With sadness we have learned that Archbishop Smith's father died in Halifax on September 28. Donald James Smith was 88. 

May his soul rest in peace and the Lord provide consolation to his family.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to J.A. Snow Funeral Home, 339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, where visitation will take place Tuesday, October 1, at 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael’s Parish, 6 St. Michaels Avenue, Halifax.