Lillian Rachel (née Schell) Smith passed away peacefully at the West Parry Sound Health Centre, on Sunday, September 19th, 2021. Age 92 years.

Daughter of the late Thomas and Clara Schell. Beloved wife of the late William James ‘Bill’ Smith. Loving mother of Heather; and the late Esther (husband Bill Rutledge), and the late Rodney. Loving Nan of Craig Rutledge (Erin), Laura Stock (Jon), and Mark Rutledge. Cherished Great Nan of Jamie, Ava and Harrison Rutledge; and Grayden and Harlen Stock. Great Great Nan of Hunter. Dear sister of the late John, Donald, and Dolphie Schell. Fondly remembered by her nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.

Lillian has joined her many family members in heaven.

Cremation to take place.

Graveside Service and Interment will take place at Sylvan Acres Cemetery on Saturday, September 25th, at 11:00 A.M.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre (Palliative Care) would be appreciated.


We will miss our sweet Lily. We both loved her Heather and family. She was a force always to be reckoned with. Strong, stubborn,loving,kind, compassionate with an infinite love of family both human and animal. She loved her horses. She loved her dogs. She even loved a grumpy hedgehog. God Bless you Lily. May you find your best man Bill. RIP dear soul. Bob and Nancy Wallace

-Nancy & Bob Wallace

Our dear Lillian - how we smile and think of hugs when we think of you. May you rest I’m peace with family and friends in heaven❤️

-Janet and John Prayt

I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing Heather. I will miss our friendly chats at Walmart. Prayers and my love sent to your family

-Ginny Fisher

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your mom was always so kind. I'll miss seeing her in town and our our chats.

-Anita Chechock

Heather and family. Lillian will be missed by many. People who knew her loved her. She was my 2nd cousin and she will be in my heart.

-Karen Thompson

Hi Heather
Sorry to read of your Mom's passing. Brings back memories of when we were kids on Cascade Street.
Treasure you precious memories.
Gord Dickie

-Gordon Dickie

Heather we are so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. Let those wonderful memories be a source of comfort as the months and years pass.
When we think of your mom we think of pure kindness.
Phil and Mary


Grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with aunt Lillian when on our travels from Vancouver Island to visit family in Parry Sound . She gave the best hugs! Bob wants her to know he’s forgiven her for spanking him with a stick all the way home when he had toddled off to the salt docks when he was 2 - something he has always teased her about and together shared a laugh. She had a great sense of humor. Rest peacefully aunt Lillian

-Bob and Deb Brint

I’m sorry for your loss.

-Lynn Raney

Lillian was a very sweet lady and always had a beautiful smile for everyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
With heartfelt sympathy
Dan and Cindy Vankoughnett

-Dan and Cindy Vankoughnett

We will miss having Lillian come into the thrift store and hearing her many stories.
I will miss talking with her about her lighthouse collection, and other collectibles. Our sincere condolences to you Heather and family.

-Mieke Hutchinson

Oh Ms. Lillian ... it's been a month already and I still can't believe it!
Whether I needed a hug or a cuff upside the ear (even if you needed a stool to get up there to do it!), you were always there to help me along.
Please say "hi!" to my Granny while the two of you are out gallivanting!

-Ryan Tammi