Trevor Garwood-Jones rolled up his sleeves whenever and wherever anyone needed assistance
After nearly half a century with a service club, many people might be tempted to simply sit back and rest on their laurels.
Not Trevor Garwood-Jones.
The 48-year member of the Rotary Club of Dundas rolled up his sleeves whenever and wherever anyone needed assistance.
“Trevor was an incredible member of our club,” said past-president Frances Manias. “It didn’t matter that Trevor had served for 48 years, he was still stepping up to the plate.”
Manias and a six-member committee of the Dundas Rotary Club are organizing the first Trevor Garwood-Jones Memorial Golf Classic. The event tees off Sept. 24, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the Dundas Valley Golf and Curling Club.
Funds raised will support the Rotary Club’s community projects, like the Routes Youth Centre and Creekside Parkette, and international efforts in places like Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Manias said along with raising funds for Rotary, the tournament will serve as an opportunity to remember a “dear friend” to many people.
Trevor Garwood-Jones passed away on March 14, 2011, three days before his 83rd birthday. The renowned Hamilton architect was known for his positive energy and love of life, and left his mark on many prominent buildings, including Hamilton Place Theatre Auditorium, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Hamilton Go Centre, McMaster’s University Hall addition and the Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre.
Along with his career as an architect, Garwood-Jones was a devoted and loving husband and father.
Manias said two of Garwood-Jones’ children — Alison and Richard — will join golfers for the Sept. 24 event and, during the evening’s proceedings, speak about their father’s life and contribution to the community.
“Trevor was always enthusiastic, regardless of the scope or magnitude of the issues that might arise,” said Manias. “He had an enthusiasm and calm about him, to dialogue and seek out solutions, and roll up his sleeves. He was full of life and taken from us way too soon.”
Golfers and sponsors are still required for the tournament. For more information, contact Manias at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 905-379-4007, or Kevin, email@example.com or 905-627-9208.
Cost is $200 for 18 holes or four for $750 and includes cart, lunch, dinner and gifts. There will also be prizes for men’s and women’s longest drives, closest to the pin, hole in one and putting. Dinner only is $50.
Manias encouraged those who might not have had the privilege to have known Garwood-Jones to consider signing up for the tournament, simply for the opportunity to golf at the private Dundas club that recently underwent a stunning $8-million renovation and expansion.
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