Elton "Smokey" John, bass player extraordinaire of City Symphony Steelband (T&T) and the National Steelband of Trinidad & Tobago (1960's), and founder of the Mississauga Academy of Steelband Music passed away yesterday in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He was a pan pioneer in Trinidad & Tobago as well as Canada. Condolences to his widow, Janet, and his family. May God grant him eternal rest!
Chair, Ontario Steelpan Association
Elton, SMOKEY, WOULD BE SADLY MISSED.
Was a great pan man. Rest in peace.
De Farmers Rhythm Section extend condolences to his family; He was a great soldier in the pan community. Long live 'Train Smoke'...that's what my dad will call him before he evolve to 'Smokey"..May he rest in peace.
My condolence to "TRAIN SMOKE" family, may he rest in peace. I have known train smoke way back in city symphony, he will be greatly miss
Condolences go out to Smokeys' family, friends and fellow panplayers. May he Rest in Peace.
From Clyde Dookie, Jerry Bain and the entire membership of Panwaves Steel Orchestra, Cambridge. ON.
My condolences to my dear Uncle Smokey's family . . . Aunty Janet, Chauncey, Abdullah (Cory) and all the grandkids!!!!!!!!!!!!
As you join daddy (Fenwrick "Michigan" Noel - Former captain, arranger and tuner of City Symphony) in the BIG panyard in the sky, may your song always be heard by those of us closest to you!
May God help us all get through this time of great sorrow!
my condolences to smokeys family may he rest in peace
SMOKEY'S in The Stairway To Heaven
Funeral on Saturday July 22011 Erin Mills and Dundas, Mississauga. Viewing from 1-3pm