HARRY RADFORD LOCKWOOD

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HARRY RADFORD LOCKWOOD On Sunday, February 23, 2014, Harry slipped away peacefully after battling a long illness. He was attended by his immediate family who will sorrowfully miss him. Harry is survived by his devoted wife Karen, son Michael (Kate), daughter Jan (Jeff) and grandchildren Sarah (Shane), Amanda and Stephen Lockwood and Michael, Jonathan and Katie Whittaker. He will be terribly missed by his sister Lois and his best friend and brother-in-law Marco Oreskovich, niece Ann and her children Erica and Dan Gagne. Also missed by his step-children Liz (Cheryl) and Charlie Hood. He will be remembered fondly by his former spouse Marjorie Lockwood. Harry was a prominent local businessman and owned The Credit Bureau of Brampton for over 30 years. He was a proud community and business leader holding posts as Past-President of the Brampton Board of Trade, Past-Director of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and Past-President of The Associated Credit Bureaus of both Ontario and Canada. Harry gave his expertise to many community organizations; as the Advisory Board Member and Campaign Chairman for The Salvation Army; Past-Director and Treasurer of the Brampton YMCA; as Captain for the Peel Memorial Hospital fundraising campaign; and was a founding contributor to the Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation. Harry was active in municipal politics, running various campaigns as Chairman and Ward Chairman. For his contributions Harry received many awards, most proudly The Brampton Board of Trade Businessman of the Year (1988) and received the Chair's Living Legacy Award (2012) for the Brampton and Caledon Community Foundation. Harry was an active member of Prostate Canada Cancer Network, attending and running meetings and mentoring men newly diagnosed with advanced disease. He was an avid outdoorsman, particularly enjoying adventurous fishing trips to the high North and deep South. He was an accomplished world traveller, visiting five continents. At home, he was a keen curler and an enthusiastic fan throughout his life. His abiding passion for horticulture both at home and on Anna Maria Island in Florida lead to a tenure as Treasurer and Director of the Ontario Rhododendron Society. The cottage at Liberty Island on Gloucester Pool was his favourite place on earth and a haven for the family he so deeply loved. Harry's sense of the importance in life of the family was rare and instilled a deep sense of family connection across time zones and countries. Harry will be remembered most of all, for his wit, wisdom and warmth. He was a person who truly cared and was interested in the people he met, in his family and his community. He will be missed greatly. Visitation will take place at the Meadowvale Cemetery, Crematorium and Visitation Centre at 7732 Mavis Road in Brampton on Thursday, February 27th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will take place on Friday, February 28th at 3 p.m. followed by reception. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Harry's memory to Trillium Health Partners Foundation, Oncology Department at www.trilliumgiving.ca
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Published in the Toronto Star on Feb. 26, 2014
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