Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Donald Yale Smiley

Male 1931 - 2020  (89 years)


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  • Name Donald Yale Smiley 
    Born 16 Jul 1931  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-452465 
    Died 10 Aug 2020  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I452465  Generations
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 

    Father Pearl Edward Smiley,   b. 1 Dec 1904, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Esther Levan,   b. Mar 1908, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1967  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married Sep 1927  Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F10060  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Geraldine Gloor 
    Children 
     1. Debbie Smiley
     2. Cathy Smiley
    Last Modified 2 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F283851  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at home on August 19, 2020 at the age of 89. Proud Police Officer of the Waterloo Regional Police for 27 years.
      Loving husband to Geraldine (nee Gloor) for 67 wonderful years. Devoted father to Debbie Araujo (Doug) and Cathy (Glen) Shantz. Cherished Poppa to Steven (Nadia), Kenny (Kristy), Jackie (Mo), Rebecca, Tammy (Harty), Andrew (Melissa) and Julie (Matt). Great-Poppa to 8 grandchildren. Survived by his sisters-in-law Helen and Joanne Smiley. Predeceased by his parents Pearl and Esther Smiley and his brothers Ken (2011) and Garry (2010). Will forever remain in the hearts of his nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.
      Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King Street S., Waterloo on Monday, August 24, 2020 from 2\endash 4pm, 7\endash 9pm and Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 12:00 \endash 1:00 pm. The Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 at 1:00 pm with interment to follow at Woodland Cemetery, Kitchener. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, to attend the Visitation and Funeral Service, personal face coverings are required, and relatives and friends must register (RSVP) at www.erbgood.com or by calling the funeral home at 519-745-8445.
      Thank you to Dr. Molckovski and her oncology team, Dr. Yew, Dr. McFarlane, Dr. Mayer, PSW's from Paramed, The LHIN & Care Partners. A special thank you to nurse and friend Barb Schmidke and to the neighbours Mary, Kevin, Cliff and Jordan for their care and support.

      Condolences for the family and donations to St. Stephen Lutheran Church, St. Mary's General Hospital or the Grand River Hospital are appreciated and can be arranged through the funeral home.

  • Sources 
    1. [S87] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Woodland CC#4510 Internet Link .
      [Previous Karrow stone removed] Karrow/ Sarah Acton/ 1873-1956 [A] Grandmother.
      [New stone] Smiley/ Donald/ Yale/ 1931- / Geraldine Gloor/ 1932- / Loving Parents Of/ Debbie And Cathy
      [A] Robert Gloor/ 1927-1994/ Beloved Brother Of/ Geraldine

    2. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/228131991/donald-yale-smiley.

    3. [S3172] Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/177340016/pearl-e-smiley.

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Jul 1931 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Aug 2020 - Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Woodland Cem., Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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