14 November 2013

Bob Crawford R.I.P.

The Ontario Genealogical Society announces the sudden passing of Bob Crawford, Society Secretary, on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 following a brief illness. Bob is Past-President of OGS, having served in that role from 2006-2008, as well as Past-President of the Halton-Peel Branch.

 During his time with OGS, cemetery preservation became Bob's passion and he was a dedicated leader in the joint Ontario Genealogical Society - Ontario Historical Society cemetery registration movement. An eloquent writer, he continued to advocate for the discovery and registration of all cemeteries, and was in regular contact with the Registrar to ensure the registration process would move forward to protect all cemeteries in the province. His quiet passion, contributions and in-depth understanding of Acts and Regulations affecting the genealogical community will be greatly missed.

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