Obituary of Martin Ridley Dowding
Dowding, Martin Ridley. BA (Trent); MLS (Toronto); MA (York); PhD (Toronto). Born June 23, 1952, in Weston, ON. Died December 12, 2022, at St. Mary’s General Hospital, Kitchener, ON.
Deeply missed by Anne Russell, his wife of forty-five years. Also survived by his sister, Lisa Dowding Carter (Andrew); by his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Catherine Russell; Geoffrey Russell and Deborah Nesbitt; David Russell and Mina Picano; his aunt and uncle; his nieces and nephews; his cousins; and his many friends.
Martin taught Information Studies at UBC and then Communication Studies at WLU. A lover of music, for fifty years he played clarinet, other wind instruments, and drums in many groups, both classical and jazz. He was a long-time member of the Wellington Wind Symphony and of the Waterloo Concert Band. Martin also loved friends, wit, art, archaeology, travel, languages, birds, flowers, and the natural world.
Friends and family are invited to a visitation from 2:00-4:00 on Sunday, Dec. 18, at Erb and Good Funeral Home, 171 King St. S, Waterloo, ON.
If you wish to make a donation in memory of Martin, please give to your local food bank.