Robert Blaine Townsend
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TOWNSEND, Robert Blaine - Passed away peacefully after a brief illness at Belleville General Hospital on Thursday, November 10, 2011. Predeceased by his beloved wife Madeline. Robert was blessed with seven children, Marilyn Farthing (Arthur), Edward (Loreane), Patricia Convery (David), Jim (Linda Greene), Brian (Evelyn), Brenda Jones (Reg) and Debbie Deveau (Gene Jochen). Robert was proud of all of his 14 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Throughout his 85 years of vibrant life, Robert was an accomplished sailor, published author, marine historian, community volunteer and extraordinary fundraiser. Visitation will be held at PINE HILLS VISITATION CENTRE, 625 Birchmount Road, Scarborough (416-267-8229), on Monday, November 14, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A celebration of Robert's life will take place in the chapel on Tuesday, November 15th at 2 p.m. Interment to follow at Pine Hills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made to CNIB (seeing eye dog program) or Movember, Canada.

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Published in Toronto Star on Nov. 12, 2011.
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November 14, 2011
Our sympathy goes out to the whole family. I am honoured to have had Bob as my cousin. He was larger than life, and a terrific person. His love of his family was an inspiration, and I'm grateful to have had a chance to get to know him a bit better in recent years. He will be missed but never forgotten!
Carol Scott Higeli (Karl and Maya too!)
Carol Higeli
November 14, 2011
My deepest sympathy on the passing of a great man. He excelled in all that he did, and will be remembered for his dedication to making the lives of others brighter.
Lion Jean Walcott
Wishing Well Lions Club
Jean Walcott
November 12, 2011
To all the Townsend Family.

You have all lost a wonderful father and we have lost a wonderful friend who will be greatly missed.
However, memories never fade.

Deepest sympathy from Elspeth Fanjoy, Shellbacks, QCYC and HCYC
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