DUNLEVIE, Dr. Gerald Allan - May 14, 1929, Regina - October 27, 2017, Toronto Gerald Dunlevie departed this life leaving no offspring, but hundreds of appreciative students whose education he inspired.
Gerald was the elder son of Marguerite Genest and Allan Dunlevie.
A very young Gerald became his widowed mother's chief emotional support and a role model for his younger brother Ian. His most prized possession was his classical education which, together with his devout faith and the philosophy of Winnie the Pooh, shaped his character and his attitude to life. His brilliant mind mastered the Greek and Latin he taught, plus French, some German and Spanish and his beloved Italian.
An avid raconteur, Gerald would sprinkle his stories with strains of "je ne regrette rien" or memorized passages of the Iliad. A keen intellect, self-deprecating humour, flair for drama and his passion for sharing knowledge - all these combined to create in Gerald the superb teacher and mentor whose students even now remain admiring and devoted friends.
In 1971, while teaching at Malvern Collegiate, Gerald had met the love of his life, Lucile Wakelin, herself a dedicated scholar and teacher. They married in 1988.
Now, having slipped the surly bonds of Parkinson's to rejoin his beloved Lucile, Gerald leaves his Barrington cousins and Clarke in-laws. We will all treasure his memory with respect and great affection. We are grateful to the staff at Belmont House, to Glen, Marife and Angela, and to the dedicated and compassionate people at Toronto General Hospital and the Salvation Army's Toronto Grace Hospice.
A memorial Mass will take place at St. Basil's Church, 50 St. Joseph Street, Toronto, on November 16th at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate generously to TGH or Toronto Grace in Gerald's name.
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