I'm very sad to hear of Woody's passing. I also taught math with Woody at Mowat Collegiate for 10 years. I moved to Victoria in 2001 and applied for a teaching job at a college. In the interview, they asked me to name one thing I had learned from a colleague. I immediately thought of what Woody had said: " If a student (or anyone else) takes the time to come to talk with you, stop what you're doing and listen to them." Thanks in part to Woody I have a wonderful job.
I was pleased to reconnect with him a couple of times the last few years via phone and e-mail. I was looking forward to another yearly chat but sadly it is not to be. I"m so thankful though for his mentorship and friendship over the years. My condolences to his family for their loss.