Obit: SMITH, Donald Ross, P.Eng.

SMITH, Donald Ross, P.Eng. - 1950-2007, Calgary, passed away on Saturday, August 11, 2007, in Rockyview General Hospital, Calgary, after a lengthy battle with cancer. Born in Amherst, he was a son of Evelyn (Wood) Smith, Amherst, and the late R. Layton Smith. Donald graduated from Pugwash District High School, Dalhousie University, and from the Nova Scotia Technical College in 1972 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree with Distinction. Donald spent three years with The Enterprise Foundry Co. Ltd. in Sackville, N.B., before moving to Truro in 1975 to join Polymer International (NS) Ltd., which later became Intertape Polymer Group and Engineered Coated Products. During the 25 years Donald spent in Truro with this company, he held a variety of positions in production, engineering and R&D, and made many contributions toward the growth and success of the operation. In 2000, Donald moved to Calgary to assume the position of Technical Support Engineer, in which he worked with customers, outside suppliers and the various territory managers in both the western provinces and states. This position gave him the opportunity to travel extensively throughout the region, and on several occasions, to visit China, Korea, and Vietnam to meet with potential suppliers. Besides items related to his career, Don was also interested in sports, music, reading, agriculture and woodworking. Besides his mother, he is survived by son, Robert, Calgary; daughter, Stephanie (Kenny Ford), Las Vegas, Nev., and their mother Brenda Tufts, Shubenacadie; his brother, Weldon (Jill), Tidnish; nephew, Brett; uncle, Wyman Wood, Linden; aunts, Audrey (Harold) Wood, Oxford; Mazel (Harold) Crossman, Bedford, and several cousins. Visitation will be held in Campbell's Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst (667-9906), today from 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 16, at 2 p.m. in Campbell's Chapel with Rev. Susan Estabrooks and Rev. Steven Longmoore officiating. Interment will take place in Hillside Cemetery, Linden. Donations in Donald's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice. Special thanks to Dr. Thakrar, Dr. Stewart, staff of Unit 57, the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre and Palliative Care Unit of Rockyview General Hospital, Calgary.


Wednesday 15-August-2007 Halifax NS

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