Elizabeth Tancock was a former Olympic swimmer

Elizabeth A. Tancock (née Edwards), an administrative staff member of York from 1962 to 1980, died on May 28. She was 98.

Mrs. Tancock won a silver medal at the British Empire Games, now the Commonwealth Games, in 1930. She also competed for Canada in the 1934 British Empire Games and in the 1932 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. She was the Canadian individual ornamental swimming champion in 1939.

In addition, she was a member of the University of Toronto Sports Hall of Fame as well as the Ontario Swimming Hall of Fame, and in 2005 was introduced to the Ontario Chapter of Olympians as Canada’s oldest living Olympian.

Members of the York community may visit the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere Avenue, east of the Jane subway station on Friday, June 5, from 5 to 9pm. The funeral service will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, June 6 at 1pm. The interment will follow at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Canadian Red Cross, Ontario Zone.