George Edward

Date de décès:
mardi 11 janvier 2000

The Globe and Mail, Toronto, ON

TAIT, Dr. George E. Passed away in his 89th year, at St. Michael's Hospital, January 11, 2000. George Edward Tait, B. A., B. Paed, Ed D., Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Education, University of Toronto. Dr. Tait had a remarkable career in education as a Teacher in London, Ontario. He was a School Inspector and a School Director in Bogota, Colombia and a Professor of Education at the University of Toronto. For three generations, school children in Ontario and other provinces studied from George Tait's History Textbooks, grades 3 to 9. With his children's books, one produced as a CBC film, he wrote over 20 books. In his world travels for research, Mexico was a favourite. He was a landscape artist and book illustrator, in 1974 he was given an award by Design Canada for his book The Unknown People: Indians of North America. In 1971 he was presented to Her Majesty The Queen at Buckingham Palace and St. James' Palace. One of his Canadian awards was the McGraw Hill Ryerson Special Book Award for Canada marking the outstanding contribution his books have made to Canadian education. During the Second WW, George Tait was loaned for three years by Ontario Education and under the Federal Government to establish an English-speaking school in Bogota, Colombia, now a large outstanding school in South America. His two exploration trips throughout the Canadian High Arctic under the Commissioner of the N. W. T., Dr. Stuart Hodgson, resulted in notable reports. George Tait is survived by his wife, Reginae (married 62 years), his son Gary of Ottawa, Gary's wife Dr. Sue Batth-Tait and three grandchildren, Genevieve, Jasmine and James. On January 14th a private funeral and interment was held in Watford, Ontario. Remembrances may be made to a charity of one's choice. The Globe and Mail, 2000-01-14

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