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Publication: Globe and Mail, The
Issue: 17 January 2012, page R10
Title: TOOGOOD, Mildred (Death Notice)
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1911 - 2012
Mildred Lucille (Levagood) Toogood passed away peacefully on January 13, 2012 at the Sunshine Centre, Luther Village on the Park, Waterloo. Beloved wife of the late Arthur Frank Toogood (1995), she is dearly missed by her son Robert (Ardith), grandchildren John Toogood (Donna Duncan) and Ariane Watts (Christopher) and great grandchildren Ethan and Chalcedony Watts. Born on May 11, 1911 in Didsbury Alberta, she taught in rural schools before partnering with her husband in their travel business, Alberta Recreational Tours. After moving to Unionville Ontario in 1939, she worked at the Scarborough war plant until their trips resumed in 1946, taking her across North America for decades and to destinations around the world. In her 100th year, she published her memoirs of their travels. Mildred taught gerontology courses for several years at Humber College in Toronto and served on many boards including the provincial Home and School, Markham and District Hospital, Unionville Library and Unionvilla Retirement Village. Music was a lifelong passion. She organized and conducted community orchestras, taught piano and violin, accompanied choirs, played organ at home and in church, and loved playing piano or piano- and-organ duets. She attended symphony concerts until her late nineties. Knitting, sewing, crocheting, tatting and other crafts and activities offered hours of enjoyment. Visitation will take place in the Muskoka Lounge at the Sunshine Centre, 141 Father David Bauer Drive, Waterloo on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 2:30 - 4:00 pm and 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Mildred's life will be celebrated at a family gathering. Special thanks are extended to the entire care team at the Sunshine Centre for their support and kindness. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or a charity of your choice through the Erb and Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo at www.erbgood.com or 519.745.8445.