SMITH (Ecker), Kathy – After a 2 year battle with cancer, Kathy passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the age of 47. Beloved wife and best friend of Jim for 22 years. Loving companion of her fourlegged boy Drake. Loving mother of Ashley Beauchesne (Billy), Alberta. Special “K” to Stella and Cyrus. Dear daughter of Marg (late Don) Ecker, Sarnia. Sister of John Ecker, Toronto and the late Paul Ecker. Kathy was born and raised in Sarnia before she and Jim moved to Port Franks in 2005. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of life barbecue will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 1-4 p.m. at Jim & Kathy’s home, 7920 Katherine Cres., Port Franks. Arrangements entrusted to the McKENZIE & BLUNDY FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTRE, 519-344-3131. As an expression of sympathy, friends who wish may send memorial donations to the L.H.S.F. Cancer Program, 800 Commissioners Rd. E., P.O. 5010, Stn B., London, N6A 5W9 or St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 N. Christina St., Sarnia, N7T 5W3. Messages of condolence & memories may be left at www.mckenzieblundy.com.