Rose Smith

Rose Smith (Budai)

July 10th, 1915 - January 17th, 2020
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Passed away, peacefully after a long and well lived life, on January 17th, 2020 at Caressant Care On Bonnie Place in St. Thomas, Rose (Budai) Smith, in her 105th year. Born in Minto, New Brunswick to the late Alexander Budai and late Rose (Pandak) Budai. In 1912, Alec and Rose Budai left Hungary and went to England to get on the Titanic, but it was full, so they came to Canada on a cattle boat. Former resident of Glen Meyer and Mabees Corners.

Predeceased by her husband of 56 years Clifford Charles Smith (1995). Survived by her children: Clara (George Wall), of Woodstock; Robert ‘Bob’ (Marie) Smith, of Tillsonburg; Larry Smith (Trudy Wice), of Tillsonburg; Doug (Linda), of St. Thomas; and Shirley (Gerald Smith), of St. Thomas. Also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, and a nephew. Predeceased by her daughter Marilyn Hicks (late Duane), by a sister Margaret (Ben Vandendriessche, of Sudbury) and by one granddaughter.

In keeping with Rose’s wishes, direct burial has taken place on January 18th, 2020 in the Tillsonburg Cemetery, under the auspices of Rev. Maurice Francis, of St. Paul’s United Church. All arrangements have been entrusted, with confidence, to the Maurice J. Verhoeve Funeral Homes- Burial and Cremation Services Inc., 262 Broadway Street, Tillsonburg (519-842-4238).
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Service Details

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Tillsonburg Cemetery
    191-193 Simcoe Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Maurice Francis
  • Interment

    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, January 18th, 2020 11:00am
    Tillsonburg Cemetery
    191-193 Simcoe Street
    Tillsonburg, Ontario N0J1E0
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Deb Smith

Posted at 06:48pm
My best memories are going to Grandma’s house on Sundays at Mabee’s Corners. She never knew how many or who would show up, but was always cooking and somehow there was always enough food to go around whether we were 5 or 10 or 20! Grandma never wanted anyone to go away hungry and we’d feast on an endless supply of mashed potatoes and homemade stew. Then we’d help wash and dry the dishes together. My love of poppy seed cake and tea is thanks to Grandma; every pot of tea she ever made was perfect and gave her the much deserved opportunity to finally sit down and chat. She loved her home and her lilac bushes and every time I see or smell lilacs I think of her. She wasn’t a grandma who bought you gifts for your birthday or Christmas, but always made sure you had anything you really needed and that meant more to me that any store bought gift. She was a very private person, but we always had things to talk about and as she got older she began to open up more. I feel blessed to have had this wonderful person in my life for 53 years. I loved her greatly and will miss her even more, but she’s in a great place with others who have missed her for many years like my grandpa and her parents. You were a gem Grandma! Thank you for all of your hard work and for taking such good care of us. I love you 💕
You granddaughter, Deb


Susan Keegan

Posted at 01:18pm
I am saddened to hear of Rose’s passing and hope you all may find comfort in knowing that she lived a full life centered around her family.
My deepest sympathy to all.

Barb Carroll

Posted at 08:09pm
Larry and family Mike and I are sending our condolences on learning about the passing of your mother. She lived a long long life and may the memories bring peace and comfort to you and your family during this sad time.
Barb and Mike Carroll

Chris and Maria and the girls

Posted at 02:56pm
We all had lots of fun back many years ago at mabees corners, lots of laughs with aunts , uncles and cousins . Always lots of stories to hear,
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