Lives That Improved Life, Passages – Fall 2019

Margaret Beare

One of the first criminologists to become immersed in the study of organized crime, Margaret Beare had her academic beginnings at the University of Guelph.

She graduated with a BA in sociology and English in 1968 and an MA in sociology in 1971 before going on to Cambridge University and Columbia University. She died in August of endometrial cancer, at the age of 72.

Criminal ConspiraciesBeare authored books and articles on money laundering, international policing policy, gang violence and social justice. Her book Criminal Conspiracies: Organized Crime in Canada was the first scholarly treatment of organized crime in this country.

In her book Money Laundering: The Chasing of Dirty and Dangerous Dollars, Beare delved into the international smuggling and laundering of cash from crime. Her research contributed immensely to understanding organized crime around the world.

She began her career as a senior research officer in the Office of the Solicitor General, a position she held for more than 10 years, after which she became an internationally recognized academic. Born in Markham, Ont., and raised on a farm near Agincourt, Ont., she travelled the world for her research.

Money Laundering in CanadaA leading authority on organized criminal activity, Beare taught at York University/ Osgoode Hall Law School for more than 20 years, providing mentorship and guidance to many graduate students who were drawn to Osgoode because of her presence.

Throughout her career, Beare was noted for her rigorous approach to researching criminal networks and her ability to examine issues from many angles and to spur debate – skills and knowledge that she passed on to her students.

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ALUMNI

1930s

  • Edith Braithwaite, DHE ’34, Jan. 20, 2018
  • Frances Fischer, DHE ’39, Jan. 22, 2018
 

1940s

  • Miriam Mitchell, DHE ’40, Jan. 14, 2019
  • Mabel Smith, DHE ’40, Dec. 31, 2018
  • Ruth Bowers, DHE ’41, Jan. 11, 2018
  • Jacob (Jack) Pos, Dip. ’47, BSA ’50, M.Sc. (Agr.) ’52, Jan. 11, 2018
  • Edward (Eddie) Andries, DVM ’48, April 18, 2018
  • Betty Appleford, DHE ’48, April 7, 2019
  • Francis (Grant) Moffat, BSA ’48, April 25, 2019
  • Beverley (Bev) Biggar, DHE ’49, Jan. 12, 2019
  • William (Bill) Campbell, BSA ’49, April 17, 2019
  • Kenneth (Ken) Fisk, DVM ’49, March 9, 2019
  • Charles (Calvin) Kirby, BSA ’49, Feb. 10, 2018
  • Anne McDougall, DHE ’49, May 6, 2019
  • Gordon (Gord) Spencer, DVM ’49, March 14, 2019
  • Joseph Phillipp (Gilbert) Verville, DVM ’49, May 18, 2019
  • Clifford (Cliff) Young, DVM ’49, April 23, 2019
 

1950s

  • Kenneth (Ken) Murray, BSA ’50, March 2, 2019
  • Lorne Murray, DVM ’50, March 24, 2018
  • Alan Armstrong, Dip. ’51, July 20, 2019
  • Alexander (Alex) Henry, BSA ’51, March 7, 2019
  • Thomas (Fred) Kingsmill, BSA ’51, May 12, 2019
  • Carson Knox, Dip. ’51, May 3, 2019
  • Donald (Don) Stewart, BSA ’51, April 12, 2019
  • Richard (Dick) Heard, BSA ’52, June 13, 2019
  • James (Jim) Lagerquist, BSA ’52, April 25, 2019
  • John (Monty) Dugan, DVM ’54, March 12, 2019
  • David (Dave) McAllister, Dip. ’54, April 23, 2018
  • Lloyd Ross, BSA ’54, July 6, 2019
  • Howard Sims, Dip. ’54, July 31, 2018
  • Dorothy Campbell, B.H.Sc. ’55, April 18, 2019
  • Eldon (Stan) Liebau, BSA ’55, March 18, 2019
  • Gerald (Jerry) Brown, Dip. ’56, Aug. 11, 2019
  • Barbara (Barb) Graham, B.H.Sc. ’56, April 25, 2019
  • William (Bill) McBride, BSA ’56, M.Sc. (Agr.) ’64, April 3, 2019
  • Robert Smith, Dip. ’56, Feb. 6, 2019
  • Charles (Charlie) Tomecek, Dip. ’56, April 25, 2019
  • Peter Lindley, BSA ’57, June 11, 2019
  • Charlie (Gord) Miner, BSA ’57, Aug. 7, 2019
  • George Cardwell, Dip. ’58, Sept. 13, 2017
  • David (Dave) Secord, DVM ’58, July 10, 2018
  • Gysbert (Bert) Van Reekum, BSA ’58, Dip. (Hort.) ’67, March 28, 2018
  • Lawrence (Larry) Bryant, DVM ’59, June 28, 2019
  • George Irving, DVM ’59, Dec. 14, 2018
  • Jean Lawless, B.H.Sc. ’59, April 13, 2019
  • Margaret McKellar, Dip. ’59, March 31, 2019
  • Robert (Bob) Mercer, BSA ’59, June 5, 2019
  • David Stock, BSA ’59, March 29, 2019
 

1960s

  • Theodoris (Ted) Poelma, DVM ’60, June 16, 2019
  • Hans von Amsberg, BSA ’60, M.Sc. (Agr.) ’62, April 8, 2019
  • William (Ken) Wright, BSA ’60, July 12, 2019
  • Donald (Don) Chunn, M.Sc. (Agr). ’61, March 2, 2019
  • Robert (Bob) Culbert, BSA ’61, May 10, 2019
  • Alan Scott, BSA ’61, M.Sc. ’77, April 3, 2019
  • Victor (Ted) Valli, DVM ’62, M.Sc. ’66, PhD ’70, Aug. 9, 2019
  • Charles (Frank) Marks, M.Sc. (Agr.) ’63, Feb. 25, 2019
  • Wayne Mitchell, Dip. ’63, Jan. 1, 2017
  • Nigel Palmer, DVM ’63, M.Sc. ’65, April 19, 2019
  • Donald (Don) Endicott, Dip. ’64, March 4, 2019
  • Harry (Doug) McCausland, DVM ’64, Jan. 2, 2018
  • Donald (Don) Shiell, Dip. ’64, Oct. 24, 2018
  • Murray Esler, DVM ’65, March 15, 2019
  • Sharon Kopinak, DVM ’66, July 6, 2019
  • Norman McCollum, Dip. ’66, July 9, 2019
  • John Smith, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’66, March 1, 2019
  • Lorne Townes, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’68, Jan. 27, 2019
  • Fred Mogelin, B.A. ’69, June 17, 2019
  • Gwendolyn Ritcey, M.Sc. ’69, Dec. 19, 2018
  • Glen Standeaven, Dip. ’69, May 12, 2018
 

1970s

  • Margaret (Peggy) McNeill Bond, B.H.Sc. ’70, May 27, 2019
  • Margaret Milne, B.H.Sc. ’70, M.Sc. ’71, March 21, 2019
  • Patricia (Pat) Ronald, M.Sc. ’70, March 31, 2019
  • Michael (Mike) Weber, DVM ’71, Dip. ’79, July 6, 2019
  • Christopher (Ted) Clarke, DVM ’72, April 27, 2019
  • Raymond Gibbs, BA ’72, July 9, 2018
  • Margaret Lou (Margaret) Shaver, B.A.Sc. ’72, July 8, 2019
  • Douglas Carruthers, Dip. ’73, March 27, 2019
  • Wayne Hatch, BA ’73, Jan. 29, 2019
  • William (Bill) Cowie, B.Sc. ’74, July 22, 2019
  • Barbara Porter Hinds, BA ’74, Dec. 9, 2017
  • Catherine (Ann) Naese, BA ’75, Dec. 2, 2018
  • Jacqueline Scott, B.Sc. ’75, April 12, 2019
  • Berend (Ben) Van Ommen, Dip. (Hort.) ’75, Nov. 6, 2018
  • Beverly Booth, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’76, March 8, 2019
  • Donald (Don) Wuori, BLA ’78, Sept. 18, 2018
  • Karen Goetz, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’79, Dec. 3, 2018
  • Carman (Carl) Johnston, B.Comm. ’79, July 2, 2019
  • Susan Laushway, BA ’79, March 13, 2019
 

1980s

  • Barbara Haverson, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’83, March 12, 2019
  • Herbert (Bert) Steele, BA ’83, April 4, 2018
  • Brian Hackett, Dip. ’84, April 5, 2019
  • Silvia Ruegger, B.A.Sc. ’85, BA ’87, Aug. 23, 2019
  • Douglass (Paul) Jeffrey, B.Sc. (Agr.) ’86, Feb. 12, 2019
  • John McCleary, B.Sc. ’88, DVM ’95, March 22, 2019
  • James Wallace, BA ’88, April 26, 2019
 

1990s

  • Allison Jones, B.A.Sc. ’94, Aug. 4, 2018
  • Peter Man-Son-Hing, B.Sc. ’94, July 13, 2019
 

2000s

  • Dominic Gregorio, BA ’02, March 3, 2019
  • Kelly Atyeo, B.A.Sc. ’09, March 5, 2019
  • Ashlee (Grace) McGuirk, DVM ’12, July 5, 2019
  • Tyler McLean, B.A.Sc. ’15, Oct. 1, 2017
  • Jennifer Pitcher, B.Sc. ’19, Nov. 17, 2018
 

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