Daulphine Smith

Smith- Daulphine Ruth Smith, age 90 years of Sarnia died in Sarnia on Sunday June 2, 2024. She is survived by; her husband of 67 years, Don Smith; her daughter, Stacey Smith and by her  grandchildren, Ash Moore (Scott Moore) and Jesse Smith-Adam. Daulphine is predeceased by; her mother, Martha Riddle; her sister, Pauline Riddle and by her brother, Don Riddle. Daulphine was proud to be the Travel Co-ordinator for Dow Chemical. Throughout her life, she worked to help others in various groups and organizations locally and provincially. Her leadership was appreciated in Palliative Care, the Kidney Foundation, IODE, C.G.I.T., United Church Sunday School, Daughters of The Nile, and Rebekah Lodge. Daulphine’s contributions to these numerous organizations were recognized as a recipient of the Mayor’s Honour List. Socializing, supporting community organizations and helping others were her biggest passions in life. Daulphine’s family is grateful for the kind and compassionate care she received from Dr. David Kim, his staff and everyone at St.Joseph’s Hospice as well as by many of the VON’s personal support workers over the last three years. In keeping with her wishes cremation has taken place and a private family funeral has been arranged. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may consider making a memorial donation in Daulphine’s name to the Lambton Shrine Club or St. Joseph’s Hospice of Sarnia. Arrangements entrusted to Knight Funeral Home, 588 St. Clair Parkway, Corunna. Messages and condolences may be left online at www.knightfuneralhome.ca Knight 519-862-2845

Visitation Information

There will be no formal visitation at this time.


Lambton Shrine Club St. Joseph's Hospice of Sarnia

Funeral Date

A private family service will be held.

27 thoughts on “Daulphine Smith”

  1. Kimberly VanHooft

    I remember Daulphine so well from my Dow Chemical days.
    She was a lovely Lady, who I always enjoyed working with. She gifted me with a Christmas bell in my early days at Dow which I still put out every year at Christmas.
    My sincerest condolences to Stacey and family. May you rest in peace Daulphine.
    Kimberly VanHooft


    Dear Don Stacey and Family
    I’m a firm believer that when we lose someone close to us, like Daulphine they continue to live on through us and give us unbelievable strength. They’re so connected to us that they become part of us. I will always cherish the wonderful memories, of Rebekah Sisterhood, Sunday afternoon phone calls that I had with her. She will be forever missed. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Catherine Cole-Lynch

  3. Stacey, Don, Ash and Scott and Jesse …

    What a beautiful tribute to Daulphine and a lifetime of dedicated service. May the many happy memories help you through this time of sorrow.

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time.

    With heartfelt sympathy …
    Judy and Jack

  4. Dianne (Hasson) Turner

    Daulphine was like my second mom. Heaven gained a feisty soul and Im sure will never be the same!

    No doubt she has already raised a few eyebrows, straightened a few things out or gave a piece of advise/her mind to some. As someone who constantly volunteered/provided leadership to her community…her heartfelt soul made a difference here on earth and will definately make a difference in her new world.

    No doubt the trumpets played and the angels sang… and I bet there was quite a welcoming party! As much as they were happy to see Daulphine coming, so many were just as sad to see her go.

    Thanks Daulphine for the over 60 years of love, support, guidance, “direct” communication and even the sometimes unsolicited/unappreciated (at the time) advice/feedback! I know it was always out of love.

    Don, Stacey, Ash/Scott and Jesse…know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know there are really no words that can help you through this difficult time but please remember you are loved and I am here if you need me.

    RIP Daulphine. Thanks for the treasured memories and for the blessing you were in my life through the many years ! Love you always!

    Dianne (Hasson) Turner

  5. Stacey and family, I’m so sorry for your loss! Thinking of you all during this difficult time!
    Cal and Brenda

  6. Daulphine was a wonderful aunt. She always sent me Christmas & Birthday without fail . A very remarkable woman. I will miss her dearly

  7. Condolences, Stacey and Smith Family. Daulphine was such a Nice Lady. From our time at Sunday School to my time at Dow. She always had time for a smile and nice words.
    She will be missed!
    Mark and Gail Freer

  8. Melissa Landry

    Dear Uncle Don, Stacey, Ashley and Jesse,

    Aunt Daulphine was one heck of a woman, and while I’m happy for her to be restored to wholeness, I’m gutted for your loss.

    She was always so kind to me, and I will always renember her larger-than-life, classy countenance and how her service to others inspired me.

    May you find comfort in each other, your shared memories and the knowledge that’s she’s busy getting everything sorted in her part of heaven now that’s she’s feeling herself again.

    Big hugs, and lots of love being sent your way 💗

  9. Dearest Stacey, Ash, Jesse and especially Uncle Don there are no words to express our loss.

    She was always there for me even before I realized how much I needed her support.

    What a force she was and I never met anyone with her determination.

    She will be with us always as we remember her and never forget to talk about all she did.

    I am there for you all just a phone call away.

    Love Christine

  10. Dear Stacey, Ash, Scott, Jesse, and Mr. Smith,
    I will treasure my memories of Daulphine. What a feisty and adventurous lady. From our baton road trip to nationals in Knoxville, to our CGIT bus trip to Canada’s wonderland. I will always remember her riding the roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland.
    She was always there to support our baton, cheer or dance kids.
    She was always a lady in every sense of the word.
    She will be missed by many.
    Thinking of you all at this sad time.
    Kelly Barnes

  11. Stacey and family. I am saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Dauphine was my contact at Dow for Via train travel arrangements when the company jet was not able to fly. I was her VIA Rail representative.
    She was always filled with stories and pleasantries when we chatted. She made my job even more enjoyable than it already was.
    Rest well, Dauphine.

    Frank Sommise.

  12. So sorry to hear of your loss, Stacey. May you and your family sense the peace of God and be comforted by the many good memories you have of her.

    Lori Cameron Swab

  13. Mary and Chris Martin

    Stacey and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We hope that sharing stories of good times with Daulphine helps you navigate this grief.

  14. Jan (Morphew) Carruthers

    So very sad to hear of Daulphine’s passing. I first met her way back in the 1960’s at Dow and had the unfortunate job of trying to fill her unfillable shoes on the Travel desk when she was absent. I remember her as being a strong roll model showing a young girl that women had a voice and deserved to be heard. What a wonderful life well lived she had. Sincerest sympathies to Don, Stacey and family.

  15. To Don, Stacey and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Daulphine. She was a lovely lady with a kind heart and served others through her long association with IODE, as well as the many organizations she belonged. We enjoyed many visits and she was a mentor and inspiration to me as well as to others. I will always remember and cherish our times together. Rest in Peace Daulphine.

    1. Betty Jean J Green-Haighway

      I am sad that my dear friend has passed away but grateful that she does not have to suffer any longer.
      I will miss her laughter, her funny jokes and hugs over the phone. I would say I Love you my Friend and she would say I Love you more.
      Until we meet again.
      Betty Jean

  16. Patricia Traichevich

    Dear Don, Stacey and family. Many great memories of Daulphine, at the Bell Telephone, babysitting with Stacy, CGIT, IODE and many kind concerning telephone calls from her. Great lady.

    Pat Traichevich

  17. Tracy (Dillon) Horne

    Dear Don, Stacey and family:

    I saw a lot of your mom when I worked at Great Lakes, and Air Ontario. She ran a taut ship in the Dow Hangar! Don Lloyd (Aircraft Engineer) would wander over to our hangar and was trying to hide from Daulphine, because she was telling him it was time to do a clean up, dust cabinets, paint the hangar floor, just make everything neater and cleaner. He would be with us for about 15 minutes. My phone would ring, and I would be told to let Don know, he was not done his chores! Several times she would call me and tell me bring a cup of tea and visit with her. I always enjoyed our talks. She would always have a tin of chocolates for me to take HOME and not share with my guys in my hangar. I have thought of her so many times since I moved to London after Sarnia. She was a very special person and I am glad I could call her my friend.

    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Tracy (Dillon) Horne

  18. Don, Stacey, So sorry for you loss. I have great memories of being a neighbour and in C.G.I.T. We had many laughs and good times. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

  19. Jim and Nancy Faflak

    Dear Stacey and Family,
    I’m so sorry to learn of your loss.
    Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Sincerely, Nancy Faflak

  20. John Damoiseaux


    My deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of you beloved wife Daulphine. We only met once or twice, but it was obvious to me she was a special lady and I am sure she will be missed. My prayers coming your way! De Colores.
    (I shared her obituary on the Lambton GS facebook page and there are many more condolences to find there.)
    John Damoiseaux.

  21. Sandra Weatherstone

    Don and Stacey
    My deepest condolences. I had the privilege of working with Daulphine at Dow Chemical in the 60’s. She was a bundle of energy and sure brought joy to my life, which was difficult at that time. Let your memories comfort you.
    Sandra (Bunker) Weatherstone

  22. Brenda Disher-Silano

    I mer Daulphine in August 1984 at CGIT Leadership Camp at Ryde Lake, Gravenhurst, Ontario. Her camp name was “Rooster”. She sent all of the girls in our cabin a porcelain rooster before we arrived at camp which I still have to this day. She told us the meaning of the Portuguese Rooster is luck and prosperity, which she wished for all of us. We had a good time that week at camp & her boundless energy and enthusiasm was contagious. She was a lot of fun and had the most beautiful curly blonde hair that all of us girls admired. One of the highlights of that week for me was having Daulphine present me with my green star for leadership.

    Over the years we always stayed in contact through cards, writing letters and phone calls. I was so pleased when she and Don attended our wedding in Toronto.

    We spoke every few weeks when the pandemic hit and I always looked forward to our chats where she would share stories and her wisdom with me.

    I miss her already. I felt blessed to be her friend. My sincere condolences to Don and Stacey and family. May your memories of Daulphine bring you peace.

    Brenda Disher

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