Dorothy Townend

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From left: Dorothy's mother Christena, her grandmother Mary, her aunt Grace, and Dorothy herself, circa 1928

Dorothy M. Townend (nee Lemaitre) (17 January 1911 - 3 January 1983) was a daughter of Christena Lemaistre, one of the Almonte Sisters.

Marriage and family

She married Herbert Allen Townend (14 January 1908 - 1996).

According to Geni, she had three sons. The first two were born within 4 years, but the youngest, Randy was born 22 years later.

Chatter was not close to his brothers, and was estranged from the family.

Randy and Ted were close, and Randy grew up with Ted's daughters as they were similar in age.

Plumbing family business

In 1972 she's listed as living at 170 Munro Street, Carleton Place, Ontario, with her husband, a "superintendent".

As of 2018 there is a car parked outside the house beside, 162 Munro Street, called "Townend Plumbing & Heating Ltd.", so evidently her relatives have continued to live in that neighbourhood!

Townend Plumbing and Heating was founded by Dorothy's brother-in-law, Gerald Arthur "Gerry" Townend (1920-2004) [3], in 1950. (Not to be confused with her son, Gerald "Chatter" Townend.)

However, Herbert was not involved with the business.

Founded in 1960, Townend Plumbing and Heating has always taken pride in our family roots. Family owned and operated from the beginning, complete customer satisfaction and pride in our work has been our first priority. We like to think that our work speaks for itself. From the smallest of jobs to the larger, more complex situations, Townend Plumbing and Heating and the experience of our plumbers will get the job done right the first time. We believe that our small company size and small town roots are a benefit ; we know our customers personally and strive to make each and every interaction with our company a positive one. If it’s a simple fixture changeover, new furnace install, or groundwater treatment system that youre looking for, Townend Plumbing and Heating is the right choice for your next home improvement job.
— Townend Plumbing & Heating Ltd.


Townend Company website [4]

Geni entry [5]

Private conversation with Cody Townend, 27 March 2019.