Cecelia Smith

Cecelia Mary "Molly" Smith

1918 - 2021

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Obituary of Cecelia Mary Smith

Cecelia “Molly” Smith

(nee Burch)


After a well lived life, the family announces the unexpected passing of Molly on November 9th, 2021 in Ajax, Ontario at the age of 103 years.


Molly was predeceased by her husbands, Walter Pauling (WWII) and Frank Smith (2007).  She is survived by her sons Barry Smith (Penny) and Terry Smith (Tammy).  She was predeceased by her sons Anthony Pauling and David Smith.  She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter in law Maureen; her grandchildren Nicole, Rebecca, Ryan, Reed, Aynsley, Michael, Bradley and Lindsay; as well as great-grandchildren Allison, Grayden, Ava, Aria, Bennett, Logan, Henry and Emilia.


Molly was born in Seven Oaks, Kent in England.  After the death of her first husband during WWII, she married Frank and emigrated to Canada with her young son to be with her husband and grow her family.  She was legendary for her sense of humour and her quick wit.  Family was the most important part of Molly’s life, and her death leaves a void that will never be filled.  She was loved and will be forever missed.


A Private Family Service will be held at Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough.  Arrangements entrusted to NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division St. N. Memorial Donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation.