Classics Professor Emerita Margaret Reesor passed away Thursday, January 21.
Professor Reesor started teaching in Queen’s department of classics in 1961.She was greatly admired as a teacher in a wide range of classical subjects, including Greek language, literature, and philosophy, and the Latin writers Cicero, Lucretius, Vergil, and Seneca, and as a much-published authority on the Pre-Socratic, Stoic, and Epicurean philosophers. After retiring in 1987 as full professor, she continued her research and writing.
Visitation will take place Monday, January 25 at James Reid Funeral Home, Cataraqui Chapel, 1900 John Counter Blvd. A service at 1:30 pm in the Chapel will be followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Queen’s Department of Classics, Rideaucrest Home, or a charity of choice are welcome.
The Queen’s flags will remain lowered throughout the day Monday in her honour.