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Above photo by Liam Norris

4180 Tam A. London (RRMC/RMC 1958)

Nov. 6, 1936 – April 16, 2019

A celebration of life was held on Sunday, April 28, 2019. No further information was available at press time.

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3489 GEORGE ALBERT ALDWORTH, P. Eng, July 13, 1933 – April 16 2019

George was born in Hamilton, Ontario to George and Dora, predeceased by brother Fred (Sheila) in 2018. Beloved husband (61 years) and best friend of Meg (nee Weddell), devoted father of Geoffrey (Suzanne) and Douglas (Kate Hall). George took great delight in his grandson Adam (Hilary), granddaughter Brittany and his great grandsons Finnley and Linus.

George graduated in Engineering from the Royal Military College (class of ‘55) and the University of Toronto (class of ’56). He was Vice President and chief mechanical design engineer at MacLaren Engineers Inc (1956 – 1989) and was President of Aldworth Engineering Inc (1989-2011).

George was President of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (1975), a Fellow of the Canadian Society of Mechanical Engineers (1975), a Queen’s Anniversary Diamond Jubilee recipient in 1977, President of the Royal Military College Club of Toronto (1993).

George was a past member of the Donalda Club and enjoyed tennis, curling, squash, horseshoes, bridge, books, travel and a good argument.

Summers at Lake St Peter with family and friends were a highlight for over 60 years.

George was an active member of St. Paul’s Anglican church, Bloor Street and served there as Peoples Warden and was involved in the Property Overview and Heritage Report. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club (Don Mills) and an Aphasia Institute volunteer.

Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 227 Bloor St  E. on Saturday April 27, 2019. In lieu of flowers a donation to the St Paul’s Heritage Fund or the Aphasia Institute would be appreciated.

 

4 Comments

  • 4764 Jim Watson

    April 30, 2019 at 10:41 am

    FYI – Bob Bryden, Class of 1960, of Victoria died earlier in April ’19. His obit was published in the Victoria Times Colonist, April 26/27. Jim

  • David Hall

    April 30, 2019 at 10:47 am

    I had the pleasure of serving with Mr. Aldworth on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Branch in the ’80’s. He was a regular attendee at most Toronto functions. What a nice man.
    10950 DM Hall

  • Duane Sharp

    April 30, 2019 at 11:10 am

    One of the most rewarding experiences in my engineering career was the time I worked on contract for MacLaren Engineers, under George’s supervision. He was a superb engineer, a great person, and we were often dinner mates at RMC Club dinners. He will be missed. RIP George.

  • Mike McCartney

    May 2, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Mr. aldworth designed a dessicant – type dehumidification system for an arena in downtown Toronto, and we, or rather my staff at TECHAIRE, installed it. George was very accomodationg to requests for minor changes to the design, based on our experience with similar projects, and it was a pleasure to have been associated with him in that instance. A gentleman and a smart engineer.