It is with great sadness, that the family of Paul Smith announces his passing June 26,2021. He was born in Moncton on June 26,1958, to the late Eldred and Ruth (Furlotte) Smith, and was one of 10 siblings.
Paul was a kind soul with the ability to talk to anyone about anything. He was not afraid to chat up random strangers in the grocery store. He was also known by many with a giving heart. You knew you could count on him to be there for you with anything he could offer.
He spent several years as a cadet before moving on to the Navy in February of 1982, before finally being released in 2004. Paul loved spending time with his family and was a man who held passion for his job as a cook. Finally in 89 he would meet his future Wife, who had been someone he met in 82 through cadets and was reunited with.
Paul will be deeply missed by his loving spouse of 31 years Colleen (Hinks) Smith; his children Steven Hirtle, Richard Hirtle (Tori), Crystal Smith and Ryan Smith; his brothers Bruce Smith (Scott), Reid Smith (Ivie); his sisters Kathy Melanson (Ed) and Tammy Melanson (Mike); his in-laws Jean and Richard Hinks; his brother-in-law Daniel Hinks (Marcia), Maurice Leger, as well as his many nieces, nephews, brother and sister in-laws, extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents. Paul was predeceased by his brothers Glenn, Allan, Terry, his twin Peter, and his sister Dianna Leger.
A public visitation will be held at Oromocto Funeral Home on Sunday, July 4th, 2021 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm. For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Oromocto SPCA.