Remembering Pat Smith

It is with deep sadness that we mark the passing of Pat Smith.

Pat was a founding board member of the Smiths Falls Community Theatre Foundation and was instrumental in the conversion of the former Smiths Falls CPR station into our beautiful Station Theatre.

Pat dedicated eleven years to the project, acting as both Treasurer and Construction Coordinator. Beginning in 1999 when the keys to a decaying building were handed over, Pat supervised, coordinated, worked on and guided every aspect of demolition, restoration and reconstruction.

His policy of “when the money runs out, work stops,” had the beneficial result of the theatre opening in 2010 debt-free.

In honour of his tremendous dedication and steady guiding hand, the auditorium was named the Pat Smith Performance Centre at the Gala Opening on April 24, 2010.

Everyone who participates in our theatre, be it on stage, backstage or in the audience owes a huge debt of gratitude to Pat Smith.

“Curtain up, light the lights, you’ve got nothing to hit but the heights”…Rest In Peace – Pat Smith

4 thoughts on “Remembering Pat Smith”

  1. Arie Hoogenboom

    Pat will be missed by all. He was a great community leader in his quiet but inspiring way. As the Smiths Falls CAO I really enjoyed working with Pat on the Theatre from 1999 to 2002.

  2. Malcolm Jordan

    What a good and dedicated man. And what a legacy to remember him by. . . .

  3. William Widenmaier

    Patrick has left a wonderful legacy…he worked tirelessly to bring the theatre to fruition…well done!!

  4. Gail Ritchie

    I’m so grateful for his foresight and leadership to bring this Theatre into being!- it’s a great source of pride for our town! Thankyou and my condolences to his family!

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