In memoriam Spring/Summer 2009

In Memoriam


ELISE H. (GREEN) GROSSBERG, BA’31, at Toronto, on December 13, 2008.

LORNA MARGARET (CLOGG) ALLEN, BA’34, at Windsor, Ont., on August 3, 2008.

AMELIA (MORRISON) BEALL, BScAgr’35, at Wilmington, NC, on October 19, 2008.

EDWARD KINGSLAND, BEng’37, at Hudson, Que., on January 14, 2009.

HELEN (MCMASTER) PAULIN, BA’38, at Hamilton, Ont., on December 30, 2008.


MARY AGNES (NOBLE) HUDSON, BA’40, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on October 23, 2008.

R. DOUGLAS MACIVER, BSc(Agr)’40, at Holly Hill, FL, on November 20, 2008.

VIVIAN F. WIGHTMAN, BA’43, at Victoria, B.C., on December 15, 2008.

MARGARET FURNIVAL (HUNTER) DEACON, BA’44, at Toronto, on July 12, 2008.

MARJORY (DUFF) GRANT, BA’44, at Ottawa, on December 14, 2008.

MIRLE AMORY KELLETT, MDCM’44, at York Harbor, ME, on June 17, 2008.

H. PETER OBERLANDER, BArch’45, at Vancouver, B.C., on December 27, 2008.

FRANK W. CALDER, BScAgr’46, at Springville, N.S., on December 13, 2008.

M. ALICE (DICKSON) WOOLSEY, BSc(PE)’46, at Markham, Ont., on January 31, 2008.

THOMAS ANTON, MDCM’47, at Biddeford, ME, on January 5, 2009.

WALTER R. BRADFORD, BSc’47, at Ottawa, on October 29, 2008.

ARTHUR A. BRUNEAU, BA’47, BCL’49, at Montreal, on December 20, 2008.

EDWARD R. CHAPLIN, BSc’47, BSc(Agr)’50, at Nepean, Ont., on November 4, 2008.

ROBERTA DUNDASS, DDS’47, at Magog, Que., on December 26, 2008.

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

VINCENT I. GORING, BSc’47, BD’50, at Toronto, on July 9, 2008.

STEUART PERCY HOLDER, BEng’47, at Oakville, Ont., on January 8, 2009.

JULIA (TIMMINS) SANTRY, BSc’47, at Greenwich, CT, on November 18, 2008.

PATRICIA J. (BROWN) DE ST. CROIX, BSc(PE)’48, at Ottawa, on September 20, 2008.

PETER LANDRY, BEng’48, MSc’62, at Westmount, Que., on October 15, 2008.

WALTER W. NICHOL, BA’48, MDCM’51, at Mississauga, Ont., on October 21, 2008.

JOHN H. R. BIRD, BArch’49, at Montreal, on November 5, 2008.

JOHN BLACK, BEng’49, at White Rock, B.C. on October 15, 2008.

RICHARD E. CROSSEY, BEng’49, at Toronto, on October 28, 2008.

ALBERT DOUGLAS HOLT, BCom’49, at Toronto, on March 25, 2008.

ANDREW K. HUGESSEN, BEng’49, at Westmount, Que., on December 5, 2008.

KIMBALL J. KEEPING, BEng’49, MEng’50, PhD’52, at Bedford, MA, on August 25, 2008.

DAVID B. SMITH, BEng’49, at Victoria, B.C., on October 29, 2008.

JOHN YOUNG, BSc’49, at Bonita Springs, FL, on May 7, 2008.


WILLIAM HENRY FOWLER, BEng’50, at Prescott, Ont., on May 23, 2008.

JOHN N. MAPPIN, BCom’50, MA’68, at Montreal, on October 13, 2008.

JOHN WILLIAM MEAGHER, BSc(PE)’50, at Fredericton, N.B., on September 12, 2008.

MARGUERITE DOREEN (FAIRMAN) MARKS, BA’51, at Brampton, Ont., on January 6, 2009.

DENNIS C. COLEMAN, MDCM’52, at Vancouver, B.C., on November 13, 2008.

ESTER GAUM, BCom’52, at Boston, MA, on October 9, 2008.

JANE (CURRIE) HUGESSEN, BSc(PE)’52, at Westmount, Que., on November 25, 2008.

RONALD SIDNEY SCOTT, BArch’52, at Mississauga, Ont., on December 3, 2008.

J. MAURICE TREMBLAY, BCom’52, at Montreal, on November 3, 2008.

FRED COULSON, BScAgr’53, at Newmarket, Ont., on November 13, 2008.

WILLIAM VICTOR HOBBS, BSc(Agr)’56, at Collingwood, Ont., on January 12, 2009.

JOHN KANNON, BEng’56, at Media, PA, on August 3, 2008.

MICHAEL MARSDEN, MSc’56, PhD’79, at Sherbrooke, Que., on October 21, 2008.

ELIAS PETSALIS, BEng’56, DipM&BA’63, at Mont-Royal, Que., on December 12, 2008.

DONALD H. DAVISON, MDCM’57, at Orangeville, Ont., on September 11, 2008.

GABRIEL F. BUSCHLE, DDS’58, at Central Square, NY, on January 9, 2009.

WILLIAM GORDON JEFFERY, PhD’59, at Ottawa, on February 1, 2009.

DAVID R. MASSON, MSc’59, at Vancouver Island, B.C., on October 5, 2008.


CHRIS DOBSON, MCL’59, was a lawyer and, under the name Chris Bryant, a prolific screenwriter. Born in Bolton, Lancashire, he studied at Cambridge and McGill. After graduation, Dobson worked as special assistant to the Canadian Attorney-General, causing a minor scandal when it came to light he was moonlighting as a stand-up comedian. It was while lecturing at McGill that Dobson met student Allan Shiach, BA’61, beginning a long creative partnership. After cutting their teeth on the CBC’s notorious late night satire Nightcap, the writers collaborated on eight feature films between 1970 and 1984, most notably the risqué thriller Don’t Look Now, starring Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie. As a solo writer, Dobson wrote many TV movies and mini-series, including Young Catherine, with Vanessa Redgrave and Julia Ormond, and Lady Jane, starring Helena Bonham Carter. Dobson died on October 27, 2008, in Burford, UK.


R. ALAN RICHARDSON, MA’61, at London, Ont., on September 27, 2008.

JURIS MAZUTIS, BEng’62, at Ottawa, on November 30, 2008.

ALFRED MOSES BERMAN, BSc’64, MDCM’67, at Palm Springs, CA., on November 21, 2008.

ELAINE BRENDA HILL, BSc’64, at Los Angeles, CA, on October 1, 2008.

P. MARGARET (HAMILTON) ROBINSON, BN’64, at Orillia, Ont., on December 29, 2008.

ELIZABETH RUSSELL, DipNursT&S’65, BN’68, BSW’83, MSW’84, at Mumbai, India, on November 26, 2008.

SUSAN VAN ITERSON, MSW’68, at Ottawa, on November 4, 2008.

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


RICHARD LITVACK, BSc’70, at Montreal, on October 20, 2008.

BRUCE M. COOPER, BSc’71, LLM’85, at Ottawa, on November 10, 2008.

CYNTHIA B. FISCHER, MEd’71, at Worchester, MA, on September 30, 2008.

RALPH BYERS, BSc’77, at Lawrence, KS, on December 15, 2007.


LOIS (ELLIOT) BELL, BEd’81, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on January 14, 2009.

ANTOINETTE BOUDREAULT, BA’83, at Saint-Lambert, Que., on November 22, 2008.


DIANNE LILLIAN DUTTON, BCL’91, LLB’91, at Welland, Ont., on October 31, 2008.

LISS MARY ELIZABETH JEFFERY, PhD’98, at Toronto, on December 16, 2008.


OLIVIER VOURANTONIS, BSc(PT)’07, at Montreal, on December 8, 2008.


ADRIANO TASSONE, Desautels Faculty of Management, at Saint-Laurent, Que., on March 18, 2009.



GEORGE KARPATI passed away on February 6, 2009, in Montreal. The McGill professor of neurology and neurosurgery and Isaac Walton Killam Chair in Neurology at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital was one of the world’s leading experts on the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, particularly Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a lethal genetic disorder. Born in Debrecen, Hungary, Karpati joined the MNI faculty in 1967. His many honours include the Order of Canada, the Order of Quebec (Knight), the Prix Wilder Penfield (Prix du Québec) and lifetime achievement awards from the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada and the World Federation of Neurology. “George was a giant figure— a master clinician and scientist,” says MNI director David Colman, “but above all, George was a mensch, always there to help, and give his blessing. He will be missed.”

JOHN CHOMAY, BSc(PE)’51, BEd’70, professor (retired), Faculty of Education, at Rosemere, Que., on December 14, 2008.

BARBARA ESPLIN, associate professor, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, at Montreal, on November 30, 2008.

ARWEL EVANS, associate professor (retired), Department of Mathematics and Statistics, at Montreal, on August 17, 2008.

GEORGE JUST, Macdonald Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, at Montreal, on October 21, 2008.

YAREMA GREGORY KELEBAY, associate professor, Faculty of Education, at Montreal, on November 3, 2008.

JOE KINCHELOE, professor and Canada Research Chair in Critical Pedagogy, Faculty of Education, at Jamaica, on December 19, 2008.

EVA P. LESTER, DipPsych’59, professor, Department of Psychiatry, at Montreal, on October 10, 2008.

JAMES DAN MACARTHUR, professor (retired), Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, at Kirkland, Que., on December 8, 2008.

WILLIAM OSCAR JULES MOSER, professor emeritus, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, at Montreal, on January 28, 2009.

MICHAEL MOSS, assistant professor, Department of Family Medicine, at Mumbai, India, on November 26, 2008.

SAMUEL SOLOMON, BSc’47, MSc’51, PhD’53, professor, Departments of Biochemistry, Experimental Medicine and Obstetrics & Gynecology, at Westmount, Que., on December 13, 2008.

MARISA TERRENZIO-EL-JAOUI, administrative officer, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, at Montreal, on November 4, 2008.

MARTIN E. WEBER, professor emeritus, Department of Chemical Engineering, at Montreal, on November 24, 2008.

I. W. WEINTRUB, BSc’48, MDCM’52, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, at Dorval, Que., on May 7, 20

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