In Memoriam

Remembering Arthur Pape (1942 – 2012)

WUSC would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Arthur Charles Pape who passed away on December 6, 2012. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Arthur was a lawyer who spent most of his career fighting for Aboriginal and workers’ rights across Canada. From a young age he fought for social justice…
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Remembering Robert Kaplan (1937 – 2012)

(Photo: Chuck Mitchell/Canadian Press) WUSC is very saddened to hear about the death of dedicated WUSC alumnus Robert Kaplan, P.C., Q.C., B.A., LL.B. He passed away in November after a long battle with cancer. Kaplan led a life full of achievements. As a former veteran Liberal MP and cabinet minister, he is probably best known…
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Remembering Kenny Doren (1966 – 2012)

By Philip Landon, Regional Director, Botswana WUSC would like to extend deepest condolences to the family of former Uniterra volunteer Kenny Doren who passed away after a difficult but courageous battle with cancer. Kenny is survived by his wife Gayle and newborn child Kenneth. Kenny was a former multi-media artist and composer whose art installations,…
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Remembering Daun Kennedy (1947 – 2012)

Daun Kennedy — March 9, 1947 to April 18, 2012 Our dear friend and colleague Daun Kennedy passed away on April 18, 2012 at the age of 65 after a battle with cancer. More than anyone, Daun understood the history and embodied the essence of WUSC. In her 30 years at WUSC Daun touched so…
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Remembering David Holtzman (1959 – 2012)

WUSC is saddened to hear about the passing of David Holtzman who died suddenly of a heart attack, April 10. His memory lives on in his friends and family who remember him as a kind and compassionate man. David dedicated much of his life to activism and community development. Living in Vancouver, he was director…
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Remembering Norma E. Walmsley (1921 – 2011)

WUSC is saddened to hear about the passing of Norma Walmsley, an alumnus who did so much for international development and women’s equality. Norma’s connection with WUSC began when she was a student, joining the Local Committee at McGill University. After graduation, she became a professor of Political Science at Brandon University and formed the…

Remembering George Wesley McCullough (1923 – 2010)

WUSC is deeply saddened to hear about the passing of George Wesley McCullough on November 29, 2010 at the age of 87. George began his career as a teacher in Cumberland and from 1981 to 1986, he taught in Lesotho Africa through WUSC. After he returned he lived in Toronto, Norwood and Peterborough.

Remembering Dr. Shirley Thomson (1930 – 2010)

WUSC would like to extend deepest condolences to the family and friends of Shirley Thomson, former WUSC Associate Secretary General and board member. Ms. Thomson died in her sleep at the age of 80. Born in St. Mary’s Ontario, Ms. Thomson attended the University of Western Ontario where she began her relationship with WUSC as…
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Remembering W.O. Fennell (1916 – 2010)

WUSC would like to extend its deepest condolences to the family and friends of Rev. William Oscar Fennell who passed away on May 25th, 2010 at the age of 94. Born on January 10th 1916, Rev. Fennell led a life full of helping others. In 1942 he graduated from Emmanuel College and was ordained and…
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Remembering James Coates (1972 – 2010)

WUSC is saddened by the passing of former WUSC and Uniterra volunteer James Coates, who died this year while working in Haiti. He was stationed in Port-au-Prince for the United Nations as an Information Management Assistant when the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit on January 12th. His body was found over a week later. James spent…