1950 — 2023
AC "Charles" Smid, a passionate outdoorsman, entrepreneur, and conservationist passed away on October 1, 2023, while fly fishing the Kluatantan River in British Columbia, Canada. The cause of death was heart failure. He was 73 years old. Charles was born the second of five children to Arthur C. and Mary Ellen Smid in Naperville, IL, on January 25, 1950. A distinguished alumnus of the University of Montana, he became a restaurant entrepreneur in his early professional life. He was a member of YPO, a professional organization for successful young corporate presidents and CEOs. A lifelong hunter and conservationist, Charles was a regular member of the Boone and Crockett Club, a wildlife...