Gordon (Joseph) TOWNSEND
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TOWNSEND, (Joseph) Gordon
Died on Monday, November 7, 2016 after a brief illness, aged 95. He is survived by daughters Martha Townsend and her son Gabriel Townsend Darriau, Madeleine Townsend, Andrea Matyszczyk and her husband Romek, son-in-law Ted Friesen and his children Meghan, Genevieve and Ariane Friesen, and his sisters Madeleine Cranston and Joan Marando. Brother-in-law of Irma and Everett Hogan. He was predeceased by his wife Ida (nee Hogan), daughters Elizabeth and Jo Anna Townsend, brother John, sisters Marion Reding, Sr Jean Townsend, Rhona Christie, Mary Smithbower, Betty Lawlor, Margaret McNamara, Lorna Hallett, and Isobel Stoddard. Proud former Vice-President of the Eastern Ontario Burma Star Association. Friends will be received at the GORDON F. TOMPKINS FUNERAL HOME, 435 Davis Drive, Kingston, on Friday, November 25 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Funeral Mass in Blessed Sacrament Church, 3 Briscoe Street, Amherstview on Saturday, November 26 at 1:00 p.m. Cremation will follow. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. May God rest his soul. Online condolences with Sharing Memories at www.gftompkinstownship.ca

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Published in Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 19 to Nov. 24, 2016.
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November 29, 2016
Deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear father Gordon. I have but the fondest memories of Gord and Ida at our annual Christian Family Movement (CFM) get-together at my farm in Pontiac County, QC during the 1970s and early 1980s. God Bless both their souls.
Marc Pajot
November 26, 2016
Dear Townsend family
Please accept my sympathy in the loss of Dear Gordon
I ( and Brian) spent many wonderful visits with him ( and Ida) and lively conversations
And loved all his greetings at Christmas
He will be missed
Blessed to have him part of our family
Evelyn Rourke
November 26, 2016
Bob and I are very sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Gord. We have many memories of the fun that we would have when with him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Bob and Barb Bromley
November 26, 2016
Although I can't be with you while you remember your loved one, you're in my thoughts from afar.
Aunt Agnes
November 25, 2016

Very saddened to read of your father's passing. Thinking of you.
Janet (Fix) Thompson
November 24, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Townsend Family. I was Mr. Townsend's secretary at the Canadian Transport Commission from 1971 to 1973. At just 18, he made a very positive impression on me and encouraged me to travel - which I later did. I have often thought of him and was heartened to learn that he enjoyed 95 happy years. No doubt he packed very many good things into every one of those years. It was a pleasure to know him. May he rest in peace.
Sharon Scharfe Labelle
November 24, 2016
We are saddened by the news of Gord's passing. We fondly remember many fun visits with him and Ida here in Ottawa and at their place in Amherstciew. They were both so interesting, full of life and interested in what others were up to.
We extend our deepest condolences to the entire family.
Richard and Cecilia Lamothe
November 24, 2016
Dear Family of Gordon,
I am saddened by the death of dear Gord. He and Ida were frequent visitors at the St. Joseph Provincial House in Amherstview, often at Mass, and we loved them and their visits. I offer you my sympathy at their loss. Wonderful friends!
Sister Jane Wahleithner
Sistrt Jane Wahleithner
November 21, 2016
My brother Gordon and Ida and Gordon were such good friends. He often spoke of wonderful visits and animated discussions at the Townsends. I too have fond memories of you and your parents, Andrea, Martha and Madeleine. Thinking of you all at this time.
Bruce irving
November 21, 2016
My dad, Dutch, our family and I were so saddened to learn of Gordon's passing. He and Ida were such good friends with my mother, Phyllis, and my dad. Dad and I loved our visits and phone conversations with Gordon. There are many things that come to mind when I think of what a wonderful, gregarious person he was. We will deeply miss him. Our sincere condolences to Gordon's daughters, grand children and all of his family.
Andrea Holland
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