It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Dad, Harold LeRoy "Butch" Smith, in the very early hours of February 21,2002 in his 75th year. He will now be joined with his loving wife Pat [nee Gosnell] March 11, 2008 and his daughter Peggy Le May [Smith] December 21, 2019. He will be greatly missed by his son Randy [Terri], daughter Leigh, son in law Jim Le May, grandson Chuck [Misty] and Great Grandson Zaden. Step grandchildren Sara [Rob] Blackett, Lorissa MacIntyre, Doug [Vicki] Lemay, Dave LeMay and step Great Grandchildren Kimberley, JJ, Alivia, Trenton, Lexi, Ryan, Matthew, Lucas, Kerislynn and Jaxen. Butch will be missed by his sister Mabel Wainman, mother-in-law Agnes Gosnell, and his brothers and sisters- in- law Linda [Jim] Bruce, John [Marilyn], Tom [Glenda], Bill [Paula], Tony [Donna], Bob [Mary], George [Mary Jayne], and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents Harold & Betty Smith, father-in-law Walt Gosnell and his brother-in-law Mike Gosnell.
Butch started racing snowmobiles many years ago which is what brought on his decision to start working on other peoples machines. He then decided to take a small engine course at Lambton College. That love of working on small engines had him working out of two different homes . In 2001 he and mom decided to open a business at 161 Main St. Dutton "Butch's Small Engine Repairs." A couple of years after Mom passed, in 2010 he sold the business to Randy who owned and operated it until July 2019, when Leigh purchased it from Randy. Now in February 2022 it operates as Butch's Small Engines. Leigh as owner, and Randy as mechanic and an invaluable source of advice to Leigh. Grandson Chuck came back to work as a mechanic when Leigh bought the business. This family run business, Butch's legacy , has the hope of serving the community for many more years through Chuck and his son Zaden. Family and friends are invited to visitation on Friday February 25, 2022, 2-4 and 7-9, at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton N0L 1J0 [519-762-2416], where the Funeral Service will be held at 9:00 pm. Friday February 25, 2022. Social distancing and masks are required. Donations to the West Elgin Daffodil Auxiliary-Cancer gratefully accepted in Butch's memory. Share a memory or condolence on Arn Funeral home Website. Cremation to follow and inurnment at a later date.
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