W. Mary Smith

July 24, 1942 ~ March 18, 2021 (age 78)


Smith; Mary (Hatch)(nee Nelson)
(Employed by North Simcoe Veterinarian Services; Founding Member of the Rockwood Trail Riders; Member of the Agility Assoc. of Canada; Member of the Canadian Kennel Club)
Peacefully at the Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland, on Thursday, March 18, 2021, in her 79th year.  Mary Smith, predeceased by William "Bill" Hatch.  Loving mother of Todd Smith and wife Carol McIsaac of Coldwater.  Dear sister of 3 brothers and their families.  Mary was a lover of her Arabian horses and her many Border Collies.  As per her wishes Cremation will take place.  A Private Celebration of her Life will also take place at a later date.   If desired, memorial donations to Georgian Bay General Hospital, Midland or Border Collie Rescue Ontario would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence are welcomed at    Mary loved the poem 
The Dash -  I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.
He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.
For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.
So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.
To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.
So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?
                                                                                              by Linda Ellis

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