We Remember

Smith Johan Paul


Beloved of Juanita (‘Nita), proud and loving father and grandfather of Kerren, Bradford, Byron and their families.  Loved brother of Bennie and uncle to an extended family, and a good friend.  Passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer in Kelowna, BC, Canada on 24 January 2017.  Tot weer siens.


A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.


If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”





Service: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am

Location: Springfield Funeral Home

Share with Others:


Service Information

Service Details

The service for SMITH, JOHAN PAUL is scheduled for Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:00 am . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


Special Requests:


Funeral Pointers:



  • Dear Nita, Kerren, Bradford, Byron and families, If we could share in this sad occasion with you in person we would! We are so, so sad about the passing of Johan. Love and the biggest hugs ever to you all :-) Love from us

    Condolence sent by: Richard and Shirley Benney on February 7, 2017 at 10:15 am

  • To the Smith family, I am so sorry to hear of Johans passing. I hope amongst the grief you are all experiencing you also come to feel peace knowing he is no longer suffering. He was on 4B for a long time, we all had the pleasure of caring for him and he was always such a kind, funny, man who joked with us all the time.
    My sincere condolences.

    Condolence sent by: Nikki, RN on February 7, 2017 at 11:27 am

  • Will be thinking about all of you tomorrow. Still hard to believe Dad has gone but know he will always be in our hearts. Love to all of you xxx

    Condolence sent by: Helen Smith on February 7, 2017 at 1:48 pm

  • Dear aunt Juanita, Kerren, Bradford, Byron and family I’m so sad uncle Johan passed away. I have so many special memories of our family get togethers while we were growing up, and remember what a kind, funny and caring man he was. I will be with you in thought tomorrow. Much love, Marinda, Murray and family.

    Condolence sent by: Marinda Meeuwis on February 7, 2017 at 2:06 pm

  • To Juanita, Byron, Kerren, Bradford and family. So so sorry for your loss I had alot of time for Johan and I am fond of the time I spent getting to know him on the occasions I was fortunate enough to meet him. He was such a kind and warm man. He will be sorely lost. Love to you all. Chris & Tracy xx

    Condolence sent by: Chris Davidson on February 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm

  • My most sincere condolences to Juanita and children
    I will miss him everyday
    Rest in peace my brother

    Condolence sent by: Ben Smith on February 7, 2017 at 9:49 pm

  • Dearest Juanit Kerren Bradford Byron and family. Our thoughts and prayers with all of you. Johan was a special person in our lives and always a gentleman. We have fond memories of him. All our love

    Condolence sent by: Marilyn Sydenham on February 8, 2017 at 3:30 am

  • Aunty Juanita, Kerren, Bradford, Byron and all family – we are so sad that such a wonderful person has left us. Let us just be grateful for the times we spent with such a good man Uncle Johan

    Condolence sent by: Andries and Haylee Smith on February 8, 2017 at 9:59 am

  • Dear Aunty Nita, Kerren, Bradford and Byron. So Sorry about the passing of Uncle Johan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys, Huge hugs and kisses. Love from Craig, Leigh, Jesse and Isla

    Condolence sent by: Craig Swart on February 8, 2017 at 10:04 am

  • So sad to hear your news. No more pain. He will be with the angels now but always with you in spirit. Lots of love from New Zealand. Bronwen in S.A too.

    Condolence sent by: Jenny Thomas, Megan Roets & family . on February 8, 2017 at 10:20 am

  • We will all miss you so much. You were an important person in my life and I will miss you and you will never ever be forgotten. With all of our love, Bill, Elle, Wilkin and Jaelyn.

    Condolence sent by: Bill Boulter on February 8, 2017 at 10:23 am

  • To Juanita, Byron, Kerren and Bradford. Sending you all lots of love and thinking of you all today. Kristy & Calvin

    Condolence sent by: Kristy Cook on February 8, 2017 at 10:23 am

  • Dearest Juanita, Kerren, Bradford and Byron and families.
    Johan was a huge part of my childhood- in fact I can’t remember an occassion, wedding etc when he wasn’t there. He was our uncle Johan and was always calm, gentle and caring. I always felt when he asked how I was that he was really interested- he had that way. His loss must be very difficult to bear but knowing he is pain free must also be a blessing. My love and thoughts are with you all. Always with love Renee xxx

    Condolence sent by: Renee Stanton on February 8, 2017 at 10:29 am

  • Uncle Johan. You were such an important role model to me growing up and i for one am poorer knowing you are no longer with us. We love you and I will miss you. You will never be forgotten. All our love to auntie Juanita, Kerren, Brad and Byron from Bill, Elle, Wilkin and Jaelyn.

    Condolence sent by: Bill Boulter on February 8, 2017 at 10:31 am

  • Dear Aunty Nita
    I cannot express enough my sadness at the passing of Uncle Johan. I am truly sorry for the massive loss he is to this world and especially to you. I can only hope that I can be as successful at life and love as the two of you have been. I wish I could have been there to give you the biggest hug. I am thinking of you and send all my love.

    Kerren, Bradford, Byron… I wish I could be there with you too. Those were beautiful words you shared with us. I’m so glad I got to witness your special memories of your dad today. He was always so proud of you guys and never missed a chance to brag about you. I will always have fond memories and a deep respect for him. My thoughts are definitely with you too.


    Condolence sent by: Calvin Ledward on February 8, 2017 at 10:48 am

  • Huge loss for you and the family Juanita. I look at the photo in kitchen of him, Bennie and Ferdinand (him at zinc?) and I remember so vividly the cousin who tought me to dance on his 21st at Olifantshoek. As he got older he looked a lot like “oupa Tom”. My condolences to you all… I will also miss him. Ena, Plettenberg Bay, SA

    Condolence sent by: Ena Laubscher on February 8, 2017 at 10:53 am

  • Dear Nita, Kerren, Bradford, Byron and families.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Sending lots of love from Dennis and Faye.

    Condolence sent by: Faye Weston on February 8, 2017 at 9:55 pm

  • Deepest sympathies from the Thomas & Roets familys in New Zealand. Bronwen in South Africa too.

    Condolence sent by: Jenny Thomas, Megan Roets & family . on February 10, 2017 at 5:55 pm

Share your condolences

» To share your condolence on this page please fill out the requested fields.
» If you have any photos to share, please do so as families appreciate it. To share a photo, click the 'Choose File' button and select a photo from your computer.
» Once you are done, click the 'Share' button.
» Your email is never published or shared. Your name and email are both required.

NOTE: all messages will go through an administrative process before being posted.

Check this box if you want to be notified of followup condolences via email (you will receive an email for each new condolence). You can also subscribe to be notified by email when someone shares a condolence or a photo without commenting.