It is with profound sadness that our family announces the passing of Joel. On Saturday, March 7, after a courageous and hard-fought battle with cancer, Joel died peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He will now join his beloved wife, Marion. They enjoyed an extraordinary and full life together. Predeceased by parents, Ben and Sylvia Smith. Joel will be greatly missed and always remembered by his devoted children, Shawn Smith (Charene Gillies), Tricia Smith (Judson Venier), grandchildren, Ben, Lily, Owen and Jasper, adored sister, Bonni Carr, nephews, Mark, Jay, and Adam, and by his many close friends and neighbours in Toronto and at Bear’s Paw in Naples, Florida. Sincere thanks and gratitude to the doctors and nurses at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and Toronto General Hospital, as well as to the palliative care team at Mississauga/Etobicoke, and especially his nurses Jenny, Kim, and Lea, whose care and kindness we will always be grateful for. A special thank you to Dr. John Kim.
For those who wish, donations may be made to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Head & Neck Clinic c/o Dr. John Kim.