In memoriam – Spring/Summer 2012

In Memoriam


MARTHA BENJAMIN, BLS’33, MLS’60, at Montreal, on December 24, 2011.
MAY HORWOOD, BA’33, at Ottawa, on October 1, 2011.
ALICE E. MILLER, BA’34, at Montreal, on February 1, 2012.
JAMES WORRALL, BSc’35, at North York, Ont., on October 9, 2011.
A. HERMAN COLE, BEng’36, at Beaconsfield, Que., on November 25, 2011.
KEITH W. SHAW, BEng’36, at Vancouver, B.C., on February 8, 2012.
LORNE DANIEL HAMILTON, BA’37, MA’45, at Montreal, on November 26, 2011.
JOHN A. LANG, BA’37, at Ottawa, on January 20, 2012.
SAUL E. FRIEFELD, BSc’38, MDCM’40, at Minneapolis, Minn., on February 9, 2012.
MARGARET H. LAIRD, BHS’38, at Montreal, on September 18, 2011.


When Madeleine Parent, BA’40, LLD’02, emerged in the forties as a determined labour organizer, she soon made powerful enemies – none more so than Quebec premier Maurice Duplessis. Targeted for various forms of intimidation (including five separate arrests), the prim Parent possessed a wily toughness that belied her diminutive stature. When she organized a successful 100-day strike by Dominion Textile workers in 1946, it proved to be a turning point in Quebec labour history. Former prime minister Jean Chrétien described Parent, the co-founder of the Confederation of Canadian Unions and an influential social activist, as one of his heroes. Parent donated her personal archives, which included correspondence, speeches, agenda books and other items, 
to McGill. She died in Montreal on March 12, 2012.





MALCOLM (MAC) DAVIES, BA’40, at Ottawa, on September 12, 2011.
GRANT LEANDRE PARENT, BSc(Agr)’40, at Ottawa, on January 24, 2012.
REBECCA MARKOW LEVITT, DipEd’41, at Montreal, on October 27, 2011.
JOHN W. MCMARTIN, BA’41, MDCM’43, at Montreal, on January 10, 2012.
MARY G. (LOGAN) CLARKE, BA’42, at Lachine, Que., on February 22, 2012.
JEAN (OWEN) GOWDEY, BHS’42, at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que., on December 11, 2011.
ELIZABETH (BETTY) KRETZEL, BHS’42, at Ottawa, on November 5, 2011.
DAVID M. SCOTT, BSc’42, MSc’47, PhD’49, at London, Ont., on September 15, 2011.
ERNEST SKUTEZKY, BCom’42, at Montreal, on December 18, 2011.
WARREN Y. SOPER, BA’42, at Oakville, Ont., on January 22, 2012.
WILLIAM L. W. TAYLOR, BEng’42, MSc’50, at Duncan, B.C., on February 10, 2012.
M. ELAINE DE TEMPLE, BA’43, BLS’45, at Ottawa, on March 5, 2012.
ARTHUR H. LEVINE, BSc’43, MDCM’48, at Montreal, on November 26, 2011.
REVIS C. LEWIS, MDCM’43, MSc’50, at Prairie Village, Kan., on December 11, 2011.
JAMES S. MACKENZIE, BSc’43, BSc’44, PhD’48, at Newtown Square, Pa., on August 25, 2011.
JOHN D. MAHON, MDCM’43, at Calgary, Alta., on October 15, 2011.
B. MOLLY PETRIE, BA’43, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on September 20, 2011.
ROSS A. RITCHIE, BEng’43, at Toronto, on September 20, 2011.
MAURICE A. THEAULT, BEng’44, at Montreal, on December 5, 2011.
FRANK S. EADIE, BSc’45, MSc’49, PhD’52, at Westwood, Ont., on November 27, 2011.
AXEL KIELLAND, BEng’45, at Ottawa, on December 12, 2011.
RAYMOND LINCOLN LEWIS, BSc(Agr)’45, at Gatineau, Que., on October 31, 2010.
MIRIAM E. MCALARY, BSc(HEc)’45, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on October 5, 2011.
CHRISTINA E. E. TATE, BA’45, at Cote Saint-Luc, Que., on September 14, 2011.
FREDERICK ELLIOT WINTER, BA’45, at Toronto, on September 17, 2011.
G. CHRISTOPHER WILLIS, BSc’46, MDCM’48, DipIntMed’55, at Shawville, Que., on January 2, 2012.
MILTON ARNOLD, BCom’47, at Ottawa, on March 1, 2012.
LOUIS J. LAFLAMME, BEng’47, at Montreal, on December 8, 2011.
JEAN (SCOTT) PATTISON CAPREOL, BSc’47, at Beaconsfield, Que., on October 4, 2011.
DONALD L. CRAIG, BSc(Agr)’47, at Centreville, N.S., on October 11, 2011.
JOHN F. HALDIMAND, BCom’47, at Peterborough, Ont., on December 26, 2011.
JOAN (PATERSON) KEYES, BA’47, at Ottawa, on December 28, 2011.
LOUIS J. LAFLAMME, BEng’47, at Lachine, Que., on December 8, 2011.
JULIUS M. LONG, BEng’47, at Thornhill, Ont., on November 3, 2011.
CHARLES H. MILLAR, PhD’47, at Deep River, Ont., on December 28, 2011.
WILLIAM J. REID, BCom’47, at Outremont, Que., on November 3, 2011.
MERVYN ASHING, BSc’48, DDS’52, at Unity, Sask., on October 17, 2011.
THOMAS F. BRIDEL, BCom’48, at Brampton, Ont., on September 27, 2011.
BEVERLEY BRYANT, BA’48, at Windsor, Ont., on November 23, 2011.
RALPH B. CAYFORD, BEng’48, at Baie-D’Urfé, Que., on August 30, 2011.
LOUIS GREENBERG, PhD’48, at Ottawa, on November 27, 2011.
MICHAEL KOVALIK, MDCM’48, at Montreal, on November 14, 2011.
GEORGE A. MCCAMMON, BCom’48, at Thetford Mines, Que., on October 13, 2011.
DOUGLAS G. REID, BA’48, BLS’49, at Kissimmee, Fla., on April 7, 2011.
ROBERT P. CHAPMAN, MSc’49, at Victoria, B.C., on September 25, 2011.
PETER G. HADRILL, BEng’49, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on March 13, 2012.
WILLIAM (TED) HALL, BA’49, at Montreal, on February 12, 2012.
JOAN ELIZABETH HAMILTON, BSc(HEc)’49, at Ottawa, Ont., on December 9, 2010.
HAROLD N. LYNGE, MDCM’49, at San Francisco, Calif., on August 26, 2011.
ALAN M. MANN, MDCM’49, Dip Psych’54, at Mount Royal, Que., on October 16, 2011.
KALMAN S. SAMUELS, BSc’49, at Montreal, on December 31, 2011.                                                                                               H. RAYMOND SCOVIL, BSc(Agr)’49, at Fredericton, N.B., on January 26, 2012.


As the founding president of the International Development Research Centre of Canada, W. David Hopper, BSc(Agr)’50, DSc’76, was a firm believer that science could play an invaluable role in addressing the problems of famine and environmental decay in developing countries. But he also understood that Western scientists had to respect the expertise that already existed in those countries and that solutions needed to be developed through careful consultation. Today, the IDRC is active in more than 900 research projects throughout the world, collaborating with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and other partners. Hopper went on to be a vice president of the World Bank.  He died in Washington, DC on November 22, 2011.






PHILLIP P. ASPINALL, BCom’50, at Montreal, on March 3, 2012.
JOHN A. BOA, BEng’50, DipM&BA’57, at Montreal, on October 13, 2011.
EDWARD L. CLAYPOLE, BEng’50, at Garnet Valley, Pa., on September 22, 2011.
GARETH W. FLEWELLING, BEng’50, at Ottawa, on September 27, 2011.
BRUCE ARKLEY FOSTER, BEng’50, at Ottawa, on December 4, 2011.
KENNETH F. GIRARD, MSc’50, PhD’52, at Norwood, Pa., on December 7, 2011.
ROBERT LEWIS MACAFEE, BSc(Agr)’50, at Berwick, N.B., on December 26, 2010.
ELIAS MANDEL, BSc’50, at Montreal, on September 15, 2011.
ROY S. COLLINS, MPS’51, at Mississauga, Ont., on February 28, 2012.
ARTHUR A. LACKEY, BSc’51, MDCM’55, at Greenfield Park, Que., on November 30, 2011.
JAMES HUGH MCKEOWN, BCom’51, at East York, Ont., on September 22, 2011.
PAUL MOLLER, BEng’51, at Winston-Salem, N.C., on February 11, 2012.
HUGH M. NELSON, BEng’51, at Scarborough, Ont., on December 20, 2011.
W. NOEL O’BRIEN, BEng’51, at Etobicoke, Ont., on October 28, 2011.
ROBIN F. BADGLEY, BA’52, MA’54, at Oakville, Ont., on October 5, 2011.
RODERICK C. FOSTER, BCom’52, BCom’53, at Hilton Head, S.C., December 27, 2011.
JUSTICE IRVING J. HALPERIN, BCL’52, at Montreal, on December 9, 2011.
NORMAN KIPNIS, BEng’52, at Kamloops, B.C., on October 22, 2011.
LLOYD H. MASTERS, BSc’52, BEng’56, at Medina, N.Y., on May 18, 2011.
CHESTER F. RIDEOUT, MDCM’52, at Burnaby, B.C., on December 27, 2011.
JURATE TANNER, BSc’52, MSc’54, PhD’56, at Beaconsfield, Que., on December 9, 2011.
FRED Y. WALTERS JR., BEng’52, at Chilliwack, B.C., on October 19, 2011.
DOUGLAS E. CROWELL, BA’53, MDCM’57, GradDipMedicine’62, at Toronto, on January 23, 2012.
RENE GUTKNECHT, BA’53, at Ottawa, Ont., on January 2, 2011.
JOHN POLLAK, PhD’53, at Kogarah, Australia, on December 5, 2011.
ALLAN RAYMOND, BCom’53, at Montreal, on March 9, 2012.
PAUL SELCHAU, MDCM’53, at Mendocino, Calif., on January 3, 2012.
JOHN E. MACKAY, MDCM’54, at Fredericton, N.B., on June 23, 2011.
ALLAN G. MUNGALL, PhD’54, at Gloucester, Ont., on October 4, 2011.
RÉGINALD OUELLET, BEng’54, at L’Île-Bizard, Que., on October 30, 2011.
HEIDI SCHMIDT-SELBY, DipEd’54, MLS’81, at Saint-Laurent, Que., on December 12, 2011.
BRYAN M. SHIEMAN, MDCM’54, at Los Altos Hills, Calif., on August 17, 2011.
HARRY J. SMITH, BSc(Agr)’54, at Sackville, B.C., on December 1, 2011.
MORREL PAUL BACHYNSKI, PhD’55, DSc’94, at Hampstead, Que., on March 21, 2012.
GORDON W. BEAULIEU, DipAgr’55, at L’Île–Bizard, Que., on March 15, 2012.
ALISON DOUGLAS KNOX, BA’55, at Philadelphia, Pa., on December 12, 2011.
F. CATHARINE MADDAFORD, BN’55, at Mississauga, Ont., on October 23, 2011.
GORDON J. STAPLES, BEng’55, at Corner Brook, Nfld., on March 22, 2012.
ANN (CHISHOLM) BRAY, BSc(HEc)’56, at Portage La Prairie, Man., on August 26, 2011.
HUGH GOLDIE, MEng’56, at White Rock, B.C., on November 20, 2011.
RICHARD GENE STENNETT, PhD’56, at London, Ont., on October 23, 2011.
RALPH WATT, BSc(Agr)’56, at Stouffville, Ont., on August 3, 2011.
GEORGE F. BONDAR, MDCM’57, at Edmonton, Alta., on January 25, 2012.
JOHN C. HOFFMAN, PhD’57, BD’59, STM’60, at Toronto, on February 25, 2012.
G. COLIN BUCHAN, MDCM’58, at Portland, Ore., on November 30, 2011.
JUSTICE ANATOLE LESYK, BCL’58, at Vienna, Austria, on October 5, 2011.
PETER W. SHENON, MDCM’58, at Lafayette, Calif., on January 4, 2012.
STEPHEN A. VINEBERG, BCom’58, at Hampstead, Que., on February 26, 2012.
JAMES E. GRIFFITHS, PhD’59, at Savannah, Ga., on February 15, 2012.
PETER H. GRUNER, MDCM’59, at Beaconsfield, Que., on January 11, 2012.


 In 1969, John O’Brien, BA’53, MA’55, PhD’62, LLD’76, a 38-year-old economics scholar, became the youngest head of a university in Canada when he was named Sir George Williams University’s principal. Under O’Brien, the university bolstered its graduate offerings, introduced Canada’s first academic code of responsibilities and created the first university ombudsman’s office in North America. When Sir George merged with Loyola College in 1974, resulting in the creation of Concordia University, O’Brien became its first president, overseeing the delicate process of forging a new institutional identity. He died in Montreal on December 16, 2011.



HENRY E. GOLBA, BArch’60, at Montreal, on October 22, 2011.
IAN D. MURPHY, MDCM’60, at Perrysburg, Ohio, on December 8, 2011.
JOHN H. SPENCER, PhD’60, at Kingston, Ont., on February 22, 2012.
WALLACE A. BARRIE, BEng’61, at Combermere, Ont., on November 23, 2011.
DAVID F. MERCHANT, BSc’61, MEd’67, at St. Albert, Alta., on January 21, 2012.
MOHAMMAD ANWAR KHAN, PhD’62, at Hayatabad, Pakistan, on February 11, 2012.
ANTOINE A. LEPAGE, DipPsych’62, at Montreal, on March 1, 2012.
THOMAS M. NETTERFIELD, BEng’62, at Montreal, on August 4, 2011.
JOHN POPE, BA’62, BCL’65, at Toronto, on January 22, 2012.
R. GWILYM ROBERTS, MSc(A)’62, PhD’66, at Conestogo, Ont., on September 17, 2011.
JOHN K. WALLACE, BEng’62, at Toronto, on December 9, 2011.
THOMAS H. MOFFET, BEng’63, at Belvedere, Calif., on January 27, 2012.
PETER S. DAWSON, MDCM’64, at Houston, Texas, on September 4, 2011.
MARGARET LILLIAN ERREY, MDiv’64 (United Theological College), at Peterborough, Ont., on February 25, 2012.
JOHN R. W. FIELDHOUSE, BA’64, at Montreal, on November 1, 2011.
ELIZABETH S. QUAYLE, BSc’64, at Caribou, Maine, on October 26, 2011.
CESAR ROUBEN, MA’64, PhD’70, at Toronto, on March 9, 2012.
DAVID M. SMITH, BSc(Agr)’64, at Brookfield, N.S., on January 1, 2012.
BRUCE HENDERSON, BSc’66, at Baie-d’Urfé, Que., on October 12, 2011.
NORMAN F. RAE, BEng’66, at Montreal, on January 12, 2012.
J. BRIAN DUMSER, BSc’68, MSc’70, PhD’74, at Winthrop, Mass., on March 6, 2012.
JOYCE (BRADLEY) NESS, MEd’68, at Burlington, Ont., on October 1, 2011.
LORENE M. FREEMAN, BN’69, MSc(A)’71, at Victoria, B.C., on August 26, 2011.
WILLIAM LEWIS JONES, BEng’69, at Calgary, Alta., on September 2, 2011.
BARBARA A. T. WINSOR, BSc’69, at Berstett, France, on September 29, 2011.


DAVID M. BARKEN, BEng’70, at Verdun, Que., on October 10, 2011.
NATALIE (FRIEDBERG) ELIAS, BA’70, at Alexandria, Va., on May 15, 2010.
JANET (HUNTER) SMITH, MLS’70, at Sudbury, Mass., on January 14, 2012.
HERB S. STOVEL, BSc(Arch)’70, BArch’72, at Ottawa,on March 14, 2012.
LUIGI ARMANO, BEng’71, at Montreal, on December 13, 2011.
MICHAEL SIEGAL, BA’72, in England, on February 20, 2012.
PAUL RAYMOND HABIB, BSc’74, MSc’80, BTh’96, at Hudson, Que., on December 27, 2011.
NANCY SUSAN BUTCHART, MLS’75, CertTranslation’04, at Montreal, on March 15, 2012.
LAURA FLORENCE MACLELLAN, BA’75, MBA’82, at Oakville, Ont., on November 6, 2011.
CLAYTON J. STORR, MEd’75, at Brossard, Que., on January 13, 2012.
DONALD R. VAN HORN, MSc’75, at Montreal, on November 27, 2011.
KING J. KILEY, MEd’76, Cert EdTech’93, at Quebec City, on August 15, 2011.
SUSAN T. MCCRACKEN, BSc’76, PhD’81, at Toronto, on February 14, 2012.
REGINAL ARTHUR MUSTILL, BSc’76, at Orleans, Ont., on September 23, 2011.
FOUAD BREK, BSc(Arch)’77, at Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., on March 22, 2012.
MARY RUTH CARR MCLAUGHLIN, BMus’79, MA’82, in Toronto, on March 12, 2011.


ARTHUR ROY CUSHNIE, BEng’80, at Palm Beach County, Fla., on February 17, 2010.
JUDITH CLAIRE JOBA, MLS’80, at Westmount, Que., on November 15, 2011.
MARY PARFITT, BSW’80, MSW’95, at Kingston, Ont., on November 6, 2011.
MARTI KHEEL, MA’81, at Greenwich, Conn., on November 19, 2011.
HEINZ GLATZFELDER, BCom’84, at Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., on March 7, 2012.
MICHAEL RICHARD SAVELSON, BA’87, at Hampstead, Que., on November 22, 2011.
SHERWIN LAPTISTE, BSW’89, at Roxboro, Que., on November 19, 2011.
JOSEPH SILKAUSKAS, Cert EdTech’89, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on December 17, 2011.


BRUNO FRANK, Cert Mgmt’90, BCom’92, at Montreal, on December 16, 2011.
GRAZIA POLISENO GAETA, BSc’90, BCom’00, MBA’02, at Saint-Léonard, Que., on July 12, 2011.
DAVID JAMES MORGAN, MA’94, at Kingston, Ont., on November 13, 2011.
PATRICK JAMES REILLY, BSW’95, MSW’96, at Montreal, on August 31, 2011.
SUI MEI LINDA CHIU, MSc’97, at Montreal, on November 29, 2011.
MARILYN A. METZ, PhD’97, at Pointe- Claire, Que., on January 25, 2012.
KYLE FAAS, BSc’98, at Toronto, on November 2, 2011.
MARY MYSAK, BA’99, at Montreal, on December 8, 2011.
CARMEN XIMENA OSEGUEDA, BA’99, MA’05, at Huatulco, Mexico, on December 13, 2011.


PHILIP O’SHAUGHNESSY, BA’09, at Zumbahua, Ecuador, on January 14, 2011.
JOSÉE ROY, MLIS’10, at Montreal, on November 12, 2011.


Donald E. Armstrong, PhD’54, was a key figure in the history of management studies at McGill. When McGill principal F. Cyril James decided to establish a management school at the University in the early sixties, Armstrong was part of a team of professors tasked with creating a new curriculum. Armstrong became the first director of the new McGill Graduate School of Business and he launched McGill’s MBA program in 1963. Armstrong insisted that the MBA be interdisciplinary right from the start and that its teachers included both talented academics and seasoned business professionals. “We wanted to ensure that students got the big picture,” he explained. He passed away in Spruce Grove, Alberta, on October 31, 2011.






ARTHUR BOORMAN, former principal of the United Theological College, at Kirkland, Que., on January 22, 2012.
NICOLE DOMINGUE, former chair of the Department of Linguistics, at Toronto, on December 15, 2011.
MERRITT A. GIBSON, PhD’57, former faculty member, Department of Biology, at Canning, N.S., on December 12, 2010.
ANAS A. HAMOUI, MEng’98, at Montreal, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, on November 9, 2011.
GORDON A. HOLMES, BCom’49, DipM&BA’60, former research grants officer, at Edmonton, Alta., on February 13, 2012.
IAN E. HUTCHISON, BA’50, MDCM’54, faculty member, Faculty of Medicine, at Montreal, on November 3, 2011.
GUY JORON, MDCM’41, former chief of medicine at St. Mary’s Hospital, at Montreal, on October 2, 2011.
CATHERINE KOLLAR, BA’60, BLS’61, MLS’67, librarian, McGill Libraries, at Montreal, on October 18, 2011.
M. PHILLIP LANGLEBEN, BSc’49, MSc’50, PhD’53, professor emeritus of physics, at Montreal, on March 19, 2012.
WILFRED LEITH, MSc’48, DipIntMed’51, former faculty member, Faculty of Medicine, at Toronto, on November 22, 2011.
ROCKCLIFFE ST. J. MANLEY, BSc’50, PhD’53, adjunct professor of chemistry, at Montreal, on December 31, 2011.
IRWIN MARGOLESE, BSc’56, DDS’61, faculty member, Faculty of Dentistry, at Montreal, on March 4, 2012.
MORRIS MILLER, BSc’44, MDCM’48, former chief of gastroenterology at the Jewish General Hospital, at Houston, Texas, on October 9, 2011.
ROLAND J. WENSLEY, BA’50, MA’64, former faculty member, Faculty of Education, at Beaconsfield, Que., on February7, 2012.

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One Response to “In memoriam – Spring/Summer 2012”
  1. Rev. Richard Worden says:

    Dr. Arthur Boorman was also Professor of Ethics in the Faculty of Religious Studies (Divinity). He was an Albertan who as a young man worked in the early days of the Alberta Oil Industry and what he witnessed fed his interest in ethics, religion, and justice.