April 10, 1924 - November 11, 2012
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Michael W. Townsend passed away peacefully in hospital with family around him on November 11. Mike is survived by his children: Peter (Lyn); Ian (Bonnie); Barbara (Doug); David (Bev); Heather; and his son-in-law Gary. He is also survived by his loving sister Jane (Stan Haggett) and his many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by his dear wife Jean (nee Ross, Quebec City), son Stephen and granddaughter Heather (Aldworth).
Mike had a long and successful career with the Bank of Montreal which led him and his family to a number of cities including Montreal, Brantford, Waterloo, Toronto, London, Ottawa, London England finally retiring to Ottawa. Mike's sense of community was very strong. He served as Treasurer for the Air Force Benevolent Fund, was the Provincial President for the Boy Scouts of Canada and supported numerous local charities. His love of music was legendary, as was his quick wit. His oil paintings will always be a lasting reminder of his love of the Canadian countryside.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, November 16, 2012 at Hulse, Playfair & McGarry Family Funeral Home, St Laurent Chapel, 1200 Ogilvie Rd. All friends welcome. Condolences can be sent online to www.mcgarryfamily.ca
Published in The Gazette on Nov. 14, 2012