May you find comfort and peace with your special memories.

Sharron Campbell
Nepean, Ontario, Canada.

Posted by Sharron Campbell    October 25, 2018

Condolences to Donnies'family & friends from Allan & Claudette Tinkler. R.I.P. Donnie.

Posted by Allan Tinkler - Brighton - Family   October 25, 2018

Rest in peace Donny. I have know the family for many years, and remember when Donny stayed with my Grandparents (Walter and Florence Burness) in Montreal . I am sorry to hear of his passing.

Posted by Margaret Cuillerier - Rawdon, Quebeac Canada - Family Friend   October 25, 2018

Sorry for your loss..We were in the snowmobile club together..

Posted by Alex & Nanette Ignatiades - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   October 25, 2018

Sincere condolences to all who cherished Don's friendship. He's gone from sight but lives on in our hearts. Rest in Peace Big Brother. Susie

Posted by Susan Smith - Ottawa, Ontario Canada - Sister   October 25, 2018