- 81 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 7, 1932
- Date of passing: Oct 2, 2013
|Let the memory of "Uncle Venty" be with us forever.|
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ventious Smith, 81, born on January 7, 1932 and passed away on October 2, 2013.
We will remember him forever.
Thank you for attending the memorial service and the funeral service
Your support was amazing, God bless!!!!!!
"My one and only Father
Today I lie here thinking of you,
trying to stop the tears that made me feel so blue.
I am looking forward to see you in the earth made new,
Hence I am making every effort to remain faithful and true.
I visited the graves of mom, Rita, grandma and yours
Then I sat in your bed and the tears came like showers
The pain of loosing you all feel so unbearable
And I choked on my knees in prayer, asking to make these losses endurable.
Life is not the same without you here
I loved you deeply and would freely show it without fear
I missed talking , sharing and most importantly soliciting your advice Which you always gave with love and wisdom, leaving me no doubt for having to think twice.
If I had the choice of giving up some of my happiness to keep you alive
I wouldnt hesitate to do so in less than five
Since you've been gone , I am never 100% happy
Because loving and taking care of you daily has brought me true happiness.
I no longer wonder why the pain from my heart transform s into tears
And burdens seemed more than I can bear
Just knowing that My God is always near
To see and understand the meaning of all these falling tears
Has brought me comfort and erased my fears.
Dad on this your 85th birthday
On this very cold day, you are the only sun Ray
That creeps through my window and find me huddled under my sheet
Wallowing in tears and self pity, missing your love so sweet.
I love you now and always will
And I often envisioned us meeting when this earth stood still
There is so much I have to tell and show you
it will be hours of conversation between us two.
Continue to take your rest dearest Dad
I lways thought if you die I would go mad
But the love of God is greater than my mind can comprehend
And with cheering christian hope I anticipate the end.
You are my sunshine when skies are grey! I miss you endlessly."
Death is nothing at all , it does not count.
You have only slipped away into the next room. Nothing has happened.
Everything remains exactly as it was......
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should you be out of mind because you are out of sight?
All is well. Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again.
Adopted from Henry Scott-Holland"
Today is your birthday
And there is so much I have to say
I often called out your name
Then painfully realized, you are no longer in the game.
You left me without even saying goodbye
only God knows why!!
You were my best friend and you know it
Now I am left with memories and tears to show it
I missed you so much that my entire body hurts
Because you were the only constant in my life since birth.
You are in my thoughts every waking moment
And even in my dreams I sometimes cried until I am soaken
I am trying to live a life that is pure and true
And look forward to seeing you in the earth made new.
Sleep on my true love
you are my guiding angel above."
"Sleep on Tuss. Sleep & take your rest.
Forever loved & missed"
"It seem like yesterday we spoke and laugh about you eating up. It never occurred to me that today I would be sending you a tribute on forever.com. However, though I miss you, and sometimes get a little sad, I am glad you knew God , because in my time of grieving I am assured that: I will see you again, and God is still in control. I know you cannot hear me or see any of these tributes but I will still say, sleep on until we meet again.
Adopted daughter, Nadeen"
"Uncle Venty, just a little more than one year since you decided that you will be returning to your maker and king. We all know that you are just gone a little before us, you are resting in the arms of the maker and king, you are comfortable so we are happy
As we remember your kindness and the many wise words that you left with us it brings joy to our soul.You are missed by all of us, continue resting in peace. We love you !!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Dad, one year has pass since you've been gone...... it somehow does'nt seem that long. You are always in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that we will one day all be together again...... you, mom (aunt vass) Tony, Rita, Grandma and pa, Auntie Grace and all our loved ones who are now in the arms of God. I miss you Dad and love you always!!!!"
"Hey Dad, I thought of you today, but that is nothing new. Everyday there are little instances and circumstances that remind me of you and that's when its hard to remember that you are not here, you are not even a phone call away but I still talk to you. I miss you and wish you were here. Luv u Always!!!!"
"Happy 82nd Birthday Dad!!! Hope you are celebrating your 1st birthday in Heaven with all your loved ones who had gone before you.
You are surely missed, but memories of you will always be with us. We will always love you!!!!"
"It was like any other Monday evening on September 30, 2013 at about 3:30 pm when I got home from work. I shouted to dad the minute I opened the door and he came, laughing at me because I was all bundled up. We started our usual chatter and continued upstairs after he reported on his meals intake for the day. We talked and laughed about every thing until my stomach was cramped. I told him to stop giving me jokes and allow me to sleep for 2 hours after which I would fixed him dinner and go to my 7pm appointment at the hospital. Before I fell asleep Dad came running in and out of my room so I asked what he was doing and he proudly showed me how he exercised indoors on the days when its too cold for him to take his walks around the block. He was very happy and seem to be laughing non-stop, so I told him he laughed too much. He asked me if I wanted him to cry but before I could answer he pretended to be crying, that made me laughed and I then dozed off. Dad woke me to tell me he wanted his dinner so I hurriedly jumped out of bed and prepared what he asked for. Then I noticed that Dad had requested a lot more than his usual morsel and tea. He ate it all, Hutchy came, and Dad left the table to go and chat with him. I got dressed, tell him how proud I am that he is eating more and putting on weight, gave him last touch at the back of his head and ran though the dooor and asked him to lock it behind me. I left for my appointment.That was it!
Less than 2 hours later he was in the hospital struggling to breathe and fighting to stay alive. Oh God! If only I knew that would be our last conversation, our last play, his last meal, Seriously I have no idea what I would do.
He was My Dad, Mother, Brother, Best friend, Soul Mate, The one who knows me best and loved me most. He didnt even tell me goodby on October 2, 2013. he just went to sleep. This Void can NEVER be filled. I missed him so much that my heart and stomach hurts constantly. He was a large and integral part of my life. Loving him was easy. Letting go is difficult, Moving on seemed impossible without God. Thank you Dad for a great life. You are my role model and the epitomy of love, warmth, caring, sharing. All that I am and ever hope to be, I owe it to you. You will live in my heart forever and I cherish your laughter through my tears. I Love you lots but God Loves you more so rest peacefully until then."
"Wow! Today Paps would've been 82. Our family had the joyous opportunity to celebrate with him, his 81st birthday last year with Sandra & family, other families & friends. We sang, prayed, ate & had good laughs. It was a wonderful evening! I'll never forget his tears that evening. Who would've known that would've been the last b/day celebration. So glad we shared that moment. What a lasting memory for those present that evening. Today can be our last day on this earth, let us Live! Love! & Laugh. Blessings."
"God blessed us to see each other earlier this year after being separated for 14 years. Your gentle spirit, big heart and love for your family will be remembered forever. It was a privilege and an honour to call your my granddad. Rest on until our Saviour makes His appearance.
Love you always."
Had touched my life in a very special way many years ago.
He taught me that, as a father, it is a beautiful thing to have fun and play with his children. This created an indelible bond with his family.
May this example lives on forever..."
"Dearest Uncle Venti you will be sadly missed by Sandra, Ivy Smith Garey and family, we can't forget that smile and those eyes. Even though we were expecting you to visit us in Pickering, ON, while you were visiting Canada. We were sadden by the telephone call we received that you had passed. Obviously the Lord was calling you home. See you in the Morning"
"Praying for all the family and friends as we celebrate and say goodbye for now. It is not final. Death is swallowed up in victory! Paps is dancing with Jesus and encouraging us to run the race with patience so we can join him. Rest sweetly in Jesus my dear, Mr Smith!"
"Mass Venty, you will be missed by all Warsopians. I feel honored to have known you, you will never be forgotten. You are gone home now guided by your faith and by the light of those you have loved and lost. I will always remember that smile, it seem like it light up the whole of Warsop. My condolences to San San, Patrick, Gem and all the Smith family. RIP Mass Venty."
"You are no longer here with us on earth but you will forever live in our hearts. Rest in peace Uncle Venty!!
Sherona aka Blackie"
"Uncle Venty, I am honored to have met you who in a short time became the father I never had. I am so grateful for the advice and encouragement that you gave and for the precious moments you spent walking me up the isle as a proud father would his own daughter. I am eternally thankful to you, my give-away-father. I will never forget you. Sleep well, I'll see you in the morning."
"We are so glad we had the pleasure to have known "Paps" as we called him. Holness family thanks for letting us share in the beautiful memories especially his 81st birthday celebration in January 2013. We can't believe 9/28th & 9/29th when we said hello to Paps was our last. What a lasting smile that's vivid in our minds. We miss you Paps! Much Love.The Bullock Family"
"Mass Ventie, Uncle Ventie was an avid truck driver who owned and operate several trucks in the parish of Trelawny.He was everybody friend very frank and generous, oh so pleasant with an infectious laughter always bore a pleasant smile on approach. A dedicated family man who will be greatly missed. We love you but Jesus love you more. May you soul rest in peace"
"It is difficult to think of Uncle Venty and not break into a smile. He had this very calming, no nonsense disposition that if misinterpreted, could appear quite intimidating. Yet, he was one of the funniest, sweetest, most caring person you could meet.
I thank his children, for affording me the privilege of knowing such a wonderful man."
"Was there another (UNCLE VENTY) in Warsop,. I don't think so uncle Venty makes you laugh even on your worst day. To the family When the Lord calls our loved ones home, he leaves a gift of memories in exchange, REST IN PEACE!!!"
"Dear Grandpa, we will miss you!.We did'nt get to see you much but we enjoyed talking with you whenever we could. You were the best grandpa and we will always LOVE you! Rest in Peace Grandpa."
"And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain for the former things are passed away: Rev 21 vs 4
RIP Uncle Venty."
"Uncle Venty, as we all call him, was a kind, loving and God fearing man. Always smiling, he has touch many lives, and he will not be forgotten. He will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace."
"Uncle Venny, u will greatly miss ,rest in peace.
From jackie and family."
"Uncle Venty, apart from my father you are the most loving and giving father i have ever know. I cherrish those times i spent in your home some holidays, you treat me just like your own and i will never forget how warm your home was. Rest my father and we will see each other again soon. Love Jeana!"
"Uncle Venty, I will always remember your smile and your kindness. It was a privilege to have met you. So good night, take your rest. We will see you on that great getting up morning."
""Uncle Venty, You was a inspirational man to us all, You was a caring man and a wonderful father always giving and willing to help others.At times it seem like you never had a problem in the world because you was always smiling , laughing r poking jokes at someone. You'r gone but definitely won't be forgotten . You'r memories will forever lives on. R.I.P now u can reunited with aunt" vass"
"Uncle Venty, I know seated with the "Father" you will put a smile on his face beacuse you are always in a jovial mood. Gone for our sight but forever in our hearts- Keisha Rohan & Family. Rest in peace you have served your family well....."
"Uncle Venty, God promises to restore our earth to a paradise and he yearns to bring back to life on earth those who have died You can look forward to the day when you can hold and embrace your loved one again, you will be missed, may your soul rest in peace."
"On behalf of the Rowe family from New road and warsop and also the McLeish family from Wilson Valley we extend our deepest sympathy to Smith family. Mas Venty is gone but truly not forgotten. Be blessed our prayers go out for you guys that God may strengthen you in your time of grief."
"" Uncle Venty ( Grand Uncle) "..... I cried when I heard you passed, I was sad we didn't see each other in a while. I remember every Saturday when you use to bring us to church. you will be dearly missed, but your in an better place now with the one u love. I will always love you!!"
"Dad, the older I get the more I understand the things you try so heard to teach me you could read me like a book.You didn't say much, you just gave me that look. YOU are my hero! You stood up for me/by me. YOU taught me how to care for my family, to love and care for those around us and to help others and look for nothing in return.My life will not be the same again.See u in the morn.RIP"
"Uncle Venty (Grand Uncle). I don't even know where to start. You treated me like I was your own daughter. I remember all the time you take me to church and always messing with me. Words can't describe how much I will miss you. I love you and I know your in a better place right now."
"Uncle Venty, You are a loving and kind person but most of all you are GOD fearing. You will always be remembered by me and everyone who have knew you. R.I.P."
"When I was growing up you were the best example of what a family and a husband should be. I still remember how you were forever joking and laughing with Aunt Vas. I still smile when I look back on these days. You always welcomed my sister and I into your home with your wonderful smile and kind words. May you rest in peace. You will be greatly MISSED. Diane, Paul, Ariana, mikhaila and Merl"
"Uncle Venty, we are overwhelmed by your passing. You left an ineffaceable mark on us because of your charisma, kindness, sense of humor, dedication to God, your family and the community. You were the ‘Ambassador’ for Southern Trelawny! Memories of you will forever be etched in our hearts. We will cherish those memories as you cherished us all. Rest in peace!
With great sympathy,
"Dear Grandpa, you were always a deligent man. One of my most infleuntial memories of you was when I was in grade 6 and I was told to clean my shoes. I remember doing it unwillingnly and sloppily, you took me aside and told me “ do it to the best of your ability or dont do it at all.” Even with something so small, you always took your time to do it with love and care. Rest in Peace Grandpa."
"I called you Dad, because of your daughter Sandra. I will always remember your laugh, and kindness. You will always be in my heart. I can no longer hear your voice,nbut I am comforted in knowing that Christians never die, they only say goodbye.
Sleep well Dad, take your rest, we will meet you in the morning."
"Mass Venty was a great man. He was a blessing to the community gave us a ride to school in his truck without looking for any reward. Great Friend We will always remember him.
Rest In Peace
- Carol & Clive Campbell"
"I met you briefly on that Sabbath day, for the short time I met you, I noticed your eyes. I commented that they were beautiful. You smiled, it was a genuine smile. I said goodbye to you that day, not knowing that it was the last. I will remember you for the spark in your eyes and your big smile. Hope to see that smile again. See you in the morning."
"Uncle Ventie you were easily the coolest elderly man I have ever met. You had a Very warm and pleasant personality.
Rest in peace uncle Ventie !"
"Dear Uncle Venty, My earliest memories are of my cousins and me running between your house and Dada's. Thank you for the love and care you have always shown. There will forever be an empty place in my life. Sleep on my dear uncle, sleep on and take your rest we love you but Jesus loves you best, so we wait until that day when we will meet again. Goodbye uncle Venty."
"There are a few people that I am acquainted with that I can truly say have made an indelible impact in my life and UNCLE Venty is one of them. I haven't met another who so warmly embraced my sister and I and treated us like his own children. Man of INTEGRITY, man of HONOR. God saw you needed your rest and you answered Him. Will always love you, and will smile because yours was infectious."
"Gem & family. Regrets about the lost of your dad. God gave him a full life and that merrits thanks to God. May all the good memories sustain you and yours through this difficult time. Take care of yourself.
"REst in peace Uncle Ventie, you were a true family friend."
"Uncle Venty your passing leaves a heartache no one can heal, and your love leaves a memory no one can steal. No one will ever truly understand the impact you had on my life. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow may looking back in memory provide comfort for tomorrow. Love you and will miss you."
"My sweet sweet dad, deep down my heart is full because I didn't know how much I would miss you and you will never know how much I truly miss you. This time when I go back home, it hurts to know you won't ask "Are you alright?".Thank you for all that you've done for me. I truly cherish all the moments we shared together. Rest In Paradise my wonderful dad."
"Dearest Uncle Venty, there was always a smile behind your twinkling blue eyes. My most vivid memory of you is your kindness and laughter. So glad we were able to share a few words when we met recently in Canada. As you now pass into the ancestral realm may your spirit rest in peace, alongside Aunt Vass. Guidance and protection always."
"Uncle Venty was a great community man, I admired and respected him. A passionate SDA and a committed comrade, I have embraced those attributes and will do so until death in his honour. I share great friendship with his children, one of my mentor in 1986 Tony Blacks encouraged me to be educated and return to be the political representative, if he was still with us...... Sleep well Tuss"
"My Dad was the Dad of all Dads. First he made me, then he raised me and most importantly he loved me with an everlasting love. His life was a well preached sermon that impacted lives of all ages. He epitomizes the art of loving, caring, sharing and smiling. He Rocks my world both in life and death and my life will never be the same without him. He will live forever in my heart. I adore him"
"Pops, I know you are sweetly resting in the arms of Jesus. Your journey has ended and the Master sees it fit to call you home. You will be missed; your humility, sweet tender ways and pleasant smile. But, your memories will be left in your wonderful daughter, Sandra. Rest in place, dad. God be with you even now."
"Uncle Venty, I saw you a few months ago, we laughed we chatted we joked. I did not know at the time that it would have been our last meeting here on earth, but those were pleasant few moments which I will cherish. May your soul rest in peace."
"God bless your life."
"Tuss, our lives have always been intertwined as a family. We've shared so May happy moments &a few sad. I can't think of you without thinking of "Vassie". I will miss you on so many levels but I feel confident in your destiny. May your soul RIP &maybe, just maybe two great loves will once again unite."
"Uncle Venty, you touched our lives in one way or another. As I watched you slipping away this morning i know you were peaceful and comfortable. Until then, may your soul rest in peace. You will be missed, we cannot forget those Sundays when we were hungry just waiting for the car to drive up to the house we board with the much desired food to feed our hungry souls. Thank u !!!!!"
"Dearest Dad, Uncle Venty, Tuss, whichever name I call you by, you will always be the father who gave his all and more to your kids and all who knew you. Thanks for always been there for us. You will be missed but always remembered. Luv u Lots Dad !!!! Rest in Peace !!!"
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