With great sadness, I regret to inform you that Marvin Caplan, President of the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton Board of Directors, and good friend, died suddenly of a heart attack on January 31, 2017.
Marvin served our community well over many years as a business leader, City Councillor, social development activist and leadership volunteer in an effort to make Hamilton a better place to live for all its residents. Marvin was guided by principles and values that reflected his humanity, faith and commitment to social justice. He was often bold in his actions but always faced challenges and responsibilities with good humour and a shared sense of commitment and camaraderie with those around him.
At the Social Planning and Research Council, we will miss his strength, sense of purpose and wise counsel. We send our condolences out to his family and many friends who are also mourning this loss.