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Murray "Moe" Joseph Smith
November 11, 1926 - October 27, 2014
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<div itemprop="description">Windsor Hockey Legend Passes <br /> <br />SMITH...... <br /> <br />Murray Joseph &ldquo;Moe&rdquo; Smith, age 87, of Cameron Lake, Hants County, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 27, 2014, in the Halifax Infirmary, Q.E. II. <br /> <br />Born in Windsor, Hants County, Nova Scotia, on November 11, 1926, he was the son of the late Louis and Bertha (Dill) Smith. Moe was the last surviving member of his immediate family. <br /> <br />Moe was one of Windsor&rsquo;s all-time great hockey legends, beginning his early hockey career with the Windsor Academy and the Hantsport Junior teams before attending Acadia University. He played on two Intercollegiate Championship teams 1948/49 and won the Orlay Bligh Memorial Trophy as Acadia&rsquo;s most valuable player in 1951. <br /> <br />After graduating from Acadia, Moe returned and soon became a star player with the hometown Windsor Maple Leafs for the next nine seasons, finishing his hockey career with the Berwick Apple Kings (1960/61).Moe and his father ran the Smith`s Sporting Goods, Water Street, which became a favorite gathering place for many heated sports discussions. <br /> <br />Perhaps one of the best kept secrets, was Moe`s baseball abilities, playing second base for the Windsor Maple Leafs in both the Valley and Central Baseball League during the late 1940`s. His coaching started with baseball and continued with the Junior Hockey teams, the Windsor Royals for the next number of seasons, having an impact with several local hockey players who went on to play Pro hockey. <br /> <br />Moe&rsquo;s outstanding contribution and dedication to sports in Windsor, spanned over 50 years. In 1994, he was inducted into the Birthplace of Hockey Hall of Fame, by the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society and had also been inducted into the Acadia University Sports Hall of Fame. <br /> <br />Moe enjoyed his retirement at his cottage in Cameron Lake, and always cheering on his favorite team, the Detroit Red Wings. <br /> <br />He is survived by a sister-in-law, Donna Marie Smith, Burlington, Ont.; nephew, Bradley Smith, Toronto, Ont.; niece, Kara Smith-Lawrence, Burlington, Ont.; great-nephew, Bailey. He is also survived by his pride and joy, his dog &ldquo;Brutus&rdquo;. <br /> <br />Besides his parents, Moe was predeceased by his brothers, Beverley Smith and Earl &ldquo;Pudge&rdquo; Smith. <br /> <br />Visitation will be held 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 29, in Lindsay&rsquo;s Windsor Funeral Home (902-798-2232), 194 King Street, P.O. Box 2218, Windsor, B0N 2T0. <br /> <br />Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 30, 2014, in the Windsor United Church, 613 King Street, Windsor, with the Rev. Bill Gibson officiating. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Windsor. <br /> <br />In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Moe may be made to the West Hants Minor Hockey Association. <br /> <br />To add your condolences, click on `Contribute` <br /></div>