In memoriam – Fall/Winter 2012

Fall-Winter 2012


Gwendolyn Floud, BA’35, at Montreal, on July 8, 2012.

Molly (Nebach) Zavalkoff, BA’35, at Montreal, on April 12, 2012.

Kenneth Gilbert Cook, BEng’38, at Ottawa, on May 20, 2012.

James H. B. Hilton, MDCM’38, at Bracebridge, Ont., on May 29, 2012.

Howard T. Oliver, DDS’38, at Lery, Que., on June 28, 2012.

Edward M. Boulter, BCom’39, at Dana Point, Calif., on December 22, 2011.

Frances Earle Duncan-Locke, BA’39, at Toronto, on September 24, 2012.

Mary (Feldman) Hoffman, BA’39, BSc’66, MSc(A)’68, at Montreal, on September 27, 2012.

Audrey McCaw, BA’39, at Gibsons, B.C., on June 19, 2012.


Ruth Goldbloom (right) with former prime minister Jean Chrétien (Photo: Mark Wanzel)

According to the Chronicle-Herald newspaper, “Ruth Goldbloom was the best lieutenant-governor Nova Scotia never had.” A fundraising dynamo, Goldbloom, DipPE’44, LLD’05 played a pivotal role in supporting the province’s universities, as well as the IWK Health Centre, Symphony Nova Scotia and the United Way. Her greatest triumph was in spearheading the campaign to create Pier 21, Canada’s national immigration museum, based in Halifax. “This is the house that Ruth built,” Pier 21 CEO Marie Chapman told CTV News. Goldbloom died in Halifax on August 29, 2012.





Ralph G. Keefer, BCom’40, at Ottawa, on July 28, 2012.

Orlando “Pat” Cardella, BEng’41, at Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., on June 9, 2012.

Reverend Edward Frank Carey, BA’41, at Kentville, N.S., on March 2, 2012.

John G. MacHutchin, BSc’42, PhD’47, at Berwick, Penn., on April 22, 2012.

Rita Shane, MDCM’42, at Montreal, on July 16, 2012.

Richard H. Stevenson, BCom’42, at Montreal, on May 8, 2012.

William McKenzie Wood, BA’42, BCL’49, at Ottawa, on June 22, 2012.

Gordon H. M. Hatcher, BA’43, MDCM’44, at Ottawa, on April 10, 2012.

Kathleen Shepherd, BSc(HEc)’43, at Lloydminster, Alta, on April 26, 2012.

Doris Nunes-Collins, MDCM’44, MSc’49, at Altamont, N.Y., on July 6, 2012.

Hilary B. Bourne, MDCM’45, DipObstetrics’51, at Montreal, on August 16, 2012.

Virginia (Cluse) Nicholson, DipP&OT’45, at Lachine, Que., on September 9, 2012.

Douglas L. Waterston, BSc(Agr)’45, at London, Ont., on June 13, 2012.

Gilles Gagnon, BEng’46, BArch’49, at Montreal, on October 26, 2011.

Doris-Jean Cranston, Dip(PTh)’47, at Calgary, Alta., on August 26, 2012.

George Duncan Mitchell, BA’47, at Ottawa, on May 23, 2012.

Edward “Ted” R. Pitrie, BSc’47, at Five Island Lake, N.S., on August 8, 2012.

William Desmond Thomas, BA’47, BCL’50, at Montreal, on July 3, 2012.

Della Dwane, BSc’48, at Elliot Lake, Ont., on April 22, 2012.

Lewis T. Herberts, MDCM’48, at Coquitlam, B.C., on May 25, 2012.

Goldie (Margolis) Lehmann, BA’48, at Winnipeg, Man., on July 24, 2012.

George S. Penrose, BSc’48, MDCM’52, at Medicine Hat, Alta., on March 23, 2011.

S. Douglas Smith, BCom’48, DipMan’75, at St. Catharines, Ont., on May 9, 2012.

Louise (McBurney) Woods, BN’48, at London, Ont., on March 29, 2012.

Claire Friefeld, BSc(HEc)’49, at Montreal, on September 18, 2012.

Edward “Ted” Grainger, MSc’49, PhD’53, at Senneville, Que., on September 15, 2012.

John Hiram Grisdale, BSc(Agr)’49, at Cobble Hill, B.C., on August 13, 2012.

George H. Holland, BCom’49, at Montreal, on July 13, 2012.

Charles Lunderville, MDCM’49, at Toronto, on July 24, 2012.

William H. Slaght, BSc’49, MSc’51, at Calgary, Alta., on September 24, 2012.

Henry Irwin Stutt, BSc’49, MA’69, at Bridgetown, N.S., on April 28, 2012.


G. Fred Brindle, BA’50, MDCM’52, GradDipMed’56, at Miami, Fla., on June 7, 2012.

William J. Couldwell, MDCM’50, at Vancouver, B.C., on April 8, 2012.

Thomas G. Harbottle, BEng’50, at West St. Peter’s, P.E.I., on May 16, 2012.

Marion Isabel Jablonski, BSW’50, MSW’51, at Chesapeake, Va., on June 3, 2012.

Hugh Murray McFarlane, PhD’50, at White Rock, B.C., on May 21, 2012.

Donald E. McKerricher, MDCM’50, at Nanaimo, B.C., on July 21, 2012.

Ian G. Patterson, BCom’50, at Upper Coverdale, N.B., on November 28, 2011.

John H. Walsh, BEng’50, MEng’51, at Ottawa, on May 25, 2012.

Vincent P. Colizza, BA’51, at Burlington, Ont., on August 16, 2012.

John P. Inglis, BEng’51, at Deep River, Ont., on June 4, 2012.

Ann Lyons Fry, BA’51, at Williston, Vt., on August 4, 2012.

Gerald McCaughey, BA’51, at Victoria, B.C., on June 23, 2012.

Soryl Naymark, BSc’51, at Montreal, on October 5, 2012.

Robert T. Worden, BEng’51, at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que., on August 17, 2012.

David C. Blair, MDCM’52, at Victoria, B.C., on May 17, 2012.

John W. Ensinck, BSc’52, MDCM’56, at Seattle, Wash., on May 20, 2012.

John F. Frisch, BEng’52, at Duncan, B.C., on May 22, 2012.

Ellen Gunther, MDCM’52, at Berkeley, Calif., on September 12, 2012.

Franklin R. Johnson, BSc(Agr)’52, at Fredericton, N.B., on May 8, 2012.

Arthur Mcdougall, BEng’52, at Fonthill, Ont., on September 16, 2012.

Asa Joseph Smith, MDCM’52, at Oneida, Md., on Sept. 12, 2012.

Susan Bergeron, BSc(HEc)’53, at Nanaimo, B.C., on April 3, 2012.

Thomas W. R. East, MSc’53, PhD’55, at Waterloo, Ont., on July 15, 2012.

Douglas H. Macaulay, BEng’53, at Hudson, Que., on September 30, 2012.

William E. Vanstone, BSc(Agr)’53, MSc’55, PhD’58, at Nanaimo, B.C.,
on July 30, 2012.

Richard J. Brook, BSc’54, at Etobicoke, Ont., on July 15, 2012.

James C. Duffield, BSc’54, at Toronto, on May 4, 2012.

Elgin Fetterly, BEng’54, at Winnipeg, Man., on August 17, 2012.

Jeannette Hatfield Corwin, MDCM’54, at Lexington, Mass., on April 27, 2012.

Derek H. Mather, BCom’54, at Vancouver, B.C., on June 21, 2012.

Reverend Thomas Alfred Ramsey, BD’54, STM’77, at Chambly, Que., on April 22, 2012.

William Bentham, MDCM’55, GradDipMed’59, at Stony Lake, Ont., on August 28, 2012.

Herbert B. McNally, BCL’55, at Montreal, on May 23, 2012.

Claire (Rosenbloom) Borrow, BA’56, MSW’71, at Montreal, on June 9, 2012.

Frank Joseph Flynn, LLM’56, at Newport, R.I., on May 17, 2012.

Rita Polansky, DipP&OT’56, at Montreal, on May 3, 2012.

Dora Codrington, Dip(OTh)’57, BSc(P&OT)’58, at Toronto, on July 23, 2012.

David H. Race, BEng’57, at Toronto, on June 2, 2012.

David L. Rimoin, BSc’57, MDCM’61, MSc’61, at Los Angeles, Calif., on May 27, 2012.

Lorna Belle Kertland, BSc(PE)’58, at Montreal, on June 13, 2012.

Gerald Postelnik, BA’58, BCL’62, at Montreal, on June 7, 2012.

Edward Adamek, PhD’59, at Toronto, on October 9, 2012.

Andre Galipeault, BCL’59, at Toronto, on August 19, 2012.

Willard “Denny” Gamble, MDCM’59, at Richmond, Minn., on June 6, 2012.

J. Gordon Maguire, MDCM’59, DipPsych’64, at Chicago, Ill., on October 6, 2011.

John H. McBride, BSc’59, MSc’64, on August 19, 2012.

Gerald Roger Otley, BSc(Agr)’59, at Weymouth, N.S., on June 12, 2012.

Nora “Nonie” Stratford, BN’59, at Thunder Bay, Ont., on March 5, 2012.


Canadian Centre for Architecture’s sculpture garden (Photo: Robert Burley)

As a teacher, as an artist and as an architectural thinker, Melvin Charney, BArch’58, DLitt’09, wielded tremendous influence in Montreal. Many of his former students at the Université de Montréal, where he created and directed the Faculté d’aménagement, became prominent architects and city planners. His unique public sculptures, including the Canadian Human Rights Monument in Ottawa and the Canadian Centre for Architecture’s sculpture garden in Montreal, have earned iconic status in their respective cities. A winner of the Quebec government’s Prix Borduas, Charney died in Montreal on September 17, 2012.





Gabi Baramki, PhD’60, at Jerusalem, on August 30, 2012.

Eric G. Beauchamp, BSc(Agr)’60, MSc’62, at Guelph, Ont., on April 17, 2012.

Elizabeth B. Carroll, MA’60, at West Dennis, Mass., on July 7, 2012.

Reverend Thomas Gemmell, BA’60, at Richmond, Ont., on May 13, 2012.

Kent Hodgson, DipAgr’60, at Florida, on March 10, 2012.

Leon Jedeikin, BCL’60, at Montreal, on July 13, 2012.

Caswell Johnson, BA’60, at Ottawa, on September 16, 2012.

Witold “Vic” Mroszczak, BSc’60, at Calgary, Alta., on May 27, 2012.

Narendra Joshi, MSc’61, PhD’64, at Ottawa, on May 20, 2012.

Roman Melnyk, BA’62, at Toronto, on October 3, 2012.

Herbert Yun Wong, DDS’62, at Los Angeles, Calif., on September 5, 2012.

Tadeusz Kubow, BEng’63, at Montreal, on September 30, 2012.

Rabbi Gilbert Shoham, MA’64, at Overland Park, Kans., on April 20, 2012.

Joan V. Mackinnon, BN’65, at Niagara Falls, Ontario, on March 3, 2012.

Philip Uhrich, MDCM’66, at Vancouver, B.C., on April 9, 2012.

Barbara Ruth Shaw, BA’67, at Picton, Ont., on April 17, 2012.

Phyllis (Kahne) Stern, BA’68, DipEd’69, at Montreal, on June 10, 2012.

Stewart Tedstone, BSc(Agr)’68, at Edgewater, Fla., on July 2, 2012.

Richard Stanley Bell, DDS’69, at Nanaimo, B.C., on May 29, 2012.

Roslyn (Horwood) McCarthy, BA’69, at Ottawa, on July 10, 2012.

Joel Weitzman, BCL’69, at Montreal, on June 8, 2012.


Jake Eberts, BEng’62, DLitt’98, once said that his engineering degree provided him with the ideal training for his career as one of the world’s most successful movie producers. “What engineering offers is training in how to solve problems. With a big budget film, it’s practically guaranteed that you’ll be dealing with a disaster or two. But that’s what I like about the job. Solving problems gives me a kick.” His films, which included Chariots of Fire, A River Runs Through It, Driving Miss Daisy, Gandhi and Chicken Run, earned 37 Oscars. Later, as the chairman of National Geographic Films, he produced or distributed such documentaries as The March of the Penguins and Prisoner of Paradise. He died in Montreal on September 6, 2012.





Real G. Boulianne, PhD’70, at Perth Road Village, Ont., on September 3, 2012.

Avrum “Avie” Rapoport, BSc’71, DDS’76, at Ottawa, on March 3, 2012.

Scott Macrae Smardon, BA’72, at Edmonton, Alta., on August 8, 2012.

Scott Morris, BSc’74, DDS’81, at Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., on May 18, 2012.

Jean Fillmore, BN’75, at Ottawa, on January 22, 2012.

Terence “Terry” J. Goddard, Dip Management’75, in Oakville, Ont., on May 6, 2012.

Jayne Galler Berman, BA’76, at Toronto, on September 4, 2012.

Christopher Chandler, BEng’79, at Brampton, Ont., on November 29, 2011.

Marie Lloyd-Smith, BTh’79, STM’82, at Montreal, on April 17, 2012.


Felice Ashmele-Pascal, BA’82, BCL’86, LLB’86, at Montreal, on April 28, 2012.

Robert L. Clarke, DPA’84, at Kirkland, Que., on January 13, 2012.

Trifon Gritsas, BEd’84, at Montreal, on August 28, 2012.

Nelson Eshleman, LLB’87, at Calgary, Alta., on March 23, 2012.


Brian Agensky, BEng’90, at Toronto on July 10, 2012.

Scott Ford, BA’94, on August 15, 2012.

Brandon Phay, BA’94, at Hong Kong, on April 27, 2012.

Julia (Giulia) Angione, MBA’97, at Montreal, on September 17, 2012.


Angela Dimitriou, BA’04, at Montreal, on May 29, 2012.

Céline Hanrahan, BN’10, near St-Michel-de-Bellechasse, Que., on March 28, 2012.


Amanda Jaclyn Berger, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, at Birmingham, England, on April 14, 2012.


Photo: McGill University Archives

As McGill’s vice-principal (administration and finance) between 1980 and 1995, John Armour helped steer the University through challenging economic times. His crisp budgetary presentations, delivered in his distinctive Scottish brogue, won him the respect of the many CEOs who served on the University’s board of governors. Though part of his job required him to engage in labour negotiations with McGill staff associations, he always had the respect of those he bargained with. “John was never on the opposite side of the table,” said former McGill University Non-Academic Staff Association president Trevor Garland. “He was always on the other side of the problem looking for a common solution.” Armour died in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Quebec, on June 17, 2012.




John Bates, MBA’78, former director, Information Systems Resources, at Montreal, on April 17, 2012.

Donald Baxter, MSc’53, former director, Montreal Neurological Institute, at Montreal, on July 24, 2012.

Rosemarie Bergmann, BLS’63, former faculty member, Department of Art History, at Ottawa, on August 6, 2012.

Bronwyn Chester, BSW’81, former associate editor, McGill Reporter, at Montreal, on August 2, 2012.

Murray J. Fraser, former faculty member, Department of Biochemistry,
at Sydney, Australia, on May 26, 2012.

Janet Hannon, Faculty of Law, at Toronto, on September 29, 2012.

Robert Lemon, former faculty member, Department of Biology, at Kingston, Ont., on March 23, 2012.

Brian Little, BA’48, MDCM’50, former chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, at Skillman, N.J., on April 14, 2012.

David McPherson, BA’68, MDCM’76, former faculty member, Montreal General Hospital, at Montreal, on September 16, 2012.

Popatlal M. Patel, emeritus professor, Department of Physics, at Baie d’Urfé, Que., on June 9, 2012.

Laurent Picard, former dean of management, at Montreal, on August 29, 2012.

Ernest Poser, former faculty member, Department of Psychology, at Vancouver, B.C., on May 30, 2012.

Raymond H. Prince, emeritus professor, Department of Psychiatry, at Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Que., on May 12, 2012.

Ramachandra Rao, senior research associate, Department of Mining and Materials Engineering, at Montreal, on June 25, 2012.

John J. Sigal, former director of research, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital, at Montreal, on August 11, 2012.

Gilles Tremblay, MDCM’71, MSc’79, emeritus professor, Department of Pathology, at Paris, France, on September 30, 2012.

Linda Jeanne Watts, former head nurse, Montreal Children’s and Royal Victoria Hospitals, on October 3, 2012.

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