The chief planner of Don Mills, etc.
Friday September 17, 2010
Macklin Leslie Hancock
Macklin Leslie Hancock
On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, at the Dorothy Macham Veterans' Home, Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto. Survived by his beloved wife, Grace Fraser Hancock. Much loved and will be missed by children Carol (John Little), Kathryn, Deborah (Les Johnston), Fraser (Adele Lane), Donald (Martha) and David; grandchildren Anna (Nao Nasu), Alexandra (Rob Walton) and James Little, Lara Jimenez (Kriss Lake) and Karl Kovacs, Grant (Dayl Booth), Julie (Lee Beaver) and Lindsey (Terry Welsh) Hancock, and Christa Hancock (Kyle Falkins) and Jennifer (Rick Jarvis); and great- grandchildren Lorne, Cole, Nathan, Grace and Evan. He also leaves his brother Donald and sister Marjorie, sisters-in-law Lenore Bartlett and Karol (Robert) Thomson, brother-in- law Donald (Maureen) Fraser and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents and brother-in-law Brock Bartlett. Born in 1925 in Nanjing, China to Dorothy Macklin and Leslie Hancock, Macklin was raised and lived most of his life at Woodland Nurseries in Mississauga, Ontario. He was educated at junior and high schools in Port Credit, Ontario, the University of Toronto (Ontario Agricultural College, now University of Guelph) and Harvard University. A landscape architect and town planner, Macklin was a member of the team that designed Don Mills, and one of the founding members and President of Project Planning Associates Limited, Toronto. He was a pilot and veteran of World War ll. The Hancock family wishes to express deep gratitude to the staff of the Dorothy Macham Home for the care given to Macklin during his final year. Visitation will take place at the Turner and Porter Funeral Home, 2180 Hurontario Street, Mississauga, Ontario on Monday, September 20, from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. There will be a memorial service in the same location on Tuesday, September 21 at 11 am. If desired, donations may be made in Macklin's name to the University of Guelph's Archives, 50 Stone Road East, Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1 or to the Veterans' Comfort Fund, designated for the Dorothy Macham Home, at Sunnybrook Hospital, c/o Laurie Kent, K Ground East 39, 2075 Bayview Avenue, Toronto M4N 3M5.