Smith, Mary 'Marlene'

Marlene Smith of Meaford passed away peacefully with family by her side at the Meaford Long Term Care Centre on Monday, January 23, 2023 at the age of 84.

Born in Meaford on August 28, 1938, Marlene was a daughter of the late Lorne and Isabel (nee Lindsay) Davidson.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Kenneth Smith on February 13th, 2011.

Marlene was the loving, kind and patient mother of Debbie Smith (Michael Callaghan), Rodney Smith (Theresa), Paul Smith (Liz), Patti Follis (Ken) and Melissa Smith (Glenn Gibbons).

She was the proud and doting Grandma of Chris (Melissa), Adam (Marla), Kara (Hayden), Brock, Brett, Bridget, Sarah (Matt), and GiGi of Cole, Noah, Addisyn, Xavier, Aidynne, Lealand, Lincoln, Lennox, Kenneth, Isabella and was predeceased by her great grandson Lukas.

Marlene will be missed by her brother Terry Davidson (Shirley Cowper) and her sister Myrna Fulford (Mervyn),  was predeceased by her brother Bob Davidson and will be remembered by her sister-in-law Jean.  She will be remembered fondly by the Smith family and by her many nieces, nephews and their families.

Marlene loved taking care of others and was so pleased and proud that she was able to care for and ‘grandparent’ her grandchildren and great grandchildren over the years. She thoroughly enjoyed her job as a cook for the group home and enjoyed visiting and chatting with everyone as she prepared meals.  Marlene loved baking for others and tending to her vegetable and flower garden. She will be remembered as a kind woman who truly loved and cherished her family.

Marlene’s family will receive friends for a public visitation at the Ferguson Funeral Home in Meaford on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 5 until 7 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at the Meaford United Church on Friday, January 27, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. with a reception following in the fellowship hall.  A private family service of committal and interment will be conducted at Lakeview Cemetery in Meaford.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.   www.fergusonfuneralhomes.ca

Details

Thursday, January 26, 2023
Public Visitation: Ferguson Funeral Home from 5 until 7 o'clock

Friday, January 27, 2023 1:30 PM
Funeral Service at Meaford United Church

Donations: Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Canadian Diabetes Association
Make a donation in memory of Mary 'Marlene' Smith


Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Colleen Hurst
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Missy and family I’m so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great friend
    to my grandma Willis. I will always remember our many chats. Your
    memories will comfort you

    Reply
  2. Sharon Woodhouse
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Melissa and family. I’m sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Marlene was a very kind and soft spoken lady. She will truly be missed.
    Sharon Woodhouse and Jessica and David Lajeunesse

    Reply
  3. Dianne McDonald
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Debbie, Rod, Paul, Patti, Melissa and families
    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I have so many memories of our times together, the chats, the coffee times at Mom’s and sharing of helpful tips as our families grew. You will have so many memories and stories to tell your children and grandchildren of Gramma Marlene and share her great food recipes. She will always be remembered as the best Mom, Gramma and great Gramma,
    My thoughts prayers and hugs come your way.
    Dianne (Willis) McDonald

    Reply
  4. Jan Schultz
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    To the Smith family. My thoughts are with you at this time. Cherish the memories.

    Reply
  5. Dennis an Brenda Ormsby
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Our condolences to the Smith and Davidson families. She was a great lady. RIP Marlene

    Reply
  6. Sue & Orville Boyd
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Davidson and Smith families at this time.

    Reply
  7. Maggie
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    My deepest condolences to you all at this sad time.

    Reply
  8. Paul & Sharon Dunn
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Many happy and good memories of Marlene and Ken. Much laughter and happy times playing cards through the years gone by. Our heartfelt condolences to her family, the Davidson and Smith families. Cherish all the wonderfull memories. Goodbye good friend rest in peace.

    Reply
  9. Jan Almond
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    So sorry to read of Marlene’s passing. She was a loving caring second mom to my youngest 2 children many years ago and they still have memories of being spoiled by her. Keep your memories close for those difficult days ahead. Hugs to all

    Reply
  10. Mary Solomon
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Dear Melissa and family,
    Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time.

    Reply
  11. Christine Peters
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Debbie, Melissa, Paul, Rodney, Patti and Families,

    We are so sad to hear of Aunt Marlene’s passing. We have many wonderful memories of your Mom and Dad. Your Mom was so kind and couldn’t do enough to fuss over us when we came to visit. She will be missed by all who knew her. We send lots of love and hugs to all of you.
    Love Ted and Chris Peters (Eleanor Hall nee Smith) daughter.

    Reply
  12. Lindsay Thompson
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    I had the honour of caring for Marlene at the retirement home she resided at previously. She had the biggest heart and the gentlest smile I’ve ever known and was called “mom” or “grandma” by many of the staff who cared for her. A light has gone out following Marlene’s passing, my condolences to her family and friends.

    Reply
  13. Abby Mader
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Melissa, so sorry to hear this sad news. I am wishing you and your family comforting memories, supportive friends, and kindness from all to ease your sadness. Sending heartfelt condolences.
    Abby Mader (Jack)

    Reply
  14. Faye and Steve Fisher
    Tuesday, January 24, 2023

    Sending sympathies and hugs to the entire Smith family at the loss of your Mom. Marlene was a wonderful and kind woman and a great neighbor to my family while growing up. Cherish all the wonderful memories that you have of a truly special lady. ❤️
    Faye and Steve Fisher

    Reply
  15. Gale Rice
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    I remember your mom fondly as one of our neighbors who would stop by for coffee /tea and chats with mom after their daily chores were finished. Cherish your memories! Thinking of u all❤

    Reply
  16. Marion Mower
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    My sincere condolences to Marlene’s entire family. Your Mom is the heart of the family and she will be missed so very much. Treasure your memories.
    Marion Mower

    Reply
  17. Donna Brown
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Sincere sympathy to Smith & Davidson family. Marlene was always a happy, pleasant person. She as been through a lot lately. You have great memories to hold onto.
    Donna Brown

    Reply
  18. Ross & Isabel Schultz
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Our sincere sympathy to the Smith & Davidson family. We enjoyed a lot of good times with Ken & Marlene in our younger years.

    Reply
  19. Tom & Lynn Carbert
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Our condolences to all the Smith family. Treasure all the memories. Tom and Lynn

    Reply
  20. Darlene McQuarrie
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Sending out big hugs to your families, cherished family memories will get you through this time,

    Reply
  21. Jim and Deb Chapman
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Sincere sympathy to all of the Smith and Davidson families.
    Thinking of you all.
    ~ Jim and Deb

    Reply
  22. Lara Cowan
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    I have just heard of the passing of my dear friend and I am heartbroken. Marlene was a breath of sunshine. Always ready with a hug and a hand to hold. I will miss our conversations and laughs. My deepest condolences to her family. It was an honour to know you and your beautiful mother and I am forever grateful for the time I had with her ❤️

    Reply
  23. Debbie (Dunn) Jack
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Melissa & family, So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a sweet lady & those who knew her will remember & cherish all those treasured memories of those conversations filled with laughs & love. We wish you all comfort, love & blessings.

    Reply
  24. Doris Breadner
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    With a heavy heart I send my sympathy to the Smith and Davidson families. The Smith’s were the best neighbors anyone could wish for. From babysitter to cupboard renovator, they were so kind. Marlene and I enjoyed so many times, coffee and a chat. I will miss you my dear friend. Doris Breadner and family

    Reply
  25. Paul & Jocelyne
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Our deepest condolences to the Smith family. She was a special lady.

    Reply
  26. Jerry and Connie Callaghan
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    To Debbie and family,
    We are sorry to hear of your Moms passing. Our sincere sympathies at this sad and difficult time.

    Jerry and Connie Callaghan ❤️

    Reply
  27. Fran Austin
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    My deepest sympathy to Marlene’s family and friends. My neighbour on Centre Street. My children and yours were good friends.

    Reply
  28. Jack and Lisa Callaghan
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Debbie & Mike and family:
    We are so sorry for your loss and our deepest condolences to your entire family.
    You are in our thoughts,
    Jack, Lisa, Luke and Ella

    Reply
  29. Willy & Wendy
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Our condolences to the Smith and Davidson family’s thinking of you all.

    Reply
  30. Ed & Marilyn Ormsby and Family
    Wednesday, January 25, 2023

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire Smith and Davidson Family. Marlene was truly a Special Individual. Over the years we have shared many a laugh with her and Smitty and enjoyed her homemade treats. We hope you can take comfort in knowing they are together again.

    Reply
  31. Jo Anne and John Nimchuk
    Thursday, January 26, 2023

    Debbie, Mike and family
    Please accept our condolences on the passing of your mother.
    Our thoughts are with you.

    Reply
  32. Shirley Cook
    Thursday, January 26, 2023

    My sincere condolences to the Smith family. Marlene was so proud of all of you .Cherish the memories.
    Shirley

    Reply
  33. Ted and Christine Peters
    Thursday, January 26, 2023

    To Debbie, Patti, Paul, Rodney and Melissa and Familes

    Sending our Deepest sympathy to all of our Aunt Marlene’s Children, Grandchildren & Great Grandchildren, We have wonderful memories with your Mom and your Dad and our cousins. Remember her with with smiles on your face of all the many great times with you all are shared amongst you all.

    Love and Hugs, Ted and Christine Peters (Aunt Eleanor’s daughter)

    Reply
  34. Joan Hamaliuk
    Thursday, January 26, 2023

    Debbie, Rodney, Paul, Patti, Melissa and families

    We were saddened to hear of Aunt Marlene’s passing. She was definitely one of my favourite Aunts. She was always so very kind to us when we came for visits. Aunt Marlene will always be remembered!
    Sending love to you during this difficult time.
    Don, Joan and family (Elwood and Audrey’s)

    Reply
  35. Zane and Sandy Blackburn
    Thursday, January 26, 2023

    Dear Debbie and Mike and family
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of your Mum.
    You are in our thoughts and prayers
    Zane and Sandy

    Reply
  36. Mark and Alyssa Nasello
    Friday, January 27, 2023

    Our sincere condolences to Rod and Theresa, Adam and Marla and the kids.

    Reply
  37. Terry & Diane Haines
    Friday, January 27, 2023

    Our condolences to Smith and Davidson families. Cherish your wonderful memories.

    Reply
  38. Louise Long
    Friday, January 27, 2023

    Melissa & family
    My condolences to you and your family. Marlene was a very special and expressive person and will be greatly missed.

    Reply
  39. Debbie Kirk
    Monday, January 30, 2023

    So sorry for your loss, Ruth Faust and your Mom had became good friends at Kelso pine’s.
    They sat at the same table for there meals and had lots to talk about, like they both had a Debbie
    in their families. She will be missed……

    Ruth Faust and Debbie

    Reply
  40. Carol Ormsby
    Monday, January 30, 2023

    To the Smith Family
    Our sincere condolences. You have many wonderful memories. Ken and Carol Ormsby

    Reply

Leave a memory or message of condolence:

Please note: To ensure privacy and respect for the families we serve, your message won't be published until we can review it. We'll do this as soon as possible, but there will be a delay before your message appears. Your name will appear with your message, but we won't publish your email address.

Scroll to top