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Province extends condolences to Ed Smith’s loved ones

Ed Smith
Ed Smith

Sherry Gambin-Walsh extended condolences to Ed Smith’s family and friends Monday on behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Smith, a former teacher, author, columnist and advocate for accessibility, died Friday.

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Smith had been a part of the province’s Buildings Accessibility Advisory Board, noted Gambin-Walsh, formerly the minister responsible for the status of persons with disabilities.

“Through his writing and trademark wit, he promoted a greater understanding of accessibility. On behalf of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador I offer condolences to his family, friends and colleagues on his passing,” Gambin-Walsh said.

Smith’s funeral service takes place Monday afternoon at Grace United Church in Springdale.

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