DAVID MACKNESS HAYNE Passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 20th, 2008 in his 88th year. Born in Toronto on August 12, 1921, the son of parents Herbert George Hayne, and Elizabeth Mackness. Predeceased by his loving wife, Madge Hood Robertson Niven Hayne. Father of Heather Elizabeth (David), Fred Steven (Donna), and Bruce Jonathan (Joyce), and Grandfather to Blair David, Megan Marie, Sean Jonathan and Melissa Maria. David was a professor of French at University College, University of Toronto for over 40 years. As the author or editor of more than two hundred books, articles, bibliographies and book reviews relating to Quebec literature and comparative Canadian literature, Hayne received the Centennial Medal (1967), the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1970), was granted an honorary doctorate by the University of Ottawa (1985) and was appointed a member of the Order of Canada (2000). He was a former president of the Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association, the University of Toronto Faculty Club and the Bibliographical Society of Canada. There will be a celebration of his life on December 6th, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Christ Anglican Church, 254 Sunset Blvd., Stouffville. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada.
Published in Toronto Star on Nov. 22, 2008.