Carington Smith, Lex


Alexander Harcourt Carington Smith 1895-1975

Lex, as he was known, was born in Quebec City in 1895 and was the eldest son of Robert Harcourt Smith and Mary Valliere Gunn Smith. He had two younger brothers, Gordon and Guy. He was educated at Bishop’s College School in Lennoxville, Quebec.
In 1931 he married Mary Isabelle Atkinson in Levis, Quebec and they lived for many years on Pine Ave in Quebec. He and Mary had one daughter, Susan, born in 1942. During World War II, Lex and Mary cared for two refugee children from England, Richard and Elizabeth. They returned to their family in London after the war but the two families remained in touch for many years.
Lex was an importer and manufacturer’s agent of fishing and camping supplies. He was a keen outdoors man and fisherman who tied his own flies. He was never happier than fishing at the Sainte Marguerite River with Uncle Art and his two brothers.
Lex and Mary purchased Bayview Cottage (now owned by the Stairs family) and it became known to the family as the fun place to be in Tadoussac.
He was a long-time member of the Garrison Club in Quebec, City.
Lex died in Quebec City on November 22, 1985 and is buried in Mount Hermon Cemetery.

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