Smith, Roy Gene

Born: Dec 06, 1944
Died: Aug 27, 2019


Passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at Lisaard House, Cambridge.  Gene was a long time resident of Baden, Ontario and was born 74 years ago in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia.
Beloved husband and best friend of Kathleen (Joncas) Smith whom he married on June 10, 1967. Gene will be lovingly remembered by his son Stephen and daughter Carolle.  Cherished grandfather to Kevin, Jessica, Brittany, Scott, Joshua, Madison and Brandon.  Gene is survived by his brothers; Philip, Raymond, Robert, Tim and by his sister Sharon as well as by his many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended families.  Predeceased by his mother Doris Shunamon, brothers Edward and Michael and his loving mother-in-law Mary Venolia Joncas-Dittrich.
Gene was a long time member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish, New Hamburg and was a plumber for Paton Brothers Plumbing for 41 years.
Relatives and friends are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, on Friday, August 30, 2019 from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9.  The Funeral Mass will take place at Holy Family Roman Catholic Parish on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Interment to take place at a later date in Riverside Cemetery, Holy Family Section, New Hamburg.  Father Stephen Gilbert to officiate. 
In lieu of flowers, donations to Lissard House Hospice or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated (Cheques Accepted).  Online condolences and donation information available at

Visitation Information


Aug 30, 2019


2 - 4 & 7 - 9 p.m


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Service Information


Aug 31, 2019


10:00 a.m.


Holy Family Roman Catholic Church
329 Huron St.
New Hamburg, Ontario

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Interment Information


Riverside Cemetery (Holy Family R.C. Section)
New Hamburg, Ontario

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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

Lisaard House
990 Speedsville Rd.
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 4R6
519-208-5055 ext. 251

Canadian Cancer Society – Waterloo Region
380 Jamieson Parkway,
Unit 12
Cambridge, ON
N3C 4N4
(519) 249-0074


Condolence from George and Judy Schultheiss sent on August 31, 2019

Our condolences, Cathy, Carolle, and Stephan on the loss and your husband and father.

Condolence from Bill Sinclair sent on August 29, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Gene’s passing.I worked at Paton Bros with Gene since 1974 and found him to be a proud tradesman,meticulous in his workmanship and a very kind and caring person.His even personality served him well when he went on as serviceman for the shop, and we received many compliments from customers who appreciated someone who was that professional and nice.We are all thinking of Cathy,Carolle ,Stephen and the grandchildren during this time.

Condolence from Paton Bros Plumbing sent on August 28, 2019

So sorry to hear about Gene!

Condolence from Kristine Mosburger sent on August 28, 2019

Carolle and Family,
So sorry to hear of your dads passing, our hearts and hugs are with you.
❤️The Mosburger’s

Condolence from Jason smith sent on August 28, 2019

My condolences go out to kathy carrolle and Stephan. Uncle gene is one of the friendliest people I’ve had to chance to be around. He is definitely going to be missed. I love you uncle Gene.

Condolence from Helene Compeau sent on August 28, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you all.

Condolence from Cindy Bentley sent on August 28, 2019

So sorry to hear, Cathy. My condolences to you and your family. Happy Hills family, we will always be. Hugs to all of you, so.