Townson-Rev. William Dixon of St. Thomas, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the St. Thomas-Elgin General Hospital, in his 87th year. Dearly loved husband of Marjorie Ruth (Lake) Townson and dear brother of Patricia Russell and Margaret Firth, both of Hamilton. Sadly missed by a number of nieces and nephews. Bill was born in Hamilton on November 20th, the son of the late Arthur and Sarah (Thornberry) Townson. He was a former minister at Trinity Anglican Church, St. Thomas and worked for 10 years as a lineman for Ontario Hydro. Bill was a member of St. David’s Masonic Lodge #302 A.F. and A.M.
A Public Memorial service to celebrate Rev. Townson’s life will be held at St. Hilda’s-St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 185 Elm St., St. Thomas on Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Visitation at the Church Saturday, January 10th from 10:00-11:00 a.m. In following with Bill’s wishes his body was donated to the Anatomy Department of the University of Western Ontario . Remembrances may be made to the Huron Hunger Fund, the Caring Cupboard or St. Hilda’s-St. Luke’s Anglican Church.