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Born: Jun 04, 2016

Date of Passing: Nov 02, 2019

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June 4, 2016 - November 2, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 4:10 p.m., our son Hunter Haze Smith-Straight took his last breath after making the difficult choice of taking him off life support. Hunter Haze Smith-Straight was a happy little boy full of love and joy, he wanted to be a policeman so he can help and save people. He loved Paw Patrol and playing with his Hot Wheel cars.
Hunter leaves behind to mourn, his mother Clarice Smith and father Doyle Straight Jr.; his grandparents, Judy Smith (Leo Hardisty), Charlene Straight and Doyle Straight Sr.; aunts, Roxanne (Keith Mann), Bianca (Buddy), Jennilee, Claudine (Craig), Angele (Greg) and Samantha (Trent); aunts, Destiney Straight (Sven), Shara-Lyn Kent, Nikita Kent (Paul) and Olga Kennedy, who has been by Clarice and families' side the whole time, Hunter was close to her like an aunty, as well as several cousins, great-aunts and uncles, Vivian (Nathan), Aurillia (Cyril), Charles (Donna) and Bryan (Charlene); first cousins, Sikorah, Damien, Colson, Tessa, Carsyn and Athena.
Pallbearers: Jason Smith, Wesley Bruyere Jr., Austin Bruyere, and Jordan Berens. His godparent Aaliyah Abraham.
Wake service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Eternal Grace Funerals, 1111 Logan Ave. (at McPhillips Street). Wake service will continue Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the Hollow Water Band Hall.
Funeral will be held on Monday, November 11, 2019, 11:00 a.m. at the Anglican Church in Hollow Water.
We would like to thank the hospital staff at the Children's Hospital PICU, the Winnipeg police and all the people who donated food and gifts, also to the public for their prayers and support.

Eternal Grace Funeral

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 07, 2019

Condolences & Memories (46 entries)

  • My deepest sympathies to you and your family....GOD needed more angels in heaven and Hunter was taken up in peace. - Posted by: chris (a parent) on: Nov 30, 2019

  • You have touched the hearts across the country, very saddened for your loss of such a sweet little boy. The Good Lord will take care and watch over Hunter. - Posted by: Sue Riel (a mom) on: Nov 22, 2019

  • Fly high with the angels little warrior. - Posted by: Mark (Concerned citizen) on: Nov 12, 2019

  • Rest in Peace Little Warrior Hunter. Sending Love and Prayers to the Family. - Posted by: Mary L.L. Graham (Lavallee) (Community Member) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • RIP sweet Hunter. - Posted by: Susan nott (A mother) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • Most sincere condolences to the family. Heart breaking for all of us. Little Hunter, Sweet Soul. May a flock of Angels watch over you. We will never forget you. - Posted by: Marie-Louise Kmety (Winnipegger) on: Nov 09, 2019

  • I am so so sorry you are all going through this tragedy. That Hunter suffered at the hands of others. I feel so sad. May THE GREAT I AM BEYOND ALL UNDERSTANDING Comfort you in the Light of Its Presence. I know Hunter rests joyfully in Arms of Love and Peace, and can only send healing love to all your fragile hearts. Take care of each other. - Posted by: Rachel (Concerned ..saddened...winnipegger citizen ) on: Nov 09, 2019

  • Skimming through the obits the shining little face of Hunter jumped out at me. I do not know the details of Hunter's death but being a father and grandfather I know how devastating it would be to all who knew and loved him. I could not just ignore the passing of this angelic little boy. May faith provide comfort and solace to his family. Rest in peace, Hunter. You have touched so many lives. - Posted by: John Rendall (ex-Winnipeger) on: Nov 09, 2019

  • Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your little boy, So sweet his smile. My heart ached and brought me to tears to see that little guy smiling back at me on the do not know me but I want the family to know that my thoughts are with you at this time. I cannot even imagine your pain and words are never enough, but know this, Jesus loves the little children and Hunter is with Him now safe in His arms. - Posted by: M. McInnis (winnipeg resident) on: Nov 08, 2019

  • In loving memory to your dearly beloved son Hunter, May God tenderly heal your sorrow and sadness. May the peace and Comforter of God help you through this difficult time, in Jesus' precious name. Take comfort in knowing where this precious child is and who he is with. Love and lots of hugs. ✞🌹🕊️🌹✞ “Friends are the pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up, sometimes they lean on you, and sometimes its just enough to know, they are standing.” “Death brings pain that time can only heal, no words could ease what we truly feel; but with God, his joy is eternally sealed, and cherish his memories that death can’t even steal. Lift up a smile for he is already in the paradise. Our deepest condolences.” “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” - Posted by: Brenda Sinclair (Brenda Sinclair ~~ Recipient of Heaven Bound) on: Nov 08, 2019

  • My heart breaks for the loss of beautiful little Hunter and for his Mom, Dad, and family and friends. Many prayers for comfort at this very sad and difficult time. RIP Hunter Straight-Smith... fly high little one. - Posted by: Jane (concerned Mom and Grandmom from Thunder Bay) on: Nov 08, 2019

  • My heart breaks for little Hunter. Such an innocent boy, only three years old. And my sincere sympathy goes out to the family and friends, left to pick up the shattered pieces. Rest in peace little man. Sending much love. - Posted by: Krystyna (Vancouverite) on: Nov 08, 2019

  • So sorry on the loss of your child Hunter. - Posted by: Edward Bella (someone who cares) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • The world has lost another beautiful smile and loving child. Parents should never have to bury their children especially under the circumstances that happened. I was so deeply touched by what I had seen and heard on TV. I pray you find some solice in knowing that many people here in this city weep n cry with you for no child should ever have to fear being in his or her home. As mothers, sisters, daughters and as human beings know that we stand with you during this time of grief and loss. I am sure many have you and your family in our prayers. I am so very sorry that an innocent child yet again had to pay the ultimate price because of violence. - Posted by: URS (WINNIPEG CITIZEN) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • Didn't know the child but my prayers are with the family, may God be with you. - Posted by: joyce Lancaster (concerned citizen) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • Heartfelt condolences at your immense loss of your little angel Hugs to all your families. So sorry for your pain of losing a precious child. The Starr family - Posted by: Alma Starr (Acquaintance) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • Hunter's story has touched millions of our hearts, to his mom Clarice, no words can possibly be expressed to take away the pain of your loss but please know that the city and most of the country mourns with you. You are not alone. RIP little man. - Posted by: Michelle S (Winnipegger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • My deepest condolences on the loss of your little angel. - Posted by: Greg (Winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • So sorry to hear about the loss of your little Hunter!!! Your little angel is looking over you. My deepest condolences. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Rita (Winnipeger) (Winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • The entire country is mourning the loss of your precious baby. Please know that Hunter will hold a special place in the hearts of all Canadians. Rest in Peace precious Angel - Posted by: Marianne (Heartbroken Winnipeger ) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • My deepest and most sincere condolences to the parents, family, friends and every single person who has been touched/affected by Hunter's death. This young and innocent child should never have had happen what happened to him. Parents should not be burying a 3 year old. He may have only been 3, but I'm sure you will have enough love and memories to last a lifetime once the initial hurt and mourning period has passed. Cling to and support each other. Hunter's angelic wings will allow him to fly high and look down on you always. - Posted by: Debbie Schmidt (Heartbroken Winnipegger/Mom & Grandmother) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • I 'am so very sorry for the tragic loss of your beautiful boy Hunter.My sincere condolences to all of his family and friends.May he rest in peace... - Posted by: Shannon (Fellow winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • RIP Sweet Boy - Posted by: Lucille (Winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • I'm so so sorry for your family's loss, incredibly heartbreaking. The city mourns with you, he will not be forgotten. - Posted by: Cara (Winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • So incredibly sorry Beautiful baby boy Hunter. Winnipeg and the rest of this country are heartbroken over your tragic senseless loss! Take Care Clarice, I hope peace embraces your soul one day. - Posted by: Julie (A very sad winnipegger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • So sorry for your families loss. Soar up to heaven like an eagle little guy Winnipeg will never forget you! Big big hugs! - Posted by: Karen (None) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • Deepest condolences from the bottom of my heart. I, too, lost a child because of a criminal thoughtless act, "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away" Hunter must have given you many such moments. Bless him. - Posted by: Margaret Taylor (Someone who cares) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • My thoughts are with you all as you grieve your sweet little policeman, Hunter. Rest well, sweet darling boy. ❤ - Posted by: Debra Hunter (A Fellow Citizen) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • Sending you all hugs, prayers, Just know that many people are holding you in their hearts and thoughts..bless your little angel I know he will always watch over you. - Posted by: Michelle (Fellow mom) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. - Posted by: Cynthia (Winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • So sorry for this loss, may god help you heal. - Posted by: Darryl (Hurt Winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • There are no words in any language that can bring you peace from your loss. A parent should never bury their child. I am beyond sorry, so very, very sorry for your loss. Hunter looks like he was an amazing child. Know that he will always be with you, in your memories, in your pictures and most importantly he will always be in your heart. May your family in time find peace and healing. RIP little Hunter. - Posted by: Tara (A Winnipegger and a Mom) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • I am so sorry for your loss. What a tragic loss. Rest in peace. - Posted by: Carrissa (Winnipegger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • May flights of angels sing you to your rest. - Posted by: MariLynn Steiman (A lady who cares in. Vancouver) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • We were so saddened by this little boy's tragic story. Such an adorable little fella who was just starting out in life and had so very much ahead of him. Instead, he was " taken in anger ", far too soon. Heaven has another angel as Earth misses a child who could have been anything when he grew up. RIP Sweet Hunter, you are now in God's arms and watching over all your loved ones who miss you terribly. 🙏🙏🙏 - Posted by: Randy and Dianne (Concerned Winnipeggers) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • May flights of angels sing you to your rest. - Posted by: MariLynn Steiman (A lady who cares in. Vancouvee) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • Rest in peace "lil" man, let the wings of the angels take you to new heights and may your light shine down on your family from above to give them solace in knowing you will always be with them. From my heart to yours my thoughts are with you all. - Posted by: Susan Danard ((mom/nana)) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • I did not know this little one or your family, but as a fellow Winnipegger, we are all family... and I was deeply touched by this tragedy... Hunter was a beautiful child, and didn't deserve to leave us so soon.. however sometimes God works in mysterious ways.... my deepest condolences to his family especially his mom, that they stay strong and take care of each other….. and little man... fly free.. Heaven certainly gained another angel. - Posted by: Tammy Solleveld (community member ) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • Sincere condolences to the parents, grandparents and family of Hunter. RIP Hunter. - Posted by: Lee (Mom and Gramma) (none) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • Rest in Paradise lil man, go fly high with all the other lil Angels <3 - Posted by: Tina (Winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • My condolences to the family and God bless you. - Posted by: Roberta Sage (Aquiantance ) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • The pain must be unspeakable. What a beautiful boy. A city will be collectively grieving for a long time over your loss. May God help you get through this and find a special place at his knee for sweetest baby Hunter. - Posted by: Alexis Lloyd (Another Mom and Grandma) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • My deepest condolences. Your tragedy is beyond comprehension. Such a beautiful child taken from you in such an ugly way. My heart breaks for you. - Posted by: Susan (Winnipeger/Mom/Grandma) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • I cannot find the words to express how tragic I think this is. That a lovely ,pure, innocent child like this had this happen to him. Children are so pure and good, and this child showed this in how at his young age he wanted to be a police man, and to help people. The only consolation in this tragic story is that this little darling boy went directly to heaven because all children because they are so pure and innocent go directly to heaven. The only consolation his mother has is that her darling little boy is now an angel. - Posted by: marianne humphreys (a winnipeger who cares) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • I’m SO very sorry for your loss of this dear, DEAR little boy. I’m sorry. - Posted by: Wendy Winslow (Just a Mom and a Grandma) on: Nov 07, 2019

  • No words for your tragic loss of Hunter. The world has taken notice and our prayers are with you. His Light will shine on 🙏 - Posted by: Joe (Winnipeger) on: Nov 07, 2019

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