BLUE HILL - Brian David Smith Sr., died unexpectedly March 14, 2014, at Blue Hill Memorial Hospital. He was born Aug. 19, 1963, in Marlboro, Mass., the son of David and Pauline (Kettle) Smith.
He was originally from Massachusetts and moved to Maine in 1992 to raise his children out of the cities, "best move he ever made." He loved white water kayaking, snowboarding and camping. Brian was an extremely passionate husband, dad and grandfather and enjoyed spending time with his family and many friends.
He is survived by the love of his life for 25 years, Cindy; children, Damien, Tiffany (Daddy's girl), and Brian Jr.; grandchildren, Raine, Haven, Jazzlynn, Lorelai, and Gracie; sisters, Robin and Vicki Smith; eight nieces and nephews; and dearest friends, Robert and Vivian Grindle whom he made his family.
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at Jordan-Fernald, 141 South St., Blue Hill, followed by a gathering at Robert and Vivan Grindle's home, Mountain Road, Blue Hill, to share memories. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Brian's memory may be made to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, care of Pediatrics Unit, 50 Union St., Ellsworth, ME 04605. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.