Etc. -- Daniel Wade Smith's 1919 obituary
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A lightly edited partial transcription of the Port Dover column on page 11 of the Thursday 20 Mar 1919 Simcoe Reformer.

Daniel Wade Smith passed away at his home in this village Saturday, 15 Mar 1919, in his 41st year, after a very brief illness.

A British reservist, Mr. Smith was one of the earliest to leave the village when the Great War broke out, and returned to the village about a year ago after having been gassed and shell shocked so severely as to incapacitate him for further military service.

Although at times suffering acutely from the effects of his military service, Mr. Smith "carried on" and worked faithfully at whatever employment he was for the time being engaged in.

It is expected that the funeral will take place Tuesday of this week. Deceased leaves his wife to mourn his loss. 

"Just a little bit of all right," was Dan Smith's definition of passing events, and of the genial villager who has passed from our ken we may truthfully say that he was "just a little bit of all right," for cheerfully and unostentatiously he went about his daily tasks.

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