George Bancroft

Obituary of George Winston Bancroft

BANCROFT, George Winston the First (Professor Emeritus of University of Toronto)

Peacefully on May 16, 2005 at his residence. Loving husband of Carole. Devoted father of George Winston the Second. Beloved brother of Clarence (Olive), Wilfred and the late Gwendolyn. Caring uncle to his nieces and nephews. Cherished son-in-law of Hector and Linda Law. George was born in Guyana and has lived in Canada since 1948. He served on the Hall-Dennis Commission on Education in 1968. He was appointed to the Council of Ontario College and University Affairs; was the Executive Director of Citizenship Services and was nominated for the Order of Canada. George served on the Ontario Human Rights Commission, was named Distinguished Educator of OISE / University of Toronto in 1997 and authored many university publications. The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME - A.W. MILES CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Eglinton Avenue East), from 3p.m. to 5p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. The funeral service will be held on Friday, May 20 at 11 o�clock at ST. MARK�S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 1 Greenland Road. If desired, donations to the University of Toronto Faculty of Education (Transitional Program) or the Heart & Stroke Foundation would be appreciated.

Role Model, Poet and Scholar of true distinction, he will be missed.