In memoriam Winter 2008-2009

In Memoriam


GRACE (REID) KELLAND, BA’29, at Montreal, on October 23, 2008.


ANNE MARIE (DUBOIS) SLATER, BA’32, at Ottawa, on January 13, 2008.

LAURA (SCHUBERT) VICTOR, BA’32, at Montreal, on September 19, 2008.

CYNTHIA (BAZIN) HANKIN, BA’34, at Hubley, N.S., on December 21, 2007.

FRANK G. KERRY, BEng’35, at Scarsdale, N.Y., on May 8, 2007.

NELLIE KAY, Dip Ed’36, at Nepean, Ont., on February 28, 2008.

RUDOLPHE L. M. PICARD, BA’36, at Montreal, on August 16, 2008.

FRANK H. RUSS, MDCM’39, at Savoy, Il., on June 21, 2008.


TIM DUNN, BCom’40, at Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que., on November 17, 2008.

CLARE M. FLINT, BA’40, MDCM’42, at Brome Lake, Que., on May 2, 2008.

A. CECILIA POPE, CertNursing’40, at Toronto, on June 7, 2008.

JOHN L. DARBY, BArch’41, at Halifax, N.S., on May 1, 2008.

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center

JANET B. HARDY, MDCM’41, helped orchestrate one of the most ambitious and influential medical studies of her time. The Collaborative Perinatal Project, which followed the progress of about 60,000 pregnant women and the kids they gave birth to, is credited with providing researchers with a wide range of invaluable insights concerning the early growth and development of children. Hardy, a longtime pediatrics professor at Johns Hopkins University, was responsible for some of the CPP’s biggest breakthroughs. Hardy offered the first conclusive evidence linking rubella during pregnancy with incidents of birth defects and she also discovered a clear relationship between a mother’s age and her child’s well-being later in life, demonstrating that the children of girls younger than 18 had lower IQs and other problems. Hardy died on October 23 in Glen Arm, Maryland.



WILLIAM R. MACKAY, BCom’41, at Cobourg, Ont., on July 22, 2008.

JEAN W. (TAYLOR) COOPER, BA’42, at Oakville, Ont., on February 24, 2008.

EUGENE J. FITZPATRICK, MDCM’42, at North Branford, Ct., on March 31, 2008.

WILLIAM E. GOODMAN, BA’42, MDCM’43, at Toronto, on June 23, 2008.

MARGOT VAN REET, BA’42, at Montreal, on March 25, 2007.

AGNES WELSH, BA’42, MA’45, at Ottawa, on January 19, 2008.

BERNICE GOLD, BA’43, at Westmount, Que., on June 18, 2008.

SIDNEY LITHWICK, BArch’43, at Ottawa, on July 6, 2008.

ISAAC TANNENBAUM, BSc’43, MDCM’44, at Montreal, on April 3, 2008.

BREEN N. MARIEN, BA’44, MDCM’49, MSc’52, at Montreal, on September 30, 2008.

JOAN D. LEVINSON MEYER, BA’44, at Hartford, Ct., on July 10, 2008.

ARTURO VIVANTE, BA’44, at Wellfleet, Ma., on April 1, 2008.

MARY CAMPBELL (KOBAYASHI) HECHT, DipPhN’45, at Toronto, on September 28, 2008.

VERNE HARRINTON BERRY, MSc’46, at Weston, Ont., on October 30, 2008.

JOHN J. COSTIGAN, BCL’46, at Chateauguay, Que., on October 2, 2008.

COURTNEY (COURT) SHIPPEY SPURR GILLIATT, BSc(Agr)’47, at Ottawa, on October 17, 2008.

HINDA (ORDOWER) KING, BA’47, BSW’48, MSW’53, at Montreal, on June 21, 2007.

DONALD M. MACKAY, BSc(Agr)’47, at Halifax, N.S., on June 24, 2008.

JOHN L. WALTER, BSc(Agr)’47, at Vancouver, B.C., on November 16, 2007.

CHARLES E. HART, BSc’48, at Ft. Lauderdale, Fl., on May 9, 2008.

VIRGINIA M. MATHER, BA’48, at Southampton, Ont., on May 17, 2008.

HUGH STANDFIELD, DipIntMed’48, at Vancouver, B.C., on April 10, 2008.

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

JEAN BOLTÉ, BCom’49, at Montreal, on July 15, 2008.

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

J. STEWART LOWTHER, BSc’49, MSc’50, at Tacoma, Wa., March 25, 2008.

WILLIAM W. MOFFAT, BSc’49, MDCM’53, at Oakville, Ont., on February 29, 2008.

ERNEST WARD NEALE, BSc’49, at Calgary, Alta., on May 20, 2008.

A. PATRICK WICKHAM, BCL’49, at Montreal, on April 7, 2008.


J. WILLIAM BIGELOW, BCom’50, at Ottawa, on May 23, 2007.

LLEWELLYN W. JENSEN, BSc’50, at Palm Beach, Fl., on September 14, 2007.

EDWARD G. KIRWAN, BA’50, at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que., on June 28, 2008.

FREDERICK C. LAZIER, BCom’50, at Kirkland, Que., on April, 26, 2008.

JOHN H. T. SANGSTER, BA’50, at Vancouver, B.C., on July 3, 2008.

WALTER B. TILDEN, BCom’50, at Toronto, on July 9, 2008.

FRANK S. VICKERY, BCom’50, at Toronto, on January 25, 2008.

JAMES F. BRODIE CUPPLES, MDCM’51, at Ganges, B.C., on November 14, 2007.

JOSEPH S. LIPES, BEng’51, at Toronto, on September 15, 2008.

WALTER E. MCLAUGHLIN, BCom’51, CA’55, at Toronto, on April 27, 2008.

ALEXANDER L. METCALFE, BSc(Agr)’51, at Calgary, Alta., on July 24, 2008.

LESLIE S. WILLIAMSON, BCom’51, at Kitchener, Ont., on October 14, 2008.

ANNE LAZAR, Dip Ed’52, at Toronto, on February 4, 2008.

ELEANOR RADLEY MCEWEN, DipEd’52, at Erin, Ont., on October 15, 2008.

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

ANDREW TAUSSIG, BSc’52, PhD’55, at Montreal, on May 20, 2007.

PETER D. WALSH, BA’52, BCL’55, at Cowansville, Que., on August 25, 2008.

J. ERNEST LARIVIERE, BArch’53, at Montreal, on January 4, 2007.

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

H.F. HUGH SEDGWICK, BA’53, at Toronto, on September 23, 2008.

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

JAMES E. FINLAY, MEng’54, at Leduc, Alta., on October 7, 2007.

MARC ALFRED GIRARD, DDS’54, at Wilbraham, Ma.., on May 1, 2008.

JAMES A. MACINTOSH, BEng’54, MSc’56, at Belleville, Ont., on December 20, 2007.

ZEEV VERED, BEng’54, at Ottawa, on June 9, 2008.

GEORGE T. FITZGERALD, BEng’55, at Amherstburg, Ont., on January 30, 2006.

BLAIR BORDEN, BSc(PE)’56, at Salmon Arm, B.C., on October 31, 2006.

L. ALBERT DESCHAMPS, BEng’56, at Ottawa, on August 31, 2008.

IRENE V. LACKNER, BLS’56, at Ottawa, on May 12, 2008.

PHYLLIS BAILEY, BA’57, MA’64, at Montreal, on March 28, 2008.

DAVID A. FREEDMAN, BSc’58, at Berkeley, Ca, on October 17, 2008.

ALBERT W. FULTON, BA’58, at Toronto, on July 17, 2008.

JOHN J. L. DAVIES, MEng’59, at Mississauga, Ont., on August 16, 2008.

FREDERICK W. FAIRMAN, BEng’59, at Kingston, Ont., on February 26, 2008.


ISADORE HOROWITZ, BSc’60, MDCM’62, MSc’71, at Victoria, B.C., on September 24, 2008.

WILLIAM VERRIER, DipEd’60, MA’65, at Toronto, on February 7, 2008.

ERIKA GOTTLIEB, BLS’61, PhD’75, at Toronto, on September 24, 2007.

T. PRUDENCE BURGESS, BA’63, at Ottawa, on May 9, 2008.

MARGARET ANN FISHLOCK GAGAN, BA’64, at Greenwich, Ct., on September 7, 2008.

ALFRED J. ALEXANDER, DipAgr’65, at Montreal, May 17, 2008.

ANDRE J. FITZPATRICK, MA’69, at Montreal, on August 10, 2008.

KEITH KEDDY, BSc(Agr)’69, at Kingston, N.S., on July 13, 2008.

BARBARA ELLEN SHEN, BOT’69, at Silver Spring, Md., on September 15, 2008.


MICHAEL D’AVIRRO, BSc’70, MDCM’74, at Montreal, on February 29, 2008.

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

DAVID LADD, BSc(Agr)’73, at Toronto, on August 19, 2008.

JACK SEGALL, BMus’75, at Montreal, on May 11, 2007.

CLAUDE BRODEUR, BEng’76, at Fermont, Que., on July 9, 2008.

FRANCIS R. STARK, LLB’77, at Montreal, on November 20, 2007.

GARY KIGER, MA’78, at Salt Lake City, Ut., on August 11, 2008.


JUANITO CUETO, BEd’ 82, at Ajax, Ont., on August 22, 2008.


AGATHA (YEO CHUN LENG) MCBRIDE, MA’03, at Montreal, on August 2, 2008.

Courtesy of Andrew Kirk

JACQUELINE (JACKIE) KIRK, PhD’04, was killed by Taliban insurgents on August 13, 2008, in Afghanistan, where she was working for the New York-based NGO International Rescue Committee. Jackie became an adjunct professor in McGill’s Faculty of Education shortly before her death; her research focused on adolescent girls’ and young women’s education. Since 2004, she had worked with the IRC as an advisor on teacher training and school development in war-torn countries including Rwanda and Burundi. “She used to say that 70 million girls in the world couldn’t go to school,” remembers her husband, Andrew Kirk, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering in McGill’s Faculty of Engineering, “and she really believed it was her mission to help them all.”


DONALD C. BEWS, Dip(TropMed)’45, former faculty member, Department of Health and Social Medicine, at Victoria, B.C., on July 17, 2008.

CHARLES H. CAHN, DipPsych’51, former faculty member, Department of Psychiatry, at Montreal, on April 27, 2008.

ANNETTE HERSCOVICS, BSc’59, PhD’ 63, former faculty member, McGill Cancer Centre, at Montreal, on September 6, 2008.

LESLIE KOVACS, former faculty member, Faculty of Medicine, at Montreal, on July 23, 2008.

JOHN R. MOORE, MDCM’41, Dip Surgery’51, former faculty member, Department of Surgery, at Oromocto, N.B., on July 7, 2008.

DOROTHY MORTON, former faculty member, Faculty of Music, at Montreal, on September 17, 2008.

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