Geoffrey Conway

Section 26, Lot 255
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto

Born in Toronto in 1933, Conway graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1956 after which he attended Harvard, where he received a doctorate in business administration. Conway was regarded as both a visionary and a pioneer in the fledging cable TV industry. He helped establish CUC Ltd., a broadcasting and cable television company, in 1968. Five years later he applied to the government for permission to operate a children’s cable channel. He was turned down. Fourteen years later, in 1987, YTV Canada Inc., a company in which CUC was a major shareholder, was granted a licence for such a service.
   Conway died on March 28 of the following year at the age of just 54. His unique memorial, “Divine Servant,” depicting the moment during the Last Supper when Jesus washed the disciple Peter’s feet, is a copyrighted and trademarked creation of Max Greiner, Jr., a talented artist living in Kerrville, Texas. The work is slightly larger than life-size and weighs 544.3 kg (1,200 lbs.). A description of the artist’s work states that the faces of Jesus and Peter were based upon drawings made in the catacombs by an unknown first-century artist. The work, commissioned by Conway’s widow, was cast in bronze using the lost wax process by the Eagle Bronze Foundry in Lauder, Wyoming and was dedicated here at the cemetery on October 5, 1992 in remembrance of “a true and gentle servant of God and man.”

Mike Filey
Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrated Guide
Second Edition Revised and Expanded