Edgar James Smith
It is with great sadness that the family of Edgar James Smith announce his passing on February 16th, 2018. Born on March 9th, 1957 in Fredericton Junction, he was the son of Kathleen Smith and the late Everett Smith of Waterville and husband of 40 years to Debbie Smith.
Survived by his wife, Debbie of Waterville, NB; his son Cory Smith of Waterville, NB; his daughters Ashley Smith of Waterville, NB and Erin Sullivan (Corey) of Geary, NB; his little buddy his grandson JT of Geary, NB and his mother Kathleen Smith of Waterville, NB. His siblings Jerry (Marilyn) of Thessalon, Ontario, Elwood (Brenda) of Geary, NB, Anthony (Lisa) of Waterville, NB and Absalom of Waterville, NB; sister, Norma Smith of Waterville, as well as many cousins, niece and nephews.
Predeceased by his father Everett, and his siblings Douglas and Anna.
Edgar grew up on the family farm where he spent his childhood and teen years in the barnyard and hay fields with his father and siblings, learning to drive a tractor, clean out the barn and throw hay bales at a young age. Edgar lived his whole life in Waterville, building his family’s home just down the road from the farm where he and Debbie raised their three children.
Edgar was a Shift Operator at the UNB Central Heating Plant for 34 years. The boys at the plant became a second family to Edgar and he will be missed. He was a member of the Geary Baptist Church where he was involved in the AWANA program, Vacation Bible School, choir and drama productions and an usher. He was a member of the Singers of the Faith and sang at several nursing homes, hospitals and special services. Edgar was the Chairman of the Geary French Lake Waterville Cemetery Committee. He was a volunteer at the Geary Elementary Community School serving breakfast and hot lunch to the students and staff and participating in special events. He will be greatly missed by all who met him and had the pleasure to work alongside him. The community of Geary has lost a great man!
Visitation will be held at the Geary Baptist Church on Monday, February 19th, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The funeral service will take place at the Geary Baptist Church on Tuesday, February 20th at 2 pm with Reverend Robert Weaver and Reverend Greg Sparkes as officiants.
Donations can be made to the Geary Home and School Association or the Geary French Lake Waterville Cemetery Community.