It is with heavy hearts that we report the tragic passing of Timothy (T-mo) “TNT” Smith, a former boxer from The Boxing Factory in Lindsay. T-mo’s life was taken as a result of a head on collision early Saturday morning.
The family would like to invite everyone to come and share their memories & stories of T-Mo at NORTHCUTT ELLIOTT FUNERAL HOME, 53 Division Street North, Bowmanville, on Friday December 7th, 2012 from 5 – 9 pm.
A Memorial Service will be held at TRINITY UNITED CHURCH, 116 Church St. Bowmanville on Saturday December 8th, 2012 at 1 pm. Visitation will be held from 11 am – 1 pm. Memorial Donations may be made to The Refuge Outreach Program. (www.refugeoutreach.com)
Please take the time to read the article we found in the Peterborough Examiner:
The local boxing community lost one its own when former The Boxing Factory Lindsay fighter Timo (TNT) Smith was killed in a head-on collision on Taunton Rd. at about 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
The 23-year-old Smith, who hailed from Pontypool, was returning home from Durham College where he attended school and worked as a security guard.
Mr. Smith, who got the nickname from an AC/DC hit, was coached by Kerry Hendren for about four years at the club, leaving the game about three years ago. He got into about 50 fights.
“He was a great all around kid and never had an enemy,” recalled Hendren. “He was a good athlete and smart in school. It is so sad this happened to someone that young, that smart with so much of the future ahead of him. He had so much potential. There have been many tributes. As a boxer he was in good shape and his conditioning got him through a lot.”
Hendren said he excelled in track and field, basketball and wrestling as a high school student at Lindsay IE Weldon.
Hendren has many special memories, including the time he took an Ontario team of eight, including Mr. Smith, to England for a boxing tour.
“We got stuck in a coal mine on a tour and had to climb out,” said Hendren. “We were all covered (in mud and dirt). That was pretty funny. There was also the time he and Blain Buchner forgot their socks when we went away and had to buy pairs. They bought Christmas socks which they wore for the entire year. I will always remember these times.”
RIP T-Mo, gone but never forgotten.