Dan Turnbull Dunlop
1920 - 2012
Passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday July 18th, 2012 at the age of 92. Beloved husband for 68 years of Lowis. Loving father of Bill (Marlene), Dana Bowles (Mike, predeceased) and Hamish (Martha). Cherished Papa of Matthew Bowles, Michelle Ovens (John), Sarah Hill (Matthew), Katie, Graeme, Jordan and Meghan Dunlop, and 9 great grandchildren.
Dan was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and immigrated to Canada at age 5 settling in Windsor, Ontario. Dan joined the Canadian Navy in 1940 as an ordinary seaman, retiring in 1945 as a Lieutenant - Commander. Dan was a torpedo officer of HMCS St. Croix, responsible for the sinking of the German U-boat, U90 in 1942. Later serving as the flotilla torpedo officer with the 21st RN Destroyer Flotilla, and senior instructor officer at the torpedo school at HMCS Stadacona. While in service in Halifax, Dan met and fell madly in love with Lowis and they married in 1944.
After the war, Dan enrolled at the University of Toronto School of Architecture and graduated first in the largest class of architecture ever (1950), winning the R.A.I. C. Gold medal in 1953. After working for several architectural firms, Dan established his own firm in 1953, Dunlop Architects. The firm was a leader in the design of facilities in the acute and long-term health care, justice and educational markets. His accomplishments include: winning the Massey Medal for Etobicoke's Richview Library, numerous hospitals including Credit Valley Hospital, and many schools, homes and churches all over Ontario.
Dan and Lowis enjoyed their retirement at their farm in Mulmur Township with family and friends. They also travelled the world together, including their last trip to Norway in May.
Family and Friends will be received at the Ward Funeral Home ''Oakville Chapel'', 109 Reynolds Street, Oakville on Friday from 4-6p.m.
A Celebration of Dan's life will be held on Saturday July 21st, 2012 in the chapel at 11:00a.m.
As expressions of sympathy, donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.
A Book of Memories may be signed at www.wardfuneralhome.com
Saturday July 21, 2012
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