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Dr. Stanley Saunders

SAUNDERS, Dr. Stanley - May 3, 1927 - January 25, 2019 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Stanley on Friday, January 25, 2019, at the age of 91. Loving husband of Barbara for 68 years. Barbara would like to thank all their friends who have been so supportive and helpful during this difficult time. Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Ebenezer United Church, 12274 Guelph Line, Campbellville (north of Bookville), from 12-1 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at Ebenezer United Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Ebenezer United Church or The Guelph General Hospital would be appreciated by Barbara. For additional information: or visit Stanley's personal website: MacKINNON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME (519) 853-0350 or 1-877-421-9860 (toll free) 13323361
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Great Gratitude
Posted by Tim Yaychuk (Violinist under Stanley's baton) On Friday, March 8, 2019
I played in the Brantford Symphony with Stanley conducting. He awarded me with a scholarship and I was able to take lessons from Amalia Canzoneri from the Toronto Symphony. I studied hard and eventually became a great player and have been concertmaster for decades. My life was greatly enriched by him. Thank you Stanley and condolences to his family and friends.
Fond Memories
Posted by Dan Harvey (Former Student) On Tuesday, February 12, 2019
I have fond memories of Professor Saunders at the Mt. A summer music camp in 1961 and later at Mt. A in the late 60s.

He had wonderful wit and humor as conductor of both the symphonic band and the Mt. A Chorus.

We had great conversations at my clarinet lessons. I remember him talking of his time playing clarinet in the Folies Bergère after WW 2.

But my fondest memory of him is his comment to me at music camp: "Danny Harvey. You are doing very well, but NOT SO LOUD".


Remembering Dr. Saunders
Posted by Allistar Gaskin (Former student) On Monday, January 28, 2019
Dr. Saunders played a significant role in my musical education from 1968 to 1975. I would not have attended Mt.Allison without his influence. Attending the youth orchestra festivals with Dr. Saunders and the New Brunswick Youth Orchestra was a great experience for all the students involved.

Thank you Dr. Saunders for your dedication and mentorship.

My sincere sympathy and condolences to Mrs. Saunders.

Posted by Glenn Bailey (old studeny at U of G.) On Monday, January 28, 2019
I am so very sad to hear of the passing of Professor Saunders. He was the kindest of souls and I have always appreciate what he taught me about music. I felt fortunate to have him as a Professor. My deepest condolences to his wife and family.

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