Lewis Ralph ‘Lew’ Smith
Smith - Lewis Ralph ‘Lew’ of Bairnsdale.
23rd June 1930 - 13th May 2020
Passed away peacefully surrounded by family.
Beloved husband of Merle (dec.). Cherished mother of Mark and Amy, Karen and
John, Wayne and Sue, Tracey and Garth. Grandfather, great grandfather and
great-great grandfather to 26 grandchildren.
Dearly loved father and father-in-law of Mark and Amy. Loved Pa to Brad, Kristie
and Ben. Great Pa to Gaje and Wade, Perry, Jonty, Milla, Luca, Lottie and Alby
Jack. Great-Great Pa to Mia Rose.
My dad was my best friend and greatest role model.
He was an amazing dad, grandfather and husband.
Dad wherever you are,
You are gone, but you will never be forgotten.
Thanks Dad for being a rock for our family and for supporting us always. Dad, I
miss you terribly and even when your memory wasn’t that good, you always had a
welcoming smile for us. You never forgot our kids Jarid, Marnie, Dana and
Mitchell and they all loved you very much. You will be sadly missed, but we take
comfort knowing you are reunited with Mum.
May you rest in peace. Loved always, Karen and John and family.
With tears we saw you suffer,
We watched you fade away,
Our hearts were slowly breaking,
Until you left us all one day.
Back with your beloved Merle,
Always so loving, thoughtful and kind.
You will never be forgotten, always on our minds.
Loving memories, Wayne, Sue, Stacey, Chris, Cassandra, Anthony, Wade, Josie
and little Emma.
For someone who meant so much,
And loved by all he knew,
Who left behind a trail of tears,
And precious memories too.
We loved the sunshine in his smile,
And kindness in his heart,
But heaven saw that he was tired,
Which meant we had to part.
Forever in our hearts. Trace, Garth, Maddie and Sam.