Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In Honour of the Late Marvin Caplan

Marvin Caplan
The Hamiltonian is saddened to learn of the passing of Marvin Caplan. Marvin was a friend of The Hamiltonian and a member of our Perspectives Virtual Panel. Marvin recently posted his views on a number of topics in The Hamiltonian, including LRT.

We will miss Marvin and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Judi and his family. Below is Mayor Eisenberger's sentiments on behalf of the city.


January 31, 2017 Hamilton, ON – I am saddened to learn of the sudden passing of former Ward 1 Councillor Marvin Caplan this afternoon.

In addition to serving on Hamilton City Council, Marvin was an accomplished clothier, real estate professional and consummate volunteer with many community organizations.

On behalf of the City of Hamilton, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to his wife Judi and the Caplan family. In his memory we will fly the City flag at half-staff until the funeral; details forthcoming.

RIP Marvin, our City is all the better for your service.


  1. This is very sad news for our city. As a public figure Marvin Caplan was not shy to use his considerable intellect and debating prowess to stand up for the disadvantaged and weak in our society - the poor, the sick, minorities. Especially in these tumultuous times with what is happening across the border, we need people like Marvin Caplan with principles and a sense of fairness. He will be surely missed. Sincere condolences to his family.

  2. I never met Marvin but when he wrote something here, I always paid attention to it. It was always to the point, and soaked with wisdom. I like the quote you posted. It showed that he also was not afraid to tell it like it is. He will be missed here and elsewhere I am sure. Thanks Marvin for sharing your thoughts and for being true.

  3. I met Marvin a couple of times in various capacities about 15 years ago. He was a solid member of all communities he was a part of. While he seemed to lose touch with the younger voters, especially in his last run at office, he had a sharp wit and it will be missed.

    Mountain Man


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