24467 Powell,POWELL: T. Ray

sleep on, dear friend, such lives as thine
have not been lived in vain,
but shed an influence rare, devine
on lives that here remain

Peacefully, with the quiet dignity he possessed throughout his illness and with his daughter Lianne by his side.  Lover of jazz, public speaker extraordinaire with a  dry sense of humour that could outwit anyone. Never without his camera he travelled the world with the love of his life and happily shared the adventures with anyone who had time to watch and listen. A true entrepreneur he served the public in London well over the years at the 2×4 Restaurant, Holt Powell Mens Wear and ABCO Copy Cat Printing.  A practical joker who once decided to skip the prep for the hunt and placed all the easter eggs on the ceiling fan, simply turning it on when we came down for breakfast.  A creative renovator who refashioned our home to open concept long before it became the norm.  Fashion came easy to Dad but not so easy on the eyes of others.  Yellow, green or red pants with suspenders or an electric blue sequin jacket and the ever present bow tie, he was always dressed to impress.  At Highview Residences, London on Thursday, June 5th, 2014 T. Ray Powell of London in his 92nd year.  Beloved husband of the late Pearl (Babcock) Powell.  Dear father of Tom (Angie), Chris (Kathy), Lynne (Rick Smith) Lisa and Lianne.  Also loved by his grandchildren Amanda, Daryll (Lindsay), Karrie, Kim (Kent Smith), Laura, Madison and Mason and his great-grandchildren Hanna, Marissa, Tyler, Abby, Harley and Emma.  Predeased by his much loved daughter-in-law Joanne (1998) and his granddaughter Cheryll (2008).  Cremation has occurred.   A masonic service under the auspices of St. John’s Lodge No. 209a A.F. & A.M. will be held at the A. Millard George Funeral Home, 60 Ridout Street South, London on Thursday, June 12th. at 6:30 p.m.  A Celebration Tea will be held at the Mocha Shrine Centre, 468 Colborne Street London, on Saturday, June 14, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm.  V.W. Bro. T Ray Powell was a Past Master of St. John’s Lodge No. 209a A.F. & A.M., A Past Potentate Mocha Temple and Past Active 33rd Degree of Supreme Council.  As an expression of sympathy memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals For Children, 468 Colborne Street, London, ON N6B 2T3. Inurnment of cremated remains in Woodland Cemetery, London.  Online condolences, memories and photographs accepted at  www.amgfh.com 
The warmest of thanks to Clodagh for helping Dad while at home and keeping good company with him always.  To the staff at Highview for their care and attention.  To the Personal Support Workers, your tireless dedication and compassion will never be forgotten.

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