Died peacefully from complications of Alzheimer's on January 23, 2013. Loving husband of Jane, his wife of 69 years, and much loved father of Gord (Cheryl), Carol (Michael), Tom (Barbara), and Susan (Marshall). Loved and fun loving grandfather to Cathy, Sarah, Lindsay, Tyler, Kelly, Alexandra, and Caroline, and great-grandfather to Caley. Predeceased by his brother Ed and his sister Bea. Born in Montreal in 1921, attended Selwyn House School and Bishops College School. Attended McGill in 1939. Joined the RAF at the start of WWII. Served in England flying cross channel bombing missions. In 1944 was made Squadron Leader of RCAF Typhoon Squadron 439. Participated in D-day and the Battle of Normandy and was awarded the DFC. After the war returned to McGill and earned a BA and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Joined Alcan, and had a long and rewarding career. Enjoyed many assignments and accomplishments in Canada and internationally and made many lifelong friends. After retiring from Alcan, taught at the McGill Business School. Dedicated volunteer to various organizations, particularly 2 terms as Chairman of the Board of Selwyn House and 25 years with the VON. He was an optimist who would take on any challenge or project. He was a devoted family man and will be fondly remembered for many family occasions in Maine, Vermont, Montreal, Hudson, and Toronto. He had a lifelong love of boating that he passed on to his children and grandchildren. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive.
Saturday January 26, 2013
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