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Saturday January 19, 2013

Morris Zaslow, 94
B.A., B.Ed., M.A., Ph.D., F.R.S. C., F.A.I.N.A.
Dec 22, 1918 (Rostern, Sask.) - Jan 17, 2013 (Thornbury, Ont.)

Historian, Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather. Loving father of Jonathan and his wife Nicolette (Kramer), and loving Zeyda of Zoe (Pat Mlcoch) and Joshua (Joanna Paddock). Pre-deceased by his beloved wife, Betty Winnifred Zaslow (Stone), his parents, Isaac and Bessie Zaslow, and sister Becky Hardin of Calgary, Alberta. At his request cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Sidmouth, Devon, England at a later date. After serving with the R. C.A.F. he received his B.A. and B.Ed. from the University of Alberta, his M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Toronto. A pioneer in the study of the history of the Canadian North, his historical focus was shaped by his childhood experiences on the Prairies during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Professor Emeritus Morris Zaslow's career took him from Carleton University to The University of Toronto, and then to The University of Western Ontario. He was the author of The Opening of the Canadian North, 1870-1914, Reading the Rocks: The Story of the Geological Survey of Canada, 1942-1972, and The Northward Expansion of Canada, 1914-1967 and was editor of several more volumes. He served as editor of Ontario History and the General Series of the Champlain Society. His contributions to the study of Canadian history and his distinguished career made him a world-class scholar. He was a gentle, kind, generous, wonderful man, who will be dearly missed and forever remembered.

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