Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No.14

April 22, 2004


In Memoriam


Freda Otchere

Her many friends at Concordia were saddened to hear of the death of Freda Otchere on April 12.

Freda came to Concordia as a professional librarian in 1978, when she completed her Master’s of Library Science at McGill, but she was at Sir George Williams University before that, working in the library as a copy cataloguer and then as catalogue maintenance supervisor. She had earned a Diploma in Library Science at Loyola College in 1973.

William Curran, Director of Libraries, said in a message to staff, “Freda Otchere exemplified throughout her professional career those sterling qualities of honesty, courage, perseverance, and integrity. The loss to our community is immeasurable.”

Our sympathies go to Freda’s husband, Dan, a professor in Economics, their son, Kwabena, who is also on the Libraries staff, and daughter, Sophia.

Donations in Freda’s memory may be made to breast cancer survivors’ team Two Abreast, via M. Latella, 4562 Harvard Ave., Montreal, H4A 2X2.