Bill Smart April 29, 2024

Smart, Bill – of Wiarton, passed away at Brightshores Health System Owen Sound on Monday, April 29, 2024. William “Bill” Archer Smart at the age of 84 years. Devoted husband of Dianne (nee Given) for 57 years. Loving father of Carolina Smart (Zoltan Hawryluk), and William Smart (Shannon), both of Toronto, Corrina Smart (partner Marty Rouse), of Wiarton, and Thomas Smart (Becky), of Owen Sound. Cherished ‘Gramps’ of Parker Smart, Kyle Gibbons, Nigel Gibbons, Gabriell Keeshig (partner Shawn), Alexandra “Allie” Smart, Andrew Smart, Jessica Rouse (partner Kurt Sylvest), Hunter Rouse, and great-grandfather of Lennon Sylvest. Dear brother of Donald (Annette), of Kingston, Jeannette Mallard (late Jack), of Wiarton, Margaret (Skip Williams), of Francis Lake, Norman “Skip” (Freda), of Port Elgin, and Andy (Linda), of Clinton; and brother-in-law of Doug Given (Laurie), and Linda Hepburn (partner Mike Ainslie), both of Mar, Carol McCauley (partner Kevin Medhurst), of Wiarton, Sandy Smart, and Helen Smart, both of Owen Sound, and Marilew, of Kitchener. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, Duncan and Betty; brothers, Thomas, Sam (Patricia), Duncan, George, and Danny; sisters, Betty (Sam Moore), Donelda (Howard Richardson), and Joyce (Frank Jones); and brother-in-law, Dave McCauley. Family wish to express their gratitude to doctors and nursing staff of the Wiarton and Owen Sound hospitals for the wonderful care given to Bill. Private family arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Owen Sound Animal Shelter or charity of your choice in Bill’s name would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

Private family arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041.


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    janice and randy williamson says

    so sorry to hear about bill always enjoy hearing the stories so sorry again dianne and corinna and family xo

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    Jean Sadler says

    Diane & Family. So sorry for your loss. Will raise a glass for Bill. Hugs Jean & Bill

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    doug daws says

    Diane ,I am sorry to hear of Bill’s assing,we would like to offer condolences.
    From Doug and Connie Daws.

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    Gary and Marg Tambling says

    To the Family of Bill Smart.
    We are so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I was talking to him not long ago on the street. He will be missed. He was always so cheery and had a big smile for everyone. Please accept our sympathy at this sad time.
    Gary and Marg Tambling

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    Rose Money says

    OMG So Sorry Dianne & Alll Family,
    Heaven has gained another Kool & Funny Man, May Bill Rest In Peace
    Thoughts & Prayers to Alll Hugs

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    Shirley Cole says

    Diane, so sorry to heard of Bill’s passing. My sympathies …Shirley Cole

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    Carrie Anne Pew says

    Corrina, boys and family we are so sorry for your loss. My grama and grandpa wanted me to let you know that they knew your dad from the legion, both of them send their sincere condolences. They knew him for many years. They used to buy tomatoes from him, that he brought back from the point where he worked, way back 30 years ago.
    From our family to yours we send our condolences and love. ❤️

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    Gord Dickinson says

    Sorry to hear about your loss Dianne and family . First worked with Bill back in the 70’s at the Heavy Water Plant and every day we had a good laugh about something . I remember the one time he bought a used car from a dealer in Wiarton and he said it wouldn’t keep running. . So he took it back and got another one. and when he got home from work he shut it off and it keep running… I told him so, you told the dealer you wanted something that would keep running. lol

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    Shelley and Neil says

    I am so sorry to hear of Bills passing
    My condolences to Bills family
    Shelley Buchanan & Neil Stewart

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    Bonnie says

    Thoughts go out to all the families with Bill’s passing.

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    Pat Hepburn says

    Dear Dianne and Family

    So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you
    at this sad time. Pat Hepburn

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    Stan Hoath says

    Dianne And Family. Sincere Sympathy To The Smart And Given Family In The Passing Of Your Family Member Bill Cherish All The Memories. Stan And Ruth.

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    Greg Norris says

    Thinking about you all in this difficult time. I have known Bill my entire life through my parents, but really got to appreciate him better in more recent years through laughs and chats at the Wiarton dog park. Take care.

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    Bert Smart says

    Dear family,
    Sorry for your loss. It was nice to reaquaint with Bill over these last few years at Velma”s cousins’ party. He was really having a good time last year!!
    Love Bert and Laurie Smart

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