Saw this posting about Joseph Edwin Smith. I believe you have found an incorrect death date for Joseph Edwin Smith. He did marry Hazel Oxner. He died in Halifax on April 8, 1982. This is his obit. I have info on the family for Joseph & Hazel.
Chronicle Herald Sat. April 10, 1982 Page 36
Joseph Edwin Smith, 83, of 6308 North Street, Halifax, died Thursday in Halifax Civic Hospital.
Born in Baine Harbour, Nfld., he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (Clark) Smith.
A 70 year resident of Halifax, he retired in 1966, after 26 years service with the department of national defense Naval Armament Depot, Dartmouth. He had previously worked as a stevedore and as a driver with Halifax Tramways. During the First World War, he served overseas with RCNVR. He was a member of St. George's Anglican Church, Order of Orange Lodge and past member of White Ensign.
He is survived by his wife, the former Hazel Oxner; four daughters, Gladys (Mrs. Harold Brown) and Violet (Mrs. Allen Bowen), both of Halifax; Lucille (Mrs. George Pyke), Bridgewater, and Shirley (Mrs. Fred Miles), Dartmouth; five sons, Gordon, Kenneth and Eric, all of Halifax, and Karl, Moncton; two sisters, Jean (Mrs. Sydney Walker) and Lillian (Mrs. Ed Roach), both of Halifax; three brothers, Harry and George (Thomas), both of Elmsdale, and Jack, Oyster Pond; 28 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a son Clyde; two sisters, Beatrice (Mrs. William Tanner) and Maude (Mrs. James Beck), a brother Samuel (Ted), two grandchildren and a son-in-law.
The body is in Snow's Funeral home. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday in St. George's Anglican Church, Halifax, Rev. Robert Petite officiating, assisted by Rev. H. G. Hodder, with burial in St. John's Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. George's Anglican Church Memorial Fund.