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SMITHWICK, Jeremiah (Jerry)

SMITHWICK, Jeremiah (Jerry)

Jerry was born November 2, 1918 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was the youngest of four children born to Margaret and Thomas Smithwick: Bill, Tom, Peggy and Jerry.

Jerry received most of his education in Saskatoon at St. Joseph Elementary, Nutana High School and the University of Saskatchewan, where he achieved a B.A. Jerry finished his education at Cornell University, New York City, USA, with a diploma in Physical Therapy.

In 1943, while travelling to New York, Jerry stopped in Montreal to see his brother Bill, who was a pharmacist working in a laboratory in Nitro, Quebec. Nitro was a small village located 30 miles west of Montreal and was built during World War II by the Government of Canada to manufacture high explosives. It was a very important cog in the wheel of defense against the Nazis and was the biggest plant of its kind in the British Empire. Jerry

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Condolence Messages
  • Aug 12, 2017
    Our sincere condolences to Tom and MaryAnn and Renee and Tom and the whole Smithwick family on the loss of Jerry Sr. May God bless you with his comfort and peace.
    Paddy and Sandy Kavanagh
  • Aug 11, 2017
    When I think of Jerry, I smile. He used to come in to our shop and I'd say "Hi Jerry, how're you doing" and his reply was always " well I'm still above ground!" I didn't know him well but I'm sure his sense of humor never left him. I knew he would have been the type of person who was WELL loved.
  • Aug 08, 2017
    Tom, Mary Ann, Renee and Tom,
    There are so many things in life we don't understand...the best we can do is to hope, to believe, to care and remember. Thinking of you.
    The Perrott Family, Brenda, Al, John and Jerrold
  • Aug 08, 2017
    Sorry for your loss, prayers of course are with you all. Peace, Keith and Yvonne Germaine
  • Aug 03, 2017
    Dear Jerry ( Jr.) and Family,
    I never met your Father but you spoke of him with such love and respect.
    Sincere condolences,
    Jim and Isabel Saunders
  • Aug 03, 2017
    To all the Smithwick Family,
    Our prayers are with all your family.
    Bill & Ronnie P
  • Aug 02, 2017
    My thoughts and prayers are with you Joy, and your children.
  • Aug 02, 2017
    Tom, Mary Ann, Renee and Tom, and the entire Smithwick family,
    We are so sorry to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Stu (RDCO) and Joanne (PR) Greenhough
  • Aug 02, 2017
    Although only a short acquaintance with Mr. Smithwick, I truly enjoyed his stories, his sense of humor and laughter, whenever we had occasion to be together for appointments or errands. Joyce, Tom and all family members, your husband/father was a very special man, and will be remembered in your hearts eternally and he is safe, without discomfort and where he wanted to be now. Wishing 'peace' to all of his loving family. W. Sheath
  • Aug 02, 2017
    It was so sad to read about Jerry's passing. Jerry & I golfed together for several years and I enjoyed each and every time we met. My sympathy goes out to Joyce and her family.
    Regards, Bernie & Gwen Major