In June 2006,
Vanier was sorry to hear of the passing of Maurice Scarpaleggia. Mr. Scarpaleggia
was the Director General of Vanier College from 1975 to 1992. He was the
subject of a an article
in the Montreal Gazette two days after his death. He also was the author
of a book published in 1999 on the history of Vanier College from 1970-1991 that is currently
available in the Vanier College Library. See
link. Complete obituary information is printed below.
After briefly teaching
mathematics at Loyola College, Maurice served as Director of Finance at
John Abbott College from to 1974, and then as Director General of Vanier
College from 1975 to 1992. He matched private-sector management skills and
entrepreneurial vigour with a strong belief in education. After retirement,
Maurice served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lakeshore General
Hospital. Maurice was a loyal member of Rotary for over 40 years. He believed
strongly in the organizations guiding principles of truth, fairness and
goodwill. Maurice will be sorely missed by his family and friends. Visitation
was at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home in Pointe-Claire.
A mass was celebrated at St. Edmund's of Canterbury Church in Beaconsfield.
Special thanks to the excellent and caring staff at the Lakeshore General
Hospital. In lieu of flowers, donations were made to the Lakeshore General
away peacefully at the Lakeshore General Hospital on June 4, 2006
aged seventy-nine years. Loving husband of Lois (neé Doucet),
father of Francis, father-in-law of Jan (née Ramsay), and very
proud grandfather of Mia and Caroline. Son of Frank and Amelia Scarpaleggia,
Maurice was born in Montreal. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science
degree from Loyola College in 1949 and from Columbia University with
a Masters of Business Administration in 1952. He spent several years
in the private sector in the aircraft, petroleum and retail automobile
sectors before pursuing a lengthy and productive career in education.