11 June 2013
Industry vet Michael Druce passes away
TORONTO—Michael Druce, a past chair of the OPIA who worked at some of the industry's biggest companies, died peacefully on June 6, 2013 at St. Michael's Hospital.

Druce held positions at Quebecor Printing, Maclean Hunter, and Kuehne and Nagel, and was chairman of the OPIA (Ontario Printing and Imaging Association) board from 2002-2004. He also served on the judging panel for the OPIA Awards of Excellence and in 2001 played a role in the development of the first OPIA Strategic Plan.

"His contributions to the association were many and meaningful," wrote Tracey Preston, OPIA president, in a letter to PrintCAN. "We will miss him and his great stories." He is survived by wife Mary and children Toby and Deborrah (Hopkins); Juliet and Michael Suman; Celia, Emma and Given Suman.

A wake will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 4 p.m., at 85 Henry Lane Terrace. Donations can be sent to St. Michael's Hospital and a guest book for condolences and memories can be found here.
4. Ravi Nathwani says:
18 March 2014 at 5:42 PM
he was a good friend of mine when I met him at timothy's coffee shop in the st. Lawrence market area toronto
3. Rik Hudson says:
16 January 2014 at 9:42 AM
Mke was a mentor who looked on everyone as a student. It did not matter if you were a General Labourer or a member of the Senior Management team, Mike had wisdom to bestow upon all, and did so without reservation.
2. Ralphalcantara says:
18 June 2013 at 3:47 PM
My deepest sympathy to the family. Had worked under him since 1984 at downtown Maclean Hunter Ltd and at Quebecor Printing in Aurora.
1. Blair Fraser says:
12 June 2013 at 3:41 PM
I am so sorry to read this! Mike was a character and our time together at conferences and other events always memorable. Sad day.
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