|Cockcroft addresses Mexican electric workers in 2009. Photo: Heriberto Rodríguez|
James Donald Cockcroft, 83, of Montréal, QC, passed away on 16 April, 2019, after a hard fought battle with bladder cancer.
James was born on October 26, 1935 to Donald Griswald Cockcroft and Elizabeth Lillian Powers in Albany, NY. After attending Albany Military Academy, he attended Cornell University, graduating in 1957 in Philosophy and English, then receiving his M.A. at Stanford University, 1964 (English) and his Ph.D. at Stanford University in 1966 (Sociology, History, Political Science, with a Latin America /U.S./ Europe/ Development focus).[…]
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Well, my brother Jim edged me out to the finish line today, dying of stage 4 bladder cancer. Jim and I were about as close as two brothers can ever be, both in childhood and in later life even after we both had established families.
We were close in childhood because our father died when we were both under nine years old, leaving us with only each other to play sports and spend our time with, having no other male figures to relate to.[…]
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