Jean Smith

January 8, 1928 - June 28, 2016

Jean E. M. (Blandford) Smith, 88, of Napanee, ON, formerly of Kingston and Lake on the Mountain ON, loving wife of the late Capt. W. Lorne Smith, passed away Monday, June 28, 2016 at West Lake Terrace, Picton ON. Born in Burin, Newfoundland, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Maxwell M. and Alice I. (Cheeseman) Blandford. She attended Bishops College and Halifax Ladies College. Jean was a devoted RCAF wife and mother, relocating frequently with her growing family through two decades. She volunteered tirelessly after her children were grown. Jean is survived by daughters Lynn Shwadchuck, Sharbot Lake ON and Barbara (Gerald Harrison), Napanee ON; her beloved grandchildren Bogart (Toronto ON) and Max (Squamish BC) Shwadchuck, and Miranda (Kingston ON) and Matthew (Kingston ON) Harrison; her sister Marjorie Struss (Langley BC) and Max Blandford (Saskatoon SK). Jean was predeceased by her husband Lorne, her son David L. and daughter Pamela J., her brothers Austin and Harvey and her parents. Heartfelt thanks from her family to the staff of the Riverine retirement residence in Napanee over the past six years, and to the caregivers at West Lake Terrace nursing home for devoted and compassionate care in her last few weeks and especially her final hours. Cremation has taken place. A private family graveside service will be held at Glenwood Cemetery, Picton. Donations may be made to St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Napanee, or the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, Picton.