Renison mourns the passing of Michael Smyth

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Dr. Michael Smith wearing a Renison hoodie. It is with deep sadness that Renison University College announces the passing of long-time faculty member and former Associate Dean, Dr. Michael Smyth. Michael joined Renison in 1975 as a professor of Psychology in the College’s young Social Development Studies program. He quickly became a very popular lecturer, loved by students and colleagues alike. Michael was appointed Associate Dean in 1993, a position he would hold until his retirement in 2009. Michael was intensely proud of Renison and the Social Development Studies program. He was an excellent advocate for students, helping countless undergrads navigate the rules and regulations of higher education. Michael served on a variety of committees and working groups, including the Undergraduate Affairs Committee, forging a strong and lasting relationship with his colleagues at the University of Waterloo.

Visitation and funeral services will take place at Erb & Good Funeral Home, 171 King Street South, Waterloo, ON.

Visitations: Saturday, Jan 14, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday, Jan 15, 12:30. to 1:30 p.m.

Funeral Service: Sunday, Jan 15, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Livestream: The service can be watched online by joining the livestream. The livestream will be recorded and made available on the Erb & Good website for 60 days.

Reception: Immediately following Service in Fireside Room

Committal Service: In Spring

For more information, and to read Dr. Smyth's full obituary, please visit the Erb & Good website.

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