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Ernest Alvia (Smokey) Smith, V.C., C.M., O.B.C., C.D.

Vancouver, British Columbia [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on November 15, 1995; Invested on February 15, 1996

One of Canada's Victoria Cross recipients, he has been a life-long goodwill ambassador, representing the country with distinction. A participant in commemorative events and ceremonies around the world, especially during the fiftieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War, he is greatly respected by people from all walks of life as a champion of the rights and memories of veterans.

Deceased on August 3, 2005