It is with great sadness that the family of William James Smith of Lewisporte announces his passing on April 16, 2018 at the Health Sciences Center, St. John's, after a brief illness at the age of 81. Predeceased by his wife, Alma Smith; parents, William and Anastasia Smith; infant sister, Madonna; brothers-in-law, Ted Young and Michael Kennedy and sister-in-law, Lossie Smith. Leaving to mourn with loving memories and cherished moments are son, Edward (Kelly); granddaughters, Ella and Emily; brothers, Angus, Don (Nina), Hughie (Jeanette), Jerry (Irene), Raymond (Jackie); sisters, Betty and Margaret (Ron); sisters-in-law, Loretta Young, Eileen Fudge (Jack) and a large circle of close family and friends. The family would like to extend a special thank-you to the doctors and nurses on 4 North A at the Health Sciences Center for the outstanding care given to William James during his brief stay at the hospital. The compassion and kindness shown during that time will forever be remembered. Cremation has taken place with visitation and a funeral mass to be scheduled for a future date which will be announced once finalized. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Care Foundation at http://cancercarefoundation.nl.ca/ Funeral arrangements entrusted to Gordon Woolfrey Funeral Home, 262 Main Street, Lewisporte, NL.