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Obituary for Harold Edward William SMITJES

SMITJES: Harold Edward William Sr., 91, formerly of Stratford, passed away at PeopleCare Tavistock on Saturday, October 28, 2023.

He was born in Downie Township, Perth County on October 7, 1932 a son of the late Robert and Adeline (Beltz) Smitjes.

Harold had worked at Cleaver-Brooks and Hendrickson in Stratford.

He was predeceased by his wife, Grace in 2008.

Harold is survived by his three sons, Harold Smitjes Jr. of Sault Ste. Marie, Andrew “Andy” Smitjes of St. Thomas, Daniel Smitjes of Brantford; grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A private inurnment service was held at Avondale Cemetery, Stratford on Friday, November 10, 2023.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated and may be made through the Francis Funeral Home, Tavistock by calling 519-655-2431. Personal condolence can be posted at