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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Fall 2022

Paying tribute to members of the McGill community who have passed away in recent months.

Story by McGill News

September 2022


Benjamin Gersovitz, BSc’40, BEng’44, MEng’48, on May 6, 2022.

Robert Spencer, BA’41, in Ottawa, Ontario, on August 28, 2022.

Mary (Scott) Brady, BA’43, in Ottawa, Ontario, on February 5, 2021.

Robert Murray, MDCM’43, DSc’07, on February 18, 2022.

Edward Adelson, BSc(Agr)’45, in Sainte-Sauveur, Quebec, on June 1, 2020.

John M. Bishop, BEng’47, in Ontario, on July 20, 2022.

Barbara Hart, DipPTh’48, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on July 24, 2022.

Charles Sol Bern, BEng’49, on August 30, 2022.


Reid Stephenson, BCom’51, in Maxville, Ontario, on April 27, 2021.

Kurt Gottfried, BEng’55, MSc’55, DSc’08, in Ithaca, New York, on August 25, 2022.

David S. Clark, BSc(Agr)’52, MSc’53, PhD’57, in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 21, 2021.

Arthur Fontaine, BSc’52, in Victoria, B.C., on July 2, 2022.

Gerald Mulligan, BSc(Agr)’52, in Ottawa, Ontario, on June 27, 2022.

Robert L. Reeves, BCom’52, on January 2, 2022.

Helen Leslie, BA’55, in Ottawa, Ontario, on July 11, 2022.

George Prentice, BEng’55, in Burlington, Ontario, on May 11, 2022.

Clare Stordy, POT(Dip&OT)’55, in Vancouver, B.C., on February 26, 2022.

Shirley (Fishman) Lecker, DipPTh’56, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on July 26, 2022.

W. Donald Macaulay, MDCM’57, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, on January 22, 2022.

Emma Ottolenghi, BSc’57, MDCM’61, in Vermont, on May 9, 2022.

Donald Johnston, BCL’58, BA’60, LLD’03, in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, on February 4, 2022.

George G. Watson, BCom’58, in Toronto, Ontario, on August 25, 2022.

John Charles Clark, BEng’59, in Milton, Ont., on May 30, 2022.


Thomas A. Ban, DipPsych’60, in Toronto, Ont., on February 4, 2022.

Mary Eleanor (Rosevear) Clegg, BA’60, in Oakville, Ontario, on May 20, 2021.

Ned Goodman, BSc’60, on August 7, 2022.

James Munroe, MDCM’60, in Victoria, B.C., on February 8, 2022.

Pattie (Hart) Cleghorn, CertEd’62, in Bracebridge, Ontario, on June 17, 2022.

Hollis W. Merrick, MDCM’64, MSc’71, in Perrysburg, Ohio, on June 8, 2022.

Marion Millett, PhD’65, in Herriman, Utah, on January 21, 2022.

Daniel Nathanson, MSW’66, on July 10, 2022.

Malcolm D. Rowat, BA’66, in London, United Kingdom, on March 10, 2021.

Robin Lowry, BSc’67, MDCM’71, in Victoria, B.C., on September 4, 2022.

Richard Manicom, BSc’67, in Ottawa, Ontario, on August 17, 2022.

Robert Daum, BSc’68, MDCM’72, MSc’73, in Brookeville, Maryland, on February 1, 2022.

Heather Raff, MA’68, PhD’80, in Toronto, Ont., on July 7, 2022.

George Wyse, PhD’69, in Canmore, Alberta, on January 6, 2022.


Dorothy (Casseldine) Schneider, BEd’72, in Montreal, on August 13, 2021.

Jerry Arshinoff, BSc’73, in Calgary, Alberta, on July 6, 2022.

John Desmarais, PhD’73, in Ottawa, Ontario, on May 8, 2022.

David McPhillips, LLB’74, on August 12, 2022.

Fitzgerald Thomas, PhD’74, in Montreal, on February 20, 2022.

Katherine Fullerton-O’Brien, BA’78, on July 7, 2022.

Edward Sharp, BA’78, in Toronto, Ontario, on February 11, 2022.


Marnie Plant, BA’80, in Vancouver, B.C., on March 18, 2022.

Gloria Schenke, BEd’84, in Chateauguay, Quebec, on January 4, 2022.


John Brian MacFarlane, BCL’90, LLB’90, in North Carolina, on July 6, 2022.

Peter McBoyle, BMus’93, MMus’95, in Stratford, Ontario, on September 9, 2022.


René van Wijhe, MEng’01, on December 20, 2021.

Bruce Hicks, BA’02, MA’05, on June 30, 2022.


Max Drabkin, BA’16, on July 27, 2022.

Chloé Sautter-Léger, BA’19, in Mexico, on July 31, 2021.

Faculty, Staff and Governors

Randa Awad, administrator, Academic Personnel Office, in Montreal, on May 4, 2022.

Maxime Bouchard, associate professor, Goodman Cancer Research Centre and Department of Biochemistry, in Montreal, on April 21, 2022.

Michael Brecher, BA’46, retired R.B. Angus Professor of Political Science, on January 16, 2022.

Sylvia Cruess, professor emerita of medicine and health sciences education, on September 8.

Jean de Grandpré, BCL’43, LLD’81, chancellor emeritus, in Montreal, in August, 2022.

Myron Echenberg, BA’62, MA’64, professor emeritus of history, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, on January 27, 2022.

Iwan Edwards, former chair of the Schulich School of Music’s Department of Performance, in Montreal, on March 4, 2022.

Adi Eisenberg, professor emeritus of chemistry, in Montreal, on January 12, 2022.

James Fresco, retired associate professor of chemistry, in Montreal, on May 23, 2021.

Jean-Louis Goffin, professor emeritus of operations management, on January 2, 2022.

Mervyn Gornitsky, professor emeritus of dentistry, in Montreal, on March 15, 2022.

Helen Howard, BLS’56, MLS’67, former director, McGill Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, in Kingston, Ontario, on September 6, 2022.

Nancy Kwan, academic affairs officer, Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), in Montreal, on June 8, 2022.

Donald G. Lawrence, professor emeritus of neurology and neurosurgery, in Montreal, on August 28, 2022.

Ngo Van Long, James McGill Professor of Economics, in Montreal, on January 15, 2022.

Olli Miettinen, retired professor, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, in Montreal, on November 24, 2021.

Joseph Milic-Emili, professor emeritus of physiology and medicine, on January 8, 2022.

Richard A. Murphy, former director of the Montreal Neurological Institute, in La Quinta, California, on March 24, 2022.

Michael Perceval-Maxwell, DipAgr’54, MA’61, PhD’66, professor emeritus of history, in Westmount, Quebec, on May 21, 2022.

François Ricard, MA’68, professor emeritus of French language and literature, in Montreal, on February 17, 2022.

Gordon Watters, professor emeritus of pediatrics and neurology and neurosurgery, on April 5, 2022.

Jason C. Young, associate professor of biochemistry, in Montreal, on February 3, 2022.

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