Obituary of Eva Smith
Smith, Eva May (Starkey) - of Ridgetown, passed away peacefully with her family by her side at the Village on the Ridge, Ridgetown, on Tuesday June 25, 2019, in her 94th year.
Born in Bosanquet Township, Lambton County, daughter of the late Jonathon and Versa (Stafford) Starkey.
Beloved wife of the late Willard R. Smith (d. 1977).
Loving mother of Kenneth and wife Shirley Smith of Qualicum Beach, B.C., Wayne Smith of Ridgetown, Marlene and husband Paul Kirby of Ridgetown, Marilyn and husband Randy Crow of Chatham, and Donna and husband Randy Hayes of Vero Beach, Fl.
Also survived by her son-in-law Guy Scarrow and daughter-in-law Lynda Smith.
She was a loving grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to many.
Sister of George (late Joyce) Starkey of Forest.
Will also be missed by her nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her son Robert Smith (d. 1993), daughter Dorthy Scarrow (d. 2006) and granddaughter Roxanne Crow (d.1980) and sister Doris Starkey.
Eva was a member of Glad Tiding Church in Blenheim. She enjoyed bowling, shuffleboard with the Morpeth Heritage Club, embroidery, quilting, word searches, travelling and bible study.
Visitation will be held at the McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. East, Ridgetown on Friday June 28, 2019 at 1pm. The Funeral Service will then be held at 2pm. Burial to follow in the Greenwood Cemetery, Ridgetown.
Donations in memory of Eva may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Chatham-Kent or the Children’s Health Foundation. Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.
McKinlay Funeral Home, 76 Main St. East, Ridgetown, 519-674-3141