Brian D'Arcy Proctor
January 22, 1943 - April 17, 2012
Proctor, Brian D’Arcy
It is with great sadness that we share with you Brian’s passing on Tuesday, April 17th after a brief and courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Brian was born on January 22, 1943 to D’Arcy and Lorna (Doonie) Proctor of Toronto. He leaves to mourn his wife Lee, sons Gordon and Andrew (Veronica), grandson Finnegan, sister Sheila Madsen (Soren), and sister-in-law Ann Alcott (John). Brian was a passionate teacher, hockey coach and golfer. In 1969 he started his career at Upper Canada College where he taught geography, coached hockey and was Housemaster of Wedd’s House from 1976 to 1983. From 1983 to 1990 he ran an innovative summer hockey camp inside the Soviet Union for Canadian and American youths that fostered cultural exchange among the participants. The family moved to Port Hope where he became Director of Admissions at Trinity College School from 1983 until his ‘retirement’ in 2002. He then founded an educational consulting business, Education Connections, which enabled him to guide troubled teens and their families to therapeutic programs. In lieu of flowers, donations to the ALS Research at Sunnybrook Hospital or to the Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation (nhh.ca) would be greatly appreciated. At Brian’s request, his body has been donated to ALS Research and there will be no service. He was much loved and thanks to you, he knew it. Condolences to www.MacCoubrey.com.