Ernest John Revell
REVELL, Ernest John — Born April
15th, 1934, died Dec. 15, 2017 in Antigonish,
Nova Scotia. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Ann
Margaret, (née Morgan). Loving father
of John and Bridget, fond father-in-law of Stephen Marmura, proud
grandfather of Hana and Alex Marmura and devoted brother of Elizabeth
Revell. John was a scholar in the field of Biblical Hebrew
and he remained active, publishing as recently as 2016. He
served the University of Toronto as a professor, chair and professor
emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Studies which later became
the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. He
was also a member of the Royal Society of Canada. Beyond his
work, John was a talented botanical watercolour artist and an avid
gardener. He delighted in taking long walks and when he
retired to England, he took great pleasure in being a bell ringer for
his local church. Cremation to be followed by a funeral
service at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Antigonish Wednesday
December 20, 11:00. Friends and family are invited to the service or
to join us for a gathering at noon in the church hall.
His wish was that his ashes be returned to England
to be interred near his father’s grave in the cemetery close
to his childhood home. Family flowers only.
Memorial Donations may be made to St. Martha’s Regional
Hospital Foundation, Antigonish, Friends of Allan Gardens (www.torontoparksandtrees.ca/Projects/Current-Projects/Friends-of-Allan-Gardens
or the Salvation Army.
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