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Tuesday January 15, 2013

Avery Timothy Elliott
Sadly we report the death of our dear friend Timothy Elliott Avery in Toronto on January 11, 2013 after a brief illness. Predeceased by his parents Ralph and Gladys, Tim will be forever cherished and loved by partner Polly and her children, Alana, Nick and Zara. Loving father to Elliott and Oliver, and brother to Ted (Gaik), Tim will also be missed by several cousins. He was widely known among his far-flung and eclectic group of friends as a raconteur whose grasp of historical fact and context was debated only at great risk. Many of these friends he made while a member of the reenactment group Incorporated Militia of Upper Canada. A reporter for Canadian Press for many years, Tim is probably chuckling to himself, saying: 'After spending almost 30 years on the front pages, I now end up here near the back pages. Go figure.' A memorial service will be held to celebrate Tim's 60 accomplished years on this earth on March 1 in Toronto. He was a great lover of all things Welsh and in recognition of this, the celebration coincides with St. David's Day. 'I turned the gas down, I got into bed, I said some words to the close and holy darkness, and then I slept.' Caru chi am byth fy ffrind

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