Deaths | Décès

5389 James JOHNSTONE

JOHNSTONE, James – Sailed off peacefully, at the Trillium Health Centre, Mississauga, on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at the age of 73. Beloved husband of Carole for 31 years. Loving father of Sheila, Jennifer, Anne and Kathleen. Cherished step-father of Cathy, Tony and Kelly. Proud grandfather of numerous grandchildren. James will be sorely missed by his best friend Satchmo, and all his friends at the rowing and sailing clubs. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter “Peel” Chapel, 2180 Hurontario St., Mississauga (Hwy. 10, N. of QEW) on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 2 p.m. until the time of the funeral service in the Chapel at 3 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

Published in the Toronto Star on April 18, 2013

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2601 Alexander Charles (Sandy) SMART,

November 7, 1920 – May 6, 2013

Sandy died quickly and painlessly of natural causes at the Rideau and Perley Veterans’ Health Centre in Ottawa on Monday evening, after a cheerful day of getting settled into his new home there. He was predeceased by his beloved and loving wife of 52 years, Shirley Bannerman Smart, and by his three sons, John, Richard (Alice) and Alan. Left to mourn are his daughters Rosemary and Sandra, and his grandchildren Daniel (Abby), Kristin, Kelly and Anna. He cherished a wide circle of very special family and friends who will also miss him.

Born in Kingston to Charles Adamson Smart and Annie Ritchie Smart, late of Forfar, Scotland, Sandy grew up with brothers George (Norma) and Don (Charlotte), and the late Doug (Teresa). He graduated at the top of his class from RMC before taking his commission and serving overseas in World War II. After the War he graduated from Queens University with top honours as an electrical engineer, then continued his career in the Royal Signals Corps. In the course of his service he developed, and held the patent for, a 1950s tank guidance system called Navaid, which Canada shared with all its allies in NATO until more modern electronics put it out of business.

But Sandy’s proudest and happiest times were focused on family, friends and community. He was one of the first hundred “pioneers” in Manor Park, buying the family home in 1948. He contributed significantly to getting both Little League and kids’ hockey started in the community and later delighted in playing “honorary grandpa” to the kids on the block.

Sandy lived a full, happy life during which he enriched everyone he met. We will miss him dearly. At his request he will be cremated with the bare minimum of fuss, and we will arrange a farewell party for him at a later date.

Published in The Ottawa Citizen from May 8 to May 10, 2013

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Jacques Lavallée, professeur retraité du Département de systèmes d’information et méthodes quantitatives de gestion de la Faculté d’administration, est décédé le 1er juin à l’âge de 61 ans.

«Comme chacun le sait, du moins ici à la Faculté, Jacques était très attaché à son milieu de travail, mentionne François Coderre, nouveau doyen de la Faculté d’administration. Son implication fut totale et exemplaire.»

Durant sa longue carrière universitaire amorcée en 1979, Jacques Lavallée a été notamment secrétaire de la Faculté en 1985 et directeur du Département de systèmes d’information et méthodes quantitatives de gestion de 1994 à 2004. Il a également occupé le poste de directeur du programme MBA de 1997 à 2000 et a été vice-doyen aux projets spéciaux et aux affaires étudiantes de 2002 à 2009. Il a aussi été le responsable de la construction et des deux phases du projet d’agrandissement de la Faculté en 1997 et en 2002. Il était officiellement à la retraite depuis le 1er janvier 2013.

L’an dernier, l’Ordre des administrateurs agréés du Québec lui remettait le prix Fellow ADM. A. pour souligner son engagement et sa contribution à la profession. Très actif, Jacques Lavallée a siégé à de nombreux comités académiques, et il a reçu le Prix institutionnel de reconnaissance de la qualité de l’enseignement de l’UdeS, dans la catégorie professeur, en 2000. Il a aussi été récipiendaire de l’Octas de la formation en 1988, un prix d’excellence remis par la Fédération de l’informatique du Québec.

Parmi ses activités hors campus, Jacques Lavallée a également contribué à la relance du Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean en campus universitaire au cours de son mandat comme directeur général de la Corporation du Fort Saint-Jean dans les années 90.

La direction ainsi que le personnel de la Faculté d’administration offrent leurs condoléances à la famille éprouvée.  

Décès du professeur retraité Jacques Lavallée

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23880 Patrick Rushowick, suddently at CFB Kingston – 11 June 2013. Funeral service will be conducted on Sunday afternoon at the Kingston Gospel Temple, 2295 Princess St, Kingston starting at 2:30.