1956 – 2015
Born on Long Island, New York, Huntley passed away on January 24, 2015 at age 58, three years after being diagnosed with cancer. He continued to live his life to the fullest during this time, travelling, playing tennis, skiing and teaching and doing research. He did not want to give up and give in, and was a model of optimism for all around him. During his years in Saskatchewan, he was active in the NDY and NDP, SES and Mental Health Association. At age 16, he attended Queen's University, returning to the U of S for a BA in sociology. In 1982 Huntley studied economics at McGill, earning a full scholarship at MIT, where he graduated with a Ph.D. in 1988. He moved with his wife, Shirley Nelson (married in 1984), to Carleton University and became a full professor in the Department of Economics in 2002, serving as chair from 2004 to 2007. He was a regular presenter at conferences in the US, Europe and Asia as well as serving as a visiting scholar at Princeton, Harvard and Vienna. Huntley is survived by his common-law spouse, Lahouaria Yssaad; mother, Joanne Schaller; sister, Susan Letwin, one niece and two nephews; and his former wife, Shirley Nelson; and was predeceased by his father, John Schaller (2014) and his grandmother Dorothy Roy (2004).
Published in Saskatoon StarPhoenix on Mar. 12, 2015.