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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Fall 2023

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

Story by McGill News

December 2023


Ruth Patton Howie, BA’33, MA’34, in Campbell River, B.C., on April 10, 2023.


Peter J. Raven, BSc’46, DipM&BA’62, in Powell River, B.C., on May 19, 2023.

Charles Van Wagner, BEng’46, in Courtenay, B.C., on July 27, 2023.

George Cairns, BEng’47, on May 8, 2023.

William B. Collins, BSc(Agr)’48, MSc’54, in Chilliwack, B.C., on August 9, 2023.

Gerald E. Cooper, BSC’48, MSc’51, PhD’53, on May 31, 2023.

Dusty Vineberg Solomon, BA’48, in Montreal, on September 23, 2023.

Dorothea Brealey, BSc’49, in Victoria, B.C., on May 5, 2023.

Murray William Hayes, BCom’49, in Ottawa, Ontario, on April 30, 2023.

John P. Rogers, BA’49, in Toronto, Ontario, on April 28, 2023.

D. George Vanderlip, BA’49, in North Charleston, South Carolina, on May 13, 2023.


Ann Frances “Nancy” Hayes, BA’50, in Burlington, Ontario, on May 18, 2022.

Kent Newcomb, BA’50, in Dundas, Ontario, on April 6, 2023.

Frank D. Panetta, BEng’50, in Toronto, Ontario, on May 3, 2023.

Charlotte Hegyi, BMus’51, LMus’51, in State College, Pennsylvania, on July 17, 2023.

Barbara Hodgson Rowley, BA’51, in Val-David, Quebec, on November 9, 2022.

Brian O’Neill, BCom’51, in Montreal, on July 21, 2023.

Peter A.M. Auld, MDCM’52, in Ancramdale, New York, on July 14, 2023.

Denese Read, BSc(HEc)’52, in Toronto, Ontario, on April 28, 2023.

Jack Richer, BCom’52, in Toronto, Ontario, on May 1, 2023.

Hyman Rodman, BA’52, MA’53, in Greensboro, North Carolina, on June 20, 2023.

Josephine Hanlon Tate, BA’53, in Norwich, Vermont, on October 15, 2023.

Judith (Driscoll) Jaques, BA’54, on May 22, 2023.

Helen Mambourg, BA’54, in Guelph, Ontario, on July 20, 2023.

Heather Margaret Bundy, BA’55, in Longview, Wisconsin, on September 10, 2023.

William “Blair” Douglas, BCom’55, CA’58, in Toronto, Ontario, on May 31. 2023.

Kevin Kehoe, BEng’55, in Napanee, Ontario, on September 30, 2023.

Paul Edouard Barolet, BEng’56, in Kanata, Ontario, on April 10, 2022.

Richard Keogh, MDCM’56, in North Saanich, B.C., on May 6, 2023.

Judith Munro, BSc(PE)’56, on July 18, 2023.

Hubert Reeves, MSc’56, in Paris, France, on October 13, 2023.

Reid McIntyre, BEng’57, in Riverside, Connecticut, on May 20, 2023.

Raymond Moriyama, MArch’57, DSc’93, in Toronto, Ontario, on September 1, 2023.

Margot Roach, MDCM’59, in Truro, Nova Scotia, on August 24, 2023.


Bruce Taylor Smith, MDCM’60, in Massena, New York, on October 3, 2023.

Verna Tandan, BLS’60, in Hamilton, Ontario, on April 29, 2023.

Jean Cary, BA’61, in Framingham, Massachusetts, on October 7, 2023.

So’n Dinh, LLM’61, in Gainesville, Florida, on July 19, 2023.

Samuel Gewurz, BA’61, in Montreal, on October 22, 2023.

Robert Miller, BEng’61, MBA’66, in Barrie, Ontario, on October 1, 2023.

J. Michael Wood, BEng’61, in Fredericksburg, Virginia, on February 12, 2022.

Jean Drury, BSc’63, in Wheaton, Illinois, on July 2, 2023.

Sylvia Frazer, BA’63, MSc(A)’65, in Boston, Massachusetts, on August 12, 2023.

Katherine Hannah, BN’63, in Toronto, Ontario, on April 23, 2023.

James Ebenezer Morgan, PhD’63, in Ottawa, Ontario, on September 8, 2023.

Peter Seybold, BEng’64, in Toronto, Ontario, on June 30, 2023.

Kenneth Smee, MSc’64, in Toronto, Ontario, on May 10, 2023.

Stephen Score, BSc’65, in Hyannis, Massachusetts, on September 9, 2023.

Marcelo A. Barreiro, MSc’66, on May 11, 2023.

Donald Leo Rankin, BSc(Agr)’66, in Nova Scotia, on July 12, 2023.

Florence Schenker, BSc’68, in Georgetown, South Carolina, on October 23, 2023.

Hillel Stavis, BA’68, in Eaton, New Hampshire, on October 20, 2023.

Frank Fabian, BEng’69, in Toronto, Ontario, on July 4, 2023.


David Norcott, BEd’70, on Vancouver Island, B.C., on September 5, 2023.

Chris Axworthy, LLM’71, in Ottawa, Ontario, on August 11, 2023.

Maureen Campbell, BN’71, in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, on July 19, 2023.

Jean Thérèse “Jeanie” Habib, BA’71, in Ottawa, Ontario, on October 1, 2023.

George Wadid Dermarkar, BEng’72, in Montreal, on February 14, 2023.

James Gratiot, MDCM’72, in Novato, California, on August 19, 2023.

Ellen “Ellie” LeVine, BA’72, in St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 21, 2023.

Louise Faubert, BN’73, in Montreal, on October 1, 2023.

Joseph Polak, BSc’73, MDCM’77, in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, on July 15, 2023.

Charles S. Clark, BA’76, in Arlington, Virginia, on November 15, 2023.

Richard “Dick” Walls, PhD’78, DSc’13, in Calgary, Alberta, on August 2, 2023.


Gabriel Sella, MSc’80, in Wheeling, West Virginia, on September 10, 2023.

Kenneth Andrew Burke, LLB’84, BCL’85, in Toronto, Ontario, on September 20, 2023.

Murray Howard Grossman, MDCM’85, in Wayne, Pennsylvania, on April 4, 2023.

Carol Sinclair, MEd’86, in Vermont, on June 20, 2023.


Thomas Hibbs, BA’04, in Westford, Vermont, on April 14, 2023.

Claire Halpin, MArch’07, in Chicago, Illinois, on June 14, 2023.

Faculty, Staff and Governors

Marta Bunge, professor emerita of mathematics and statistics, in Brooklyn, New York, on October 25, 2022.

Gordon Echenberg, BA’61, BCL’64, governor emeritus, in Westmount, Quebec, on September 26, 2023.

John Harrod, professor emeritus of chemistry, in Montreal, on January 26, 2023.

Gershon Hundert, Leanor Segal Professor of Jewish Studies, on October 27, 2023.

Robert Japp, BEng’60, MEng’64, PhD’67, retired professor of civil engineering, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on June 20, 2023.

Wilbur Jonsson, retired professor of mathematics and statistics in Montreal, on November 5, 2022.

Alexander Kalil, governor emeritus, in Montreal, on June 25, 2023.

Donald Kepron, DDS’54, retired associate professor, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, in Montreal, on February 23, 2020.

Harvey Levitt, BSc’53, DDS’55, retired associate professor, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, in Montreal, on July 5, 2023.

George Mandl, PhD’66, retired professor of physiology, in Kirkland, Quebec, on June 21, 2023.

Robert Miller, DDS’79, assistant professor, Faculty of Dental Medicine and Oral Health Sciences, in Montreal, on December 26, 2022.

Eugene Outerbridge, BSc’55, MDCM’63, retired associate professor of pediatrics, in Bermuda, in May 2023.

Jerry Pelletier, BSc’81, PhD’88, Distinguished James McGill Professor of Biochemistry, in Montreal, on September 17, 2023.

Ivan Barry Pless, professor emeritus of pediatrics and epidemiology, in Montreal, on August 1, 2023.

Pierre Pluye, professor of family medicine, in Montreal, on August 1, 2023.

Patrick Selvadurai, Distinguished James McGill Professor of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, on July 20, 2023.

Robert Vermes, retired associate professor of mathematics and statistics, in Westmount, Quebec, on May 11, 2023.

Isztar Zawadzki, MSc’68, PhD’72, professor emeritus of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, in Montreal, on February 11, 2023.

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