Smith, Jacob Donald Clark





It is with completely broken hearts that the family announces the sudden passing of Jacob Donald Clark Smith on Thursday, April 20, 2023 at the age of 28 years.

He will be lovingly remembered by his father Glenn Smith of Brantford, mother Sue & step-dad Rick Bendall of Sarnia. Brother of Melissa Stark (Paul Colby), Dave (Abby) Smith and step-brother to Leah (Jason) Barnier and Brian Bendall. Jacob loved by his daughter Pheobe and her mother Caitlyn Kleinstruber very much as well as his nieces and nephews.

Jake is predeceased by his grandfathers Don Bickell (2019) and Ken Smith (1995). He is survived by is grandmothers Marg Bickell and Marie Smith plus many Aunts, Uncles and cousins on both the Smith and Bickell sides.

Jake was a fun-loving guy with a very kind heart who was always willing to help others. He was a favourite uncle to play with all the little ones. Jacob was very creative and artistic and could easily make you laugh…and sometimes roll your eyes.

He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held in the Nottingham Room at the Sherwood Restaurant 799 Colbourne St. E. Brantford, ON on Sunday, May 7, 2023 at from 2-4 pm.

Expressions of Sympathy may be expressed through donations to a trust fund set up for Jacob’s daughter Pheobe Smith by contacting Caitlyn Kleinstruber or Sue Bendall ([email protected])

7 replies
  1. Gale Ellis
    Gale Ellis says:

    I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible gives a real hope and promise that your loved one will soon live again in a peaceful paradise on the earth at a time when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 21:4)

  2. Kim Timmermans
    Kim Timmermans says:

    Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Our deepest sympathy,

    The Timmermans

  3. Allison Mail
    Allison Mail says:

    My deepest sympathies to you and your whole family. The memories and love you shared will help to carry you through such a heartbreaking time.

  4. Gord & Bonnie Long
    Gord & Bonnie Long says:

    we had the honor of caring for you and watching you grow from a baby to an adult , Along with Your Sister Melissa and Brother David.
    You will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    We have no words to express the sadness we felt when we heard of your passing.
    Jacob you took a piece of hearts
    with you.

  5. Fran Welsh
    Fran Welsh says:

    No words can express my deepest sympathy for you and your family. At this time of great sadness please try to take care of yourself. Rest in peace dear Jacob.

  6. Macdonald Dianna
    Macdonald Dianna says:

    Words of sympathy feel inadequate in expressing grief and sorrow for a loss so great. Sending heartfelt condolences during this sad time.

  7. Doug and Lorna Fletcher
    Doug and Lorna Fletcher says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. May special memories be cherished in your heart today tomorrow and always.


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