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"CKO" 2005 Obituary


CKOC 2005-09-16 published
The family of Don MEADOWS regretfully announces his passing on September 14, 2005 at the age of 82. Don died peacefully at Listowel Hospital following a short illness. He was born in Cayuga, Ontario on July 2, 1923. He was the eldest of 3 children of the late Howard Arthur Vincent MEADOWS and Frieda Kathryn (KLINE). His early work in radio became a life long passion beginning at CKOC Hamilton in the late forties until his recent commercial work at CKNX in Wingham. He married Patricia (MARSHALL) in 1947 relocating from Simcoe to London where his family grew to three children. There he was involved in several business ventures including radio sales, dry cleaning, tour boat rentals and corporate sales. Eventually Don and Pat moved to Listowel where Don was Sales Manager for Spinrite Yarns. He was an active member of First Baptist Church, Listowel for many years, a member of the Board of Directors of the Public Utilities Commission and an enthusiastic promoter of both business and charitable activities. He was named Listowel's Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year in 1992. As a member of the Royal Canadian Regiment Reserves he became the social convener of the group of members that came to be known as Junior Officers Protective Association. For over 40 years, the Junior Officers Protective Association husbands and wives continued their extraordinary Friendships, getting together several times a year for bridge and other enjoyable events. Listowel has also provided many Friendships. Over the years Don was also a devoted member of the Progressive Conservative Party, an avid tennis player and golfer. In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by his sister Lois and his daughter Lee Anne. He is survived by Pat, his loving wife of 58 years, his son David (Susan POTTS,) daughter Merry Lou (Joe CHANG,) grand_son Jason MEADOWS, sister Betty ADAM/ADAMS, sister-in-law Margaret (MARSHALL) ELLIOT/ELLIOTT (Jack ELLIOT/ELLIOTT,) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive visitors at the Simpson Funeral Home at 285 Elizabeth Street, Listowel (519-291-4424) on Friday September 16, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church, Listowel on Saturday, September 17, 2005 at 2: 00 pm with Reverend Bob LEWIS officiating. In lieu of flowers donations were made to the Cancer Society and First Baptist Church, Listowel in Don's memory.

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