Former chancellor of McGill University and journalist: Gretta Chambers died

News 10 September, 2017
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    Gretta Chambers, a Great Montrealer In 1995, André Bachand and Micheline Brazeau-Bachand. ARCHIVES OF JOURNAL DE MONTREAL/QMI AGENCY

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    MONTREAL | The former chancellor of McGill University and journalist Gretta Chambers has died at the age of 90 years.

    She gave up the ghost around 11 a.m. Saturday morning, has indicated to the QMI Agency, the communications department of McGill University.

    Born in Montreal on January 15, 1927, Gretta Chambers, sister of the philosopher Charles Taylor, who was co-chair of the Bouchard–Taylor commission, has been a journalist with the CBC and wrote in the pages of the montreal daily “The Gazette” for a quarter of a century.

    In 1991, she was appointed chancellor of McGill University, a position she held until 1999.

    A member of the Order of Canada and an Officer of the national Order of Québec, she is survived by five children and eight grandchildren. Her late husband, Egan Chambers, has been a member of parliament for the progressive conservative Party from 1958 to 1962.