March 18, 1931 – February 18, 2018 It is with deep sadness that the family of Jean Smith of Truro, age 86 announce her passing in the Colchester East Hants Health Centre in Truro. Born in Amherst Shore, the daughter of the late Joseph and Ruth Turney (Porteous). Survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Gerald Silas Smith and their 5 children, sons, Daniel (Mary) Sylvester, NS; Blane (Heather) Sackville, NB; daughters, Dale Lucas (Gary) Lower Sackville, NS; Cindy Doiron (Dan MacLeod) Truro, NS; Nora Copan (Rick) New Glasgow, NS; 12 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren and 1 Great Great Grandchild; sister-in-law Lois Turney, Barrie, ON. Her love and friendship also extended to many nieces and nephews. Jean was predeceased by brother, Donald Turney and sister, Phyllis Letcher (Leon Ward) (Lorne Letcher) Jean spent some time teaching and then began a career in nursing at the Grace Maternity Hospital in Halifax. She moved to Lorneville, NS where she married Gerald, they farmed and raised their family. Jean was a member of UCW, Rebecca Lodge and Choirs in Lorneville and Dundee, Cape Breton. In 1971 Jean and Gerald moved their family to Dundee in Cape Breton where they enjoyed many trips up the Black River and made many wonderful friends. The last move took them to Truro, a central location. Jean especially enjoyed the many camping trips and bonfire singalongs. They also spent many winters in Florida enjoying the shrimping on the Indian River. Knitting Christmas Socks for the Grandchildren was also very important. The beautiful smile, lovely and pleasant personality will be missed by all. We would like to thank the doctors, nurses, VON and all the others who took care of Jean before and during her illness. A memorial service will be held at Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St, Amherst, NS (902) 667-9906, at 2PM Saturday, February 24, 2018, Mrs. K. Ruth Gamble, DLM officiating. Followed by a reception at the Lorneville Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jean’s memory may be made to the Lorneville Cemetery Fund or charity of your choice. Condolences & sharing of memories may be forwarded to the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca or by visiting the funeral home Facebook page.