HENRY CHARLES TOWLER
February 11, 1925 – March 22, 2017
Entered into the nearer presence of his Lord, on March 22, 2017, after 92 years filled with love and faithfulness.
He will be missed by his wife, best friend, and the love of his life, of more than 65 years, Glenna (nee Ruff). Leaving a hole that cannot possibly be filled… but memories which will last an eternity.
Father to Richard, Helen, and Robert (Camie)… he offered wise advice, when asked… and had the patience of a saint.
Devoted and proud grandfather to Brigid, Shannon, Bronte, Kennedy, and Brock… he was keen to listen to their stories and observations, always listening with full attention and interest.
Born in Hastings, England, Henry joined the RAF during World War Two. Serving as tail-gunner on a Lancaster bomber he engaged in several missions during war and peacetime, in Europe as well as Egypt. Following the war, he emigrated to Canada where he entered into a career as a draftsman.
A life-long volunteer, Henry served his community as a scout leader for over 30 years, as master and past-master of the Masonic Order (Guelph), and as a member of the Guelph Legion, and so much more. His quiet nature, British sense of humour, and willingness to “work behind the scenes” was valued by all. A member of St. George’s Anglican Church, he was a man of deep faith and integrity, and loved by all.
In his retirement he enjoyed the Woodlawn Towers community, especially the poolside crew and the weekly Euchre games.
As per his wishes there will be no public service. His family will hold a private celebration of his life at a later date. Anyone wishing to make a remembrance is asked to consider:
• St. George’s Anglican Church
• The Salvation Army
• The Guelph Humane Society
A special note of thanks to the nurses at Lapointe-Fischer Nursing Home for the extra special care they provided Henry during his stay. And deepest thanks to his extended family at Woodlawn Towers for all their help and support.
|A tree will be planted in memory of Henry Towler in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest, University of Guelph Arboretum. Dedication service, Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm.|