Professor Emeritus Gordon Pritchard passed away suddenly at the Foothills Hospital on Dec. 23 at the age of 73 years. Gordon was born in Burton upon Trent, England, received his undergraduate training at Imperial College, London and his PhD from the University of Alberta. He was a valued member of the University of Calgary’s Department of Biological Sciences from 1967 to 1997 when he retired as a full professor.
Hytham Khalil, Director IT Client Relationship Management, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Hytham was a long standing and highly regarded member of the university community having spent 10 years building and running HiTec in the Faculty of Medicine and most recently taking on the challenge of building the IT Partner organization. In his time at the university Hytham worked with many members of the community and his presence will be sorely missed by all.
A memorial service to celebrate the life of Hytham was held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 at the Husky Oil Great Hall, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary.
The Honourable Harvie Andre, PC
Harvie Andre, passionate defender of Alberta and Canada, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 from cancer. Once he had received his PhD, Harvie and Joan moved to Calgary where Harvie became a professor of chemical engineering at the University of Calgary. It was during his time in Calgary that Harvie began to seriously consider doing more to support his passion for his province and country. A memorial service will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 at 3 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In living memory of Harvie Andre, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes Park Memorial Chapel.
The Faculty of Education is saddened to announce the sudden passing of one of its own. On October 18, undergrad Ashley Johnson passed away after a brief illness. Ashley’s funeral will be held on Oct. 23, and on that day, the flags across the campus of the University of Calgary will fly at half-staff to honour her memory.
Ashley leaves behind to mourn her many classmates, teachers and friends, who are eager to share in their memories of her. If you would like to send a message to Ashley’s family, please visit www.piersons.ca/obituaries. If you wish to contribute to the memorial section of this page, please send your messages and memories, as well as photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing in August 2012 of Emily Gillen, a passionate and deeply admired professor of Spanish.
Emily joined the University of Calgary in 2003. During her time as Assistant Professor with the Department of French, Italian, and Spanish she was a Fellow with the Latin American Research Centre and an active and dedicated member of the Language Research Centre. She also held the position of Director of the Field School in Mexico, where she oversaw many undergraduate students through a six-week study abroad program. Emily stood out for her ability to put students at ease when travelling and learning abroad. The Mexico field school followed her earlier success as Assistant Director of Study Abroad at the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she taught up to 100 American students each year in Spain.
Emily’s memorial service will be August 25, 2012 at the Alumni House, back of Lord Jeff in Amherst, Massachusetts. Afterwards, everyone is welcome to the farm for food and drink and celebration of Emily Gillen. Guests can arrive starting at 3 p.m. and the memorial service will start at 4 p.m.
Donations can be made to: Cancer Connection, 41 Locust Street, Northampton MA 01060, (413) 586-1642, http://cancer-connection.org/
Flowers can be sent to: Bill and Connie Gillen, 136 Sunset Ave., Amherst MA 01002, (413) 549-5034
John Stocking, an art history professor with 42 years of service at the University of Calgary passed away on Aug. 3, 2012 at the age of 74.
Professor Stocking–who joined the Department of Art in 1970 after a three-year stint at the University of Montana–specialized in the Far East with an emphasis on the art of India, Japan, and China. He was equally noted for his expertise in traditional and contemporary art criticism as well as the sociology of art.
Stocking is survived by his wife, Michaela, two daughters Ruey and Sophie, four step children, Tina, Nicole, Michael, and Jordan, and five grandchildren.
Those who wish to comment about their own memories of Professor Stocking may do so on the John Stocking Lovers page created on Facebook. A celebration of John Stocking’s life will be held on campus Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 3 p.m. in the Wunder Gallery AB621.
It is with our deepest regret we announce the passing of Dr. Arun Anbazhagan, a PhD candidate in the neuroscience graduate program at the University of Calgary. Arun studied in the lab of Dr. Grant Gordon, a faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute.
Arun was an extraordinary, kind and genuine person. Those of who worked with him greatly benefited from his big heart and humble ways. In his short time in neuroscience, he formed strong friendships, and those that knew him and loved him found him overly generous, intelligent, philosophical, and to have a wonderful sense of humour. He truly helped us become better people and we are thankful for how he enriched our lives.
Condolences go out to Arun’s family in Madras India (father Anbazhagan; mother Manimegalai; brother Sudar; sister in law Sonia; nephew Harshit) special friends in Connecticut (Tom and Ania Czachorowski), all Gordon lab members as well as members of the Drs. Turner and Stys laboratories that knew him best. We will always miss him.
An open Memorial Service for Arun will be held at the HSC in room G500 on Aug. 8 at 10 a.m.
Dylan Brown, beloved son of Nova Lee and Trevor Brown of Calgary, passed away on July 9, 2012 at the age of 20 years. Dylan was a student in pure math in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary. He graduated from Henry Wisewood with an IB Diploma with Honours, and was a tutor at the Renert Centre.
Condolences to Dylan’s family can be offered through McInnis and Holloway. In living memory of Dylan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Connie Mowat passed away suddenly on June 30th. Connie was a vital part of the Faculty of Medicine community, and will be missed by her colleagues and friends. She was a long time member of the university community and was also very involved with the Alberta Women's Science Network.
A celebration of Connie’s life will take place on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012 at 3 p.m. at the North HRIC Atrium, University of Calgary.
Alyson Woloshyn passed away peacefully on May 27 at the age of 35. Alyson will be greatly missed by her colleagues and friends at the University of Calgary, where she was most recently the director of integrated client services.
There will be a memorial service for Alyson on Saturday, June 2 from 2-5 p.m. at the university in MacEwan Ballroom MSC 301A.
Please visit http://alysonwoloshyn.com to read more about Alyson and the celebration of her life.
Bill Costerton passed away peacefully on May 12, 2012, surrounded by his loving and harmonious family.
Bill was an associate professor (1970 - 75) and professor (1975 - 1993) in the Faculty of Science while at the University of Calgary, where his pioneering research in the area of biofilms would revolutionize the science of microbiology.
Bill appeared in the 40th anniversary edition of U Magazine after his research was selected as one of the top 40 ways the University of Calgary has changed the world. He was a mesmerizing speaker and an outstanding teacher who was admired by his students.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at St. Paul's Cathedral, Kamloops. Memorial tributes may be made to the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Calgary.
Learn more about Bill's prolific career in the Pittsburg Tribune-Review.
The University of Calgary offers deepest condolences to the Newall family on the loss of Ted Newall, former Board of Governors chair, who passed away on April 26, at the age of 76.
Ted was a devoted business leader and philanthropist whose work in Canadian public policy and business is widely recognized in both the private and government sectors. He served on the boards of several major Canadian companies and non-profit organizations, shaping business and philanthropic communities across the country.
His relationship with the University of Calgary began in 1996, when he was appointed as the chair for the Board of Governors. During his five years of service, he worked closely with the university’s leadership team to initiate the institution’s strategic transformation.
A memorial service for Ted Newall will be held Friday, May 4 at the Calgary Golf and Country Club "Centennial Room" at 1 p.m. View and send condolences here.
Susan Bell passed away suddenly at her home on Tuesday, April 24 at the age of 58 years. She was an employee of the University of Calgary since June 2000 and worked in the Campus Card Office.
Susan will be lovingly remembered by her family, friends and colleagues. At Susan's request there was no memorial service, but memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society. Condolences may be shared online.
The University of Calgary mourns the loss of longtime friend and supporter Lola Rozsa, who passed away on April 15 at the age of 92. Lola, along with her late husband Ted, built an extensive legacy of philanthropy that has made a tremendous impact on campus and on the broader Calgary community. Their generosity and passion lives on through the Rozsa Centre—one of the finest music performance venues in the country as well as through their support of numerous endowments, scholarships and research initiatives.
The university offers deepest condolences to the Rozsa family on the passing of a most cherished mother, grandmother and friend.
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April 24, 2012
In honour of Lola Rozsa
The university remembers a passionate community leader.
Kenneth James Moore
Kenneth James Moore passed away suddenly on April 6, 2012 at the age of 59. Ken was a skilled Power Engineer in the university's power plant. The university's flag will be half masted on Wednesday, April 18 in Ken's honour.
There will be no memorial service. Donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Messages of condolence can be left at yourlifemoments.ca.
John R. (Jack) Perraton, C.M., Q.C.
John R. (Jack) Perraton, C.M., Q.C. is being remembered as an unparalleled supporter and tireless leader of the University of Calgary after he passed away Sunday, Feb. 20 following a brief battle with leukemia. A memorial service will be held for Jack Perraton on Monday, Feb. 27 followed by a reception at the University of Calgary.
A funeral for Jack Perraton will take place Monday, Feb. 27, followed by a public memorial service at the university. Details as follows:
University Memorial Service from 12-3 p.m., with the official program starting 12:30 p.m.
Location: Jack Simpson Gymnasium
12:30-1:30 – Speakers
1:30-3:00 – Reception hosted by the Perraton family (on the track level)
Memorial service program
Master of Ceremonies:
The Perraton Family
Feb. 28, 2012
Perraton Celebrated by community
Family, friends and colleagues paid tribute to Jack Perraton’s legacy.
David John Illingworth Fry
Retired professor Dr. David Fry passed away on Feb. 16. With more than 40 years service and until his retirement just a few years ago, Fry dedicated much of his life to the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the University of Calgary.
A Memorial Service will be held at McInnis & Holloway's Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre St. North, Calgary on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 2 p.m. A complete obituary will be published in the Friday, March 16, 2012 edition of the Calgary Herald.
Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
Dr. Klaus-Peter Schwarz, a world-renown inertial geodesist and professor emeritus, Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, passed away in Calgary at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2012 at age 73.
Klaus-Peter Schwarz joined the Faculty of Engineering in January of 1980, into the newly-formed Division of Surveying Engineering, after completing degrees at universities in Germany, Canada and Austria. He was a leading researcher world-wide in the area of inertial navigation and gravimetry, and Head of the Department of Geomatics Engineering from 1990 to 1995. He retired in 2001.
Schwarz worked to establish the University of Calgary as an international centre of excellence in geodesy. He contributed enormously to the research and high graduate educational standards of the department and University. His former graduate students are now internationally recognized scientists throughout the world. He developed numerous new methods related to integrated navigation and airborne gravimetry, and served as president of the International Association of Geodesy from 1995 to 1999. He published more than 200 major scientific publications in the area of geodesy and navigation.
Schwarz was conferred the eminent and rarely given title "Doctor Engineer Honoris Causa" by the University of Hannover, Germany, on the occasion of its 175th anniversary celebrations in 2006. In addition, he received an honorary degree from Wuhan University, PR China in 1994, and was a Full Member of the Russian Academy of Navigation and Motion Control, in addition to numerous international awards and recognitions. He was recognized as a Killam Fellow in 1986 by the University of Calgary.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at Thornhill Baptist Church, 128 Tache Avenue NW. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to ‘Hope International’, PO Box 608 Stn Main, New Westminster BC, V3L 9Z9 or online at www.hope-international.com. Mark gifts as: Schwarz Memorial Fund.