In Memoriam 2022

In Memoriam

Recognizing the passing of members of the campus community who during their careers shared their talents in helping Western students, faculty, staff and alumni to be their best.

Most recent

Janina Kuc

Janina Kuc, a retired staff member from the Department of Facilities Management passed away on July 11, 2022. Ms. Kuc retired in March 1996 after 31 years of service with Western.

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Charles ("Pat") Taylor

Charles (Pat) Taylor passed away on July 10, 2022.  A Prof. Emeritus, Dr. Taylor, retired from the Department of Medical Biophysics retired in June 1985, after 38 years of service with Western

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Dorothy Fortner

Dorothy Fortner, a retired staff member from the Bookstore, passed away on July 8. 2022. Ms. Fortner retired in 1994 after 25 years of service with Western.

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James Patten

James Patten, former Director of McIntosh Gallery, passed away on June 26, 2022 at the age of 60. Mr. Patten retired in November 2021 after 11 years of service with Western.

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Fotini ("Effie")Pliagas

Fotini Pliagas, a retired staff member from the Department of Facilities Management passed away on June 20, 2022. Mrs. Pliagas retired in 2000 after 42 years with Western.

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Cheryl Ernest-Miles

Cheryl Ernest-Miles, a retired staff member from the Department of Hospitality Services passed away on June 13, 2022. Mrs. Ernest-Miles retired in 2018 after 42 years of service with Western.

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Other Staff and Faculty - 2022

Chapin, Donald

Professor Emeritus, Donald Chapin a retired faculty member from the Department of English, passed away on January 1, 2022.  Prof. Chapin retired in 1993 after 26 years of service with Western.

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Farber, Carole

Carole Farber, a retired faculty member from the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, passed away on January 31, 2022.  Prof. Farber retired in 2016 after 41 years of service with Western.

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Haylor, Larry

Prof. Emeritus, Larry Haylor a retired faculty member and Head Coach from the School of Kinesiology, passed away on January 6, 2022.  Dr. Haylor retired in 2011 after 36 years of service with Western.

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Hoaken, Peter

Dr. Peter Hoaken, a faculty member from the Department of Psychology passed away of April 5, 2022.  Dr.  Hoaken had 19 years of service with Western at the time of his passing.

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MacDonald, Ruth

Ruth MacDonald, a retired staff member from the Department of Housing, passed away on April 26, 2022. Ms. MacDonald retired in February 2021, after 20 years of service with Western.

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Semotiuk, Darwin

Prof. Emeritus Darwin Semotiuk, a retired faculty member from the School of Kinesiology, Head Coach and Director of Sports and Recreation Services, passed away on January 4, 2022. Prof. Semotiuk retired in July 2014 after 43 years of services with Western.

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Wright, Del

Del Wright a retired staff member from the Ivey Spencer Leadership Center, passed away on February 7, 2022.  Mrs. Wright retired in October 1998, after 15 years of service with Western.

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