OBITUARY

George Rigby Martell

3 March , 194014 April , 2019

George Rigby Martell was born on 3 March , 1940 in Halifax, Nova Scotia and passed away on 14 April , 2019 in Toronto, Ontario.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, 23 April , 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, 24 April , 2019

Memories

George Rigby Martell

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Patrick Case

9 May 2019

We are indeed the sum of our parts and sometimes we are more than that. To me, someone who was born into a military family, George personified a mix of military bearing and sparkling intellect. When he turned on that smile, with a straight back and the beginnings of a speech about the racist effects of streaming within the education system, there was little that could top the experience. George was a longtime advocate for children living in poverty and for racialized students for who the promises of public education were no more than that - promises. In this struggle to end systemic discrimination in education, George was more than simply a white an ally of racialized students and families, he was one with us.

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