In Loving Memory of

Dad

John Michael Smith

John sadly passed away at the age of 81 on November 23rd 2021. If you would like to leave a message of condolence, share a memory or tell us how you knew or remember John then that would be very comforting to us.

Book Owner: Katharine Gratton
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Christine Hall

Very saddened to learn of Mr Smith’s death.  I enjoyed working at the BHS whilst he was in charge, it was a happy ship.  Glen, David and Diana all have good memories of their time there and join me in sending sincere condolences to his family.   …

Michael Bryce

I was very sorry to hear of this sad news and send my heart-felt condolences to Katharine, Helen and Elspeth. John was always very kind to me and generous with his time. I remember when I was thinking about starting out as a young teacher, he took me along to his office at BHS …

Frances Bryce and family

So saddened to hear of John’s unexpected death. We have you all in our thoughts at this sad and difficult time. With love and deepest sympathy, Frances and family …

Tom Redpath

My condolences to you all. Many happy memories of our time together at The Berwckshire High School. Wishing you strength and courage over the coming days …

David and Eileen McLean

We have both been much saddened to learn of John’s passing. We taught at Berwickshire High School (Eileen in Classics/Modern Languages, David in History) when John was Depute and then Rector. It was a very particular era for the school (as well as for education in general) and John was completely dedicated to the …

Mick McGrath

  It was clear from the first time I met John that he had a strong moral compass given to him by his Methodist faith and being a Head Master. But I never felt judged. John and Elspeth welcomed me into the family with kindness, generousity and love. I’m grateful for John and Elspeth’s …

Isobel Carrick

So sorry to read the sad news in the Berwick Advertiser. Tom held John in the highest regard both at work and as a friend. Our deepest sympathy for you all from Isobel and family  …

Margaret and John Russell

Deepest sympathy to all the family. John was a truly genuine person. I always came away from church feelinfg uplifted by his words.     …

Pat and John Bell and family

Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time. …

Mike and Cynth

With fond memories of a lovely man. On  the many occasions we met John at Kath’s he was genuinely interested in how we were. He was always kind and caring. We enjoyed the stories he told with his dry sense of humour, a twinkle in his eye and his unforgettable smile. We will miss …
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