Vale Fr Donald Raymond Smith - 13 July, 1931 - 10 March, 2016
Diocesan Administrator Fr Mick Lowcock wishes to announce the death of Fr Don Smith at the Mater Hospital in Townsville in the early hours of Thursday 10 March, 2016.
Fr Don was well known around the diocese having ministered in most parishes during his 60 years of Priesthood.
Fr Don was born on the 13th of July, 1931 in Mount Isa to parents Benjamin Smith and Emma Peace. After being educated in Ayr by the Good Samaritan Sisters he entered the Piux XII Provincial Seminary in Brisbane in 1945 and ordained by Bishop Hugh Ryan at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Ayr on the 26th of June, 1955. Fr Don celebrated his 60th Jubilee in 2015.
Fr Don retired to Villa McAuley in 2009.
Details of the Vigil and Funeral are still being confirmed.