Joseph Anthony Mandarino, a Past President of the Mineralogical Association of Canada and eminent mineralogist, passed away on September 18, 2007 in Toronto. His beloved wife Joan (Cady) and their four children Jay, Cathy, Joe Jr., and Cindy, and grandchildren Elizabeth and Stephen, survive him. Joe’s love of minerals was only exceeded by his devotion to his family. Family, friends and colleagues attended a Funeral Mass in Toronto followed by a reception to celebrate his extraordinary life. His eldest son acted a Master of Ceremonies, and attendees were invited to say a few words. The speeches were bittersweet but also...

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