October 26, 2015, 4:41 pm
Much loved. Much missed. A gentle soul who touched all of us who knew him.
Judith Colbert, PhD (English, UWO)
October 26, 2015, 8:44 pm
I have fond memories of Dr Graham from my days as an English student at UWO. I remember him as my professor of modern literature and a respected member and chair of the English department. More important he, like many of his colleagues - also graduates of U of T - epitomized the idea of a university - as his obituary suggests. I received an education, in the best sense of the word, that I appreciate to this day. In gratitude and with condolences to the family, sincerely, Judy Colbert
October 27, 2015, 12:28 pm
Dear John Graham:
Under the influence of your great intelligence and generous heart, I read many books which otherwise I might not have encountered as a member of the St. Thomas Book Club. Thus my life has been made richer because of you, and for this I am forever grateful. May you sleep peacefully in the rock of ages. Your spirit lives on in the members of the book-club.
My deepest sympathy goes out to John's family and friends.
October 29, 2015, 3:12 pm
Dear Angela and family,
Felicity and I were very saddened to hear this news about John. We vividly remember being interviewed in August, 1965, for a position at UWO, on the dock at your cottage! And we keenly appreciated your warmth in welcoming us to London and to the Department. We're living in Toronto now (have been since 1992), but we continue to think about you amongst many friends from our time in London.
With you in sadness,
Alan and Felicity
Anne MacKinnon Plaunt
November 1, 2015, 7:10 pm
I am sorry to hear of the loss of John Graham.
He was a treasured colleague and friend of my father, Murdo MacKinnon, at Western,
until 1964 when M.M. moved to U. of Guelph.
Murdo died in 2012. He and my mother, Elizabeth, who is still in Guelph,always appreciated hearing from John and Angela.
All my sympathy, Anne MacKinnon.
November 11, 2015, 11:06 pm
Dear Graham family:
Just learned of John's death. Please accept my sincere condolences. I was his colleague for a number of years at Western. When I arrived in 1982 he was my unofficial mentor since we both taught modern literature. He was extraordinarily generous with his time and anything else one might need. I remember when I was rushing to prepare a class on Faulkner's As I Lay Dying John gave me a time-scheme for the novel that I used many years after. We spent some very pleasant time together in his corner office in University College; I have very pleasant memories of those talks. Even though he played the curmudgeon sometimes, he couldn't truly hide his underlying warmth and good will.
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