CDS Mourns the Loss of Co-Founder Moffat Dunlap

It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of CDS's Co-Founders and loyal friends, Mr. Moffat Dunlap, at the age of 82. Moffat passed away yesterday, September 11th, after a 20-year battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
Moffat was a driving force behind the founding of our school, serving as one of the original trustees and as Chairman of the CDS Foundation for years, recruiting seasoned educators to join the first Board of Directors, procuring gently used furniture in the early days from the newly-elected Ontario Premier Bill Davis (and moving it with his personal horse van), and as a dedicated and unwavering CDS Auction volunteer. CDS also benefited immensely from his guidance and knowledge of the King real estate market, especially in negotiating the building lease to rent the original property in the early days. He went on to become a trailblazer in the King real estate market for the next 50 years.

All four of Moffat's children attended CDS. Louise and John were two of our original students, starting the year the school opened in 1972, and Daphne '02 and Allie '03, started in the late 80s and graduated from the Senior School.

His passing is an incredible loss not only to our community, but all of King and the Canadian Equestrian community, as he was also a highly respected 20-year member of the Canadian Show Jumping Team and Past President and longtime supporter of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair. The Dunlap name will live on forever in the hallways and classrooms of CDS and proudly adorns one of our four houses - Dunlap House.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Dunlap family during this very sad time. The Country Day School flags have been lowered to half-mast in Moffat's memory. His obituary can be read here.

Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.