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Paul Smith

Saturday May 27th, 2017

It is with great sadness that we report that Paul Smith has lost his valiant fight against cancer.

Paul has been a Harbourguides Crew member for the last ten years and will be missed greatly.

For those who knew him, we don’t need to tell you what a great guy he was, but for those who didn’t we would like to explain a little bit about his character.

Firstly, and most importantly he was a true gentleman that often-put others before himself. He loved giving people gifts, often contra deals,he rarely complained or moaned about life and took any knocks square on the chin, dusted himself down and carried on regardless. Always looking on the bright side, Paul’s glass was always half full, never half empty.

Career wise in our opinion Paul was one of the best salesman on the planet and responsible for the growth of Harbourguides. He would work anywhere for us, always optimistic that it would be a success and it invariably was.

The last year or so Paul’s health deteriorated and was diagnosed with throat cancer. It was at an advanced stage and required major life changing surgery. Once again Paul didn’t complain or feel sorry for himself, he just took the attitude of I can beat this.

The operation sadly was not a success, but once again, very few complaints from him. He fought his illness full on, still smiling and being as positive as anyone could be in his position.

Nobody could recover from his illness, not even Paul and sadly in the early hours of Saturday the 27th May 2017 Paul died in a hospice with his family at his side.

So here’s to our Mr Smith, you were unique, quirky, kind and a loyal friend. Your glass was truly always half full and we are going to miss you x  

Comments (31)
29/06/2017 @ 8:41 am
Jacqui Thompson
So very sad to hear such sad news. Have known Pith since I was 14 and he often walked home with me from school and had tea at my parents house. RIP Pith xxx
01/06/2017 @ 12:48 pm
Kimberley & Adam Beswick
We had the pleasure of spending a wonderful few days in Barcelona with Pith in a hotel that he had secured through a contra deal. We had a brilliant time and I don't think we stopped laughing from beginning to end and Adam enjoyed sharing his love of Kung Fu films! We also stayed in Cornwall for a long weekend and my favourite memory was Pith demonstrating how to use the telescope outside........ He told me that what i was looking at was the moon..........I couldn't actually see a thing but he was very convincing so I sat there for a good 10 minutes trying to focus this telescope only to discover that the lens cap was still on. Pith at this point was back inside the hotel no doubt having a good laugh. Pith you were a true character and gave me a lot of joy in the short times we were in each others company and we are all certainly worse off with you not being around. God bless, safe journey and keep them all laughing. Much love xxx
01/06/2017 @ 8:56 am
Ben mallinson
Such sad news about such a lovely man. You will be sadly missed pith and forever remembered as someone who was always positive and cheerful. X
30/05/2017 @ 8:21 pm
Sandra Wilson
Paul was a wonderful brave guy who will be sadly missed RIP Paul your with the Angels now
29/05/2017 @ 2:47 pm
Rick and Sam Biddolph
RIP Paul....strong till the end ....sleep well, Our thoughts are with Ann, Barry and family xxxxx
29/05/2017 @ 2:28 pm
Ian sumner
RIP Paul, such a pleasure to know, such a lovely guy, gone too soon !!
29/05/2017 @ 1:50 pm
Known Pith since school, sadly missed top bloke. RIP
29/05/2017 @ 1:38 pm
Warren Savage
My thoughts are with Paul's family.
RIP Pith x
29/05/2017 @ 7:19 am
Tony Howarth
Such sad news, he was a great guy :(
29/05/2017 @ 12:57 am
I have had some amasing nights with Paul. allways spontaniouse. A very melow man and good company. never caused problems to other people. Lived life to the full and never missed out on any oportunities. the world needs more people like him and his passing away is a big loss to anyone who knew him. god bless paul and your family and friends. you will never be forgoten.
28/05/2017 @ 3:34 pm
Peter Jones
RIP Paul, I only met you a couple of times but you left a lasting impression. Deeply sorry to hear of the passing of a good man.
28/05/2017 @ 1:34 pm
Karen Morrison
So sad to hear this RIP Paul x
28/05/2017 @ 1:30 pm
Gordon Templeton
Sorry to read this god bless pith x
28/05/2017 @ 1:29 pm
Carl Thompson
Rest in peace Pith.
28/05/2017 @ 12:39 pm
Paul Ellis
RIP Pith a true one off.
28/05/2017 @ 12:19 pm
A huge loss to all his family, friends and work mates. RIP Pith x
28/05/2017 @ 11:42 am
Lynda Dickinson
So sad.......RIP Pith xx
28/05/2017 @ 11:41 am
Punita Aga
Oh God...that is SO sad. RIP Pith...I'll always remember our weird conversations and your salesman antics that had me and Wiley in stitches. Lots of love.You're going to be greatly missed.. xxxx
28/05/2017 @ 10:32 am
Trish & Anton
So sad 😞 Remember the good old days when 'Pith' worked for us. Lovely guy . RIP xx
28/05/2017 @ 9:39 am
Mark Hempstead
First encountered Paul in 1978 when he was knocking about with Danny Pemberton (RIP). What a good lad and genuine too. At least if they need any space selling up there they've got the right man for the job now. What a shame. RIP Paul.
28/05/2017 @ 8:09 am
Duncan Wright
Shocked by this ..Pith was a great bloke always up for a laugh and i remember always having fun with him around . So sad RIP mate
27/05/2017 @ 11:34 pm
Nichola Sanders
Having known Paul since I was 12 its hard to believe he's gone. Paul was a lovely man and will be sadly missed by all thoughs who knew him. My sympathies to Paul's family and friends xx
27/05/2017 @ 8:01 pm
Greg Hoyle
Pith !!! I always thought you were invincible as did you - RIP Mr cool !! Miss ya .
27/05/2017 @ 6:56 pm
Damian Dugdale
I remember Paul from the YMCA days in st. Anne's he was the original Mr. Cool . I haven't Seen him since 1983 , and am saddened to hear to his passing RIP
27/05/2017 @ 5:51 pm
Andy Derby
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. Pith was a lovely man RIP xx
27/05/2017 @ 5:19 pm
Ruth Madeley
So sorry to hear the sad news about Paul.

He was such a lovely man and I had the privilege to meet him on holiday with Steve Mally.

My thoughts are with his family friends and colleagues from Harbour master at this sad time.
I'm sure he will be sadly missed by all who knew him. RIP Paul xx
27/05/2017 @ 5:18 pm
thoughts are with Paul's family at this awful time. Many good memories of Pith. So sorry to hear.
27/05/2017 @ 4:49 pm
Simon Fish
I'm so sorry to hear this awful news . You could not meet a nicer person , positive and upbeat even though he must have been suffering beyond anyone's imagination.
The world is a poorer place without Pith X
Rest in Peace fella x
27/05/2017 @ 4:47 pm
Kerry Thomas
Oh, so sad, thoughts go to his family xx
27/05/2017 @ 4:40 pm
Steve Mally
You was a great friend to him Alfredo
27/05/2017 @ 4:19 pm
Thanks Pith for being a true friend from the first day I met you.. God Bless you and save a good spot for us...you are just a little bit ahead of us.
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