Class of 2002
Charles Lake Gundy was born the day his father co-founded Wood Gundy Ltd., one of Canada’s leading securities and investment firms.
Charles joined the firm at age 21, upon graduating from the University of Toronto, and in the course of his 52-year career worked his way up from mail clerk to Chairman of the Board.
Between 1941 and 1945, Gundy served with the Toronto Scottish Regiment in Canada, England and Egypt, rising to the rank of major.
A highly involved supporter of children’s healthcare, he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Hospital for Sick Children for twelve years, and was the instigator of many important studies into the causes of mental illness.
He was a Director of many Canadian companies, including the Abitibi Paper Company, Simpsons Ltd. and Massey Ferguson Ltd.