By Ann Brown
The clouds parted and the sun shone for a moment before the memorial tree planting for Stan Heath.
A gathering of family members colleagues and students of Mr. heath Assembled Oct. 1 in the north end of the Quad to plant an ornamental crabapple tree in his honour. Mr. Heath, dean of Ryerson’s business faculty, died suddenly of a heart attack Sept. 7.
The idea of planting a tree came from Mr. Heath’s students. Lee Maguire, associate dean of business, said it was a fitting tribute. “Stan planted a lot of seeds in a lot of people. This tree is going to grow and we’re going to grow because of those seeds.”
At a memorial service after the tree planting, everyone stood to sing Angels We have Heard on High.
“I’ve heard that Stan loved to sing Christmas carols all year long,” said his brother-in-law Paul McKay. “Now every time I hear that song I will think of Stan.”