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Keith McLeod






Professor Emeritus, OISE, University of Toronto

Keith Alwyn McLeod of Toronto died suddenly on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at Sunnybrook Hospital at the age of 79. The youngest child of Malcolm Roderick Marshall McLeod and Elizabeth (Betty) Amphlett McLeod, he was born on February 15, 1935 in Marcelin, Saskatchewan. Keith was predeceased by his siblings Roderick, Derril, Doreen, Valerie, and Ian and is survived by his brother Gordon as well as 20 nieces and nephews and 35 great-nieces and nephews.

Keith completed his doctorate in the History of Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education and joined the Faculty of Education at University of Toronto where he taught until his retirement in 1997. During his career, he was a leader in multicultural and intercultural teacher education, was the founding president of the Ontario Multicultural Association and a president of the Canadian Council for Multicultural and Intercultural Education. He chaired multiple conferences, published extensively in this field and founded the journal Multiculturalism/Multiculturalisme in 1977 for which he was editor until 1992.

Keith had a great interest in Wedgwood pottery, editing some ten years of proceedings of its Annual Seminars, writing many articles, and authoring several books as well as co-curating an exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in 1997.

As well, Keith was a member and school sponsor of the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (P.A.C.E.) Canada since its inception in 1987, and was awarded the Pacesetter Award for his contributions to the organization in 2003. In 2010 he was named a Patron of the organization.

Keith loved to see the world in all its diversity, travelling extensively to such places as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Ecuador, Egypt, Greece, Iceland, India, Kenya, Norway, Peru, Raasay, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Turkey and Uganda, to name a few. He had a unique sense of humour and enjoyed a broad base of friends locally, nationally and internationally in his life. He will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched, most especially by his family of friends in Toronto - Ralph, Susan, Jim, Mary, Vandra, Mavis, and the rest of the 'gang.'

An interment service will be held in the VISITATION CENTRE of MOUNT PLEASANT CEMETERY, 375 Mt. Pleasant Road at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 10, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to P.A.C.E. Canada at www.pacecanada.org, an organization whose work was close to his heart. Further information and an opportunity to share condolences, reminiscences, and photographs on his life can be found online at www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=keith-mcleod-phd&pid=173456195&fhid=9911#sthash.aMsOyVyW.dpuf


(As found here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=keith-mcleod-phd&pid=173456195&fhid=9911 )

Last Updated ( Sunday, 14 December 2014 19:29 )

Harry Root

Can you please pass along to the WIS that Harry Root, who so graciously opened his house and collection to the WIS when we were in Chicago, passed away yesterday.  
Stuart Slavid
Vice President
Director of European Furniture,
Decorative Arts, Silver and
Fine Ceramics
Last Updated ( Friday, 14 June 2013 01:34 )

Audrey M. Dudson


A note from Lynn Miller:

Oh dear – so I too was the bearer of sad news. Audrey had a stroke just before last Christmas, and then (according to the information we received), experienced a short illness, only a few weeks ago, and died in hospital The funeral service was held in her local parish church. Audrey was both charming and scholarly – it was only her ongoing health problems that prevented her from attending Friends meetings here at the Museum. Sad days indeed.

Love from all, as ever



DUDSON (Audrey Margaret) NEE HAMILTON Peacefully after a short illness on Tuesday September 7th, 2010 at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Audrey, aged 88 years, the devoted wife of the late Derek Dudson and dearly loved mother of Ian, Paul and Max. Audrey will be sadly missed by all her family and fondly remembered by her many friends. Funeral service at St Chad's Parish Church, Longsdon, nr Leek, ST9 9QF, on Monday September 20th, 2010 at 11am followed by cremation at Carmountside Crematorium. Will relatives please accept this intimation, friends kindly meet at the church and afterwards at the BPMF Club, Federation House, Station Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2SA. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to Breath of Life c/o Tudor Davies Funeral Services. Inquiries to: Barry Davies Tudor Davies Independent Family Funeral Services, The Beeches, 142 Waterloo Road, Burslem. Telephone 01782 811411

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 22:05 )

Alton C. Powell



Mr. Alton C. Powell of Geneva, passed away Thursday, September 30, 2010. He was 69. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, October 10, 2010 at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Kidwell officiating. Interment will follow in Geneva City Cemetery with Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family will receive friends at the church from 2:00 p.m. until time of funeral service. Mr. Powell was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Iona Powell; a brother, Jimmy Powell and his parents-in-law, Bill and Martha Steely. Survivors include his wife, Mary Ellen Powell of Geneva; a sister, Diane Harrison (Hoppi), Alamo, CA; a brother, Jerry Powell (Lyn), Daphne, AL; and an aunt, Louise Donaldson, Enterprise; and two nephews, Trip and Walt Knebel of California. Mr. Powell graduated from Samson High School in 1959. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama and advanced degrees from Troy State University. He was a teacher at Geneva High School for more than thirty-five years, and at the time of his retirement was Technology Co-coordinator for the Geneva City Schools. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Emma Knox Kenan Public Library in Geneva. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Geneva and at the time of his death was chairman of the Board of Trustees. He was an avid admirer of English pottery and was known in both the national and international ceramic world for his scholarship on Wedgwood pottery. In 1994, he published "Wedgwood International Seminar: An index to the published proceedings 1956-1992." In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 304 S Academy St. Geneva, AL 36340 or the Geneva Public Library, 312 S Commerce St. Geneva, AL 36340. Pittman Funeral Home of Geneva, (334) 684-2600, is in charge of arrangements. Please sign the guest book at www.dothaneagle.com.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 22:06 )

Sir Martin Wedgwood


A sad note from Julian Wedgwood:

"Dear Lovely people;

Yesterday every early in the new day (0110hrs) my brother Martin died as a direct result of prostate cancer discovered a year ago. He was taken into the East Surrey Hospital last Wednesday when a very large cist/growth was discover beneath his lung. The cancer had progressed at great speed to his lungs. He died very peacefully in his sleep."...

"Please contact those who would like to know. Many thanks to all. 


Sir Martin's obituary from the Times can be found here.

Sign his guestbook here.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 22:06 )