Stewart Anthony Smith

21-Jul-1945 - 25-Jun-2023

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory of Stewart

It with tremendous sadness and a mixed heart that we announce the death of Stewart Anthony Smith, age 77, on June 25, 2023 at Gables Lodge, Amherst, NS.

Stewart was employed for 35 years with Correction Services Canada, Regional Office where he retired as Assistant Warden. He established meaningful friendships with his co-workers.

He spent a lot of time with both grandparents in Annapolis Valley on the farm growing up instilling in him a strong work ethic and a love of the outdoors.

He was a patient, kind hearted, witty man, a great listener and always willing to lend a hand.

Stewart was an avid athlete and participated in fast ball (pitcher), basketball, tennis, badminton, track and field and hockey. Stewart was an active member and volunteer of the Amherst Golf Club and the Amherst Curling Club and competed at national levels in curling. He also enjoyed and cherished the time spent with family and friends. He loved travelling, woodworking and fishing.

He is survived and will be missed greatly by his faithful and loving wife of 53 years, Rachel (Gould); daughter, Kimberly Smith; son, Kevin (Melissa) Smith; two highly adored grandsons, Connor and Alexander; sister, Erna Beauclair; step brother, Reg Graves; Rachel’s twin sister, Carol Gothreau; special nieces, Lori, Gina and Trisha; nephews and cousins and special cousin, Janice Lawrence who faithfully sent cards weekly.

Stewart was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Evelyn (Rafuse, Graves) Smith; sister, Maureen Schofield; half-brother, Leroy Graves and half-sister, Gail Graves.

Thank you to the beautiful staff at Gables Lodge, the care he received was outstanding and we are forever grateful to you.

Following Stewart’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Stewart’s life will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 2 - 4 pm held in Holy Family Parish Hall.

Memorial contributions can be made in Stewart’s memory to Parkinson's Foundation or charity of choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Campbell’s Funeral Home, Amherst, NS.

Condolences and sharing of memories may be shared with the family via: or by visiting Campbell’s Facebook page.

Stewart Anthony Smith
Those we love don't go away
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, Unheard, 
But Always Near 

Funeral Details

  • Celebration of Life

    Holy Family Parish

    Event Times:

    15-Jul-2023 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Phyllis Brown | 05-Jul-2023

Gord and I were sorry to hear of Stewart's passing. We enjoyed spending time with Stewart in Myrtle Beach. Our thoughts are with Rachel and family. Gord and Phyllis Brown

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Posted by Carolyn Maceachern | 04-Jul-2023

Love to all your family Rachael. Thinking of you . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love Carolyn and Angus

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