Toronto, Ontario


Toronto, Ontario


JACK QUARTER A beloved partner, father, uncle, friend, teacher and mentor, died at home on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, aged 77. Jack will be remembered for his kindness, thoughtfulness and sense of humour, as well as for his integrity and dedication to his academic pursuits, his students and...

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I am both honoured and grateful to have had Professor Quarter as teacher for my first class at OISE. Although I did not know Jack for long, I feel a deep sadness for his loss and extend my deepest sympathy to his family, friends and colleagues. I take solace in the fact that the enormous impact of his life efforts in teaching, community and non profit incentives continue to develop and expand into the future. He was a rare treasure and will be greatly missed.

To my mentor, friend, and role model,you are so sorely missed, Jack! With much love, we will never forget you! Our deepest condolences to Jack's partner, Dale, to his son, David, brother, Bob, and to his family and countless friends. From Marcelo, Patricia, and Adrián.

I met Jack at Camp Northland in the late 1950s. We both worked with young boys at that summer camp and were part of a group of fellows in their late teens who hung around together at both camp and In Toronto. We called Jack the pit because he was quite thin but ate a great deal. It was insensitive I know now, but he never seemed to mind, at least he didnt indicate that he did.

For a few years at that time I saw Jack quite often, particularly on the weekends. I remember Friday...

My deepest condolences to Jack's family! As one of his past students, Jack was an Amazing professor, and a fighter of social justice work. Also, in 2017, he didn't hesitate to write my academic letter of recommendation for my PhD application. Thanks to Jack's support, I'm accepted as a candidate in AECD. Jack, I appreciate the learning journey I had with you as a professor and those experiences I will carry on in my PhD work! Jack may your spirit of compassion lives on!

To Jackie's Family:
I will remember you from our days of innocence and playfulness when we spent our carefree summer days swimming and playing games with the other kids in Pickering at the cottage. Such fun and laughter. Sorry we did not keep up seeing all of our summer chums when we grew up and life became less carefree.
Jackie, you will be remembered.

Merle Langbord Levine

In life some are lucky to cross paths with a person who opens a door and leaves us forever changed. Jack Quarter was one of those people in my life. I met Jack when, on a whim, I chose an elective course he taught at OISE. It took only two or three classes before I realized I was becoming a friend to this welcoming, gentle, brilliant and unassuming man. He opened a door that put me on a path of learning that ultimately took me all over the world and gave me a career I could never have...

I think of Jack everyday. I have known Jack since I came to OISE as a doctoral student in 1977. I recall with nostalgia those early OISE days when Jack and other young OISE profs used to jam jazz at end of the year parties (how awesome!) Not too long ago when I visited Jack and Dale in Victoria the two of us went to hear some oldies but go.odies Jazz bands (Dale was relieved she did not have to go..). Whether we talked about politics (not only Canada - also Israel),debated the kibbutz as a...

Jack's writing will continue to inspire people to find better ways to create and share our common wealth, and we will miss his energy and presence with us.