Joyce Martha Smith

Female21 October 1922–24 July 1986

Brief Life History of Joyce Martha

When Joyce Martha Smith was born on 21 October 1922, in Ayers Cliff, Ayer's Cliff, Stanstead, Quebec, Canada, her father, Ernest Almond Smith, was 30 and her mother, Marion Sarah Church, was 26. She died on 24 July 1986, in Edmonton, Edmonton Metropolitan Region, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 63, and was buried in Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada.

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Ralph Leslie McDonald
1914–1979
Joyce Martha Smith
1922–1986

Sources (2)

  • Joyce Martha Smith McDonald, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joyce Martha Smith in entry for Ralph Leslie Mcdonald, "Canada, British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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1980 · Sovereignty-Association Defeated 60% to 40%

Age 58

The Quebec independence referendum was the first in Quebec and was called by PQ government which advocated secession from Canada. Another one would happen 1995.

1982

Age 60

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name denoting a worker in metal, especially iron, such as a blacksmith or farrier, from Middle English smith ‘smith’ (Old English smith, probably a derivative of smītan ‘to strike, hammer’). Early examples are also found in the Latin form Faber . Metal-working was one of the earliest occupations for which specialist skills were required, and its importance ensured that this term and its equivalents in other languages were the most widespread of all occupational surnames in Europe. Medieval smiths were important not only in making horseshoes, plowshares, and other domestic articles, but above all for their skill in forging swords, other weapons, and armor. This is also the most frequent of all surnames in the US. It is very common among African Americans and Native Americans (see also 5 below). This surname (in any of the two possible English senses; see also below) is also found in Haiti. See also Smither .

English: from Middle English smithe ‘smithy, forge’ (Old English smiththe). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a blacksmith's shop, occupational, for someone who worked in one, or habitational, from a place so named, such as Smitha in King's Nympton (Devon). Compare Smithey .

Irish and Scottish: sometimes adopted for Gaelic Mac Gobhann, Irish Mac Gabhann ‘son of the smith’. See McGowan .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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