In memoriam – Fall/Winter 2011

Fall-Winter 2011


JOHN M. CERINI, BA’32, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on May 13, 2011.

MILDRED BRONFMAN LANDE, BA’36, at Westmount, Que., on April 28, 2011.

SIMON GOLD, BSc’38, MDCM’40, MSc’45, at Montreal, on December 28, 2010.

EUGENE W. CHIPMAN, BSc(Agr)’39, at Kentville, N.S., on April 6, 2011.

FREDRICK CHU, MDCM’39, at Vancouver, on March 19, 2011.

DOROTHY (JACOBS) SIMAND, BA’39, MSW’71, at West Palm Beach, Fla., on July 5, 2011.

EDNA FRANCES WOOTAN, BCL’39, at Westmount, Que., on March 5, 2011.

MARCIA (MICHLIN) ZARITZKY, BA’39, at Côte Saint-Luc, Que., on July 15, 2011.


Even among the gifted minds that populated the fabled Bell Laboratories in the sixties, Willard Boyle, BSc’47, MSc’48, PhD’50, was a standout. Together with collaborator George E. Smith, Boyle invented the charge-coupled device, which would pave the way for a wide range of digital imaging technologies— everything from digital cameras to the Hubble Space Telescope.  Boyle and Smith were awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for their contributions. Boyle died on May 7 in Wallace, Nova Scotia.


ARTHUR (ART) HAMILTON BERUBE, BCom’40, at St. Catharines, Ont., on May 5, 2011.

KENNETH N. R. BRANDS, BEng’40, at Oakville, Ont., on June 17, 2011.

MARY FRANCES CAMERON, BA’40, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on August 5, 2011.

EDWARD (TED) JULIUS ROSEN, BSc’40, MDCM’42, at Toronto, on June 9, 2011.

MONTROY COHEN, BSc’41, at Westmount, Que., on June 14, 2011.

ENRICO DE PIERRO, BArch’41, at London, U.K., on June 25, 2011.

CONSTANCE LIVINGSTON FRIEDMAN, BSc’41, MSc’42, PhD’48, at Vancouver, on June 15, 2011.

R. HARRY JAY, BA’41, BCL’48, at Ottawa, on May 15, 2011.

RENEE C. McKAY, BA’41, at New York City, on April 16, 2011.

DONALD EDWARD DOUGLAS, BSc’42, MSc’43, PhD’45, at Montreal, on May 8, 2011.

RALPH R. HAYTER, BSc(Agr)’42, at Ottawa, on June 22, 2011.

GEORGES M. MASSON, PhD’42, at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., on June 23, 2011.

HARRIET (MITCHELL) OUTHET, BA’42, at Aylmer, Que., on August 11, 2011.

DIMITRIOS (JIM) G. PANOS, BA’42, MA’44, at Port Washington, N.Y., on July 14, 2011.

G. N. RUSSELL SMART, BSc’42, PhD’45, at Allentown, Pa., on May 3, 2011.

DAVID G. GUTHRIE, BSc’43, MDCM’44, at Sainte-Foy, Que., on June 1, 2011.

DOUGLAS GRANT LOCHHEAD, BA’43, BLS’51, at Sackville, N.B., on March 15, 2011.

HERBERT SAMUEL RANDALL, MDCM’43, at Vancouver, B.C., on May 12, 2011.

ARTHUR JOHN FRANCIS AVERILL, BA’44, at Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 14, 2011.

JAMES (JIM) RICHARD STUART, BSc’44, MDCM’45, PhD’57, at Black Diamond, Alta., on June 1, 2011.

HERSCHEL VICTOR, BCom’44, LLD’10, at Westmount, Que., on May 13, 2011.

MARY E. BAKER, BSc(HEc)’45, at Saint-Lambert, Que., on July 30, 2011.

ALFRED ASSALY, BEng’46, at Montreal, on August 4, 2011.

ALFRED H. D. HAIBLEN, BEng’46, at New York City, on June 23, 2011.

GERALD S. CHARNESS, BSc’47, at Aventura, Fla., on March 13, 2011.

RENE FRANçOIS JOOSTE, MSc’47, PhD’49, at Ottawa, on April 12, 2011.

RALPH P. RANDLETT, BSc’47, MDCM’49, at Cornwall, Ont., on July 5, 2011.

JOHN BETHUNE WIGHT, BCom’47, at Montreal, on April 11, 2011.

JACK EMMANUEL ADAM, BA’48, BD’52, at Toronto, on July 13, 2011.

LEONARD L. DRUCKMAN, BSc’48, DDS’54, on August 22, 2011.

WILLIAM ARTHUR EDGE, BA’48, at Ottawa, on August 1, 2011.

PETER R. MACKELL, BA’48, BCL’51, at Montreal, on May 27, 2011.

JOHN (JOCK) HUGH MACLAREN, BSc(Agr)’48, on March 28, 2011.

IAN HERBERT MACLEAN, BCom’48, at Kelowna, B.C., on February 24, 2011.

WILLIAM (BILL) JOHN MYLES MOORE, MEng’48, at Ottawa, on May 11, 2011.

DAVID LEO NASH, BA’48, at Howick, Que., on August 4, 2011.

ERNEST A. OESTREICHER, BCom’48, on March 10, 2011.

DOUGLAS GRAHAM REID, BA’48, BLS’49, at Kissimmee, Fla., on April 7, 2011.

CHARLOTTE (GARFINKLE) STEINBERG, BSW’48, at Côte Saint-Luc, Que., on April 2, 2011.

GRACE WHITE, DipNursT&S’48, at Toronto, on March 24, 2011.

GLENN N. ADAMS, BSc’49, MSc’50, PhD’53, at Sackville, N.B., on July 26, 2011.

EVA NORMA (SINGER) BURLEY, Dip Ed’49, on March 9, 2011.

DODD Q. CHU, MDCM’49, DipIntMed’54, at Vancouver, on September 22, 2011.

JAMES THOMAS ELO, DDS’49, at Grenville-sur-la-Rouge, Que., on June 24, 2011.

ROMA ZENOVEA HAWIRKO, MSc’49, PhD’51, at Victoria, on March 4, 2011.

BERNARD NATHANSON, MDCM’49, at New York City, on February 21, 2011.

PEGGY PURVIS, BSc’49, BSc’71, at Montreal, on May 18, 2011.

JOHN A. BRUCE ROBINSON, BSc(PE)’49, DDS’53, at Saskatoon, Sask., on July 27, 2011.

WALTER SWISTON, DDS’49, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on March 17, 2011.

MILDRED BROCKLEHURST (GREENBLATT) WOODS, BA’49, at Toronto, Ont., on August 2, 2011.


BARBARA AINSLEY (CLARK) BILLINGS, BA’50, at Ottawa, on May 30, 2011.

JACQUES M. BONNEVILLE, BEng’50, at Brossard, Que., on July 13, 2011.

CLAIR ALLAN BUCKLEY, BSc(PE)’50, at Victoria, on August 20, 2011.

KENNETH (KEN) E. EADE, MSc’50, PhD’55, at Ottawa, on February 10, 2011.

MASSEY (VENDER) FLEXER, BA’50, MSW’68, at Montreal, on March 5, 2011.

JOHN MARSHAM HALLWARD, BA’50, at Montreal, on July 12, 2011.

ROBERT HERDMAN, BEng’50, at York, S.C., on March 19, 2011

AUBREY W. HUTCHISON, BSc(Agr)’50, at Toronto, on June 2, 2011.

KENNETH SHERRIFFS MORTON, MDCM’50, at Gibson, B.C., on August 13, 2011.

ROBERT JOHN SIMPSON, BEng’50, at White Rock, B.C., on March 4, 2011.

JOHN MAURICE WILLCOCK, BEng’50, at St. Augustine, Fla., on March 29, 2011.

ALBERT LEWIS BENNETT, BSW’51, MSW’52, at Ottawa, on July 22, 2010.

JULIAN CHIPMAN, BA’51, BCL’54, at Montreal, on March 29, 2011.

GEORGE E. CHIPPS, BEng’51, MEng’56, at Georgetown, Ont., on July 10, 2011.

JAMES LEWIS HEFFERNAN, MDCM’51, on January 21, 2011.

ROBERT D. HEYDING, PhD’51, at Kingston, Ont., on May 17, 2011.

ELIZABETH V. LAUTSCH, MSc’51, PhD’53, at Sun City Center, Fla., on March 14, 2011.

LOUIS (LOU) MELAMED, BEng’51, at Toronto, on February 24, 2011.

DONALD JAMES ROSS, BEng’51, at Calgary, on July 1, 2011.

CHARLES JAMES SMITH, MA’51, PhD’54, at Clarence, N.Y., on April 23, 2011.

BASIL ANDERSON SWAN, BEng’51, at Halifax, N.S., on June 28, 2011.

WOLFE FRIEDMAN, BA’52, BCL’55, at Côte Saint-Luc, Que., on April 7, 2011.

MARY HELEN OLIVE, BSc’52, in California, on June 30, 2011.

JACK (JOHN) S. SALMON, BSc(Agr)’52, at Vernon, B.C., on May 29, 2011.

RUPERT J. SMILEY, BSc(Agr)’52, at Sainte-Julie, Que., on May 27, 2011.

JAMES M. DONNELL, BSc’53, MDCM’55, at Gorham, N.H., on June 17, 2011.

DONALD JOSEPH MENARD, BSc(PE)’53, at Newmarket, Ont., on April 20, 2011.

MURRAY C. PATRICK, MDCM’53, at Fredericton, NB, on March 22, 2011.

ISRAEL AKERMAN, BEng’54, at Jerusalem, Israel, on April 5, 2010.

MARGARET ANN (PHILIP) BAGNALL, BA’54, in Ontario, on March 27, 2011.

CLAIRE W. CAMERON, BSc(HEc)’54, at Stratford, Ont., on April 22, 2011.

JOHN D. CIPERA, PhD’54, at Ottawa, on February 7, 2011.

ALBERT (TED) E. W. TRITES, MDCM’54, at Richmond, B.C., on February 22, 2011.

TERRENCE W. CROWE, BEng’55, at Calgary, on October 23, 2010.

RICHARD LEITHAM, BEng’55, DipM&BA’59, at Montreal, on April 30, 2011.

SYLVIA M. BURKINSHAW, BN’56, at Kingston, Ont., on May 1, 2011.

WILLIAM HENRY FULLER, BCom’56, at Victoria, on June 29, 2011.

EVA (BAS-KRAUS) KASHKET, BSc’56, MSc’57, at Lexington, Mass., on May 21, 2011.

THOMAS (TOM) HARRY LEGG, MSc’56, PhD’60, at Ottawa, on June 14, 2011.

EILEEN IWANICKI, BSc(HEc)’57, at Fredericton, N.B., on January 20, 2011.

J. GABRIEL NAULT, BEng’57, at Brockville, Ont., on May 31, 2011.

JAMES R. RAINFORTH, BSc(Agr)’57, MSc’60, at Beamsville, Ont., on
June 23, 2011.

PATRICIA ANNE (POWERS) CAVELL, BSc’58, on July 13, 2010.

BRUCE ALEXANDER GORDON, BCom’58, at Perth, Ont., on April 8, 2011.

COLIN DONALD GRIMSON, BA’58, MA’66, at Sherbrooke, Que., on March 28, 2011.

ROGER G. KNUDSON, MSc(A)’58, at Bethlehem, Pa., on January 13, 2011.

JOSÉ K. ROSALES, Grad Dip Medicine’58, at Calgary, on August 20, 2011.

THOMAS KENNETH (T.K.) RYMES, MA’58, PhD’68, at Ottawa, on May 14, 2011.

GEORGE CHRISTIE, DipM&BA’59, at Châteauguay, Que., on April 20, 2011.

VINCENT WILLEM KOOIMAN, BCL’59, at Ottawa, on December 19, 2010.

PHILIP HARRIS MCLARREN, BCom’59, at Victoria, on April 17, 2011.

ILYSE JOY (TAUB) SEGAL, BA’59, at Westmount, Que., on June 20, 2011.

BEATRICE (BEA) SPIEGELMANN, DipNurs T&S’59, at Calgary, on June 7, 2010.

HYLKE VAN DE WETERING, BSc(Agr)’59, MA’61, at Miami Beach, Fla., on June 24, 2011.


JACK (LEWIS) BOEKO, MSW’61, at Deerfield Beach, Fla., on March 18, 2011.

NORMAN LAURENCE (LARRY) EDE, BEng’61, at Thunder Bay, Ont., on August 3, 2011.

JOHN ANTHONY DAVIES, MSc’62, on February 1, 2011.

JOHN MILTON GATES, BSc(Agr)’62, at Kingston, RI, on March 15, 2011.

NAEMATULLAH (NAE) ISMAIL, BSc’62, at Ottawa, on September 18, 2010.

IAN O. LESLIE, BEng’62, DipMan’67, at Ottawa, on January 5, 2011.

SHIBLY ABELA, BEng’63, at Manotick, Ont., on August 4, 2011.

MARILYN FICHMAN, BA’63, at Montreal, on August 9, 2011.

HEATHER JILL DONEY, BA’65, at Edmonton, on March 11, 2011.

OLEG PODYMOW, BEng’65, at Montreal, on June 2, 2011.

VIVIAN (O’DION) CUMMINS, BA’66, MLS’73, at Ottawa, on April 11, 2011.

TERENCE H. KWIZAK, BSc’67, at Montreal, on April 8, 2011.

DOUGLASS GORDON McDOUGALL, BA’67, at Montreal, on May 15, 2011.

HANNAH (HECHT) BARENBAUM, BA’68, at San Francisco, Calif., on June 12, 2011.

MICHEL COTE, MDCM’68, at North Hatley, Que., on July 3, 2011.

MARKUS LUFT, BSc’68, at North York, Ont., on April 10, 2011.

SHIRLEY GONSHOR, BScN’68, at Montreal, on June 27, 2011.

DAVID N. LATT, BSc(Agr)’68, at Montreal, on June 20, 2011.

ROBERT S. SISCOE, BEng’68, at Sorel-Tracy, Que., on May 4, 2011.

ISAAC JOSEPH ELLISTON, BSc(Agr)’69, MBA’74, at Teaneck, N.J., on March 4, 2011.

LORENE MARIE (BARD) FREEMAN, BN’69, MSc(A)’71, at Victoria, on August 26, 2011.

GERALD E. TUCKER, MA’69, PhD’73, at Sherbrooke, Que., on April 20, 2011.


It’s always sad to lose a gifted political leader, but the death of Jack Layton, BA’71, on August 22 was particularly wrenching, coming as it did only a few short months after he had led the NDP to unprecedented heights—103 seats in the House of Commons and Official Opposition status. Layton’s good-humoured and energetic performance in the 2011 federal election, despite his health problems, drew widespread praise, even from political opponents. His commitment to social justice and to civility in politics were also much admired. Layton identified his former McGill professor, political philosopher Charles Taylor, as a key mentor. Taylor was an honorary pallbearer at Layton’s funeral.

PER A. V. AHLGREN, PhD’70, at Sweden, in May, 2011.

NICHOLAS MERLIN HANN, BA’70, MA’74, at Ottawa, on July 29, 2011.

NEIL A. JOHNSON, BCom’70, at Toronto, on May 16, 2011.

STEVEN H. PROPAS, BSc’70, at Toronto,  on August 2, 2011.

CHRISTOPH YING-WAI YUNG, Dip Psych’70, at Toronto, on July 4, 2011.

ALBERT J. DEVITO, BMus’71, at Alexandria, Ont., on June 19, 2011.

ANTONIN DUPONT, PhD’71, at Montreal, on December 1, 2010.

ANTHONY JOHANSEN, BCom’71, at Ottawa, on February 28, 2011.

JUDITH ABBIE H. GIBBS, MDCM’72, at Toronto, on April 6, 2011.

DONALD KINSELLA, BEd’72, MEd’75, DipHRFLEd’78, at Kirkland, Que., on July 11, 2011.

JOHN J. LAVERY, BA’73, at Gatineau, Que., on May 8, 2011.

ADAM LISIEWICZ, MSc’73, at Baltimore, Md., on April 28, 2011.

LYNN (LIONA) LEONARD-GRIFFITHS, CertEd’74, BEd’80, at Montreal, on August 9, 2011.

BARBARA GROVE, MSW’74, at Kingston, Ont., on February 6, 2011.

BRENDA (SKARF) WEINBERGER, BSc’74, at Montreal, on June 2, 2011.

FRANS VAN DUINEN, MBA’76, at Toronto, on April 10, 2011.

MICHAEL NEIL SMITH, BSc’77, at Southampton, Bermuda, on May 7, 2011.

JANA MARIE BUBENIK, BA’78, MA’85, at Council Grove, Kan., on May 24, 2011.

COLIN DONDENAZ, BA’78, on April 20, 2011.

LAWRENCE BLAIR HAMILTON, MArch’78, on April 8, 2011.

MARY ELEANOR (GATENBY) MARCHADIER, MA’78, CertProfFrench’87, on May 16, 2011.

KATHRYN SMITH, CertProfFrench’78, CertProfSpanish’01, at Montreal, on July 4, 2011.

FLORENCE FU YANG FAN CHU, MEd’79, at Montreal, on September 5, 2011.

RALPH SIEGEL, BSc’79, PhD’84, at West Orange, N.J., on September 2, 2011.


PHILIP S. AZIMOV, BSc’80, MSc(A)’82, at Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., on March 24, 2011.

PETER JOHN ASTRAUKAS, MEng’81, at Mesa, Ariz., on August 14, 2011.

EDUARDO ANDRES CAMPOS, BEng’81, MBA’83, at Guatemala City, Guatemala, on June 1, 2011.

SHIRLEY ANN FEE, MBA’81, at Westmount, Que., on June 10, 2011.

ROBERTO FRANCESCON, BEng’81, at Vancouver, on May 31, 2011.

PETER FRANCIS J. HABER, BCom’81, at Toronto, on August 18, 2011.

DOLORES VADER, BA’83, at Ottawa, on August 26, 2011.

GARY FRANKLIN NACHSHEN, BCL’87, LLB’87, at Toronto, on March 24, 2011.

STEVEN WEINTRAUB, MBA’89, at Montreal, on August 18, 2011.


DIMITRIOS DESCHESNES, MDCM’90, MedicalResident’92, at Montreal, on March 10, 2011.

RAJPATTIE PERSAUD-BILLETTE, BCL’90, LLB’90, at Montreal, on August 1, 2011.

LONA C. COLEMAN, BSc’99, MSc’01, at Phoenix, Ariz., on August 19, 2011.


O’LINDA CUFFARO, BA’01, at Saint-Laurent, Que., on July 21, 2011.

REBECCA MEREDITH S. CHAFFER, BA’11, at Pohnpei, Micronesia, on
August 6, 2011.


MARIKA (SALAMIS) ASIMAKOPULOS, BA’60, MLS’83, CertProfItalian’91, reference librarian, McGill Libraries, at Westmount, Que., on August 12, 2011.

BRIAN BIRD, former chair, Department of Geography, at Fitch Bay, Que., on August 20, 2011.

MICHAEL (MICKEY) M. A. GOLD, BSc’40, MDCM’43, MSc’45, former director of undergraduate medical education, Jewish General Hospital, at Westmount, Que., on April 6, 2011.

MYER (BABE) HENDELMAN, BA’38, MDCM’40, DipObstetrics’48, former faculty member, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Toronto, on July 19, 2011.

ALAN GORDON KENDALL, BSc’48, MDCM’54, former faculty member,Royal Victoria Hospital, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on March 22, 2011.

ROBERT KINCH, former chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Montreal, on July 22, 2011.

SHENG (BOB) LIANG KWEE, BSc’68, MDCM’72, assistant professor, Department of Medicine, at Montreal, on July 7, 2011.

EVERETT COX REID, MDCM’48, former chief of urology, Montreal General Hospital, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on June 12, 2011.

CAROLINE ROBERTSON, BN’63, MSc(A)’72, former director of nursing, Montreal Neurological Institute, at Montreal, on June 25, 2011.

PEGGY ANN (STEADMAN) SANGSTER, BN’77, MSc(A)’79, former director of nursing staff development, Montreal General Hospital, at Montreal, on July 10, 2011.

HENRY JAMES SCOTT, MDCM’41, Dip Surgery’51, retired professor of surgery, at Montreal, on May 3, 2011.

VERNON RANDOLPH VICKERY, BSc(Agr)’49, MSc’57, PhD’64, emeritus curator of the Lyman Museum, at Kentville, N.S., on August 30, 2011.


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