Walter Forbes Cavanagh

September 4, 1938 - January 31, 2019

Funeral Details: Arrangements Peaceful Transition Barrie

Cavanagh, Walter Forbes (Professor Emeritus at York University. PhD, MBA and CA) Passed away at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie on January 31st, 2019. He was 80 years old. Forbes was a loving father to his children, Sheila Lynn Cavanagh and Gary William Cavanagh. He adored his grandchildren, Scott Cavanagh, Ben Cavanagh, Diana Weiler and Gary’s wife Mary Cavanagh. Forbes grew up in Weyburn Saskatchewan and had fond memories of friends and family from western Canada. Toward the end of his life, he enjoyed friends at Sandy Cove Acres in Innisfil, Ontario and in Tarpon Springs, Florida. The last remaining member of his family of origin is his sister Joy Sharpe, but there are many surviving relatives in the Cavanagh clan. Forbes will be remembered for his adventurous-spirit and exhaustive desire to travel. He used his knowledge of numbers, odds and risk at the poker table. There will not be a service. Memorial donations in memory of Forbes can be made to the national MPS Society at


4 Condolences
  • Wendy Greene
    Posted on: Monday, February 18, 2019 Reply

    Dear Sheila, Liam (and Mary).

    I doubt you will remember me, but Ted and I lived next to your parents on Royal Oak Drive. Ted had MS, and when the tornado struck, your dad was a godsend to us. He helped with small tree removal, raking, debris removal and even a great dinner at Frank’s Fish & Chips. He was a great father to you both, with a wonderful sense of humour. I’m sure you will miss him. Sorry for your loss. Wendy

  • Richard Tisseman
    Posted on: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Reply

    My partner, Linda Ashby, and I knew Forbes (as we all called him) from Sandycove Acres. He was a sweet, gentle man and he will be missed. Our condolences to his family and many friends.

  • Roland J. Barber
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Reply

    a friend since our early days of second grade through WCI together. A founding member of the F.O.F. group of five lads from that grade 2 who kept in contact throughout our lives. He was a true friend and he shall be missed.

  • Susan Steele Morrow
    Posted on: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Reply

    We are truly sorry for your loss. Forbes was an adventurous and interesting man. He was one of 5 members of the F.O.F. Club from Saskatchewan. fellas who have known each other since grade school. Such a long association.
    He will be sadly missed.

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