September 7, 1953 ~ March 29, 2018

Harold Lloyd Smith, age 64, passed away peacefully at his home in Everett, Washington on March 29th, 2018. He was born on September 7th, 1953 in Kingston, Jamaica to Stanley Smith and Margaret Edwards-Smith. Harold attended the Wolmer’s Boys School and was a stellar athlete, earning championship titles in: hurdles, soccer as a goal-keeper, class-2 high jumper, and triple jump. While in Jamaica, Harold met and married Kay Tingling and they both left Jamaica to Gainesville, Florida. Harold attended the University of Florida where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and, soon after, a Master’s of Business Administration.  Several years later, they moved to Miami where they had Alicia Smith, his daughter.

 

He moved to Jamaica and spent some time there and then took a trip to Hawaii where he then later moved. In Hawaii, he met and married Regine Herr at Paradise Cove at Ko Olina on September 7th, 1996. Harold’s love extended to Oliver and Benjamin, Regine’s sons, and took them on as his own children. Harold continued to build his career and love his family and his job. In 2005, Harold, Regine and step-son Benjamin moved to Washington State and, soon after, Oliver later met them. In Washington, Harold continued to grow his career and foundation for his family. In addition to working in the banking industry, Harold contributed his knowledge and skills and served on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization, Friends of the Children, committed to breaking the cycle of generational poverty through mentoring children.

 

In his spare time, he loved watching horse racing, spending time with his family, and cheering on his favorite football team (the Miami Dolphins). Harold is survived by his wonderful wife of 22 years, Regine; daughters Alicia, Mary (daughter-in-law) and Karina; son-in-laws Oliver and Benjamin; siblings Karol, Peggy, and Roy; and 4 grandchildren. A visitation is to be held at Solie Funeral Home on Friday April 6th, from 10am to 4pm.

 

A memorial video has been prepared for Harold that may be viewed here.

17 Responses

  1. Regine Smith

    Thank you all so very much for your support as this is hard for all of us. I married my soulmate in 1996 and we were not only best friends, but also liked each other and deeply in love until he took his last breath.
    He was an outstanding athlete, a wonderful and loving father, a dedicated and honest co worker to many and loved his non profit Friends of the Children where he sat on the board of directors in his spare time to make sure unfortunate kids have a chance.
    He wore many hats in his life and lived without regrets as he always told me.
    I miss his smile, his touch, his hugs and his voice. I miss being protected by him and now feel that it is very cold.
    Harold is home with me now and I kiss him every morning and every night and every time I look at him.
    Thank you all so very much

  2. Robbie Robinson

    I have fond memories of Harold from our days at Wolmers. He was an outstanding and fierce competitor and excelled for his House and his School. He was a champion athlete copping Victories at High Jump, Hurdles, and Triple Jump but also competed at Discus and the sprint relay as well as the Long Jump. He also was an outstanding goalKeeper and was the best of his time, representing the Jamaica Juvenile Team and Cavaliers Football Club. It is fair to say that Harold could have gone on to represent his country at either sport. In fact, i often teased him that he could have been as good a decathlete as Daley Thompson.

    Like all great champions, he showed great humility and was a great friend to all that knew him.

    Gone, but never forgotten. Walk good my friend.

  3. Eberle (Bobby) Dawes

    I went to High School with Harold’s brother, Delroy, and worked with his sister, Karol, for a few years. Harold was the youngest of the three, and I used to see him from a distance when I went to St. George’s College and he to Wolmer’s Boy’s School. His exploits as an athlete and goalkeeper for the all-conquering Wolmer’s football team of 1970 is well documented. However,if the personalities of his brother and sister are anything to go by, he must have been a great Human Being. May Light Perpetual shine upon him.

  4. Marcus Heinz

    Liebe Regine,

    ich bin immer noch sprachlos. Mein Beileid!

  5. aggreymaj1@gmail,com

    God bless the Smith family whom I will always remember with much love
    Your childhood friend
    Aggrey

  6. Tony Warner

    Regine and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Harold was a wonderful man and a very good friend. He always had a smile on his face and always made me laugh. He will be missed.

  7. Kelly Carlstrom

    Harold’s colorful personality will be missed at Umpqua and within our team. He was one of a kind, and I will always remember his laugh, sweet disposition, sincerity, and truly authentic personality. He will always hold a special place in our hearts. Wishing Regine and Family peace and comfort.

  8. Richard Davy

    Harold aka Smitty was a true and good friend and team mate. We played together on Wolmers High school Soccer teams from 1969btgru 1971. Our 1971Soccer team is hailed as the BEST Soccer team EVER. We won the Triple Crown of HS Soccer and every member of the team is now in the Wolmers Hall of fame. We also played for Jamaica Division 1 Club Cavaliers FC, and we won multiple Championships. Harold will be missed greatly. RIP my brother⚽💒

  9. Kristie Strickland

    Your presence will truly be missed at Umpqua. Your kindness will fill my heart, such a nice man. May your family find comfort in this time of heartbreak. RIP my friend.

  10. Claudi & Heiko Buhl

    Liebe Regine,

    Unser aufrichtiges Beileid dir und deiner Familie. In euren Herzen lebt Harold für immer bei euch weiter.

    In stillem Gedenken..

  11. Colin Nguyen

    Keeping your family in our prayers. Our dearest condolences to your family. God bless.

  12. Theresa & Greg Hebert

    Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
    their lives change but do not end.
    I pray in hope for my family,
    relatives and friends,
    and for all the dead known to You alone

  13. Susan Clearman

    I am so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. I truly enjoyed working with Harold at Umpqua Bank – he will certainly be missed by many!!!

  14. S. Clearman

    I’m so sorry to hear of Harold’s passing. I truly enjoyed working with him at Umpqua Bank. He will be missed!!

  15. Chantal Messier

    I’m so very sorry for your loss Regine, even though we have never met in person, our Facebook friendship showed me how much you loved “Mr. Smith” and your family. Sending healing thoughts from Montreal, I will bow my head in a moment of silence for you all on Friday.

  16. Jennifer Pierce

    Regine and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss.

  17. A. Mixon

    I am so sorry to learn that Harold has passed away. I hope a passage at Revelation 21:4 brings comfort to all who are grieving his passing. Your family will be in my prayers.

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