Smith (née Munro), Audrey Louise

Smith (née Munro), Audrey Louise

January 9th, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Audrey Louise (née Munro) Smith, of London, on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at the age of 93. Audrey was born in Brooksdale on October 19, 1926. She graduated from business college in Woodstock, and worked for several years as a stenographer before meeting and marrying her life partner, Gordon, and returning to her roots on a farm in Kintore, Ontario. She was a wise woman with tremendous inner strength who imparted many life lessons to her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Audrey spent her entire working career at CNR. After retirement, she loved to golf, have cocktail hour while watching The Young and the Restless, and day trips with the Richmond Woods gang. When she was able to, she loved to travel. She was fiercely independent with a zest for life. There was nothing she wouldn’t try and she told her children and grandchildren to “Just do it”. She never wanted to miss a Saturday night dancing at Lakeside. Audrey was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She is survived by her children: Ellen (Paul) Lauersen, of Canmore, Alberta, Jamie Smith, of Brantford, and Virginia (Greg) Best, of Dundas; grandchildren: Alicia (Dean), Brittany (Simon), Amy (Bob), Sara-Jane (Andrew), Curtis, Melanie (Spencer), and Duncan; as well as nine great-grandchildren. She will be missed by her dear friend Bob Burt. She is also survived by her siblings Muriel Ballantyne, of Tavistock and Foster Munro, of Brantford; and numerous nieces and nephews. Audrey is predeceased by her husband Gordon; sister Lorene Pearson; and brothers Lawrence Munro and Wally Munro. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a Celebration of Audrey’s Life will be conducted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. A private family interment will take place in the spring at South Kintore Cemetery. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Audrey are asked to consider a charity of your choice. 

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    Kathleen KeatingDear Sara and Andrew I am so very sorry for the loss of your Grandma. What a wonderful person she was to you and many others. I loved her wise advice and quick smile. Thank you for sharing her with me.
    Jean (McKellar) HammondI will always remember Audrey as a great Brownie mom and support to the Brownies when I was a leader in Kintore. On one occasion, she arranged an outing for the whole Brownie Pack to travel via train from Ingersoll to London in the morning and to return back later in the day. Between trains, the Brownies and their leaders hiked from the train station over to the market to explore, then visited Eldon House to enjoy a picnic on the lawn and a tour of the house before returning to catch the train back to Ingersoll. Another highlight of the day for the Brownies was that Audrey had arranged for each girl to go into the engine car, meet the engineer and to view the sight down the railway tracks on the return trip to Ingersoll. It was a wonderful experience and the Brownies talked about it for a long time afterwards. My sympathy to all her family at this time. Jean (McKellar) Hammond
    Judy and D'Arcy IrvineAudrey was a lovely person. Our condolences to the Smith family.
    Susan, Brian & CallumOur sincere sympathies to the Smith family. We are so glad to have gotten to know Audrey these past years and to have her part of our Dad's (Bob's) life. She always had a soft spot for our son Callum. We will miss our visits with her and her amazing smile.
    David and Myriam DawsonDear Virginia, David and I were saddened to hear about Audrey’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the Smith family during this difficult time. Melanie, Curtis and Duncan please receive our warmest embrace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerest Condolences.
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