Flags lowered for Frances Smith

Flags lowered for Frances Smith

April 12, 2013


Flags on campus are lowered in honour of Frances K. Smith, Curator Emeritus of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre.

The funeral service for Ms Smith, whose passing in December 2012 was previously reported in the Queen's News Centre, will be held in Kingston on April 13 at 10:30 am at St. James Church (10 Union Street West) with a reception to follow at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Interment will take place at the Cataraqui Cemetery, 927 Purdy's Mill Road at 3:00 pm.

Memorial donations may be made in Ms Smith’s memory to the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (Queen’s University, 36 University Avenue, Kingston, Ontario, K7L 3N6).

Ms Smith moved to Canada in 1944 with her husband Walter MacFarlane Smith and settled in Quebec City. In 1946, they moved to Kingston. Ms Smith completed her degree at Queen’s in 1956. The following year, she began her career at the newly opened Agnes Etherington Art Centre. She spent the next 23 years helping to build up the permanent art collection, researching and cataloguing all the art work at Queen’s, planning exhibitions, pursuing funds and publishing numerous articles. She retired as curator emeritus in 1980 and received the Queen’s Distinguished Service Award in 1987.