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Mrs Dorothy Izzard (nee Back)

1922 - 2019 (96 years)

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Dorothy Izzard (nee Back)

June 24th, 1922 – Delhi, Ontario

March 1st, 2019 – Montreal, Quebec

Dorothy Izzard passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1st, 2019 at the age of 96 years old. Dorothy is survived by her sister-in-law Margaret Back, niece Roberta Silerova (Jirka), grandnephew Oscar and grandniece Dana, nephew Michael Back (Catherine) and grandnieces Clara and Vanessa.

Dorothy was born in 1922 and grew up on a farm in Delhi, Ontario. She was predeceased by her parents Sidney and Elsie Back, her husband Maurice Izzard, her sister Elizabeth Back, her brother Robert Back and dear cousin Patrick Fessenden.

Dorothy graduated from Ontario teacher’s college in 1945 and taught for over 40 years in the Ontario public educational system, with a focus on special education. She studied in New York and Edmonton before settling in King City, and then traveled extensively throughout her life. She was a lifelong environmentalist and founding member of the Save The Oak Ridges Moraine (STORM) coalition where she was instrumental in fighting for the preservation of a key watershed for Lake Ontario.

Dorothy had a wonderful sense of humor and will be dearly missed by her family and many friends.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust .


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From: Alice Jean (Cracknell) Finlay

I too was born in Delhi and I remember Dorothy Back as my Grade 3 teacher inDelhi Public School. I also knew her mother and sister from our life together at St Albans Anglican Church. I remember a choir party at the Back farm.

From: Vicki Hotte

Dorothy, thanks so much for guiding the salvation of the Oak Ridges Moraine in southern Ontario. Your earlier efforts have been driving similar actions today to save the Paris-Galt Moraine. Ta mémoire continue de vivre avec nous.

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