In his 89th year after a courageous battle with cancer, Kempton Joseph Smith of Chapeau, Quebec passed away peacefully at the Pontiac Community Hospital, Shawville, Quebec, surrounded by his family on Friday, January 21, 2022.
Son of the late Eugene and Laura Smith (nee Brunette). Predeceased by brothers Lester (late Nora Conway), Kenneth (Late Noella Venasse), Harold, Lloyd, Ruglas and Michael.
Cherished uncle to Peter, late Patricia, Brian, Cheryl (Pat Trimm), Sandra (Tim Morris), late Alvin (late Elsa Jacobson), Rose Ann (Wayne Papke), Merle (Carla Briggs) and late Earl Smith.
Kempton will be fondly remembered by many great nieces, nephews, cousins, neighbors and his farming community. Kempton had a profound respect and appreciation for nature and all it encompassed. He was always preserving for the generations to come. He appreciated the simple things in life especially spending time on the farm tending to his animals. Kemptom loved family gatherings at his homestead where he was a much welcomed and captivating storyteller. He loved to laugh, sing Irish songs and reminisce about days gone by. His presence will be greatly missed by his family and friends. At Kempton’s request, cremation has taken place. Private Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, January 28, 2022 in St. Alphonsus Church, Chapeau, Quebec at 11 a.m.
As Kempton had a special place in this heart for children, donations to CHEO or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated.