In memoriam Fall 2008

Fall 2008

THE 1930s

HARRY I. CRAIMER, BCom’33, at Westmount, Que., on February 20, 2008.

LEO SIMKOVER, BA’35, at Toronto, on May 11, 2008.

ALEXANDER B. BRODIE, BCom’36, at Ayr, Scotland, on February 18, 2008.

MARGARET M. DEVILBISS, BA’36, at Westmount, Que., on March 26, 2008.

STANLEY E. MALOUF, MSc’36, PhD’41, at Toronto, on February 8, 2008.

ANN N. SILVERSTONE, DipPE’36, BSc’39, at Montreal, on June 5, 2008.

VERA (PORRITT) SINCLAIR, BA’37, at Mississauga, Ont., on January 16, 2008.

RUBY E. J. SMITH, BA’37, DipPE’38, at L’Annonciation, Que., on March 31, 2008.



THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE LOUIS-PHILIPPE DE GRANDPRÉ, BCL’38, LLD’72, passed away at age 90 on January 24, 2008 in Saint-Lambert, Quebec. In 1977, after serving as president of the Montreal and Quebec bars, as well as the Canadian Bar Association, he reached what many consider the pinnacle of a Canadian legal career when he was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada – but the harried pace left him unsatisfied. “You’re just reading through files all day long and you’re just listening to arguments without being able to offer up anything,” he told Le Devoir in 2007. “You can’t call that a life!” After three years, he returned to private practice.

MARKIAN TOMIUK, BA’38, at Dorval, Que., on February 3, 2008.

HELEN (EVERETT) LYMAN, BHS’39, at Pointe Claire, Que., on February 16, 2008.

PETER M. MACCALLUM, BEng’39, at Perth, Ont., on January 11, 2008.

HELEN M. MERIFIELD, BA’39, at Toronto, on February 11, 2008.

THE 1940S

JOHN R. BLANCHARD, BEng’41, at Kingston, Ont., on April 2, 2008.

ROBERT A. LAWSON, BSc’41, DDS’45, at Windsor, Ont., on May 16, 2008.



SIMON REISMAN, BA’41, MA’42, who played a key role in negotiating the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the U.S., passed away on March 9, 2008 in Ottawa. Born in Montreal, Simon built his career in Ottawa, working as a public servant with the finance department before becoming Canada’s first deputy minister of industry. He was a major contributor to the 1965 Canada-U.S. Auto Pact, which was essential in establishing the southern Ontario car industry. It was his Auto Pact success which spurred Brian Mulroney to hire him as the chief Canadian negotiator in the talks which led to the 1987 Free Trade Agreement. In his memoirs, the former prime minister praised Simon’s skills, saying the FTA “would not have been successful without him.”

WILFRED MCCUTCHEON, BSc(Agr)’42, at Ottawa, on March 31, 2008.

GRANT N. STEMMERMANN, MDCM’43, at Cincinnati, Ohio, on November 17, 2007.

LORNE C. DUNSWORTH, BEng’44, at Los Angeles, Calif., on January 10, 2008.

REX M. FREEMAN, BEng’44, at Burnaby, B.C., on October 29, 2007.

CATHERINE J. (WICKENDEN) MOONEY, BA’45, at Ottawa, on March 3, 2008.

JAMES LORNE ADAMS, BCom’46, at Toronto, on May 18, 2008.

HELEN A. ARMSTRONG, BN’46, at Surrey, B.C., on December 24, 2007.

EMILE COLAS, BEng’46, BCL’49, MCL’50, at Sherbrooke, Que., on February 8, 2008.

ALFRED J. KAHN, BSc’46, at Montreal, on July 7, 2007.

HAROLD M. JOST, MDCM’47, at Sarnia, Ont., on January 19, 2008.

GERALD J. MCTEIGUE, BEng’47, at Montreal, on March 20, 2008.

E. PETER NEWCOMBE, BA’47, at Ottawa, on January 31, 2008.

LOUIS A. ALBERT, BEng’48, at Montreal, on February 29, 2008.

IAN BARCLAY, BCL’48, at Vancouver, B.C., on June 6, 2008.

GEORGE P. BLUNDELL, MDCM’48, at Kensington, Md., on March 17, 2008.

EDITH (CANNON) JENKS, BA’48, at Bloomfield, Ct., on April 13, 2008.

WINIFRED M. ROSS, MSc’48, MDCM’52, at Kingston, Ont., on April 18, 2008.

FRANK E. TELFER, BSc’48, at Montreal, on March 19, 2008.

ROSS N. CLOUSTON, BSc’49, at Plymouth, Wisc., on March 18, 2008.

ROBERT E. CORRIGAN, BCom’49, at Kingston, Ont., on April 10, 2008.

WILLIAM GOSSAGE, BA’49, MDCM’53, at Point Claire, Que., on March 4, 2008.

HUGH A. HAMILTON, BSc’49, MSc’50, PhD’53, at Mississauga, Ont., on January 27, 2008.

NEVILLE PROBYN, BCom’49, at North York, Ont., on January 13, 2008.

THE 1950S

BERNARD J. BROPHY, BEng’50, at Oakville, Ont., on November 10, 2006.

ANNE MALONE COUGHLIN, BSc’50, at Kanata, Ont., on February 4, 2008.

ALPHONSE BARBEAU, BCL’51, at Longueuil, Que., on February 25, 2008.

DOUGLAS A. CAMPBELL, BA’51, at Los Angeles, Calif., on February 28, 2008.

ROSS D. FIRTH, BSc(PE)’51, at Montreal, on February 9, 2008.

NORAH (PEDLEY) HILDEBRAND, BSc’51, MSc’53, at Manotick, Ont., on January 12, 2008.

JOHN A. JOHNSTON, MA’51, PhD’55, at Hamilton, Ont., on January 10, 2008.

ESTHER AMIT, BSc’52, MPS’54, at Tel Aviv, Israel, on February 2, 2008.

CLIFFORD H. CAMERON, BEng’52, at Richmond Hill, Ont., on November 15, 2007.

RUTH (COLEMAN) HARDING, BFA’52, at Cobourg, Ont., on January 24, 2008.

EDGAR J. LEROUX, MSc’52, PhD’54, DSc’73, at Ottawa, on October 13, 2007.

WILLIAM R. MURRAY, MDCM’52, at San Francisco, Ca., on July 4, 2008.

TREVOR DACOSTA, BSc(Agr)’53, at Washington, DC, on June 2, 2008.

H. REGINALD HARDY, BSc’53, at State College, Pa., on January 22, 2008.

MICHAEL A. KLUGMAN, MSc’53, PhD’56, at Panama City Beach, Fla., on March 4, 2008.

RUTH ANN (LAFFOLEY) MCGERRIGLE, Dip P&OT’53, at Huntingdon, Que., on March 21, 2008.

JOHN SANDOE, BA’53, at London, England, on December 29, 2007.

BRUCE M. BERRIDGE, BEng’54, at Ottawa, on July 8, 2008.

NANCY ST. CLAIR RYLEY, BA’54, at Salt Spring Island, B.C., on November 20, 2007.

DONALD V. STIRLING, BA’54, BD’58, at Ormstown, Que., on April 17, 2008.

RICHARD F. WELTON, BScAgr’54, MSc’69, at Innisfail, Alta., on March 1, 2008.

JAMES H. WILDING, BScAgr’54, at Newmarket, Ont., on May 23, 2008.

DONALD M. MURRAY, BCom’55, CA’58, at Picton, Ont., on February 15, 2008.

DIANE K. WOLCH, BCom’55, at Victoria, B.C., on January 26, 2008.

BRUCE CUMMING, PhD’56, at Victoria, B.C., on February 20, 2008.

JOHN D. B. KENT, BEng’56, at Ottawa, on August 18, 2007.

DOREEN E. (JOHNSON) WHERRETT, Dip P&OT’56, at La Paz, Mexico, on February 17, 2008.

MICHAEL J. CRIPTON, DDS’57, at Moncton, N.B., on March 27, 2008.

FAITH (SHAW) HARRISON, BSc(HEc)’58, MEd’70, at Sherbrooke, Que., on May 20, 2008.

JOSEPHINE S. SALMON, BA’58, at Arlington, Va, on November 1, 2007.

H. ARTHUR VESPRY, BLS’58, at Hamilton, Ont., on January 24, 2008.

THE 1960S

IVOR NEWSHAM, BLS’61, at North Battleford, Sask., on February 14, 2007.

BRUCE S. ALTON, BD’63, at Toronto, on January 8, 2008.

JOSEPH (JERRY) D. DERMER, BEng’64, at Toronto, on January 23, 2008.

ROBERT LEMIEUX, BCL’65, at Sept-Îles, Que., on January 21, 2008.

NICHOLAS GRANATO, BSc’66, at Burlington, Ont., on April 14, 2008.

CLAUDE LANGLOIS, DipAgr’66, at Venise-en-Quebec, Que., on April 15, 2008.

GAYLEN A. DUNCAN, BA’67, at Toronto, on March 26, 2008.

HARRIET (COHEN) KOLOMEIR, BA’68, MSW’61, at Montreal, on February 21, 2008.

REET ODER, MSc’69, at Mississauga, Ont., on January 29, 2008.

LAUREL L. WARD, BSc’69, MSc’73, LLB’78, at Thunder Bay, Ont., on December 4, 2007.

THE 1970S

PEKKA H. ERKKILA, BScArch’70, BArch’73, at Saskatoon, Sask., on October 21, 2007.

THOMAS L. MACMASTER, DDS’70, at Rothesay, N.B., on November 1, 2007.

PHILIPPE ROSS, BSc’72, MSc’75, at Golden, Co., on July 3, 2008.

JOY BRIGHTEN, BSW’77, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on April 23, 2008.

JENNIFER (WEBBER) GRIFFITH, BSc(OT)’79, at Sherbrooke, Que., on April 19, 2008.

THE 1980S

LUCIA A. HUNT, BSc(N)’81, at Montreal, on April 30, 2008.

IAN M. RUBINS, BSc’83, MDCM’87, MSc’92, at Stamford, Ct., on January 23, 2008.

JAMES D. JONES, BA’85, BTh’89, at North Bay, Ont., on March 27, 2008.

NIGEL COLTERJOHN, MDCM’89, at Hamilton, Ont., on March 31, 2008.

THE 1990S

RICARDO CODINA, BCL’94, LLB’94, at Toronto, on March 25, 2008.

BRADLEY DAVIS, BCom’95, at Montreal, on January 24, 2008.

THE 2000S

AE-GYEONG CHEONG, PhD’04, at St. Paul, Minn., on January 28, 2008.

DARCY JANE HUGHES, BA’05, at Balgonie, Sask., on June 20, 2008.

FACULTY/STAFF

HELEN KAROUNIS, MDCM’93, faculty member, Department of Pediatrics, at Montreal, on June 19, 2008.

PAUL VAUGHAN LATOUR, MDCM’74, former faculty member, Faculty of Medicine, at Barrie, Ont., on April 17, 2008.

MORRIS MILLER, BCom’45, former faculty member, Departments of Economics and Political Science, at Ottawa, on February 17, 2008.

HARRY OXORN, BA’41, DipObstetrics’51, former faculty member, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecolgy, at Ottawa, on March 16, 2008.

KURT B. RUF, faculty member, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Montreal, on June 29, 2008.

DONALD THEALL, founding director of the Graduate Program in Communications, in Peterborough, Ont., on May 14, 2008.

A. LLOYD THOMPSON, PhD’43, former faculty member, Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Richmond, Que., on March 22, 2008.

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