per the family’s Facebook page:
John “Opa” Smeysters has passed away (June-10-2011) RIP. He was loved by all and loved everyone with whom he crossed paths. He was diagnosed with asbestos cancer in September of 2010, and he fought as hard as he could until the very end. At 6:29am this morning the good Lord called on him and he went as peacefully as anyone could ever ask for.
The service will be held on Thursday the 16th of June at 11:00am at Northview Community Church, 32040 Downes Road. Any current or past Mouat players are asked to wear their football jackets.
We will be starting a memorial bursary in Opa’s honor, so we would like friends to donate money to this bursary instead of flowers or gifts.
We appreciate all the condolences in this very hard time for the Smeysters Family.