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Publication: Globe and Mail, The
Issue: 1 June 2009
Title: ELIZABETH A. TANCOCK (Death Notice)
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ELIZABETH A. TANCOCK (NEE EDWARDS) Born February 22, 1911. Wife of the late Frank Tancock (d. 1994). Mother of Brian Tancock and his wife Jeannette, and grandmother of Suzanne Adalsteinsson, all of Houston, Texas. Grandmother of Brian J. Tancock of New York City. Mother of Beverley Stewart of Beausejour, Manitoba, and grandmother of Michael Forbes of Winnipeg. Sister-in-law of Valerie Perkins of Toronto and the late Bert Tancock. Elizabeth swam for Canada in the Xth Olympic Games held in Los Angeles in 1932. She competed for Canada in both the 1930 and 1934 British Empire Games (now Commonwealth Games), winning silver medal in 1930. Canadian Individual Ornamental Swimming Champion, 1939. Graduated from the University of Toronto (B.A.) in 1933. Member of the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame and the Ontario Swimming Hall of Fame. Member of the administrative staff of York University, 19621980. Introduced to the Ontario Chapter of Olympians as Canada's oldest living Olympian, June 2005. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of the Jane subway on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, June 6, 2009 at 1 p.m. Interment to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. As expressions of sympathy donations may be make to the Hospital for Sick Children.