In memoriam – Fall/Winter 2013

Fall-Winter 2013


Moray “Jack” Macphail, MA’34, at Ottawa, on August 12, 2013.

Barbara McPherson, DipPE’34, at Montreal, on July 28, 2013.

Charles Frederick B. Stevens, BSc’34, at Ste. Anne-de-Bellevue, Que.,  on June 6, 2013.

Rita DePierro, BA’35, at Montreal, on June 25, 2013.

Joan L. Wright, BA’37, at Burlington, Ont., on July 7, 2013.

Genevieve E. Thomson, BLS’38, at Ottawa, on May 27, 2013.

Peter Wong, BEng’38, at Piedmont, Calif., on March 22, 2013.

Margaret Helen (Macfie) Meeks, BA’39, at Kanata, Ont., on June 25, 2013.



Formula 3866 - John DobsonAs the founder of the Formula Growth Fund, John Dobson, BCom’49, LLD’96, created one of the country’s earliest mutual funds and one which became among the most successful in Canada. He established the Dobson Foundation, in part, to promote entrepreneurship throughout the country. The foundation played a key role in setting up McGill’s Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies in 1989 and supported entrepreneurial efforts at organizations such as the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and the Youth Employment Services Foundation of Montreal. The foundation also supported initiatives at other Canadian universities, including Concordia and Dalhousie. He died in Montreal on July 30.

Marietta “Dixie” (Cavers) McBride, BA’40, at Montreal, on April 28, 2013.

Cyril H. Powles, BA’40, at Vancouver, B.C., on July 26, 2013.

Anne (Sirota) Shugar, BA’40, MEd’72, at Montreal, on May 28, 2013.

Bernard J. Finestone, BCom’41, at Montreal, on May 22, 2013.

Sidney D. Kobernick, BSc’41, MDCM’43, MSc’49, PhD’51, at Sarasota, Fla., on October 6, 2013.

Daniel Macdougall, MSc’41, PhD’44, at Collingwood, Ont., on October 1, 2013.

Douglass Howard Reilly, BA’41, MDCM’43, at Montreal, on May 2, 2013.

Mary Scott Wang, BA’41, at Kingston, Ont., on July 16, 2013.

Mary Pickup, DipEd’42, at Toronto, on May 4, 2013.

Stanley Eidinger, BA’43, MDCM’49, at Toronto, on December 4, 2012.

Barbara Gilbert, MDCM’43, at Hanover, N.H., on September 20, 2013.

Bella Linden, BA’43, at New York, N.Y., on May 27, 2013.

Kathleen Wellesley Oliver, BA’43, at Ottawa, on August 14, 2013.

Luella F. Dunbar, BSc(HEc)’44, at Oakville, Ont., on May 28, 2013.

Francis L. Brochu, BSc’45, MDCM’47, MSc’50, at Dallas, Texas, on June 26, 2013.

Ira A. Rowlson Jr., DDS’45, at Huntington Beach, Calif., on June 13, 2013.

W. Ritchie Johnston, BSc’46, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on August 3, 2013.

Allan Knight, BSc’46, MDCM’50, at Toronto on October 8, 2013.

George Marcus, BSc’46, at Montreal, on October 3, 2013.

Duncan Stuart, BA’46, at Calgary, Alta., on August 24, 2013.

Phyllis Wood Whitestone, BSc’46, at Fergus, Ont., on February 13, 2013.


hubel_2314_mcgillMuch of what we know about the workings of the visual cortex stems from the research of Nobel laureate David Hubel, BSc’47, MDCM’51, DSc’78. Together with his long-time collaborator Torsten Wiesel, Hubel mapped the brain’s visual system, demonstrating how individual brain cells pass along the visual information that enables us to see. They also offered evidence that sensory deprivation early in life can permanently alter the brain’s ability to process images — a finding that had a major clinical impact. Described by the Guardian as “one of the greats of neuroscience,” Hubel met his wife, Ruth Izzard, BA’50, through the McGill Choral Society. They were married for almost 60 years before her death last year.

He died in Boston on September 22. Writing in Scientific American, Susana Martinez-Conde, one of his many protégés, noted, “his loss leaves every vision neuroscientist an orphan.”

Norman Lusby Goodwin, MDCM’47, at Victoria, B.C., on May 3, 2013.

Burt Hale, BSc’47, MDCM’49, GrapDipMed’57, at Lake Louisa, Que., on June 24, 2013.

John S. Henry, BSc’47, MDCM’49, DipObstetrics’54, at Charlottetown, PEI, on May 13, 2013.

Rhodes Hennigar, BSc(Agr)’47 at Kentville, N.S., on July 13, 2013.

Samuel Herlich, BSc’47, at Town of Mount Royal, Que., on August 27, 2013.

F. Hubert Godin, BEng’47, at Montreal, on June 1, 2013.

John A. Galbraith, BCom’48, MCom’50, PhD’59, at Ottawa, on August 31, 2013.

Donald D. Beveridge, BCom’48, at Toronto, on June 14, 2013.

Robert B. Brown, BA’48, at Montreal, on May 18, 2013.

Arthur J. Markus, BSc’48, MDCM’52, at Montreal, on August 19, 2013.

Patricia Morrison, BSW’48, MSW’53, at Fredericton, N.B., on August 22, 2013.

David Leo Nash, BA’48, at Ormstown, Que., on August 4, 2011.

Rose Anne (Foyle) Nash, BA’48, at Ormstown, Que., on January 1, 2013.

James S. Palmer, BA’48, at Calgary, Alta., on August 27, 2013.

Leopold “Leo” Zinkewich, BCom’48, at Montreal, on August 21, 2013.

Miles D. Beech, BCom’49, at Gainesville, Ga., on January 6, 2013.

Gordon L. Cooper, BEng’49, at St. Catharines, Ont., on August 25, 2013.

Louise Cuthbertson, BA’49, at Toronto on October 11, 2013.

Donald J. Dodds, Bsc’49, MDCM’53, at Toronto on May 15, 2013.

Hazel (Molson) Iversen, BA’49, at Montreal, on September 10, 2013.

Mortimer Dolman, BA’49, BCL’53, at Montreal, on July 12, 2013.

David L. Kendall, BSc’49, at Farmington, N.M., on August 27, 2013.

Mary (Cockeram) Watson, BSW’49, MSW’53, at Burlington, Ont., on June 5, 2013.



Photo: John Geeza/McGill University Archives

The former president of Argo
Construction, Hugh Hallward, BA’51, DLitt’92, might have been best-known to Montrealers as the man who, along with his friends Charles Bronfman and Lorne Webster, brought Major League Baseball to Montreal as one of the founding co-owners of the Expos.

He chaired McGill’s board of governors from 1982 to 1990 and served as the president of the McGill Alumni Association in the early seventies. He played an important behind-the-scenes role in two major McGill fundraising campaigns and contributed his time to other organizations such as the Montreal Oral School for the Deaf. “He was the epitome of the selfless volunteer,” Honora Shaughnessy, McGill’s senior executive director of development and alumni relations, told the McGill Reporter. He died in Montreal on August 26.

William “Bill” Chechik, BCom’50, at Sweden, on September 18, 2012.

Marvyn Kussner, BCom’50, at Montreal, on June 5, 2013.

Norman Latsky, BCom’50, at Montreal, on July 31, 2013.

Edith (Hawkins) Mingo, BSW’50, in Halifax, N.S., on May 26, 2013.

John Arthur Neal, BSc’50, at Calgary, Alta., on August 21, 2013.

Bernard R. Pelletier, BSc’50, at Nepean, Ont., on May 20, 2013.

M. Harley Dennett, BSc’51, MDCM’55, at San Antonio, Texas, on July 13, 2013.

Russell E. Duckworth, BSc(Agr)’51, at Mississauga, Ont., on October 21, 2013.

Muriel (Tobestein) Gorsky, BCom’51, at Montreal, on August 28, 2013.

Daphne (Stethem) Hague, BA’51, at Waterloo, Ont., on May 22, 2013.

William P. Keating, BCL’51, at Montreal, on October 8, 2013.

Harold Ship, BArch’51, at Westmount, Que., on August 20, 2013.

Allison B. Stevenson, BSc(Agr)’51, at St. Catharines, Ont., on July 6, 2013.

Kenneth M. Thomas, BEng’51, at Ottawa, on October 7, 2013.

Douglas F. Edwards, BSc(Agr)’52, at Ottawa, on June 18, 2013.

Renato Girolami, BEng’52, MEng’55, DipMan’76, at Sainte-Thérèse, Que., on September 5, 2013.

Margaret Haberl, BA’52, at Montreal, on May 29, 2013.

Lorraine Johnson, DipNursPH’52, at Calgary, Alta., on June 13, 2013.

Victor D. McLaughlin, MDCM’52, at Riverview, N.B., on February 20, 2013.

Patricia “Joan” (Watson) Walton, BA’52, at Victoria, B.C., on June 10, 2013.

David Ashworth, BA’53, at Brampton, Ont., on August 4, 2013.

Albert Johnston, MDCM’53, at Port Moody, B.C., on July 28, 2013.

Bruce Stirling, BSc’53, at Châteauguay, Que., on June 11, 2013.

Jean (Epstein) Weiser, BA’53, at Montreal, on June 13, 2013.

Jack Berman, DDS’54, at Ottawa, on August 2, 2013.

Peter W. Burgess, MDCM’54, at Berkeley, Calif., on August 21, 2013.

Myron J. Jacobson, BSc’54, at Long Island, N.Y., on February 27, 2013.

Asher Kahn, BA’54, BCL’59, at Toronto, on June 17, 2013.

Robert M. Ross, Jr., MDCM’54, at Vintage, Colo., on May 16, 2013.

David C. Angell, MDCM’55, at Eau Claire, Wis., on May 21, 2013.

William R. Findlay, BEng’55, at Almonte, Ont., on August 22, 2013.

Mary Hugessen, BA’55, BCL’58, BSW’77, MSW’82, at Almonte, Ont., on September 15, 2013.

Colin K. Irving, BA’55, BCL’58, at Montreal, on June 11, 2013.

Francis E. Lynch, BEng’55, at Nepean, Ont., on March 10, 2013.

Margaret Mahood, MDCM’55, at Regina, Sask., on May 11, 2013.

Albert J. Schutz, DDS’55, on August 26, 2013.

John H. Dawson, BA’56, BCL’59, at Westmount, Que., on July 1, 2013.

Rachel Kernerman, BA’56, at Toronto, on May 21, 2013.

John D. Jackson, BCom’56, at Leeds, England, on February 24, 2013.

E. Stewart Lee, BEng’56, MEng’58, at Orillia, Ont., on October 15th, 2013.

Edward L. Parsons, MDCM’56, at Canaan, N.Y., on July 12, 2013.

John Sinanis, BEng’56, at Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., on June 4, 2013.

Raynald Thibault, DDS’56, at Quebec City, on March 2, 2013.

Eduard A. Koch, MDCM’57, at Edmonton, Alta., on August 15, 2013.

Franklin Tsao, BEng’57, at Hong Kong, on February 12, 2013.

Sheldon “Bud” Manary, BEng’58, at Ottawa, on June 28, 2013.

Finn Sandsta, BA’58, at Ottawa, on June 20, 2012.

Robert Levy, BSc’59, PhD’65, at Delray Beach, Fla., on August 18, 2013.

Anne Redpath, BSc’59, at Toronto, on August 9, 2013.

Frank A. Walker, MDCM’59, at Louisville, KY., on May 1, 2013.


Moshe Anisfeld, MA’60, PhD’63, at Newton, Mass., on October 6, 2013.

Elizabeth (Betty) Anne Boyd, DipOTh’60, BOTh’67, at Ottawa, on March 12, 2013.

Pierre Gloutney, BA’61, at Saskatoon, Sask., on September 21, 2013.

Clara May Lennie, BN’61, at Edmonton, Alta., on July 12, 2013.

Thomas F. Richards, BArch’61, at Port Lambton, Ont., on February 16th, 2013.

Margaret Stead, DipNursT&S’61, BN’66, at Montreal, on July 11, 2013.

George E. Malone, BEng’62, DipMan’69, MBA’70, at Kirkland, Que., on September 5, 2013.

Robert W. Gardner, MDCM’63, at Eureka, Calif., in June, 2013.

Edward Iwasiw, BSc’65, DDS’69, at Windsor, Ont., on August 7, 2013.

Rena Rachel Schwartz, BSc’65, at Montreal West, Que., on May 2, 2012.

Dalia Goldschmidt-Sheff, BSc’66, at Santa Rosa, Calif., on May 1, 2013.

Meldon Wolfgang, BA’67, at Danvers, Mass., on July 5, 2013.

Gerald Bareich, BEng’68, at Amherstburg, Ont., on May 21, 2013.

Barbara Walker, MEd’69, at Halifax, N.S., on August 14, 2013.


Vydas Gurekas, BSc’71, MDCM’75, at Témiscaming, Que., on July 17, 2013.

David Mulhall, MA’71, PhD’79, at Kelowna, B.C., on on July 20, 2013.

Robert B. Nagy, MA’71, at Delmar, N.Y., on September 10, 2013.

Jane A. (Maclennan) Dutton, BComm’72, at Victoria, B.C., on October 16, 2013.

Mary A. Sancton, MSW’72, at Westmount, Que., on June 10, 2013.

Viken Baboudjian, BEng’73, at Montreal, on October 12, 2013.

Anthony Charlton Gruner, MEng’74, at Toronto, on October 13, 2013.

Robert L. Bertrand, MDCM’75, at Valparaiso, Ind., on August 6, 2013.

Alan Malcolm Selby, BSc’75, MSc’79, PhD’83, at Montreal, on August 3, 2013.

Maxwell Finestone, BA’77, at Toronto, September 2, 2013.

Grant McConnell, BCom’77, at New York, N.Y., on Sunday, July 7, 2013.

Dorothy MacLean, BEd’78, at Montreal, on September 30, 2013.

Stephen Vosko, LLB’78, at Houston, Texas, on August 17, 2013.


Stacey Ann Schwartz, MDCM’87, at Halifax, N.S., on September 13, 2013.

Luce Boisvert, DPA’88, at Hong Kong, on October 6, 2013.

Michael Zahn, MEng’89, at Montreal, on June 13, 2013.


Pauline Paterson, MEd’91, at Stittsville, Ont., on July 10, 2013.

Roger Nassef, PhD’92, at Montreal, on October 2, 2013.

Gerard Derbesy, PhD’94, at Dainfern, South Africa, on August 28, 2013.


Stephen Barrans, BEng’13, on June 1, 2013.


Kale Laviolette, Department of Chemistry, at Montreal, on July 31, 2013.

Claudia Macedo, Department of Mining & Materials Engineering, at James Bay, Que., on September 28, 2013.



Photo: Owen Egan

Over the course of his long association with McGill, Stanley Frost, LLD’90, distinguished himself in a variety of roles — as a professor of
Old Testament studies, as the dean of the Faculty of Divinity, as the dean
of graduate studies and research,
and as the vice-principal of administration and professional faculties. 

At an age when many would be happily planning a quiet retirement, he launched a brand new career, as the founding director of the History of McGill Project, writing a well-regarded two volume history of the University, as well as biographies of James McGill and long-time McGill principal F. Cyril James. Peter McNally, Frost’s successor at the History of McGill Project, told the Globe and Mail, “Most academics excel at one or maybe two aspects of university life — teaching, research and administration. Stanley was one of that small band who excelled at all three.” Frost died in Montreal on July 25 at the age of 100.

Philip Bromage, former chair, Department of Anesthesia, at Williston, Vt., on June 7, 2013.

Robert Culley, professor emeritus, Faculty of Religious Studies, at Kirkland, Que., on June 14, 2013.

Rudi Dallenbach, former farm manager, Macdonald Campus, at Senneville, Que., on July 3, 2013.

Domenico D’Eramo, former manager of custodial services, at Prezza, Italy, on August 23, 2013.

Jean-Pierre Farant, retired professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, at Cantley, Que., on September 9, 2013.

R.D. Clarke Forbes, professor emeritus, Department of Pathology, at Toronto, on July 17, 2013.

Constance Forget, MSc(A)’99, faculty lecturer, Ingram School of Nursing, at Montreal, on August 16, 2013.

Harold Frank, MSc’63, emeritus professor, Faculty of Medicine, at Hampstead, Que., on August 1, 2013.

Norman Keesal, former faculty member, Desautels Faculty of Management, at Montreal, on July 23, 2013.

Esther Lamoureux, former director of the McGill Pathology Program, at Montreal, on September 28, 2013.

Peter Leonard, former director, School of Social Work, at Ottawa, on September 30, 2013.

Robert Angus MacLeod, professor emeritus, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, at Calgary, Alta., on May 6, 2013.

Joan Marshall, BA’63, PhD’91, faculty lecturer, McGill School of Environment, at Hudson, Que., on July 15, 2013.

Peter McCracken, MDCM’70, former division director of geriatric medicine, at Edmonton, Alta., on June 24, 2013.

Graham Neil, BEd’62, MA’63, retired professor, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, at Montreal, on June 9, 2013.

Hereward Senior, BA’48, MA’51, PhD’59, retired professor, Department of History, at Montreal, on June 21, 2013.

Lars Troide, retired professor, Department of English, at Cornwall, Ont., on September 10, 2013.

Havelock “Hack” Yates, BSc’48, PhD’52, former associate dean, Faculty of Engineering, at Toronto, on September 14, 2013.


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