Remembering Dr. Herbert Lee
By Maria DiDanieli
Toronto, Ont. – The Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) announces the
passing of Dr.
Herbert Lee at 101 years of age, a month away from his 102nd birthday. Dr. Lee was the longest lived and last surviving founder of CMCC.
He passed peacefully in Toronto East General Hospital on Oct. 3, 2012.
Dr. Lee made a phenomenal
contribution to chiropractic. He was one of a handful of great men who
committed to founding CMCC, as an educational institution and as a unifying
force to chiropractic in Canada. Dr. Lee was part of the steering committee
that founded CMCC. He also gave
its inaugural lecture at CMCC’s first location, 252 Bloor Street West, in September 1945, when the scheduled lecturer
failed to arrive. He continued this tradition giving the first lecture at the
1900 Bayview location when it opened, as well as the first lecture at CMCC’s
Dr. Lee lectured well beyond retirement age, remaining a
faculty member at CMCC for almost 60 years.
“Dr. Lee has been a stalwart of CMCC, imparting his
knowledge of technique to multiple generations of chiropractors,” says CMCC
president, Dr. Jean Moss. “Dr. Lee offered monthly seminars on adjustment
techniques while he was well over 90 years old.”
Dr. Herbert Lee was considered a great friend by those
privileged to know him.
Lee’s family will be holding a visitation at Humphrey's Funeral Home on the
evening of Thursday, October 25 and the funeral will be at St. Cuthbert's
Anglican Church, Friday, October 26 at 12:30 p.m.