J. Grove Smith Dead J. Grove Smith, retired Dominion Fire Commissioner, died at his home in Westboro, Ont., on April 3. He was born in Dursley, Gloucestershire, England, 56 years ago. In 1919 he became an executive officer of the Dominion Fire Prevention Association. Ill health forced him to retire two months ago. At one time he was consulting engineer for the Canadian Fire Underwriters Association at Toronto. Mr. Smith was technical adviser and engineer of the Commissioner of Conservation and for the last 20 years had been with the Department of Insurance as Dominion Fire Commissioner. He is survived by his widow, four daughters and five sons.