SMITH, Paul Frederick, R.I.A., C.M.A, C.P.A, - December 1, 1938 - October 21, 2017
After a courageous battle with basal cell cancer and losing his eyesight, Paul passed away at home in the early hours of the morning. Paul called himself a "number cruncher", sometimes a "bean counter", and occasionally he could be heard to say, "Remember, 2 plus 2 equal 4, not 3 ½, not 4 ½ , but, exactly 4"! Paul's numbers were precise and exact, with an overdose of integrity.
Paul's first job out of high school was Bookkeeper at Biltmore Hats, in Guelph, Ontario. He retired from teaching at Seneca College, International School of Business, as a Professor of Economics. Even then, he couldn't leave the numbers alone, so he started an Income Tax based business – Yorkdale/Acc/Tax Solutions, which he enjoyed very much. Paul loved to travel, classical music, painting in oils, Toronto Blue Jays, Clam Chowder on Christmas Eve, a crease in his trousers, a handkerchief in his pocket and last but not least, a 4 o'clock Martini.
But, Paul was much more to his family and friends. Helpful and loyal, he enjoyed people. Paul loved and was loved by wife Dianne, wife of 56 years. Loved and respected by his children. Son Colin and his son Carson. Daughter Karen and her husband Bruce Chandler and their son Aaron.
All will miss his presence. Paul's parents were Dorothy and Carl Smith of Guelph (predeceased). Paul was the last of his siblings Jack, Marion and Don, but leaves sister-in-law Barb Smith in Guelph and lots of nieces and nephews in Guelph and the Toronto area.
Our thanks to Rev. Lorrie Daly-Price, who has been constantly with us during Paul's ordeal. The family would like to acknowledge, with thanks, the care Paul received from his family doctor Dr. William Newton of Markham Stouffville Hospital. Thank you to doctors Antonishyn, Enepekedes, Karam and Petrella at the Sunnybrook Odette Cancer Centre. CCAC – Durham has been very helpful, thank you Vinette. Victorian Order of Nurses – thank you Fran. Thank you Clare DeGeer and Rev. Lorrie for drives to Sunnybrook. Special thanks to Lavern Baker, an exceptionally caring nurse. Thank you, Lavern. Cremation has taken place.
Friends and family will be received at the Heritage United Church (7046 11th Concession, Markham, ON) on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.