Michael London, director of physical plant at York University (1967-1990)

Michael London, professional engineer and the director of physical plant at York University from 1967 to 1990, passed away on Tuesday, March 1. A memorial service has taken place.

Born in Newcastle, England, Mr. London was an accomplished actor, director, poet, playwright, storyteller and the author of Warships in Miniature. He rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel in the Royal Canadian Engineers militia.

“I will always remember Mike as being one of the most respected management employees at York. Always pleasant and positive, Mike was often the voice of common sense and optimism, taking the ‘high road’ on issues. I don’t recall him ever having anything negative to say about anyone or anything,” said Steve Dranitsaris, senior executive officer, Office of the Vice-President, Finance & Administration. “Mike served as an active member and director of the P&M Association (now the CPMEA) for a number of years, and was always willing to step forward to give his time and talent to community efforts at the University.”

Mr. London was the husband of Arlette and the father of Pat (Ron) McKee and Malcolm (Valerie) London. He leaves three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Donations in his memory can be made to UNICEF or The Salvation Army.