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BODSWORTH, Fred - Celebrated Canadian Author, "Mr. Curlew" died September 15, 2012, one month short of his 94th birthday. He was predeceased by his loving wife Margaret Banner. Dear father of Barbara Welch (Ed), Nancy Hannah (Rick) and Neville Bodsworth (Lois Mombourquette). Cherished grandfather of Wendy, Erin, Lisa, Lori, Tyler, Tara, Margaret, Aidan and Cameron. Doting great- grandfather of Cristian and Holden. Fred was a self-taught scientist with an insatiable curiosity for the natural world and a lifelong passion for birds. There will be a private family service. Friends are invited to join us at the Bracebridge Sewage Lagoons (Kerr Park) on Sunday, October 7, 2012 for a hike in Fred's memory. We will gather at 9 a.m. for brunch, with hike to follow. Memorial Service in November to be announced. Charitable donations can be made to Ontario Nature, Bird Studies Canada or Canadian Nature Conservancy. Online condolences at

Published in the Toronto Star on Sept. 18, 2012