Passings: Wayne Mah

Candle light vigil memorial passing

Wayne Mah, among the most committed staff members of York University Libraries and Osgoode Hall Law School, died in his home Oct. 22.

Mah worked with diligence and devotion for more than 36 years in various roles across different departments at York University.

Wayne Mah, Osgoode Law Library coordinator
Wayne Mah

The many colleagues that Mah had inspired throughout his career offered their gratitude for his commitment to the school’s community.

Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Mary Condon commemorated Mah in a recent statement to all Osgoode Hall Law School staff and faculty.

“Wayne was one of our school’s longest-serving employees. He started his career at the York University Libraries on Sept. 18, 1986 and worked in different roles in the Circulation Department of the York University Libraries. Wayne became a law library assistant at the Osgoode Law Library on May 1, 1999 and progressed to become the readers services coordinator on Aug. 1, 2017,” she wrote. “Over the years, Wayne passionately assisted faculty, students, researchers, and visitors at the Osgoode Library Circulation Desk. He was responsible for managing overdue fines inquiries, checking for missing and lost items [and] reconciling student accounts for convocation. Wayne ensured that library users received excellent services.

“The Osgoode Law Library will not be same without Wayne,” she added. “He was a highly dedicated member of staff who was well loved by faculty, staff and students. I know you will share in the condolences to Wayne’s family, his wife, Jenn, and his daughters, Ashley and Katie.”

A memorial was held on Oct. 27 where family, friends and co-workers gathered to celebrate Mah’s life.