CROWELL, Rev. Dr. George Harvey, (87) beloved husband of Donna Beneteau Crowell, father of Sarah (Mary), Beki (Sherman), Joanna, Daniel (Melanie) and Mary Beth (Shawn). Dearly loved grandfather of Chaz, Noah, and Kai Evans; Holly Crowell; Neo James; and, Emma and Zoe Crowell. Predeceased by parents Anna and John B. Crowell. Survived by brothers John, David, and sister Cathy Mann and their children.
George graduated from Princeton University and Union Theological Seminary (NYC). Ordained a Presbyterian Minister, he moved soon to teaching social ethics at Lake Forest College and the College of Wooster before joining the Religious Studies Department at the University of Windsor where he taught social ethics until his retirement. He focused on issues of peace and justice, environmental protection, racial harmony, and, for the last 20 years, on the necessity for a change in monetary policy as essential for a just society and the preservation of the social safety net for all Canadians.
He was a dedicated activist supporting the work of many social justice organizations including the London and District Labour Council, The Society of Christian Ethics, the Council of Canadians, the Committee on Monetary and Economic Reform (C.O.M.E.R.), and a remnant community of Christ Church at Maple View Terrace in London.
George expressed great gratitude for all the care he has received from so many dedicated health professionals and for our Canadian Health Care system which he worked hard to support and enhance through Monetary Reform.
A memorial service will take place on Monday, August 20, 2018 at St. Michael and All Angels Anglican Church, 397 Springbank Drive, London, Ontario, N6J 1G7. Visitation begins at 10:00 AM and the service begins at 11:00 AM with a reception to follow.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
- London Ecumenical Refugee Committeec/o New St. James Presbyterian Church, 280 Oxford Street East, London, ON N6A 1V4 attn: John Stewart
(Cheques should be made out to New St. James Presbyterian Church,
with London Ecumenical Refugee Committee written on the cheque’s memo line.)
- C.O.M.E.R. Committee for Monetary and Economic Reform27 Sherbourne Street North Suite 1, Toronto, ON M4W 2T3; or,
- Your local foodbank.