SMITH, Douglas Couper – In his 83rd year, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by his loving family at the Guelph General Hospital on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.
Sadly missed by his family; his wife of 59 years, Glenna (nee Griffith), daughter Cathy, son Jim (Tim), son Dale (Christine) and his three grandchildren – the apples of his eyes – Couper, Mitchell and Danica. Survived by his sisters Jean Warner and Joan Zettel, and his sisters-in-law Vera Spark, Lenora Arbuckle, Wilma Wollis and Marlene Mainland. Predeceased by his parents Wilson and Francis (Sally) and brothers-in-law Maynard Warner, John Zettel, Alvin Spark, Elwin Arbuckle, Wilmer Wollis and Bill Mainland.
Doug was an employee of The Bell for 33 years, a Volunteer Firefighter for the Puslinch Fire Department of 37 years, 10 of which he served as Fire Chief. He was an active member of the community, church and Farnham Cemetery Board.
Friends will be received at the WALL-CUSTANCE FUNERAL HOME & CHAPEL, 206 Norfolk St., Guelph, Thursday 7-9 pm, Friday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 11:00 am. Reception to follow in the Wall-Custance Family Reception Centre. Followed by Internment at Farnham Cemetery, Arkell.
A tree will be planted in memory of Douglas C. Smith in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest.
Serving Guelph and area since 1941, with a tradition of excellence. Providing personalized and compassionate services, including Simple Cremations, Celebrations of Life, Traditional Funerals (including Natural/Green Burials) and more. Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel is locally and independently owned by Scott and Betty Ann Young.
Licensed Funeral Establishment Operator – Class 1 – FE-184
The health of those we serve, our employees and our guests is of the utmost importance to us, and as such, we are diligently following the directives of Canadian public health authorities and the Bereavement Authority of Ontario to keep everyone safe and well.
We have implemented the following measures to maintain the safety of both our staff and those that visit our facility:
• Enhanced and frequent cleanings, with particular focus on high-traffic and high contact areas.
• Hand-sanitizer is available in all high-traffic areas.
• Maintenance of physical distancing, both during visitations and services, and during our meetings with families.
• Ongoing communications with those that we serve to ensure that they are aware of the current Covid-19 status of our municipality and the accompanying guidelines.
We continue to rely on the advice provided by health experts and are committed to doing all we can to keep our community healthy.
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Scott & Betty Ann Young
Owners, Wall-Custance Funeral Home & Chapel