Passed away on September 10, 2021, at Saanich Peninsula Hospital, Vancouver Island.  Tommy was born on March 31, 1932 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, the youngest and last surviving of the eight children of David and Margaret Smyth.

Having moved from Ballymena to Bristol, England in 1952, he married his wife Violet there in 1956.

He left school at the age of fourteen and was an engineer for most of his working life.  He was a keen football fan and a supporter of Manchester United.

In 2012 Tommy and Violet emigrated from England to Vancouver Island, Canada.  Tommy is survived by his wife of 65 years Violet, sons Martyn, Russell and Adrian in England, and son Colin in Canada, along with ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

A special thank you to the care and kindness of the staff at Saanich Peninsula Extended Care Unit.  Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Sylvia Bell

    To Aunt Vi, Martyn, Colin, Russell, Adrian the all the family.

    I was so very sorry to hear of Uncle Tommy’s death. I know how much you will all miss him, also the extended family circle. I will miss him so much as well. He was always fun to talk to especially when he talked about his young days in Ballymena. But he had a serious side when needed. He loved you all so very very much I know.

    Rest in peace Uncle Tommy. Lots of love, niece Sylvia.

  • Clifford Stockham

    Tommy you will be missed by all of the Stockham family, but I have memories, like when we played football together for Stoke Gifford and when you poured me a Pint,( all shorts) at De-Clifford Road and all of the many meals and holidays we had together.
    R.I.P. Tommy. Lots of love Cliff xxx

  • Karen

    I will remember Tom for his quick wit, sense of humour and easy smile. Tom was very kind and supportive to me during a difficult period in my life and I will always be grateful to him for that. My sincere condolences to Vi and the family.

  • Bob Spensley

    Tom always had a twinkle, quick words for a joke, and in marrying Vi he sure was a lucky bloke.

    It’s with heavy hearts we say goodbye to Tom. May he be in an easier place, and may those we know in his extended family find solace in knowing they are loved by us.

    Cheers, Tom. We raise a glass to the stars in thanks for you having lived.

    Bob, Kim and Lista in Cordova Bay, BC

  • maureen greer

    TO AUNTY VI AND FAMILY,
    OUR HEARFELT SYMPATHY IS WITH YOU ALL.
    SENDING YOU OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS.
    MAUREEN (SMYTH) GREER & JAMES GREER, STAFFORD, ENGLAND
    DENISE (SMYTH) ORTON & PAUL ORTON & FAMILY, PORT ELIZABETH, S.A.

  • Kathryn

    I didn’t know Tommy other than through all the praise expressed by Colin for his father. I know he was an extraordinarily hard worker and I know he will be much missed by Colin and Julia. My condolences go out to the entire family.

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