The Dodingtons

Who We Are

Ross Dodington (March 30, 1942 - April 5, 2022) started apprenticing with Alan T. Jackson, the Toronto area representative for Casavant Frères, in 1960. In 1962, Ross married Linda. They worked as a team in the pipe organ until Ross' death in 2022.

Ross and Linda with their 1934 Dodge in 2011   Barbara and Jim

Ross and Linda have two children, Barbara and Jim, both of whom work full time at Dodington & Dodington, along with Jim's eldest son Dylan.

The Dodingtons moved to Aylmer, Ontario in 1979 and worked for Leonard Jeffs in the London area. Ross became the south-western Ontario Casavant representative in 1982.

Ross at Central in Sault Ste. Marie in 1990   Jim at Knox in St. Thomas

Ross had his ARTC in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music and sang for 18 years with the Festival Singers of Canada under Elmer Iseler in addition to his work as a pipe organ technician. In addition to taking care of the pipe organ, Ross was bass soloist at First - St. Andrew's United Church in London for 35 years.

Ross and Jim at Knox Church in St. Thomas

Jim and Dylan are still actively carrying on all the service aspects of the business including installations of new instruments, relocating and transplanting used instruments, rebuilds, solid state conversions, voicing, tuning, and all the day to day service requirements of pipe organs while Barbara takes care of the office side of things.

Dylan and JD at Knox Church in St. Thomas

Article in the Windsor Star on June 23, 2023

The Celebration of Life Service for Ross is available to view on YouTube by following this link.

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revised July 3, 2023
by Barbara Dodington