It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Herbert Lee at 101 years of age, a month away from his 102nd birthday on November 5. Dr. Lee was the longest lived and last surviving founder of CMCC. He passed peacefully in Toronto on October 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 which founded CMCC, and gave its inaugural lecture at CMCC’s first location, at 252 Bloor Street West, in September, 1945, when the 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 current campus.
He continued lecturing 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 Dr. 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.