Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 28, No. 2

September 25, 2003

Photo of French and family

Professor Stanley French with proud family members, who attended a celebration of his long career at Concordia on March 14 this year.

In memoriam

Stanley George French, 1933- 2003

Concordia lost a valued teacher and friend when Professor Emeritus Stanley French died Sept. 15 at the Hôtel-Dieu de St-Jérôme.

He had retired in June from the university, where he was professor of philosophy as well as dean of graduate studies for many years.

His work in philosophy was much grounded in the realities of the world he lived in. As a doctoral student at the University of Virginia, he took part in public sit-ins to contest racial segregation. Possessed of a strong sense of justice, he wrote many articles dealing with Quebec’s role in Canada and other political issues. In recent years, he wrote about and taught courses on violence against women.

Our sympathies are extended to his widow, Leena Sandblom, and his children, Shona, Sean (Marion) and Ewan (Leslie), and Lina French, and his grandchildren, Ryan, Lyssandre, Matthew, Maxine, Keane and baby Lara, and stepgrandchildren Stephanie and Christal.

A memorial service will be held at the Loyola Chapel of Concordia University, (7141 Sherbrooke St. W.) on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11 a.m. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association.