Professor Frederick E. Winter died Saturday evening, September 17, 2011, from complications following successful heart surgery. He was just a few weeks short of his eighty-ninth birthday.
Professor Winter wrote his doctoral dissertation on Greek Fortifications (1957) in the Department of Art and Archaeology at the University of Toronto under the direction of Professor J.W. Graham, but his committee was composed largely of members of the Classics Department (and included Professors Gilbert Bagnani, W.B. Wallace, and Mary H. White). For many years he held a tenured position in the Department of Art and Archaeology (latterly Art History) here at the University of Toronto, and early in his career he also taught in the Departments of Classics at University and Trinity Colleges. Although retired for many years, he continued to be actively involved in service on the Board of the Canadian Institute in Greece.
The funeral will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2011 and a memorial service will be organized at the University of Toronto sometime in the future, date to be determined.