Dear Norma, I was greatly saddened to see that Don had died. Although I had been in touch with him over the past year or two, I did not realize he was ill - certainly not when we four sat together at that history dinner at St Mikes. Don was the associate dean for our program in occupational therapy at U of T in the 1990s. During my time as chair he was a great support, encouraging us to develop our own path for the program and helping us to champion our cause. Don was a great listener and he had the ability to re-frame confusing issues so as to enable people to move forward. In later years, we commiserated over the difficulties in writing health histories. Last summer, we emailed about seeing "Radical" the play about Vera Peters and he mentioned some of the issues he had to deal with for his book on her. I do hope that all his hard work and dedication will be recognized in a publication soon It will make a wonderful contribution and be a lasting tribute not only to Vera Peters, but to Don himself.
With my deepest sympathy,