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Douglas Ross Smith

November 30, 1933 ~ September 24, 2017

Douglas Ross Smith

Douglas Ross Smith was born November 30, 1933 in Fort St. John, B.C. to parents Ross and Amy Smith.

Douglas met Jessie in Fort St. John, they were married on September 18, 1959 in Dawson Creek, B.C. During their 58 years of marriage they moved to Yukon and made it their home. Douglas and Jessie had five children; Maureen, Ross, Leatha, Val and William. Douglas turned his hand to many things; truck driver, contractor, house builder, and tax preparer. Douglas volunteered his time at the Yukon Arts Society and as a dispatcher for Hootalinqua Fire Hall, he was an advocate and consultant for accessibility issues; he was a storyteller, an avid reader and philosopher.   Douglas was a generous man who always lent a hand to anyone in need.

Douglas leaves behind his wife Jessie, children Maureen (Ken), Ross (Cindy), Leatha (Rob), Val (Larry), and William; grandchildren Beverly (Matthew), Linda and Pyper; brothers Earl, George, Bill, Ken, Del, and Leonard, sisters Catherine, Florence, Irene and Helen, numerous great grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made online to Dad’s favoured charity “Little Footprints, Big Steps” (

Comments (2)
  • 27 November 2017

    Jessie, I have been thinking of you guys lately and remembering that your Christmas card was returned last year, I googled to see if I could get a good address for this year and I found this obituary.
    My heart goes out to you, my friend, and understand how you are feeling. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Don’t know if we will ever meet again, but I have such great memories of our times together. I always remember Doug as being so articulate – the man with the most command of the English language and a wonderful storyteller. I loved to hear him speak.
    Would love to hear from you and know that you are always welcome to come for a visit. I am still living in the same place – cannot bear to move and leave all the memories here. It is a struggle to keep up, but fear I would just close down in a condo somewhere.
    My love and sincere sympathy to you and your family.

  • 9 March 2018

    You will always be remembered by the Sharman family. Your Gt Gt Gt Grandmother is Mary Ann Sharman who married Thomas Bown. Mary Ann came to Victoria (Bury) Quebec in 1836 from Wenhaston, Suffolk County, England with her parents and 8 brothers and sisters.

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