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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Spring 2023

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

Story by McGill News

March 2023


Griselda Christmas, BA’39, in Victoria, B.C., on January 24, 2023.


Heinz Heinrich, BEng’44, in Hudson, Quebec, on September 13, 2022.

Margaret Mackenzie, BA’45, on October 25, 2022.

Alfred Goldberg, BEng’46, on December 17, 2022.

Herbert Bryant, BCom’48, in Windsor, Ontario, on October 6, 2022.

Arthur David Crowe, BSc(Agr)’48, in Greenwich, Nova Scotia, on January 23, 2023.

Mary DeJong, BA’48, MDCM’50, on December 31, 2021.

Bernard Cooper, BSc’49, MDCM’53, in Palo Alto, California, on November 10, 2022.

William Drysdale, BSc’49, GrDipMgmt’73, in Toronto, Ontario, on October 25, 2022.

Mindel Goldstein Shore, BA’49, BSW’50, MSW’51, on October 17, 2022.


Anne Collier, BA’50, in Mystic, Connecticut, on October 9, 2022.

Robert Keefler, BEng’50, in Montreal, on February 27, 2023.

Maurice Segall, BA’50, in Needham, Massachusetts, on January 16, 2023.

Duncan Fraser, BA’51, on August 21, 2022.

Alice Nulsen, BA’51, in New London, New Hampshire, on December 17, 2022.

Melville Storrier, BEng’51, in Toronto, Ontario, on November 2, 2022.

Ellen Trim, BSc(PE)’51, on October 26, 2022.

Geoffrey Cox, DipAgr’52, in London, Ontario, on September 12, 2022.

Myer Horowitz, DipEd’52, LLD’79, in Victoria, B.C., on October 24, 2022.

Rhoda Knaff, BA’52, MPS’54, on November 29, 2022.

Christopher Barlow, BArch’53, in Hamilton, Ontario, on November 22, 2022.

John Hennessey, MDCM’53, on March 11, 2023.

Daniel Kingstone, BA’53, BCL’56, in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 28, 2022.

François Bollinger, BEng’54, on September 27, 2022.

Jane Thorson, BA’54, on September 21, 2022.

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

Andrew Bruce Whitehead, MSc’55, PhD’57, on November 5, 2022.

William Dunford, BEng’56, in Toronto, Ontario, on July 24, 2022.

Ivan Gorup, BEng’56, in Great Neck, New York, on August 7, 2021.

Charles Houston, MSW’56, in Toronto, Ontario, on January 25, 2023.

Samuel Mathewson, BEng’56, on March 1, 2023.

Donald Barnett, MDCM’57, in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 18, 2022.

Elspeth Finch, DipPTh’57, BSc(P&OT)’59, on October 21, 2022.

Beverly Hall, BA’57, in Gravenhurst, Ontario, on August 26, 2022.

Irwin Thomas Holmes, BEng’57, in Ottawa, Ontario, on November 13, 2022.

Clarence Marchand, BEng’57, in Penetanguishene, Ontario, on October 29, 2022.

Henry Mizgala, MDCM’57, on December 11, 2022.

Rollin Hughes, MDCM’58, in Concord, New Hampshire, on October 13, 2022.

Margaret Laidlaw, BSc’58, in Toronto, Ontario, on December 14, 2022.

Joanne H. Jepson, MDCM’59, in San Francisco, California, on December 2, 2022.

Richard G. Nash, BSc’59, in Victoria, B.C., on June 16, 2022.

Zenon Pylyshyn, BEng’59, in New York, New York, on December 6, 2022.

Eric Rennert, BSc’59, MDCM’63, in Rochester, New York, on December 7, 2022.

Sandra Trehub, BCom’59, PhD’73, in Toronto, Ontario, on January 20, 2023.


John W. Butler, BEng’60, GrDipMgmt’74, MBA’77, in Burlington, Ontario, on February 17, 2023.

Raynald Lane, MDCM’61, on December 6, 2022.

John Bridgman, BA’62, in Montreal, on January 9, 2023.

David Harris Flaherty, BA’62, in Victoria, B.C., on October 11, 2022.

Iqbal Ahmed Niazi, PhD’62, on February 24, 2022.

David N. Ritchie, BA’62, in Bathurst, New Brunswick, on October 14, 2021.

James Frosst Alexander, MDCM’63, in Kennebunk, Maine, on December 29, 2022.

Diane Hasley, BA’63, in Toronto, Ontario, on January 1, 2023.

James Squires, MDCM’63, in Hollis, New Hampshire, on December 9, 2022.

Lily Anna Hope, BSc’65, MDCM’69, on November 24, 2022.

Peter W. Hutchins, BA’66, in Montreal, on January 13, 2023.

Wilmore Kean, DDS’66, in Powell River, B.C., on January 16, 2023.

Frances Martin, BN’66, in Montreal, on September 23, 2022.

Janet Spratlin, BA’66, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, on January 27, 2023.

Barbara White, BA’67, in Cowansville, Quebec, on December 24, 2022.

Ronald Pearson, MBA’68, in Oakville, Ontario, on December 18, 2022.

Gary P. Singer, BA’68, in Wells, Maine, on January 25, 2023.

Richard Gay, MA’69, in Montreal, on February 21, 2023.


Bruce Allan, BArch’70, BSc(Arch)’70, on October 29, 2022.

Paul Tremaine, PhD’70, in North Vancouver, B.C., on November 27, 2022.

Alan Wood, BEd’70, in Calgary, Alberta, on February 20, 2022.

Mark Mendelson, BA’71, in Montreal, on November 14, 2022.

Peter Oliver, BCom’71, on September 21, 2022.

Margaret Bean, BA’72, in Brooks, Alberta, on July 31. 2022.

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

Sara Lipnowski, BEd’75, in Ottawa, Ontario, on December 7, 2021.

Peter Yue-Ming Shiu, BEng’75, in Ottawa Ontario, on November 13, 2022.

Geoffrey D. Zeiss, PhD’76, in Ottawa, Ontario, on September 14, 2022.

Lorne Crozier, MSc(Agr)’77, in Truro, Nova Scotia, on October 10, 2022.

Michael Freed, BSc’78, in Los Angeles, California, on January 6, 2022.

Jeannie LeMesurier, BA’78, MA’81, in Santa Rosa, California, on June 2, 2022.

Gertie Witte, BA’78, BA’84, PhD’91, in Kingston, Ontario, on November 27, 2022.

Jim Carr, BA’79, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on December 12, 2022.


Andrea Neill, LLB’81, in Ottawa, Ontario, on January 6, 2023.

Noreen Peters, BSW’81, on November 29, 2022.

Suzanne Jones, MDCM’82, in Montreal, on November 29, 2022.

Susan Zimmerman, BCL’82, LLB’83, on February 5, 2023.

Jennifer Jane Marler, BSc’83, MDCM’89, in Greenville, South Carolina, on March 2, 2023.

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

Noah Cowan, BA’89, in Los Angeles, California, on January 25, 2023.


Stephen Patrick Meagher, BA’92, MA’95, in Beacon, New York, on July 29, 2022.

Aryan Lirange, BEng’93, GradDip’94, in Mesa, Arizona, on April 12, 2023.

Joy Love, MEd’95, in Toronto, Ontario, on December 22, 2022.


Kristine Faye Jantzi, PhD’00, in Kitchener, Ontario, on April 22, 2023.

John-John Laxa, BEng’00, in Mississauga, Ontario, on November 14, 2022.

Robert Mauro, MA’00, on October 31, 2022.


Nabila Walji, BA’15, in Oxford, United Kingdom, in April, 2022.


Nileash Jeganathan, BEng’22, in Bali, Indonesia, on December 27, 2022.

Faculty and Staff

Elyse Cragg, associate director of communications, Student Life and Learning, on October 19, 2022.

Eugene Donefer, PhD’61, professor emeritus, Department of Animal Science, on June 10, 2022.

Peter Hoffmann, Emeritus William Kingsford Professor of History, on January 6, 2023.

Eva Kushner, BA’48, MA’50, PhD’56, former professor of French language and literature, in Toronto, Ontario, on January 28, 2023.

Robert MacKenzie, BSc(Agr)’63, professor emeritus, Department of Biochemistry, in Brockville, Ontario, on February 22, 2023.

Wallace MacLean, MSc(A)’64, PhD’68, professor emeritus, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, in Kelowna, B.C., on October 3, 2022.

Francis J. McGilly, former director, School of Social Work, in Victoria, B.C., on February 6, 2023.

Remigio “Remi” Mariano, BA’79, MLS’81, staff member, McGill Library, on November 5, 2022.

Walter Mushynski, BSc’66, PhD’70, professor emeritus, Department of Biochemistry, on October 29, 2022.

William Novick, retired associate professor of otolaryngology, on March 23, 2023.

Hanna Pappius, BSc’46, MSc’48, PhD’52, professor emerita, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, in Montreal, on March 29, 2023.

Wayne Riddell, BMus’60, DMus’14, former director of choral studies, Schulich School of Music, on November 6, 2022.

Charles Scriver, BA’51, MDCM’55, DSc’07, Alva Professor Emeritus of Human Genetics, in Montreal, on April 7, 2023.

Stephen Smith, James McGill Professor of Law, in Toronto, on November 29, 2022.

Renée Stevens, MA’66, PhD’79, retired psychologist and researcher, McGill-Montreal Children’s Hospital Learning Centre, in Windsor, Ontario, on February 10, 2023.

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