Following a tragic fall, leaves in sorrow his wife of 60 years Pamela (Green), loving father of Ann Woolford (Steven), David (Heather), Carolyn Clarke (Dolf), Allan (Fiona), Sandra Downs (Marc). Grandad to Jennifer, Andrew, Christopher, Bryan, Adam, Sarah, Thomas, Brendan, Robert, and Shauna. Great Grandad to Courtney, Emily, Benjamin, Grace, and Natalie. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Catherine Jane, brother James and sister Aileen. Born and raised in Westmount in Montreal. Attended King School, Westmount High and Sir George Williams College; graduated with a BSc from McGill. Met his wife Pam playing tennis. Loved music, books, family events, camping and travelling the world. Career included being a Special Risks Inspector with Canadian Underwriters Association in Montreal, Dominion Fire Protection Engineer, Ottawa, and Committee of the National Building Code at National Research Council. Long-time member of the Freemasons: initiated at Canon Shatford Masonic Lodge Montreal, Past Master Civil Service Lodge 148, Past District Secretary of District 1, Past Grand Steward, and York Rite. Past President and long time member of the RA Stamp Club.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at both the Ottawa Civic Hospital ICU and St. Vincent’s Hospital for taking such good care of him over these past few months.
Funeral will be held Sunday October 28th 2:00pm at Hulse, Playfair and McGarry, 315 McLeod St. The service will start with a Masonic memorial service, and be immediately followed by a service for friends and family, then followed by a reception. In Memoriam donations to the Brain Injury Association of Canada are appreciated.