Aloysius Martin “Al” Smith

Smith, Aloysius Martin “Al” – Age 85, of Dartmouth, passed away surrounded by his children on January 5, 2017 in Dartmouth General Hospital. A son of the late Elizabeth (Walsh) and Celestine Smith of St. John's, N.L., Al will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Al enjoyed tending to his dahlias every year, being with his family and watching over his dog, Hazel. Al was proud to work for the Department of National Defense where he retired from after 34 years of service as a Marine Oiler.

Al is survived by his sister, Patricia (Cliff) Friesen; brother, Jackie Smith; his children, David (Marilyn), Dartmouth; Cathy (Carl), Dartmouth; James (Susan), Dartmouth; Barry-Diana (Cindy), Dartmouth; Robert (Monique), Dartmouth; Thresa (Tim) Dizes, Alberta; grandchildren, Ryan (Sherry) Smith, Christina (Ricky) Jackson, Chad Stoddard, Michelle, Natalie and Eric Sampson, Crystal Smith (Sebastion), Stephen Smith (Leanne), Alyssa Smith, Matthew and Mitchell Smith, Codie Dizes (Tyler), Alexzandra Dizes; great-grandchildren, Mason Smith, Rylie Allen, Zachery and Zoey Jackson, Cameron Côté, Landon Smith and Faith Orbeck. He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Rosina; daughters, Barbara Ann and Elizabeth; brothers, Celestine and Francis "Frank".

The family wishes to express their thanks to the 4th floor West nurses and the Palliative Care Unit in Dartmouth General Hospital for their tremendous empathy and compassion.

A service will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Thomas More Church, with a Celebration of Life to be held following the service in the church hall. A private family interment to follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Canadian National Institute for the Blind and/or The Lung Association Nova Scotia.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

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