Horace Harris Smith


SMITH, Horace Harris - Master Warrant Officer; (Ret.)

Royal Canadian Regiment;

Past President, Korean Veteran's Association, Ontario Region, Unit 4, Wolseley Branch, London.

A longtime resident of London, Ontario, passed away on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, K Wing, in his 82nd year. Horace was a devoted, loving husband to his late wife Ada Jean. He was predeceased by his parents Garfield and Gwendolyn, and his brother Garry (Dorothy). His gentle manner and beautiful smile will be greatly missed by his brothers Burt (Betty), Raymond (Sandra) and his sister Margaret (Laurence). He will be remembered fondly by his nieces, nephew and friends. We are grateful for the wonderful care provided for Horace by the staff at Victoria Hospital, London and Sunnybrook Veterans Centre, Toronto. A special thank you to Janet Ifaburruyi. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial will be held in Toronto followed by interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.1


A/I Course PT Wing 1951

APTC Gp 4 Course 1965 






From Scotty Fuller

I knew Horace "HH" Smith when he was a Directing Staff member of CFSPER on the Wrestling Coaches course, Track and Field Officials Course and later on my Trade Adjustment (TRADAD) Course. He was an exceptional senior NCO whose very presence and bearing "emitted" leadership and discipline. We, his students, found that his very stare brought with it mental-whiplash. He could speak very softly at one end of the Buell Gym and despite the usual volume of ambient gym-noises, his every word penetrated our very skulls! One "felt" his presence whenever he was around even when he watched us through his gyms' office window! He had a "firm hand" and a solid-but-silent-soul and no one ever questioned his word, his intentions or his manner. I remember him with considerable admiration and respect. I met Horace after his retirement from the Phys Ed Branch in his second career as a REMAX real estate agent in Ottawa. I am told by REMAX brokers, that HH became a highly successful agent with his leadership "infecting" other agents and clients. I was told that he subsequently retired from his real estate career and is now enjoying life, is in good health and is still living in our national capital. It was for me, an honour to have learned PERI skills from "HH" and an equal pleasure to have known him. HH was the personification of MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO.....