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In memoriam

The 1920s

RAYMOND KELLAM, BSc'28, at Etobicoke, Ont., on October 16, 2006.

MAX COBLENTZ, BA'29, BCL'32, at Montreal, on June 20, 2007.

The 1930s

MARGUERITE (LEPAGE) FIDLER, DipSocWork'30, MA'32, at Toronto, Ont., on May 10, 2007.

LAURA B. MCKERGOW, BHS'31, at Waterloo, Que., on April 1, 2007.

SAMUEL SHUSTER, BSc'31, MDCM'36, at Montreal, on March 31, 2007.

ROBERT V. V. NICHOLLS, BSc'33, MSc'35, PhD'36, at Montreal, on March 9, 2007.

PHILIP B. FRENCH, BEng'34, at Brockville, Ont., on April 12, 2007.

GERALD KAINE, MDCM'35, at Ottawa, on April 8, 2007.

SAMUEL GREENBLATT, BA'36, at Westmount, Que., on July 1, 2007.

CHARLES DURANCEAU, BEng'37, at Montreal, on April 8, 2007.

OSWALD HALL, MA'37, at Ottawa, on August 31, 2007.

DELLA ALLEN, BSc'38, MSc'42, at Vancouver, on March 10, 2007.

DOUGLAS T. RATTRAY, BSc'38, at Toronto, on December 28, 2006.

GILMAN R. GORING, BEng'39, at Ottawa, on October 5, 2006.

AUDRIE O. MACLEAN, BSc'39, at Calgary, on May 21, 2007.

JACK F. ROSS, BEng'39, at Calgary, on April 26, 2007.

JOHN STEWART, BCom'39, at Dartmouth, N.S., on May 21, 2007.

The 1940s

MRS. W.S. (PRISCILLA ANNIS) KOSACZ, BHS'40, on May 23, 2006.

GORDON L. MARROTTE, BEng'40, at Vancouver, on June 4, 2007.

DUNCAN S. MCNAB, BArch'41, at Vancouver, on April 18, 2007.

MARY PECK, BA'41, at Ottawa, on June 21, 2007.

MARJORIE (BATY) LITTLEHALES, BA'42, at Reading, Pa., on November 5, 2005.

HOWARD C. PIERPONT, MDCM'43, at Arlington, Va., on February 14, 2006.

KATHLEEN MARGARET (FRICKER) VAUGHAN, BA'43, MA'50, at Oakville, Ont., on September 12, 2006.

JESSIE RANKIN (GUNN) COX, BA'44, BLS'45, at Toronto, on September 8, 2006.

STEPHEN RABATICH, BSc'44, MDCM'45, at Plaster Rock, N.B., on June 1, 2007.

FRANK GURD, BSc'45, MSc'46, at Albuquerque, N.M., on June 17, 2007.

KLAS ERIC HELLSTROM, BEng'45, at Lac Marois, Que., on July 23, 2007.

ESTELLE RUTH (TRITT) ASPLER, CertNurs'47, at Montreal, on April 14, 2007.

RALPH LOGAN, BSc'47, at Manahawkin, N.J., on December 1, 2006.

J. GUY BLANCHETTE, BCL'48, at Sherbrooke, Que., on June 7, 2005.

RICHARD R. CHERRY, BSc'48, MDCM'50, at Edmonton, on June 5, 2007.

PIERRE DE GRANDPRE, BCL'48, at Montreal, on June 14, 2007.

PAUL MONTREUIL, BSc'48, MSc'55, at Quebec City, on April 11, 2007.

RUTH (ORDOWER) STILMAN, BA'48, BLS'63, MLS'70, at Toronto, on February 2, 2007.

CLAUDIA TENNANT, BN'48, at Calgary, on August 4, 2006.

DONALD F. WOLVIN, BCom'48, at Pointe-Claire, Que., on May 26, 2007.

PETER ALLAN DOGEN, DDS'49, at Montreal, on September 1, 2006.

JEAN LOIS (PATTERSON) DOREY, BCom'49, on May 9, 2007.

JOHN SAUNDERS GILMOUR, BA'49, at Montreal, on December 16, 2005.

IAN GORDON GRAFTON, BSc'49, MDCM'53, at Harriston, Ont., on October 14, 2006.

LOUIS RAKITA, MDCM'49, at Seattle, Wash., on April 2, 2007.

James Wright
JAMES WRIGHT, BA'65, a very familiar figure at McGill, who served his alma mater in a wide range of capacities, was killed in a propane explosion at his family's Laurentian cottage on September 1.

A prominent Montreal lawyer and a former Westmount city councillor, Wright was the director of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation, a unique initiative that brings promising young scholars and professionals to Montreal from around the globe. They learn from each other and from McGill — Sauvé Scholars enjoy wide access to McGill's courses and resources. Wright was a McGill governor emeritus and a former president of the McGill Alumni Association. Meriam Maza, a former Sauvé Scholar, also died in the blast that took Wright's life. Nancy Wright, his wife, was injured, but survived the explosion. "Jim will be remembered by all of us who knew him with enormous respect and genuine affection," says Principal Heather Munroe-Blum. Wright is pictured here receiving the MAA's highest honour, the Award of Merit, in 2004.

The 1950s

JOSEPH FISHMAN, BSc'50, MDCM'54, MSc'60, at MahWah, N.J., on October 3, 2006.

DOUGLAS LYONS, BEng'50, MEng'51, at Ottawa, on April 19, 2007.

ANDRE TOWNER, BEng'50, at Verdun, Que., on May 10, 2007.

JOSEPH G. DUBROSKY, BEng'51, at Pompano Beach, Fla., on April 29, 2007.

WILLIAM FOYLE, BEng'51, at Alma, Que., on December 1, 2003.

MARY ELIZABETH (MCKENZIE) MACLEAN, BA'51, at Mississauga, Ont., on April 6, 2007.

GEORGE MAROULIS, BCom'51, at Montreal, on May 3, 2006.

ROBERT D. RUSSELL, BSc(PE)'51, at Rothesay, N.B., on December 17, 2006.

MOSES "MOE" LAUFER, BSW'52, at London, England, on July 21, 2006.

ARTHUR FLAMER, BArch'53, at Toronto, on April 7, 2007.

ELOHIM "ELY" RAMAN, BA'53, at Victoria, B.C., on July 7, 2007.

RALPH F. SORTOR, Jr., MDCM'53, at Milwaukee, Wis., on July 4, 2006.

HAROLD F. BIEWALD, DDS'55, at Ottawa, on November 11, 2006.

CYNTHIA (BALCH) MOORE, MSW'55, at Montreal, on August 23, 2006.

PETER ABBOTT, BCom'56, at Burlington, Ont., on February 21, 2006.

JOHN D. B. KENT, BEng'56, at Ottawa, on August 18, 2007.

RAYMOND D. LEMOYNE, BA'56, in Italy, on October 13, 2006.

HAZEN BOYD, BSc(Agr)'57, at St. Stephen, N.B., on May 9, 2007.

JOHN CADMAN BINNEY, BSc'59, MDCM'64, DipPsych'69, at Toronto, on September 21, 2006.

ROLAND HOK, MDCM'59, at Concord, NH, on February 22, 2007.

Joseph Graham Stratford
JOSEPH GRAHAM STRATFORD, BSc'45, MDCM'47, MSc'51, DIPMED'54, an eminent neurosurgeon, passed away on July 22 while vacationing in France. After having trained with legendary Montreal Neurological Institute founder Wilder Penfield, Stratford taught at the University of Saskatchewan before returning to McGill. As the head of the Montreal General Hospital's neurosurgery division in 1966, Stratford helped create a 30-bed neurological and neurosurgical ward with a dedicated intensive care unit — a first in Canada. In 1985, he played a leading role in the creation of the McGill-MGH Pain Centre, taking on the position of medical director. He received the MGH Award of Merit in 2000 in recognition of the important role he had played at McGill and the Montreal General for many years. Following his death, his friends and relatives created the Dr. Joe Stratford Memorial Fund in his honour. All funds benefit the MUHC Pain Centre, and those wishing to donate may do so through McGill's Faculty of Medicine (contact: 514-398-5000 or

The 1960s

ANDREW QUINN MCCORMICK, MDCM'60, at Vancouver, on December 30, 2006.

ISTVAN MEZES, BArch'60, at Toronto, on May 13, 2007.

MARY MORSE CHASE, MSW'61, at Oakville, Ont., on May 1, 2007.

JOHN CHILAKOS, BSc(Agr)'61, at Moorpark, Calif., on December 17, 2006.

RONALD G. FLETCHER, DDS'61, at Montreal West, Que., on April 27, 2007.

ROBERT A. WASHINGTON, PhD'61, at Elliot Lake, Ont., on October 12, 2006.

STEWART WILLIAM BAIN, BEng'62, at Toronto, on August 14, 2006.

LINE ROBILLARD, BA'62, at Montreal, on October 27, 2006.

KENNETH A. MCMORINE, BSc(Agr)'63, at Newmarket, Ont., on March 29, 2007.

JERRY SHATTNER, BEng'68, at Montreal, on December 5, 2006.

The 1970s

W. HUNTLEY CAMERON, MEd'70, at Montreal, on June 1, 2007.

JOHN "SKIP" YALE, MEd'70, at London, Ont., on June 1, 2007.

GARRY BERNACSEK, BSc'71, at Bangkok, Thailand, on July 1, 2006.

MARGITA ZAKARIJA, MSc'71, at Key Biscayne, Fla., on December 28, 2006.

BRENT C. BUTLER, BCom'72, MBA'77, at Montreal, on October 8, 2006.

NICHOLAS B. KNOPPERS, STM'75, at Sherwood Park, Alta., on October 28, 2006.

JOHN SZUBER, MEd'76, GradCertEdLeadership'05, at Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que., on May 29, 2007.

WAYNE S. THIBAUDEAU, BA'76, at Iqaluit, Nunavut, on August 13, 2006.

HARRY L. HOPMEYER, BCom'77, at Montreal, on November 14, 2006.

EDWARD "TED" JOSEPH COLLINSON, MEd'78, at St-Bruno, Que., on August 14, 2006.

The 1980s

YVON DUFORT, BEd'82, at Saint-Lin, Que., on September 7, 2005.

DAVID JOEL PERLEY, BSc'82, MDCM'86, at Toronto, on May 22, 2007.

SHARON MARY BAILLIE-MALO, BA'83, BSc'87, at Gloucester, Ont., on March 31, 2007.

CATHERINE ANDERSON, BA'86, BCL'90, LLB'90, at Calgary, on December 6, 2006.

BENOIT VAN WINDEN, BSc(Agr)'86, at Napierville, Que., on February 7, 2007.

The 1990s

IRENE GLOOR, MBA'90, at Montreal, on December 12, 2006.

The 2000s

STRACHAN HARTLEY, MSc'02, MDCM'06, at Montreal, on July 5, 2007.

J. BARRY BELL, PhD'07, at Toronto, on May 8, 2007.

Faculty and staff

STANLEY MARTIN BANFILL, MDCM'33, Professor of Anatomy and Associate Dean of Medicine, at Montreal, on April 30, 2007.

JULIUS GORDON, PhD'59, Professor of Surgery and Microbiology and Immunology, at Montreal, on February 10, 2007.

EFFAT MACRAMALLA, Associate Professor of Urology, at Malone, N.Y., on April 17, 2007.

LAUGHLIN B. TAYLOR, Professor of Neuropsychology, at Montreal, on April 4, 2007.

JAMES TEEL, Macdonald Campus Building Services, at Dorval, Que., on November 6, 2006.

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