Laura Smith

Obituary of Laura Smith

<h1>Laura Smith</h1> 1929 – 2008 Passed away peacefully, at K-W Health Centre of Grand River Hospital on December 25, 2008, at age 79. Beloved wife of Bob Powell; dear mother of Sharon and Doug Churchill, Karen Smith and Bill Hansen, Marilyn and Silvio Favaro, Wendy and Lou Durante, and Susan Smith and Ward Kratzer; grandmother of David, Charlene, Tim, Tony, Cindy, Eric, and Carly, and seven great-grandchildren; loved sister-in-law of Pauline and Ed Nowak. Friends are invited to share their memories of Laura with her family during memorial visitation at the Erb &amp; Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Friday, January 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Saturday, January 3, 2009 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jack Paleczny officiating. A reception will follow in the Fireside Reception Room of the funeral home. The family wishes to express a special thank you to Dr. Mark Benaroia and the nursing staff of the Renal Clinic at Grand River Hospital. Condolences for the family and donations to the Grand River Hospital Foundation, Renal Clinic or the Integrated Stroke Unit may be arranged through the funeral home, 519-745-8445 or In living memory of Laura, a donation will be made to the Trees for Learning Program by the funeral home.