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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Spring 2021

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

Story by McGill News

March 2021


Henrietta Kostman, BA’39, in Toronto, Ontario, on January 25, 2020.


Paul H. Niloff, MDCM’43, MSc’49, DipSurgery’51, in Boynton Beach, Florida., on December 3, 2020.

Judith “Judy” Cohen Saffran, BSc’44, PhD’48, in Queens, New York, on January 14, 2020.

George R. Groome, BEng’44, MEng’52, on April 27th, 2020.

Ronald Bayne, BA’45, MDCM’47, in Victoria, B.C., on February 26, 2021.

John L. Baker, BCom’47, in Oakville, Ontario, on October 16, 2019.

Douglas J. Campbell, BEng’48, in Orange County, California, on April 28, 2020.

Robert S. O’Neil, BEng’48, in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, on November 29, 2020.

S. David Corber, BCom’49, in Beaconsfield, Quebec, on December 25, 2019.

Alexander I. L. Jack, BCom’49, on August 13, 2020.


Beatrice (Syme) Barty, BA’50, in England, on January 10, 2021.

Frederick “Tex” Dawson, BArch’50, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on January 6, 2021.

Donald Beauprie, BSc’51, DDS’56, in Ottawa, Ontario, on April 24, 2020.

Arthur Leznoff, BSc’51, MDCM’55, MSc’60, on January 15, 2021.

Sylvia Ruth (Trossman) Telser, BA’51, BSW’52, MSW’53, in Chicago, Illinois, on October 27, 2020.

Marjorie Phyllis Gagnon, DipEd’52, in Kingston, Ontario, on May 5, 2020.

Dawson Tilley, BCom’52, in Kirkland, Quebec, on November 27, 2020.

Gunnar Laatunen, BCom’53, in Ottawa, Ontario, on February 16, 2020.

Phyllis Gillis, BSc(HEc)’54, in Orangeville, Ontario, on March 6, 2020.

Donald Bruce Niven, BCom’54, DipM&BA’59, in Markham, Ontario, on November 17, 2019.

Timothy Porteous, BA’54, BCL’57, in West Vancouver, B.C., on February 11, 2020.

Sol Tolchinsky, BA’54, in Montreal, on December 1, 2020.

Norbert B. Enzer, MDCM’56, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 8, 2019.

Philip Seeman, BSc’55, MSc’56, MDCM’60, in Toronto, Ontario, on January 9, 2021.

Giovanni “John” Iacurto, BEng’56, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on January 1, 2021.

Neil M. Jarrette, BSc(Agr)’56, MA’58, in Ottawa, Ontario, on October 25, 2020.

William H. Moulton, BEng’56, in Southampton, Ontario, on March 23, 2020.

Anne Wesolowsky, BSc(HEc)’56, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, on May 11, 2020.

John F. Bridgeman, MDCM’57, in Lake Forest, California, on February 26, 2020.

Herbert B. Goldman, BEng’57, MEng’64, on February 20, 2021.

Ronald Louis Kouri, BSc’57, DDS’59, in Greely, Ontario, on December 21, 2020.

Kenneth A. McKusick, MDCM’57, in South Orleans, Massachusetts, on November 3, 2020.

Rudolph “Rudi” Richter, BEng’57, in Cambridge, Ontario, in 2020.

David Simpson, MDCM’57, in Seattle, Washington, on December 19, 2020.

Norman C. Lyster, Jr., MDCM’58, in Salisbury, Maryland, on May 22, 2020.

Stuart L. Smith, BSc’58, MDCM’62, DipPsych’67, on June 10, 2020.


Marian (Cushing) Reed, BA’60, MDCM’64, in Kelowna, B.C., on October 19, 2018.

Robert B. Winsor, BEng’62, LLD’14, in Sherbrooke, Quebec, on January 14, 2021.

Douglas Pryde, BCL’63, on December 5, 2020.

Sonia Acorn, BN’64, in Vancouver, B.C., on June 14, 2020.

Janis Langins, BEng’66, MEng’69, in Etobicoke, Ontario, on September 9, 2019.

David Lightfoot, BEng’66, in Montreal, on September 2, 2019.

David M. Jackson, BSc(Agr)’68, MSc’71, in Caledon, Ontario, on June 21, 2020.

Bertrand Proulx, MDCM’68, in Hearst, Ontario, on December 25, 2020.

Heather Calhoun, BA’69, in Lac-des-Îles, Quebec, on May 12, 2020.

Mark Feinglos, BSc’69, MDCM’73, in Durham, North Carolina, on March 14, 2020.


Charles Douglas Wood, MDCM’70, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on October 21, 2020.

Thomas S. Virball, BEng’71, in Montreal, on February 14, 2019.

Helen Mary Plaice, DipTranslation’72, in Montreal, on December 12, 2020.

Layla Khouzam, BSc’72, in Montreal, on March 3, 2020.

Sharon (Segall) Cattie, MLS’73, in Wilmington, Delaware, on January 18, 2021.

Daisy Erwin Mathias, MSc(A)’73, in Holyoke, Massachusetts, on June 26, 2020.

Christopher Harris, BA’76, on July 4, 2020.

Leslie Renée (Cohen) Clement, BA’79, in Montreal, on January 28, 2020.


Rita Lumba-Bacani, CertAccounting’88, in Montreal, on March 29, 2020.


Heide Tina Grobe, BSc’90, in Melbourne, Florida, on May 19, 2020.

David Albert Bruley, BMus’92, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 5, 2020.


Amy Catherine Graham, BCom’11, on July 5, 2020.

Faraz Falsafi, MSc’15, in Tehran, Iran, on January 8, 2020.

Yasaman “Yassi” Salehi, BSc’17, in Montreal, on January 22, 2021.


Negar Borghei, master’s student, School of Human Nutrition, in Tehran, Iran, on January 8, 2020.

Cordelia Dingle, undergraduate student, Bieler School of Environment, in Toronto, Ontario, on October 15, 2020.

Maximilian Keywan Eivaskhani, doctoral student, Department of Biochemistry, in Montreal, on June 24, 2020.

Devon Anthony Haye, undergraduate student, Desautels Faculty of Management, on July 20, 2020.

Ava Lax, undergraduate student, Ingram School of Nursing, in Toronto, Ontario, on October 13, 2020.

Franceska Saint-Juste, master’s student, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, in Montreal, on May 13, 2020.

Benjamin Zwolak, undergraduate student, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, on September 21, 2020.

Faculty and Staff

Harold Don Allen, BSc’52, DipEd’53, former adjunct professor, Faculty of Education, in Brossard, Quebec, on July 11, 2020.

Mario Bunge, emeritus professor of philosophy, in Montreal, on February 24, 2020.

Franca Della-Rovere, secretary, Department of Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics, in Laval, Quebec, on December 30, 2020.

John Elias, former head coach and field manager for the McGill Redbirds baseball team, in Montreal, on December 9, 2020.

Cristina Fatu, systems analyst, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Montreal, on November 27, 2020.

Francisco “Frank” Galiana, BEng’66, emeritus professor of electrical and computer engineering, on January 27, 2021.

John C. Kirkpatrick, retired staff member, Nahum Gelber Law Library, in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, on April 23, 2020.

Angus “Gus” Mackenzie, emeritus professor of natural resource sciences, on January 22, 2020.

Kenneth Morgan, emeritus professor of medicine and human genetics, on January 11, 2020.

James Naiman, BA’45, MDCM’49, DipPsych’55, former associate professor of psychiatry, in Montreal, on December 22, 2020.

Baldev Raj Nayar, emeritus professor of political science, in Ottawa, Ontario, on February 9, 2021.

Harry Parnass, former student and former adjunct professor of architecture, in Highland Beach, Florida, on January 1, 2021.

Jarrett Rudy, PhD’01, associate professor of history, in Outremont, Quebec, on April 4, 2020.

Stéfan Sinclair, associate professor of languages, literatures, and cultures, in Montreal, on August 6, 2020.

John Trischuk, BEng’61, retired professor of physics, in Montreal, on May 7, 2020.

Neil Trister, BSc’66, MDCM’70, faculty lecturer, Department of Family Medicine, on September 21, 2019.

Board of Governors members

Kappy Flanders, LLD’09, former governor, longtime volunteer and philanthropist, in Montreal, on June 27, 2020.

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