Passings: Wendy Peever


Wendy Peever, a long-serving staff member of York University’s Schulich School of Business, died on Sept. 2 at the age of 62, with her family by her side.

Wendy Peever
Wendy Peever

One of the school’s longest-serving employees, Peever was on leave from her role as admissions assistant in Student Services & International relations. She first joined Schulich more than 43 years ago and became an integral member of the school’s student services unit, spending the majority of that time in admissions assessment.

“Known for her contagious laugh, Wendy was almost always the first person to show up for the day and proceeded to greet her colleagues with a warm smile as they arrived,” said Dean Detlev Zwick in a message to the Schulich community. “She also supported her fellow employees any way she could. During the many years she worked at Schulich, she built strong friendships with colleagues, faculty members and students and knew everyone by name – including the students whose files she managed.”

Peever was the daughter of Dorothy (nee Dettman) and Russell Peever. She was the cherished sister of Gayle. She was the devoted and much-loved aunt of Lisa and Nicole.

Schulich will establish a bench named in Peever’s honour, to be located in the Founders Courtyard, and invites anyone wishing to make a donation to do so here. For those who wish to share condolences and memories, they can do so here.

York University will lower a flag in memory of Peever on Wednesday, Nov. 23.