TOWERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-04 published
TOWERS, George V.
Of Saint Thomas passed away at the Saint Thomas-Elgin General Hospital Continuing Care Centre on Sunday, April 2, 2006, in his 91st year. Husband of Ruth (FINCH) Rogers TOWERS and the late Rhoda (PAFFORD) TOWERS (1985.) Father of Barbara EWART and her husband Robert, and Kenneth V. TOWERS and his wife Lois, all of Saint Thomas. Step-father of Donna USHER and her husband Glen of Princeton, and Beth GILLIS and her partner John DICKSON/DIXON of Tiverton. Also survived by 7 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a great-grand_son, Scott KYLE, sisters, Elizabeth GARVEY, Agnes TEMPLE and Mildred WILSON and by brothers, Walter R. TOWERS and Frederick TOWERS. Born in Saint Thomas, May 25, 1915, the son of the late Walter and Mary Ann (ABDEY) TOWERS. He was the retired divisional vice-president of manufacturing for Clark Equipment Canada Ltd., Saint Thomas. George was a member of Grace United Church, a life member of Saint Thomas Lodge #44, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons, a member of the London Lodge of Perfection, Mocha Temple Shrine, London and the Hi-Ro Shrine Club of Elgin. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 1: 30 p.m. Interment in Elmdale Memorial Park. Memorial donations to the charity of one's choice gratefully acknowledged. A Masonic memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 6: 45 p.m. under the auspices of Saint Thomas Lodge #44, Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons

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TOWERS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-11 published
TOWERS, Ruth M. (formerly ROGERS, née FINCH)
Passed away at her residence, Caressant Care on Mary Bucke, Saint Thomas on Sunday, July 9, 2006, in her 91st year. Born in North Dorchester Twp., Ontario, July 7, 1916, the daughter of the late Frank and Bessie (MOORE) FINCH. She lived the greater part of her life in the Belmont area and Saint Thomas. Ruth was an adherent of Grace United Church, Saint Thomas. Beloved wife of the late William ROGERS (1984) and the late George V. TOWERS (2006.) Dearly loved mother of Donna USHER and her husband Glen of Princeton, and Beth GILLIS and her partner John DICKSON/DIXON of Tiverton. Cherished grandmother of Scott BISER and his wife Jennifer of Guelph, and Mark BISER and his partner Trinity of London. Step-mother of Barbara EWART and her husband Robert, and Kenneth V. TOWERS and his wife Lois, all of Saint Thomas. Sister of Reta LEVERE (late Dwight) of Prescott, Jack FINCH (Rhea) of Stoney Creek, Harry FINCH (late Betty) of London, Allan FINCH (Mary) of Belmont, late Gordon FINCH, and late Tom FINCH (Betty of Brussels.) Lovingly remembered by Fred BISER and his wife Liz of London. Also survived by 5 step-grandchildren and their families, as well as many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Sifton Funeral Home, 118 Wellington Street, Saint Thomas on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Thursday at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Dorchester Union Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada gratefully acknowledged.

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TOWILL o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-14 published
BURK/BURKE- GAFFNEY, Isobel (née DIX)
Died suddenly, of hear failure, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Beloved wife and best friend of John. Daughter of the Reverend David Strathy DIX and Dorothy Isabel AULD, both deceased, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sister to Margaret TOWILL and her husband William of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Donald and sister Jean. Born July 1, 1929, in Saskatoon, Isobel graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and took her first job as a librarian at the Saskatoon Public Library. She worked as a reporter at the Western Producer before enjoying a career in advertising in Calgary. Worked at London Life, London, Ontario, in the communications department for many years. Retired to Nanaimo in 1988, where she was active in the community and traveled widely with her husband. She is survived by nephews William and Gordon TOWILL of Thunder Bay, nieces Verlie ROGAN of Burlington, Ontario, Sandra Jean Dix BOSWORTH of Toronto, and their mother Marnie DIX, and nephews David and Douglas McCART and niece Barbara Jean HARDELL of the U.S.; as well as John's sons Michael of Dundas, Ontario, Brian of Nagasaki, Japan, and Tim of Hamilton, Ontario, and John's sister Mary of Montreal, sisters-in-law Helen of Victoria, British Columbia, and Lois of Calgary, Alberta., and nieces Maureen and Theresa of Duncan. British Columbia Cremation has taken place and a family memorial will take place at a later date. (First Memorial Funeral Services, Nanaimo, British Columbia, (250) 754-8333)

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TOWILL o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-14 published
BURK/BURKE- GAFFNEY, Isobel (née DIX)
Died suddenly, of heart failure, Wednesday, October 11, 2006, at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Beloved wife and best friend of John. Daughter of the Reverend David Strathy DIX and Dorothy Isabel AULD, both deceased, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Sister to Margaret TOWILL and her husband William of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Predeceased by brother Donald and sister Jean. Born July 1, 1929, in Saskatoon, Isobel graduated from the University of Saskatchewan and took her first job as a librarian as the Saskatoon Public Library. She worked as a reporter at the Western Producer before enjoying a career in advertising in Calgary. Worked at London Life, London, Ontario, in the communications department for many years. Retired to Nanaimo in 1988, where was active in the community and travelled widely with her husband. She is survived by nephews William and Gordon TOWILL of Thunder Bay, nieces Verlie ROGAN of Burlington, Ontario, Sandra Jean Dix BOSWORTH of Toronto, and their mother Marnie DIX, and nephews David and Douglas McCART and niece Barbara Jea HARDELL of the U.S.; as well as John's sons Michael of Dundas, Ontario, Brian of Nagasaki, Japan, and Tim of Hamilton, Ontario, and John's sister Mary of Montreal, sisters-in-law Helen of Victoria, British Columbia, and Lois of Calgary Alberta., and nieces Maureen and Theresa of Duncan, British Columbia. Cremation has taken place and a family memorial will take place at a later date.

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TOWLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-04 published
TOWLE, Jim
At London Health Sciences Centre Victoria Hospital, on Thursday, February 2, 2006, Jim TOWLE of London in his 71st year. Beloved husband of Carol TOWLE of London. Loving Father to Richard and his wife Charlotte TOWLE, Pam and her husband Paul RAINFORD, Joan and her husband Brent McLAUGHLIN, Rick and his wife Cheryl EGGETT, Brenda DOL, Sherry and her husband Dave BAILEY, Tina MORDEN and her husband Tony HERREMANS, Sandra and her husband Scott GILBERT. James TOWLE Jr. survived by 16 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Dear brother of Marjorie NORTHEY and Donna HEASLIP and predeceased by a sister Joan and his parents Evelyn and James TOWLE. Jim was a life member of the London Horseshoe Club and also received his 40 years from Local #473 Sheet Metal Workers. Friends will be received at the Evans Funeral Home, 648 Hamilton Rd. (1 block east of Egerton) on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Monday February 6, 2006 at 11: 00 a.m. Interment in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Friends who wish may make memorial donations to the London Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Cancer Centre. Online condolences can be expressed at www.evansfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to James TOWLE.

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TOWLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-20 published
MOODY, Allan Lyle "Al"
Peacefully, at South Huron Hospital, Exeter, on Tuesday, April 18, 2006, Allan Lyle "Al" MOODY of Hensall in his 54th year. Beloved husband of Mary (BLACKWELL) MOODY. Dear father of Natasha of Goderich. Loved son of Margaret MOODY and the late W.O. Calvin MOODY and son-in-law of Irene BLACKWELL and the late Stewart BLACKWELL. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Carol BARNABY and Percy, Dianne MOODY, Christina PRATER, Sgt. Ira MOODY and Mary, Calvin MOODY and Marlene, Shawn MOODY, Cheryl TOWLE and Steve, Paul HOHNER, Tim WILCOX, Ida Ann MARASHI and Shahram and George BLACKWELL. Sadly missed by 16 nieces and nephews and 8 great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by one sister Marilyn HOHNER. Visitation in the Hensall Visitation Chapel, 79 King Street, Hensall on Thursday from 7-9 p.m. where a Memorial service will be held on Friday, April 21, 2006 at 2 p.m. Pastor Phil KAZEK officiating. Cremation. Interment Exeter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ausable Conservation Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. (J.M. McBeath Funeral Home, Zurich). Condolences may be forwarded to www.jmmcbeathfuneralhome.com A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Al MOODY

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TOWLE o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-16 published
TOWLE, Freda E. (PEARSON)
Peacefully at Hillside Manor, R.R.# 5, Stratford on Saturday, October 14, 2006 Freda E. (PEARSON) TOWLE age 85 years. Predeceased by her husband Everett TOWLE in 1971. Dear mother of Diane TOWLE of Zorra Twp., Carol TOWLE of Woodstock, James TOWLE (Deceased August 6, 2005) and Doug TOWLE of Zorra Twp. Dear sister of Hazel ELGIE and husband Percy of Saint Marys. Dear sister-in-law of Susan TOWLE of Saint Marys. Sadly missed by nieces and nephews., brothers Stanley PEARSON and wife Merle, Fred (Kelly) PEARSON and wives Margaret and Mary and a brother-in-law George TOWLE. Resting at the L.A. Ball Funeral Chapel, 7 Water Street North, Saint Marys on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Pirie MITCHELL officiating. Interment will follow in Christ Church Cemetery, Lakeside. In her memory donations to the Parkinson's Society, Browns United Church or the charity of your choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.

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TOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-10-07 published
DYMOND, Robert Earl
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, October 5, 2006, Robert Earl DYMOND of R.R.#2 Kerwood in his 75th year. Dearly loved husband of Ann Berniece (PENNINGTON) DYMOND. Loving father of John (Denise) DYMOND of Toronto, Peter (Kori-Lee) DYMOND of Kilworth and Mary Ann (Steve) Martin of Kerwood. son of Elsie (EARL) and the late Frank DYMOND. Grandpa will be missed by his grandchildren; Allison and Brett MARTIN, William DYMOND, Bailey BROWN and Samuel STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dear brother of Gerald and Doreen DYMOND, Jim and Mary Lou DYMOND and Elaine and Al CORBETT. Brother-in-law of Evelyn (PENNINGTON) GEORGE, and the late Kenneth B. GEORGE, Kay (PENNINGTON) MURRAY and Al GOUGH, the late Wilfred MURRAY and the late Herb BURNARD. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service will be held on Monday October 9 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Rob TOWLER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A Masonic Service under the direction of Ionic Lodge #328 Napier will be held Sunday at 6: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bob.

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TOWLER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.strathroy.age_dispatch 2006-10-10 published
DYMOND, Robert Earl
Peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, October 5, 2006, Robert Earl DYMOND, of R.R.#2, Kerwood, in his 75th year. Dearly beloved husband of Ann Berniece (PENNINGTON) DYMOND. Loving father of John (Denise) DYMOND of Toronto, Peter (Kori-Lee) DYMOND of Kilworth and Mary Ann (Steve) MARTIN of Kerwood. son of Elsie (EARL) and the late Frank DYMOND. Grandpa will be missed by his grandchildren; Allison and Brett MARTIN, William DYMOND, Bailey BROWN and Samuel STEWARD/STEWART/STUART. Dear brother of Gerald and Doreen DYMOND, Jim and Mary Lou DYMOND and Elaine and Al CORBETT. Brother-in-law of Evelyn (PENNINGTON) GEORGE and the late Kenneth B. GEORGE, Kay (PENNINGTON) MURRAY and Al GOUGH, the late Wilfred MURRAY and the late Herb BURNARD. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation was held at Denning Bros. Funeral Home, Strathroy, on Sunday, October 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where a funeral service was held on Monday, October 9 at 10: 30 a.m. with Rev. Rob TOWLER officiating. Interment in Strathroy Cemetery. Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. A Masonic Service under the direction of Ionic Lodge #328 Napier was held Sunday at 6: 30 p.m. A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Bob.

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TOWN o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-03-18 published
Tom HODGSON, Artist And Athlete: (1924-2006)
The last surviving member of the Painters Eleven group that introduced abstract art to Toronto was an anti-academic who favoured spontaneity over skill. He was also a champion canoeist
By John CHAPUT, Special to The Globe and Mail, Page S9
Tom HODGSON grew up on Toronto's Centre Island near Hanlon's Point, a locale named after the legendary 19th-century rower Ned HANLON, but chose canoeing as his water sport. That proved wise as he became a Canadian Olympian on the water and even symbolic in his lifelong occupation as an artist. Whereas a rower gazes back on the water he has spanned, the paddler always looks ahead.
Technically a master of representational fundamentals, Mr. HODGSON enjoyed a long career in advertising, could paint striking realistic portraits, and picked up extra money doing courtroom sketches. His quest as an artist, however, was to find new means to express creativity, even if it meant suppressing skill and rebelling against an establishment he regarded as stifling.
"He thought the most creative people were the young who weren't influenced by anything," says daughter Lise SNAJDR. "My father was a skilled draftsman, but, in a way, he was against skill because it was all stuff you picked up from life experience. He was left-handed, but he went through a period of drawing only with his right hand in an attempt not to be too skillful. As it turned out, he developed an ambidexterity that proved to be another skill.
"His painting was spontaneous -- everything he did was -- but he wanted it to look that way. He could be free and liberal with paint, and put his feelings into a work."
Described by some as "anti-intellectual," Mr. HODGSON was, in fact, a deep thinker who would be better described as anti-academic. "He had his own ideas," says artist Gary MILLER of Peterborough, Ontario "He had great admiration for Willem de Kooning, but he didn't want to just cater to someone's opinion. He was stubborn and, because he was anti-academic, there was a movement to squelch Tom."
In his book Creativity Is Change, Mr. HODGSON declared skill to be "in some ways the antithesis of creativity, a sort of disrespect for man's time, and certainly for his individualism&hellip
"Creativity is curiosity, concern, trial and error, invention, not knowing, discovery. Skill is knowing how to do something…. The essence of creativity is uniqueness."
Mr. HODGSON was sometimes dismissed as a "jock painter" because many couldn't see athleticism and aesthetics harmonized in one personality. He won more than a dozen national titles at the juvenile and junior levels, and then nine more as an adult. In 1952, he took eighth place at the 1952 Helsinki Games in the 1,000-metre tandem with Art Johnson. At the Melbourne Games in 1956, he placed ninth in the 10,000-metre tandem with Bill Stevenson.
Standing just under six feet tall and weighing about 140 pounds, Mr. HODGSON was a whirlwind in the studio, his frenetic energy bustling as if his body was struggling to keep up with his train of thought. Although articulate, he could lapse into a stutter that affected his speech in childhood but was brought under control through therapy he took early in his professional life.
Mr. HODGSON's first serious painting was done from 1943 to 1945 while he was training as a pilot and gunner in the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Second World War ended and he was discharged before he could be assigned to combat, but he made numerous renderings of military life and later donated them to the War Art Museum. He first achieved artistic prominence a decade later as one of the Painters Eleven, the association of Toronto avant-garde painters who challenged artistic conservatism and gave the city its first healthy dose of abstract modernism. With Jack BUSH, Oscar CAHEN, Hortense GORDON, Alexandra LUKE, Jock MacDONALD, Ray MEAD, Kazuo NAKAMURA, William RONALD, Harold TOWN and Walter YARWOOD, they broadened the scope of Canadian art through mutual support and group exhibitions from their 1953 formation through their gradual fragmentation and dissolution from 1956 to 1960. Their affiliation was more professional than theoretical; they used disparate approaches and had no aesthetic commonalities.
Works of the Painters Eleven grew in demand and value in the '60s, but just a little too late for Mr. HODGSON to take full advantage of it. Short of materials at the time, he painted over some of the canvasses that could have brought in good money. Bad luck also struck in 1993 when a fire at his cottage destroyed many of the works he had stored there.
As a senior instructor at the Ontario College of Art, he was in the forefront of outrage at the upheaval of the school brought about by the policies of new president Roy ASCOTT in 1971-72. As a tenured professor, Mr. HODGSON was able to keep his job while many of his colleagues were fired, only to quit himself within a few months. Ironically, he was one of only two people on staff who had opposed the institution of tenure at the Ontario College of Art in the 1960s.
"Tom believed in the process of creativity as one of constant change and in the freedom of artists," says Mr. MILLER, then a student at the Ontario College of Art. " ASCOTT and later Royden RABINOVITCH were from the New York school, very radical and modern, and they were telling students their work was garbage. So Tom broke away, formed the Z School, and took half the student body with him."
As protests go, it was symbolically powerful and a practical failure.
"The Z School lasted about six months," recalls Don MORRISON, an artist and illustrator who was Mr. HODGSON's long-time friend and business partner. "You can't very well have a school without a structure or bureaucracy."
Mr. MORRISON and Mr. HODGSON shared studio space, first on Church Street across from St. James Cathedral, then in a warehouse on the corner of Dufferin and Bloor. Those were also venues for Drawing Night in Canada figure classes held every Thursday. The classes were conducted as the antithesis of the typically sombre gathering of sketchers and painters around a nude model.
"Usually at classes like that, it's like listening for a pin to drop," Mr. MORRISON says. Drawing Night in Canada was different. "These were noisy, vocal, 10 to 18 artists talking and joking. Anyone could grab a cold beer for 50 cents. The model would talk back and tell stories, too."
Inevitably, Mr. MORRISON wearied of the back-lane access to the warehouse and told his partner he'd prefer a storefront studio.
"A storefront?" Mr. HODGSON retorted. "I need a storefront like I need a hole in the head." In a matter of weeks, they had two storefront studios, one of them facing the historically infamous but architecturally engaging Mental Health Centre at 999 Queen Street West.
"Tom was impulsive, just like his painting. He would do exactly what he wanted," Mr. MORRISON says. "He built a swimming pool in the backyard of every house he owned. He would attempt to do almost anything. One day, he had a plumber come to his home on MacPherson Avenue because of a leak and the plumber said a lot of digging was necessary to get at the incoming line in front of the house. When he told Tom what it would cost, Tom said: 'I'll tell you what, I'll dig it myself.' After he had dug this enormous hole, I told Tom: 'Well, it may have been a lot of work to dig, but it'll be easy to fill in.' 'I don't want to fill it in,' he told me. 'I'm going to build a ramp so I can drive my bike right under the front porch and into the basement.' He had three motorcycles -- a BMW, a Husqvarna, and a Can-Am. So he built the ramp.
"It didn't occur to me that if he took the ramp to come in the basement, he'd use it to get out, too. I was renting on the second floor, and the first time he revved up one his bikes -- VRRRROOOOM! I jumped right out of bed."
Mr. HODGSON's energetic and impulsive nature, bohemian cultural surroundings and enjoyment of good times were an ideal formula for trouble in a man ripe for midlife crisis. He had a number of lovers and ended his first marriage to Wilma HODGSON before settling into a peaceful lifestyle with his second wife, Catherine GOOD. They moved to Peterborough in 1990. A few years later, he began to display the first signs of Alzheimer's. He was the last surviving member of the Painters Eleven.
Thomas Sherlock HODGSON was born on June 5, 1924, in Toronto. He died on February 27, 2006, near Peterborough, Ontario, of Alzheimer's disease. He is survived by his sons Mark, Rand and Timothy, daughters Lise Snajdr and Kara Warburton, and sister Jane HODGSON. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine.

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TOWNER o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-28 published
SYKES, Harold Joseph John
Peacefully in his sleep, as he wished, at his home in London, Ontario, on February 23, 2006 in his 88th year. Harold was the devoted husband and friend for 54 years of Fern SYKES (née MERRITT,) who passed away in 2000. Cherished father and father-in-law of Gail and Joe McCARTY (London) and Stephanie SYKES (Montreal.) Dear grandfather of Scott McCARTY (Dorchester) and Dr. Tracey McCARTY and her husband, Rick RIGBY (Carlisle.) Several great grandchildren will miss Grandpa Harold's warm smile, his unwavering kindness, his wit and sense of humor: Nicole McCARTY (Dorchester,) Lauren, Ryan and Erin RIGBY (Carlisle.) Harold leaves two brothers, Vern SYKES (Dundas) and Stanley SYKES (Burlington,) who, with nieces Elaine MacMILLAN (Hamilton) and Diane NICKS (Stoney Creek) and nephews Bill MacMILLAN (Hamilton,) Vern MacMILLAN (Stokes Bay,) Ross SYKES and Neil SYKES (Burlington) will mourn the passing of a fine and decent man. Harold is predeceased by his mother, Eliza and father, Harold Richard; his sisters Marion TOWNER (California) and Eileen MURRAY (Hamilton;) his son-in-law, Chuck McCARTY (London.) Harold and Fern leave many Friends and extended family in the Hamilton-Stoney Creek area where they lived for several years. A veteran of World War 2, Harold served his country overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He donated his log book to the National Archives, the contents of which document a harrowing tale of a Sunderland aircraft downed in high seas off the coast of West Africa in July, 1944. A quiet hero, Harold rarely spoke of his accomplishments. When he met his lifelong love, Fern, she mentioned a friend of hers, a veteran, who was a member of "The Gold Fish Club" (fliers who had survived ditched aircrafts on the high seas). It was not until years later, after they married, that Fern learned Harold, himself, was a "Gold Fish"! He lived his life simply, with honor, truth and dignity, caring most for those near him who needed a helping hand, a shoulder to lean on, a word of encouragement, a strong but warm heart. He spread light, but as Edith Wharton wrote "There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it". Harold most often reflected the light of those he loved and who loved him. The world is less light today without that mirror. As he wished, Harold's remains have been cremated. His family will gather for a private and simple interment at Forest Lawn Memorial Home and Gardens, 2001 Dundas Street, London on Saturday March 4 at 10: 00 a.m. At 11:00 a.m. on Saturday March 4, Friends and family are invited to join together for an informal reception to remember Harold and Fern: Reception area of the Forest Lawn Memorial Home at the same address. In lieu of flowers, Harold would have suggested two appropriate tributes: donation to the charity of your choice and take a few extra hours today to spend with those you love.

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TOWNLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-28 published
TOWNLEY, Phyllis Ruth (née HYMAN)
Born April 18, 1931. It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Phyllis at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, Victoria, British Columbia on October 26, 2006. Predeceased by her husband Bruce Cowles TOWNLEY and brother Bud (Anne.) She was a wonderful mother to Andrea (David) and Dee-Dee to Kate, Megan and Andrew. A loving partner and friend to John BLACKEY and great Friends with his children Sue (Chris), David (Cheryl), Karen, Gordon (Karen), Pat (Rich) and their children. Survived by her sister Barb (Bill), and David (Helgard), and her niece Nancy (Richard), along with many other nieces and nephews. She lived her life to the fullest, including her passions for gardening and travel. She fought a courageous battle against cancer. She died peacefully surrounded by her family who will forever miss her. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at 750 Hillside Ave. Victoria, British Columbia V8T 1Z4. Condolences to www.firstmemorialfuneral.com.

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TOWNLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-22 published
LEPPARD, Leon Bruce
Peacefully at home on December 20th, 2006, in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean KINNEAR; loving father of Libhy BURTON (Merrill,) Mary TOWNLEY (John;) dear grandfather of Caroline GODWIN (Kevin), Edgar BURTON (Liz Smart), Peter BURTON, John TOWNLEY, William TOWNLEY (Nathalie) and Christina TOWNLEY (Chris VINCENT;) adoring great-grandfather of Jeanne GODWIN. Doctor of Physics (Göttingen and U of T, 1933); senior radar officer serving in the Mediterranean aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Commander, Ottawa and Halifax; senior officer with the Radiation Protection Unit of Ontario's Department of Industrial Hygiene and Atomic Energy Canada. Active member for 60 years of Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church. Lover of music, supporter of the arts, humanitarian, linguist and English scholar, with an impish wit and an impeccable turn of phrase. Our heartfelt thanks to Carmelita and all his caregivers, and to Doctor Sydney Smart for his compassionate support. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5th, 2007, at Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street West at 11 a.m. If desired, donations may be made to Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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TOWNLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-26 published
LEPPARD, Leon Bruce
Peacefully at home on December 20th, 2006, in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean KINNEAR; loving father of Libby BURTON (Merrill,) Mary TOWNLEY (John;) dear grandfather of Caroline GODWIN (Kevin), Edgar BURTON (Liz SMART), Peter BURTON, John TOWNLEY, William TOWNLEY (Nathalie) and Christina TOWNLEY (Chris VINCENT;) adoring great-grandfather of Jeanne GODWIN. Doctor of Physics (Göttingen and U of T, 1933); senior radar officer serving in the Mediterranean aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Commander, Ottawa and Halifax; senior officer with the Radiation Protection Unit of Ontario's Department of Industrial Hygiene and Atomic Energy Canada. Active member for 60 years of Trinity- Saint Paul's United Church. Lover of music, supporter of the arts, humanitarian, linguist and English scholar, with an impish wit and an impeccable turn of phrase. Our heartfelt thanks to Carmelita and all his caregivers, and to Doctor Sydney SMART for his compassionate support. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5th, 2007, at Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street West at 11 a.m.. If desired, donations may be made to Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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TOWNLEY o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-29 published
LEPPARD, Leon Bruce
Peacefully at home on December 20th, 2006, in his 100th year. Beloved husband of the late Jean KINNEAR; loving father of Libby BURTON (Merrill,) Mary TOWNLEY (John;) dear grandfather of Caroline GODWIN (Kevin), Edgar BURTON (Liz SMART), Peter BURTON, John GODWIN, William GODWIN (Nathalie) and Christina GODWIN (Chris VINCENT;) adoring great-grandfather of Jeanne GODWIN. Doctor of Physics (Göttingen and U of T, 1933); senior radar officer serving in the Mediterranean aboard HMS Queen Elizabeth Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve Commander, Ottawa and Halifax; senior officer with the Radiation Protection Unit of Ontario's Department of Industrial Hygiene and Atomic Energy Canada. Active member for 60 years of Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church. Lover of music, supporter of the arts, humanitarian, linguist and English scholar, with an impish wit and an impeccable turn of phrase. Our heartfelt thanks to Carmelita and all his caregivers, and to Doctor Sydney SMART for his compassionate support. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 5th, 2007, at Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church, 427 Bloor Street West at 11 a.m.. If desired, donations may be made to Trinity-Saint Paul's United Church or to a charity of your choice.

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TOWNS o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-04-17 published
BELL, Ken
Suddenly passed away at home on Friday, April 14, 2006. Ken leaves behind his loving wife and best friend of 26 years Sharon (MOXLEY.) Loving father to Ronnette MOXLEY, Shelly MOXLEY (Steve) and special son-in-law Curtis TOWNS. Sadly missed by grandchildren Jessica (Jamie), Chantel (Kyle), Amber (Keith), Heather (Paul), Joey, Scotty, Daniel and great-grandchildren Jade, Shaunisti, Jace and Kadence. Dearly missed by mother Rosa BELL and mother-in-law Betty MOXLEY. Survived by brother John BELL (Elizabeth,) sisters Dareth TEASDALE and Ruth BELL, sisters-in-law Marie BELL, Faith MOXLEY, Bonnie LODGE (Terry), Shelly DICKSON/DIXON (Butch) and Lynda MOXLEY and brothers-in-law Robert MOXLEY and Ralph MOXLEY. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his father Earl, brother David, granddaughter Ashley, brother-in-law Abe and sister-in-law Sharon. Family and Friends will be received at the Logan Funeral Home, 371 Dundas St. (between Waterloo and Colborne St.), on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted in the Logan Chapel on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at 10: 30 a.m. with Pastor Junior C. SORZANO, from the London First Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Cremation to take place. Reception to follow at the Victoria Hotel (Maitland and South St.). In lieu of flowers, donations to the London Regional Cancer Centre would be greatly appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be expressed at www.loganfh.ca A tree will be planted as a living memorial to Ken BELL.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-01-08 published
CLARK, Cora Ellen (MARKHAM)
Peacefully at the North Lambton Rest Home, Forest on Saturday, January 7th, 2006, Cora Ellen (MARKHAM) CLARK of Forest, age 96. Beloved wife of the late Lloyd Charles CLARK (1985) and devoted mother of Margery and Robert JEFFERSON of Arkona and Norma and Richard BIRD of Forest. Loving grandmother of Shirley (Guy,) Lenore (Wayne), Stephen (Wendy), Dave (Sue) and Harley (Dee), Kevin (Diane) and Ron (Terry). Caring grandmother of 22 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Dear sister-in-law of Tim and Peg CLARK of Exeter. Predeceased by 2 sisters Blanche McINTYRE and Edna TOWNSEND and 1 brother Charlie MARKHAM. Resting at the Gilpin Funeral Chapel, Forest for Funeral Service on Monday, January 9th at 2 p.m. Reverend Cathy LARMOND officiating. Visitation 1 hour prior to the service. Interment Arkona Cemetery. Memorial donations to N.L.R.H. Auxiliary gratefully acknowledged.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-02-13 published
BERE, Marion F. (ROULSTON)
At London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital on Sunday, February 12, 2006 Marion F. (ROULSTON) BERE of R.R.#1 Arva. Beloved wife of William G. (Bill) BERE. Dear mother of Lynda BERE and her husband Randy GELLENDER of R.R.#1 Arva. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Geraldine TOWNSEND of Plymouth, Michigan and Mary ROULSTON of London. Also survived by her many nieces and nephews in Canada and the United States. Predeceased by sisters Norma GLEDHILL, Jean DONLEY and brothers Keith, Charles and Wilmer ROULSTON. Marion taught at the elementary school level and was the first Principal of Northdale Public School London in the 1950's. She retired as a Resource teacher from Centennial Central, Arva. Marion served on many volunteer organizations including the Middlesex County Library Board, Thorndale Women's Institiute, Middlesex Elgin Hereford Association, Victorian Order of Nurses Homme Program, Zion United Church Women and O.A.S.W.T. She was an avid gardener winning many prizes over the years at local fall fairs. At Marion's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral home visitation. Memorial Donations to the Make A Wish Foundation would be appreciated by the family. C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, Lucan entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-03-02 published
TOWNSEND, Gerald H.R.
Born in Regina, Saskatchewan. November 6, 1937. Died suddenly Richmond, British Columbia, February 25, 2006. Predeceased by his parents Bev and Ray. Survived by his loving family, wife Ann, who he met and married in London, Ontario. His 2 sons, Steven and Rob (Sandra) and his adored granddaughter Asha Marie. Relatives in British Columbia and Saskatchewan. and Ann's family in Paisley, Scotland. Gerry was an employee of Canadian Airlines for 36 years. No service by his request. In lieu of flowers donations to a charity or your choice.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-07-06 published
TOWNSEND, Tanya
There are no words to describe how we feel.
Love you Tanya Mom, Dad and Adam.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-09-27 published
JOHNSON, Don
At his residence on Monday, September 25, 2006, Mr. Don JOHNSON of R.R.#2 Mildmay, age 63 years. Beloved husband of the former Lois RATHWELL. Loving father of Paul and Jennifer JOHNSON of Guelph and Bryan and Lori JOHNSON of Mildmay. Dear brother of Gerald and Sandra JOHNSON of R.R.#3, Kippen and Eileen and Alex TOWNSEND of R.R.#4, Seaforth. Also survived by his parents-in-law Tom and Willa RATHWELL of R.R.#3, Clinton and sisters-in-law Joan and Don GOWER of Clinton and Beth and Paul KELLY of Fergus. Predeceased by his parents Allan and Gladys (McLEAN) JOHNSON. Visitation at McBurney Funeral Home, Wingham, Ontario on Wednesday 2: 00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held a the funeral home chapel on Thursday at 1: 00 p.m. Reverend Donald PLETSCH officiating. Interment in Baird's Cemetery, Stanley Township. Memorial donations to Wingham Hospital Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of choice would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy. Online condolences at www.mcburneyfuneralhome.com

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.middlesex_county.london.london_free_press 2006-11-06 published
KENNEDY, Gertrude " Tiny" A.
Peacefully at her daughter's residence in Lucan on Saturday, November 4, 2006 Gertrude (Tiny) A. (YOUNG) KENNEDY of Wiarton and formerly of Lucan in her 72nd year. Beloved wife of Glen KENNEDY. Dear mother of Debra KENNEDY, and Denise and Mike THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON all of Lucan, Dave and Cheryl KENNEDY of Centralia, and Darren and Darryl KENNEDY both of London. Dear grandmother of Glen Corey, Sherri, Tracy and Chad; Murray, James and Daniel and great-grandmother of Parker, Peiton and Lucas. Dear sister and sister-in-law of Freda and Jake VAN ARENTHALS of Lucan, Jim YOUNG of Strathroy, Marie CAIN of London, Yvonne and Ernest McCARTHY of Saint Thomas, Robert and Patricia YOUNG of Saint Marys, Ken and Marion YOUNG of Chatham, John YOUNG of Kettle Point and Pat and Jack BENDA of London. Also survived by several nieces and nephews and her best friend Margaret TOWNSEND of London. Predeceased by a brother Fred (1999). Friends may call at the C. Haskett and son Funeral Home, 223 Main Street, Lucan on Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Darrell SHAULE officiating. Interment Saint_James Cemetery, Clandeboye. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.simcoe_county.nottawasaga.stayner.stayner_sun 2006-04-19 published
THOMAS, Margaret Anne (née ALEXANDER)
Peacefully with her family close by her side at the Saint_Joseph's Site of the Sudbury Regional Hospitals on Sunday, April 16, 2006 at the age of 54. Predeceased by her parents, Rexford and Mae ALEXANDER and her baby brother, Rex. Marg was an amazing wife for 33 years to Rick, loving mother of Jake, and will never be forgotten. She will be sadly missed by brothers, Robert ALEXANDER (Roberta) and Richard ALEXANDER (Marilyn) and sisters, Jacqueline TOWNSEND (Grant) of Goderich, Ontario and JoAnn CAIN (Brian.) The thoughts of many cousins, nieces and nephews are with her. She is remembered by her mother-in-law, Jean (late Boyd) and brother-in-law, Lynn (LeeAnn) of Stayner, Ontario and sister-in-law, Andrea (late Eric) of North Gower, Ontario. The families appreciation goes to the Sault Ste. Marie Paramedics (A-Platoon) and the staff of the Sault Area Hospital, General Site, Emergency Room, especially Cathy, Linda, Carol and Keith for their hard work. As well, thanks to the staff of Sudbury Regional Hospital, Saint_Joseph Site, Intensive Care Unit, especially Laurie and Michelle for keeping her safe and comfortable in her final hours with her family. It was at the request of Marg that no services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name can be made to the New Sault Area Hospital Fund and the Ontario Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Arthur Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 492 Wellington St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, 759-2522. www.arthurfuneralhome.com
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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-05-01 published
McLEOD, Roderick James
(Veteran World War 2; Life Member Of Islington Golf Club)
It is with great sadness the family announces that Rod McLEOD passed away, peacefully, at the William Osler Health Centre on Friday, April 28, 2006, at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Dawna, and predeceased by his first wife Caroline 'Carrie' (nee HIGGINS.) Loving and devoted father of Gayle (James FAVALARO,) Pamela (William PATRICK), Paul (Ann), Anne (Samuel YEREX), Mary (Darryl BRUNS,) and Robert (Michele.) Much loved grandfather of Philip (Kim), Richard, Carrie, Heather, Laurena, Charlene, Andrew, Shawn, Roderick, Tyler, Justin, Jaydon, Julie, Chad, Stefanie, Amanda and great grandfather of Matthew, Leanne and Lauren. Rod will also be sadly missed and remembered by his extended family Sharon and Steve BROCKMAN, Katie and Stephie; Lynda and Ken TOWNSEND, and Wendy. Brother of the late Margaret, Adam and Clarence. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke (between Islington and Kipling Aves.) on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service to be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, May 3, 2006, at 3 p.m. If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-06-24 published
TOWNSEND, Peter Samuel
WWII Veteran -- serving in Italy and Holland
Passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 22, 2006 at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital in his 86th year. son of Douglas and Olive TOWNSEND, Peter was a loving husband to Francese (nee CANTELL.) Dear father of Robert and Linda TOWNSEND, Beth and Ken JACKSON, John TOWNSEND and his partner Joanne HEPPNER, and Bruce and Jeniffer TOWNSEND. Peter will be cherished forever by his 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by sister Alice JANES. Peter generously gave his time volunteering with numerous organizations in the Collingwood area and will be fondly remembered by many. A memorial visitation will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2006 at Fawcett Funeral Homes -- Collingwood Chapel, 82 Pine Street, from 2-4 and 7-9 in the evening. Memorial contributions in Peter's name may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or the charity of the donor's choice. A Celebration of Peter's Life will be held at the Craigleith Ski Club at a later date. To leave comments for the family and receive future information regarding Peter's service, please visit www.fawcettfuneralhomes.com

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-10-23 published
CHURCH, James Rankin
Jim passed away on Friday, October 20th, 2006, at the age of 82. Jim was married to the late Helen Margaret CHURCH (McCARTEN) for 54 years. Beloved Father of Ann and her husband Peter VARTY, Murray and his wife Beverly, and Elizabeth CHURCH and her husband Neill CARSON. Jim had a special place in his heart for his grandchildren, Kimberly and Joann VARTY, Eileen and Michael Church CARSON. Jim was the loving brother of Cam CHURCH, Lee TOWNSEND, and the late Doris COURTNEY. Jim will be missed by family, Friends and all who golfed with him. Funeral service in the chapel at the Turner and Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway, on Monday, October 23rd, 2006, at 11 o'clock. Cremation to follow. For those who wish, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario would be appreciated.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-11-24 published
JANES, William " Bill" Stanley
Passed away peacefully in his sleep, at his home in Guelph, Thursday, November 23, 2006, at the age of 90. He is predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Alice Deborah JANES (née TOWNSEND.) Survived by his four children: Joan JANES, Sheila LIGHT (Peter,) Will JANES (Orma) and Sarah MARTIN (Scott DREW;) his six grandchildren: Brian and Rob JANES, Alyssa and Peter LIGHT, and Jessica and Christine MARTIN; and one great-grandchild Jayda YEN. A celebration of his life will be held at the Gilbert McIntyre and son Funeral Home, Heart Chapel Branch, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, Ontario (west side of Gordon, south of Kortright) 519-821-5077, on Saturday, December 2 from 1-4: 30 p.m. In lieu of flowers, Bill asked for donations to be sent to the Salvation Army of your choice or the Masai Centre, 409 Woolwich Street, Guelph, Ontario N1H 3X2 (in appreciation of his physician, Doctor Anne Marie ZAJDLIK, in support of her Aids work in Africa).

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-12-19 published
ASHBOURNE, Elizabeth
Died with dignity and courage in Toronto on Sunday, December 17, 2006, after a lengthy illness, with her family at her bedside in her 77th year. Beloved and devoted wife of Bill (William) for 55 years. Loving mother of John (Karen), Susan, Catherine (Paul Gray), Peter (Adele), David, Stephen (Susan) and Margaret (Bill TOWNSEND.) Granny will be missed by her 18 grandchildren, Robert, Melanie (Alex WRIGHT), Russell, Melissa, Christine, Marie, Michael, Dianne, Katie, Charlie, David, Scott, Catherine, Mark, Paul, Heather, Elizabeth, and Stephen. Elizabeth was a long time resident of Weston where she was very active in community affairs, serving as the Chairman of the York Board of Health. For the past 12 years she resided at the West Park Health Care Centre. Friends will be received at West Park Health Care Centre, 82 Buttonwood Avenue, Toronto, on Thursday, December 21, 2006 at 1 p.m. Funeral service will be held in the auditorium on Thursday at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Mississippi Society. Condolences may be sent to elizabeth.ashbourne@ward fh.com.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-03 published
Walter Massey TOVELL, 89: Fascinated by museums
By Astrid POEI, Staff Reporter
Walter Massey TOVELL believed in studying the history of the world around him, and how it was created, in order to understand today's world.
It was a passion he followed throughout his life, Friends and family say.
"He was always interested in the environment and historical questions. It was his life," said his brother, Vincent TOVELL, 83, who retired as a history and nature show producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "He was a lifelong teacher and educator -- those are very important words and they are absolutely correct."
TOVELL, a scion of Canada's Massey family, a former director of the Royal Ontario Museum and a geologist, died Friday at the Avalon Retirement Centre in Orangeville. He was 89.
"One of the reasons that he was so interested in the Royal Ontario Museum is it's not just a science museum, a humanities museum, human history museum, archeology and all those things," his brother said.
"He was very supportive of all of them, which made him a natural director when there had been all kinds of problems in change and growth."
TOVELL was the eldest grand_son of Susan DENTON and Walter MASSEY, who purchased 80 hectares of land and built a farm called Dentonia Park, near what is today Victoria Park and Danforth Aves. After attending Upper Canada College and the University of Toronto, he received his doctorate in geology from the California Institute of Technology in the 1940s and served as a professor at U of T, where buildings bearing his family's name, such as Massey College and Hart House (named after his great-grandfather, Hart MASSEY,) still stand.
In 1973, TOVELL was appointed director of the Royal Ontario Museum, after trustees had dismissed his predecessor for "launching the Royal Ontario Museum in strange futuristic directions," the Toronto Star reported at the time. Despite pushing for expansion during his three-year tenure, Friends said he never got used to the recent changes at Canada's largest museum.
"Walter was not fond of the new design and that would be an understatement," said his friend and executor of his estate, Wayne TOWNSEND. "He felt that the front entrance should always be pointed towards the university because the university is a place of learning and he didn't like the idea that the new entrance pointed towards Bloor St. because it made it a little more commercial. He always felt that the museum should be a place of learning, as opposed to a tourist attraction."
TOVELL retired in 1975 and kept up an active pace, venturing out on oil expeditions and geological tours to such places as Iceland. Fittingly for TOVELL, who was forever learning, he eventually settled in a renovated schoolhouse in Orangeville, where he helped establish the Dufferin County Museum and Archives. It helps ensure the museum continues to thrive independent of government funding, Townsend said.
"Certainly in Dufferin Country, it was always neat for us to recognize the fact that he was well-known through the country, but at home he was always relaxed, never wore a tie, he always looked like he had just come off the farm," said TOWNSEND, who is also the museum's curator and director.
During his time in Dufferin County, TOVELL penned a guide to the Niagara Escarpment, set up a trail near the Island Lake conservation area and was one of the founding members of the Kortright Centre for Conservation, TOWNSEND said. He was also a member of a number of naturalist groups and pushed many environmental causes.
"He felt near the end of his life that you become secure by being involved in your small community than the big communities of the world," said his long-time friend. "It's much easier. It always starts at home."
TOVELL leaves brothers Vincent and Freeman, children Mariane Muir and Denton, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on January 14, 2 to 4 p.m., at the Dods and McNair Funeral Home in Orangeville; a service will be held January 15 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Church at the Dufferin County Museum and Archives, Highway 89 and Airport Rd.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-14 published
TOWNSEND- FIELD, Jean, A.O.C.A., O.S.A. (July 23, 1921-January Passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, in Sharbot Lake. The Governor General's Award winning graduate of the Ontario College of Art in 1942, Jean became an active member of the arts community in Toronto. Jean co-founded the influential Upstairs Gallery with her late husband, Saul FIELD. She co-founded, with Archie ARBUCKLE, the Ontario College of Art Alumni Association. She was a teacher and fellow at Calumet College - York University, and mentor to hundreds of young Canadian artists. Jean received international success as a printmaker using the non-toxic Compotina method she co-developed with Saul. Her prints were often inspired by mythological and literary themes including her portfolio based on the poetry of W.B. Yeats. Her first loves, though, were drawing, painting and sculpture, where her favoured themes were nudes, lovers, and landscapes. Her superb lyrical line came through in all her work. Her other passion in life was her family, who will all miss her dearly. Daughter of the late Frederick and Martha (née CALE) TOWNSEND and sister to the late Gordon TOWNSEND and Nora EDEN, Jean leaves behind two adoring children, Martina (Jeff) of Sharbot Lake and Colin (Suzanne) of London; grandchildren Chava, Surah, Maddie, Saul and Arie; and step-daughters Rhea and Pesha. Her extraordinary gift for Friendship, her elegance, love for living and warmth will long be remembered by the many who knew and loved her. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on June 24th at the Toronto Heliconian Club (35 Hazelton Ave.); more information about Jean can be found at www.upstairsgallery.net. If desired, memorial donations can be made to the Jean Townsend-Field Scholarship Fund at Ontario College of Art and Design, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1W1 (contact Karen HENRY, 416-977-6000 Ext. 487, khenry@ocad.on.ca).

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-26 published
HEMSTEAD- DUPERE, Elizabeth Ann "Betty Ann" (née WILSON)
Passed away peacefully with family and Friends around her on Tuesday, January 24th, 2006 at the young age of 62. She is survived by her partner Nadine DUPERE, daughter Karen and her husband John TOWNSEND and granddaughters Amanda and Kaitlyn; son John and granddaughter Patricia; sister Florence MERLIN and family brother Melvin WILSON and family; friend and former husband John HEMSTEAD. Betty Ann was a very loving and caring mother, grandmother, partner and friend. She will be missed by all whose hearts were touched by her. Thank you to the doctors, nurses and caregivers who helped her along this difficult journey. Friends may call at the Giffen-Mack 'Danforth' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 2570 Danforth Ave. (at Main St. subway), 416-698-3121 on Thursday 7-9 p.m. Service in the Chapel Friday morning at 10: 30 o'clock. In lieu of flowers, a remembrance to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated by her family.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-01-30 published
THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON- CAPPADOCIO, Meribeth Lorraine (née THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON)
(April 6, 1960-January 27, 2006)
Meribeth, Daughter, Mother, Sister and Friend went to be with her Lord in Heaven after a courageous fight with cancer. Meri was the loving wife of Neno CAPPADOCIO, and the cherished mother of Alicia and Kelly, step children, Michael, Jennifer and husband Brian. Daughter of Clayton and Audrey THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON and daughter-in-law of Margaret CAPPADOCIO. Beloved sister to Diann (Trevor) BUTT, Gail (Gordon) MOORHOUSE, and Roger THOMPSON/THOMSON/TOMPSON/TOMSON. Sister-in-law to Pearlina (Bob) TOWNSEND, Andrew CAPPADOCIO, and Maria (Darin) REWI. Loving aunt of Jillian, Darren, Douglas, Scott, Melanie, Rachel, Lisa, Greg, Anthony, Ryan, Rebecca, Zachary, Andrew, Cody and Jade. Meribeth was born and raised in Oshawa. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo. She had a successful 22 year career in the insurance industry, the last 13 years at HB Group Insurance. Meribeth's greatest legacy will be her gift of motherhood. Meribeth showed by example that a giving life is a good life. She gave of herself to all who knew her and offered only kind words and encouragement to all she came in contact with. We will miss you Meri. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. Mississauga (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service in the Chapel on Wednesday February 1, 2006 at 2 o'clock. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Credit Valley Hospital, Oncology Department.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-03-08 published
TOWNSEND, Jean (née RAE)
Peacefully, at the Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, on Monday, March 6, 2006. Jean TOWNSEND (née RAE,) beloved wife of the late Edward TOWNSEND. Dear mother of Nora LEWIS (Keith), John (Wendy) and Tina. Loving grandmother of Tracey, Melissa, Wilheminia, Shane and great-grandmother of Samantha, Robert, Evan and Emaly. Dear sister of Phyllis CHURCHILL (Harry.) Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home Limited, 258 Queen Street South, Streetsville (Mississauga Road, south of 401) on Thursday, March 9, 2006 from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 1 p.m. Interment Streetsville Cemetery.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-05 published
TOWNSEND, Major Evelyn
Evelyn, in her 82nd year, passed into the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on Saturday, April 1, 2006 at 4: 15 p.m. at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. Known to her family as Aunt Jean, she is survived by her nephew Ken Sr., his sons Ken Jr. and family of Barrie, Robert and family of Keswick and Kelly of Barrie, nieces Patricia of Etobicoke and Gloria. Forever missed by her sisters-in-law Margaret and Hazel. Major Townsend had more than 60 years of service in the Salvation Army. She will be remembered by her many Friends and colleagues. A memorial service for a life well lived will be held on Friday, April 7, 2006 at 3 p.m. in the Jerrett Funeral Home Chapel, 660 Kennedy Road, Scarborough (between Eglinton and St. Clair Aves. E.). Interment will be at Pinecrest Cemetery in Ottawa. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Youth Ministries of the Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.

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TOWNSEND o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.toronto_star 2006-04-26 published
TOWNSEND, David Dennis
Peacefully in his sleep, on the morning of Monday, April 24, 2006 at the age of 53. Beloved son of Gerald TOWNSEND and the late Shirley TOWNSEND. Cherished brother of Brian, Geri Lynn (Kevin HIGGINS) and Randy (Marion.) Dear uncle of Jared HIGGINS. Friends may call at the Turner and Porter "Peel" Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St. (Hwy. 10, North of Queen Elizabeth Way) on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

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