In Memoriam Spring/Summer 2011

In Memoriam


SAMUEL RABINOVITCH, BA’29, at Montreal, on November 16, 2010.


N. ELLIOTT RODGER, BSc’30, at Ottawa, on September 15, 2010.
MARY CONSTANCE MCLEAN, BA’31, at Hamilton, Ont., on September 7, 2010.
WALTER H. JOHNSON, BSc’33, at Toronto, on October 3, 2010.
HAZEL SPARLING, BA’35, at Westmount, Que., on February 24, 2006.
LOUIS B. MAGIL, BArch’36, at Montreal, on March 13, 2011.
ELSIE WEAVER, BA’36, DipSW’38, at Toronto, on August 2, 2010.
KATHERINE SHAUGHNESSY, BA’37, at Montreal, on December 3, 2010.
STEPHEN WALBRIDGE, BCom’37, at Pointe Claire, Que., on February 3, 2011.
HAROLD E. BARBER, Dip(Agr)’38, at Beaconsfield, Que., on October 24, 2010.
RALPH GRANT EDWARDS, Dip(Agr)’38, at Campbellton, Ont., on October 21, 2010.
DAVID FRASER, BA’38, MA’39, at Vancouver, on September 9, 2010.
ARNOLD J. ISSENMAN, BA’38, at Montreal, on December 27, 2010.
L. PAULINE SMITH, BA’38, at Ottawa, on December 10, 2010.
JAMES GRASSBY, BEng’39, MEng’40, at Toronto, on January 8, 2011.


PETER COROBOW, former engineering student, at Montreal, on April 3, 2010.
WILLIAM BOGGS, BEng’40, at Toronto, on January 7, 2011.
MARGARET NEESON, BA’40, at Rockland, Maine, on October 8, 2010.
HARRY SIMKOVER, BA’40, at Ottawa, on December 9, 2010.
TALBOT JOHNSON, BA’41, at Senneville, Que., on January 5, 2011.
WEI-CHENG LIN, PhD’42, at Vancouver, on July 16, 2010.
A.V. LENNOX MILLS, BCL’42, at Thornhill, Ont., on October 1, 2010.
DAVID L. GARMAISE, BSc’42, PhD’45, at Toronto, on January 16, 2008.
JAMES LAWRENCE ALLEN, BEng’43, on October 6, 2010.
JAMES DANA DARNLEY, MDCM’43, at Beverly Hills, Mich., on October 20, 2010.
RICHARD L. MINER, DDS’43, at Greenfield, N.H., on September 6, 2010.
PAUL RÉMILLARD, BEng’43, at Montreal, on September 21, 2010.
ROBERT SMILEY, BEng’43, at Saint Lambert, Que., on January 13, 2011.
JOHN WONFOR, BSc’43, at Calgary, Alta., on November 2, 2010.
BERYL (FORD) CHOWN, BA’44, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on September 25, 2010.
MICHAEL FAINSTAT, BEng’44, at Montreal, on December 29, 2010.
EDWARD CLARK GILLESPIE, BSc’44, MDCM’45, at Aiken, S.C., on February 3, 2011.
IRMA HAGERMAN, BCom’44, at Montreal, on November 10, 2011.
ROBERT L’ESPERANCE, BEng’44, MSc’48, PhD’51, at Vilnius, Lithuania, on December 30, 2010.
ERIC PHELPS, BSc’43, MDCM’44, at Montreal, on June 2, 2010.
THEODORE WILDI, BEng’44, at Quebec City, on October 28, 2010.
EDWIN JAMES DICKIE, BEng’45, at Dartmouth, N.S., on August 27, 2010.
DONALD C. MACKAY, BSc(Agr)’45, PhD’54, at Lethbridge, Alta., on December 23, 2010.
ARCHIBALD STALKER, BA’45, MSc’48, PhD’50, at Ottawa, on November 20, 2010.
FREDERICK WADEY, BSc(Agr)’45, at Toronto, on December 13, 2010.
MARGARET WILLIAMS, BLS’45, at Vancouver, B.C., on December 9, 2010.
NAOMI DAVINE, BA’46, BSW’47, at Montreal, on January 9, 2011.
DONALD DURNFORD, BCom’46, at Oakville, Ont., on February 7, 2011.
MADELINE EDEN, BA’46, at Montreal, on January 14, 2011.
ANGUS MACLEAN, BSc(Agr)’46, MSc’48, PhD’60, at Fredericton, N.B., on October 6, 2010.
AURELIO FRED SIRIANNI, PhD’46, at Ottawa, on December 18, 2010.
ANDREW GILLESPIE, BSc’47, MDCM’48, at Victoria, B.C., on November 9, 2010.
KEITH GLEGG, BEng’47, MSc’49, at L’Orignal, Ont., on November 26, 2010.
HELEN HOOD, BSc(HEc)’47, at Toronto, on December 7, 2010.
KENT MORHAM, BEng’47, at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., on January 15, 2011.
PAUL SIMS, BSc’47, PhD’50, at Stouffville, Ont., on December 7, 2010.
GEORGE CLOUSTON, BCom’48, at Carleton Place, Ont., on January 1, 2011.
GERALD FINN, BCom’48, at Montreal, on September 23, 2010.
JOYCE GIBSON-INNISS, BSc(HEc)’48, at Trinidad and Tobago, on September 19, 2010.
CLAUDIA EDITH HARRISON, BA’48, at Montreal, on September 10, 2010.
E.B.A. LE MAISTRE, BEng’48, at Red Deer, Alta., on November 17, 2010.
JOHN MAHON, BSc(Agr)’48, MSc’49, PhD’53, at Nokomis, Fla., on October 3, 2010.
ARNOLD MCALLISTER, MSc’48, PhD’50, at Fredericton, N.B., on November 16, 2010.
JOHN STIRLING MEYER, MDCM’48, MSc’49, at Houston, Texas, on February 17, 2011.
THOMAS PEPPER, PhD’48, at Victoria, B.C., on November 12, 2010.
GEORGE RILEY, BSc’48, MSc’51, PhD’57, at Ottawa, on September 2, 2010.
C. ALEX ROLLAND, BSc’48, at Erin, Ont., on June 21, 2010.
COLIN STAIRS, BEng’48, at Peterborough, Ont., on September 29, 2010.
MUIR WOOD, BEng’48, at Montreal, on September 27, 2010.
GREGORY BIEFER, BSc’49, PhD’52, at Ottawa, on September 12, 2010.
RUTH HOYT CAMERON, MA’49, PhD’52, at Vancouver, on May 24, 2010.
JEAN CLAUDE DUBUC, BCom’49, at Montreal, on November 30, 2010.
DOUGLAS HANSEN, BSc(Agr)’49, MSc’52, at Mississauga, Ont., on November 4, 2010.
C. DONALD LOGAN, PhD’49, at Saint Catharines, Ont., on September 19, 2010.
JOHN R.B. MACLEAN, BSc’49, at Elora, Ont., on October 29, 2010.
DRUCIE (HUNT) MILLS, BA’49, at Delta, B.C., on September 3, 2010.
SOL SHAZ, BSc’49, MSc’51, at Rockville, Md., on January 22, 2011.
D. FRASER WOODHOUSE, BSc’49, BSW’50, MSW’52, at Weston, Ont., on February 1, 2011.


Warren Chippindale, BCom’49, LLD’95, chaired the world’s largest accounting firm, Coopers and Lybrand International, for five years, and served as Canada’s representative to the Council of the International Federation of Accountants. A member of McGill’s board of governors for 18 years, he spearheaded highly successful fundraising campaigns for both McGill and the Montreal Neurological Institute. A Member of the Order of Canada, he passed away on November 27, 2010, in Montreal.


W. KEITH BUCK, BEng’50, MSc’51, at Manotick, Ont., on September 8, 2010.
RUSSELL G. CHAMBERS, BEng’50, at Longmeadow, Mass., on October 26, 2010.
WILLIAM E. FULLERTON, BEng’50, at Beaconsfield, Que., on September 17, 2010.
JOHN HARVIE, BEng’50, at St. Saveur des Monts, Que., on January 5, 2011.
MAURICE LEESON, BSc(Agr)’50, at Dartmouth, N.S., on October 20, 2010.
THOMAS MCCALL, BEng’50, at Halifax, N.S., on February 9, 2011.
HAROLD MORROW, PhD’50, at Victoria, B.C., on November 12, 2010.
LORNE PHILLIPS, BEng’50, MEng’52, at Woodstock, Ont., on January 26, 2011.
MALCOLM ROURKE, BEng’50, at Oakville, Ont., on October 4, 2010.
ANDREW SYME, BEng’50, MSc’51, at Calgary, Alta., on October 11, 2010.
NORMA WALMSLEY, BCom’50, MA’54, at Wakefield, Que., on January 9, 2011.
JACQUES BISSON, BEng’51, at Hull, Que., on February 4, 2010.
JANET E. CAMPBELL, MDCM’51, at Trent Hills, Ont., on August 30, 2010.
VICTOR FOWLER, MDCM’51, at Burlington, Ont., on September 29, 2010.
EARLE GILCHRIST, BSc’51, at Fredericton, N.B., on March 20, 2010.
STUART HORNE, BSc’51, at Caledon, Ont., on December 23, 2010.
DOUGLAS LINDSAY, BSc’51, at Point-Claire, Que., on January 5, 2011.
PATRICIA ANNE MACPHERSON, BSW’51, MSW’54, at Toronto, on September 30, 2010.
KENNETH PINDER, BEng’51, MEng’52, at Vancouver, on November 30, 2009.
ROBERT G. WILSON, MDCM’51, at Surrey, B.C., on October 8, 2010.
REUBEN ZEMEL, BSc’51, MSc’54, at Key Biscayne, Fla., on March 27, 2010.
ALLEN E. BARTLETT, BCom’52, at Littleton, Col., on September 30, 2010.
CHARLES SHAW BRADEEN, BA’52, BCL’55, at Cowansville, Que., in September 2010.
JOSEPH BRAY, BA’52, at Ottawa, on February 10, 2011.
RONALD F. FORTIER, BEng’52, at Montreal, on December 3, 2010.
ALFRED NOODELMAN, BCom’52, at Montreal, on November 29, 2010.
KENNETH EARL SORENSEN, BEng’52, at Wisbech, U.K., on May 30, 2010.
IRVING ADESSKY, BCL’53, at Montreal, on September 19, 2010.
DONALD HARRIS CASH, BArch’53, at Lunenburg, N.S., on September 22, 2010.
E. PETER HOPPER, BCom’53, at Ormond Beach, Fla., on October 31, 2010.
JOHN KEMP POOLE, MDCM’53, at Campbell River, B.C., on November 27, 2010.
MAE ANNA GENEVA PURCELL, BN’53, at Edmonton, Alta., on February 10, 2011.
ROBERT REEVES, MDCM’54, at Fremont, Ohio, on January 30, 2011.
NORMAN S. THOMPSON, PhD’54, at Appleton, Wis., on January 7, 2011.
FRANK WHITE, BCom’54, at Montreal, on September 21, 2010.
TERENCE CROWE, BEng’55, at Calgary, Alta., on October 23, 2010.
WALLACE FINDLAY, MSc’55, PhD’61, at Pictou County, N.S., on October 8, 2010.
JOHN MACLEOD FRASER, BA’55, at Ottawa, on December 29, 2010.
EFA MARY LOGIE GREENWOOD, BA’55, at St. Catharines, Ont., on September 12, 2010.
BEVERLY ANN (MELLEN) SOFIN, BA’55, MSc’72, at Montreal, on February 12, 2011.
JOHN LIGHTHALL CAINS, BCom’56, at Montreal, on July 6, 2010.
LOUISE T. MCLAUGHLIN, BN’56, at Hoboken, N.J., on September 23, 2010.
MARILYN MCROBERT HARROLD, BA’56, at Montreal, on January 13, 2011.
REGINALD HOLLIS, BD’56, at Victoria, B.C., on November 9, 2010.
MARY ELLEN (HENDERSON) REED, BSc’56, at Burlington, Ont., on November 30, 2010.
WARREN UNDERHILL, MDCM’57, at Sylvania, Ohio, on October 29, 2010.
FLORENCE PRIPSTEIN, BA’58, at Washington, on September 28, 2010.
JAMES H. DAY, MDCM’59, at Kingston, Ont., on January 24, 2011.
JACQUES GIASSON, BEng’59, at Montreal, on September 16, 2010.
ERNEST JOOS, MA’59, at Mont-Royal, Que., on January 30, 2011.
JEAN H. LAFLEUR, BCL’59, at Montreal, on October 31, 2010.
GERTRUDE SELLARS, DipNursT&S’59, at Bonavista, Nfld., on August 30, 2010.
MARLENE (AXELROD) SHAPIRO, BA’59, at Montreal, on October 29, 2010.

As the longtime publisher of Tundra Books, May Cutler, BA’45, MA’51, transformed children’s literature in Canada. When she created Tundra in 1967, children’s books set in Canada and reflecting a Canadian sensibility were few and far between. Among the many books she published was Roch Carrier’s classic The Hockey Sweater. Speaking to Quill & Quire, current Tundra publisher Kathy Lowinger said, “Anybody who picks up a children’s book in this country owes her thanks.” Cutler also made her mark in politics as the mayor of Westmount. She died on March 3, 2011, in Montreal.


NEIL JOHNSTON, MDCM’61, at Weaverville, N.C., on December 13, 2010.
PHANOR PEROT, Grad Dip Medicine’61, PhD’63, at Charleston, S.C., on February 2, 2011.
FRED SCHWARTZ, BSc’61, at Montreal, on October 6, 2010.
HISASHI SHINOZUKA, MSc’61, PhD’63, at Japan, on September 20, 2010.
PENELOPE ANNE CARLSON, BA’62, at Reno, Nev., on November 3, 2010.
IAN O. LESLIE, BEng’62, DipMan’67, at Ottawa, on January 5, 2011.
JOSEPH G. MÉCARBANÉ, BCom’62, at Greenfield Park, Que., on September 15, 2010.
GEORGE PETERFY, DipPsych’62, at Montreal, on September 29, 2010.
G. MELVIN BARCLAY, BSc(Agr)’64, at Upper Kintore, N.S., on November 2, 2010.
KENNETH BRIAN COCKHILL, MSc(A)’64, on October 3, 2010.
NANCY (IREDALE) LAVENTURE, BSc(HE)’64, at Ottawa, on October 27, 2010.
ANNE POWELL, MDCM’64, at Toronto, on November 18, 2010.
SANDRA (SHAW) SUFFIAD, BEd’64, at Burnaby, B.C., on October 9, 2010.
SAMUEL ABERMAN, BEng’65, at Montreal, on October 2, 2010.
ELEANOR FLORENCE LAMBERT, BN’65, at Montreal, on January 28, 2011.
HARVEY SCHNEIDER, BA’65, MA’69, at Jerusalem, Israel, on November 7, 2010.
GEOFFREY HYLAND, BEng’66, on November 3, 2010.
JOHN KILLINGBECK, MEd’67, at Montreal, on October 1, 2010.
GUY PAQUET, MBA’68, at Beaconsfield, Que., on October 26, 2010.
KENNETH GARSIDE, BSc’69, at Toronto, on June 17, 2010.

Peter Cundill, BCom’60, one of the most respected investment managers of his generation, died in London, England, on January 24, 2011. His Cundill Value Fund, worth $8 million when he created it in 1974, is now valued at almost $15 billion (the fund is now part of Mackenzie Financial, which purchased Cundill’s company in 2006). He was also the driving force behind McGill’s Cundill International Prize in History, the largest book prize of its kind in the world. A new book by Christopher Risso-Gill, There’s Always Something To Do: The Peter Cundill Investment Approach (McGill-Queen’s University Press), was published shortly after Cundill’s death.






EDWARD GRAHAM, DDS’70, at Victoria, B.C., on September 28, 2010.
CAROL (WEINSTOCK) WILLENS, BSW’70, at Santa Monica, Calif., on December 27, 2010.
CAROL BURNS, MLS’71, at Winnipeg, Man., on November 20, 2010.
ELIZABETH PAPPIUS, BA’71, MSc’81, at Brookline, Mass., on October 18, 2010.
MAUREEN ANNE MCKNIGHT, MSc(A)’72, at London, Ont., on September 14, 2010.
DAVID BUELL NICHOLS, MSc’72, MDCM’76, at White Stone, Va., on December 30, 2010.
HELEN NOVACK, MLS’72, at Montreal, on September 25, 2010.
ABDUL F. MUHAMMAD, PhD’73, on September 11, 2010.
ELEANOR FINDLAY, BSc(PT)’74, MSc(A)’79, at Etobicoke, Ont., on September 1, 2010.
BARRY HOODEM, BSc’75, BEng’79, at Washington, D.C., on October 20, 2010.
CARMELA NOBILE, BA’75, at Montreal, on November 21, 2010.
HARRY WAGSCHAL, MA’76, at Dorval, Que., on January 31, 2011.
GEORGE DZUL, BA’77, at Pacifica, Calif., on December 1, 2010.
SUSAN MARGARET HESS, BA’77, at New Hartford, Conn., on December 30, 2010.
JOHN E. KEYS, PhD’77, at Ottawa, on November 4, 2010.
MARC LEVAIN, DipAgr’77, BEd’85, at Ottawa, on August 28, 2010.
JOYCE ELAINE FINNEY, DipEd’78, at Ottawa, on October 18, 2010.
SANDRA SCHOEL, Cert RInst’78, MEd’81, at Montreal, on November 13, 2010.
ROBERT WEIHMAYER, BEng’78, BA’79, at Boston, Mass., on February 6, 2011.
BRENDA HURST, MLS’79, MBA’87, at Toronto, on September 27, 2010.


TIMOTHY NAM CHANG, BEng’80, at Montville, N.J., on February 1, 2011.
DANA MILTON PATTERSON, BSc(Agr)’84, at Kentville, N.S., on July 13, 2010.
VERA DANYLUK, BEd’86, at Montreal, on October 14, 2010.
PATRICIA KALNITSKY, BA’86, at Montreal, on February 3, 2011.
URIEL M. ROZEN, BMus’86, at Toronto, on November 10, 2010.
MIRIAM GRACE VAN HUSEN, MLIS’89, at Ottawa, on May 2, 2010.


JOHN MILLONS, MLIS’90, at Ottawa, on February 12, 2011.
JORDAN BERNAMOFF, BA’91, at Toronto, on February 16, 2011.
GISELLA BONANNO, BSc’91, at Saint-Léonard, Que., on September 13, 2010.


Tony Proudfoot, MA’91, a two-time Grey Cup champion and a two-time CFL all-star, died in Montreal on December 30, 2010. Following his football career, he was a sports broadcaster, a coach and a longtime teacher at Dawson College in Montreal. Diagnosed in 2007 with ALS, a fatal neurological disorder, he devoted his energies to raising awareness about the disease, earning an Exceptional Public Awareness Award from the ALS Society of Canada for his efforts, and a National Newspaper Award nomination for his moving first-person accounts of living with ALS.


AUDREY BEST, BCL’01, LLB’01, at Montreal, on January 25, 2011.
MATTHEW GENTRY, BEng’04, at Windsor, Conn., on February 16, 2011.
ERIC GIOSI, BSc’07, at Cuba, on January 5, 2011.


LOUISE CHEVALIER, faculty member, Montreal Children’s Hospital, at Montreal, on December 13, 2010.
ANDREAS P. CONTOGOURIS, emeritus professor, Department of Physics, at Montreal, on March 18, 2011.
SIMON GOLD, BSc’38, MDCM’40, MSc’45, faculty member, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, at Montreal, on December 28, 2010.
BERNARD GRAD, BSc’44, PhD’49, associate professor, Department of Psychiatry, at Montreal, on December 27, 2010.
ADRIAN HSIA, emeritus honorific professor, Department of German Studies, at Montreal, on November 22, 2010.
AMNON KAHN, BSc’52, former chief of endocrinology, Jewish General Hospital, at Montreal, on November 4, 2010.
RICHARD KARMEL, senior psychologist, Montreal General Hospital, at Montreal, on December 27, 2010.
PETER MACKLEM, MDCM’56, emeritus professor and physician-in-chief, Royal Victoria Hospital, at Lansdowne, Ont., on February 11, 2011.
EDWARD J. STANSBURY, former vice-principal (planning and academic services), at Montreal, on February 22, 2011.
CHARLES TANNER, MSc’56, PhD’57, professor, Institute of Parasitology, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on February 20, 2011.
WILLIAM M. WILLIAMS, emeritus professor, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, at Montreal, on January 28, 2011.
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