Lakehead University Alumni Magazine

In Memoriam

Professor Margaret R. Page Fellow of Lakehead University

Published April 14, 2011

Margaret R. Page

Lakehead mourns the passing of Margaret R. Page, Professor Emerita of Nursing and a Member of the Order of Canada, who passed away in Thunder Bay on March 3, 2011. Professor Page was a remarkable woman who devoted much of her life to creating the kind of university Lakehead is today.

Margaret Page made her mark on Northwestern Ontario as a public health nurse, professor, and community leader. She held a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Lakehead and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina. She was appointed assistant professor at Lakehead’s School of Nursing in 1973, and in 1977 was promoted to full professor and director of the School of Nursing, a post she held until 1980.

Margaret Page was keenly interested in nursing education in developing countries, particularly in Malawi where she was invited to establish a school of nursing, and later served as principal of Kamuzu College of Nursing, University of Malawi.

Throughout her life, Page was instrumental in the growth of Lakehead University and was one of its finest ambassadors. She served as president of the Lakehead University Alumni Association and as the alumni representative on the Lakehead University Board of Governors. As well, she held leadership positions with many professional associations including the Registered Nursing Association of Ontario, the Canadian Public Health Association, the College of Nurses of Ontario, the Canadian University Teachers Association, the Lakehead Social Planning Council, and the Children’s Aid Society.

Friends and colleagues who wish to honour Margaret may contribute to the Professor Margaret Page Graduate Award in Nursing c/o Lakehead University’s Office of Advancement.

Dr. Chris Jecchinis

After a brief but brave battle with cancer, Dr. Chris Jecchinis, Professor Emeritus of Lakehead University, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Medical Centre in Toronto on Monday, September 13, 2010. 
Dr. Jecchinis was Professor of Economics, Labour and Industrial Relations at Lakehead University from 1970 to 1988.  He often served as a consultant and labour relations mediator for the private and public sectors, and co-authored or contributed to a number of publications and studies on the subject. He authored Beyond Olympus, a memoir of his experiences as a resistance fighter and member of the British Special Forces in Nazi-occupied Greece during WW2, and We Go To Greece, his contribution to a series of travel guides for young people.
Dr. Jecchinis is survived by his wife, Philippa, his sons Kieron, Alexander, and Peter, and his daughter-in-law, Lorna.  He will be missed by his family, as well as his many friends and colleagues in Canada, Greece, and around the world.
Donations may be made to the Christos Jecchinis Memorial Fund, Office of University Advancement.

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