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The Canadian flag may be half-masted as a sign of mourning for a member of the University of Calgary community. As well, memoriams may be posted on the university's website. Please send the memorial information and photo to utoday@ucalgary.ca.

2017

Mariano Ezeta

The University of Calgary Dinos track and field team lost Mariano Ezeta to a long battle with cancer.

Dr. Robert (Bob) Lee

The Cumming School of Medicine is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Robert (Bob) Lee on March 31, 2017.

Robert (Bob) Weyant

A long time psychology professor at the University of Calgary, who also served as a dean in the former faculties of Arts and Science (1972-1975) and General Studies (1981-1986) has passed away. Robert (Bob) Weyant died peacefully in Victoria on February 25, 2017

Stuart McLean

It is with deep sadness that the University of Calgary learned of the passing of Stuart McLean — a recipient of an honorary doctorate — journalist, professor, author and radio host.

David Bershad

The Faculty of Arts is mourning the loss of art professor David Bershad who passed away peacefully on January 21, surrounded by his friends.

Hyman Belzberg

Respected Calgary philanthropist and businessman Hyman Belzberg, a major supporter of the University of Calgary, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2017 at the age of 91. He was surrounded by his wife of 68 years, Jenny, along with his children, their spouses and his grandchildren.

2016

Salma Elkady

The University of Calgary is mourning the loss of Salma Elkady,  beloved daughter of the late Mohamed Elkady and Hanaa Hussien.

Egmont Lee

The Faculty of Arts is mourning the loss of retired history professor Egmont Lee who passed away on Dec. 16.

Lisa Panayotidis

The Werklund School of Education mourns the loss of Professor E. Lisa Panayotidis, who passed away on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.

Peter Glockner

The Schulich School of Engineering is saddened by the loss of Professor Emeritus Peter Glockner. He passed away peacefully on November 5, 2016.

Danielle Marceau

The Schulich School of Engineering is mourning the loss of Professor Danielle Marceau. She passed away peacefully in her sleep on October 29, 2016 after a 14-month battle with cancer.

Mathew Zachariah

The university is mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus Dr. Mathew Zachariah. He passed away on October 25, 2016.

Jim Prentice

It is with great sorrow that we recognize the loss of former Premier of Alberta Jim Prentice. He passed away on October 13, 2016.

Adam Neville

It is with sadness that the Schulich School of Engineering shares the loss of Adam Neville, the first dean of the University of Calgary’s engineering faculty. He passed away peacefully on October 8, 2016 in his home in London, England.

Dr. Wah Chun Chan

The Schulich School of Engineering is saddened to announce the passing of Dr. Wah Chun Chan, professor emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He passed away on August 3, 2016 in Toronto.

Gordon Dixon

The Cumming School of Medicine is saddened to announce the passing of Gordon Dixon, professor emeritus of medical biochemistry, in Victoria, B.C. on July 24, 2016.

Ryan McIntosh

The University of Calgary is mourning the loss of engineering student Ryan McIntosh, killed in a climbing accident on July 14, 2016. He was 21 years old.

Charles Leslie MacAdams

It is with heavy hearts that the Department of Anesthesia announces the loss of our friend and colleague Dr. Charles Leslie MacAdams. “Charlie” as most of us knew him, passed away May 11, 2016 while on a medical education and mountaineering trip to the Himalayas.

Noboru Sawai

The Faculty of Arts is mourning the loss of emeritus art professor Noboru Sawai who passed away on April 23 at the age of 85.

(Douglas) Ronald Franklin

It is with sadness that the university learned of the passing of (Douglas) Ronald Franklin on May 21, 2016.

Kevan Perras

The university is mourning the loss of first-year English student Kevan Christopher Perras who passed away suddenly April 27 . A Celebration of Kevan's life will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.

Barrie Strafford

It is with deep sadness that the university learned of the passing on April 25 of Dr. Barrie I. Strafford — a recipient of an honorary doctorate and generous supporter to the faculties of medicine, nursing, kinesiology and social work, and the university’s Senate. Funeral Services will be held at McInnis and Holloway on Friday, May 6, 2016.

Jane Kelley

The Faculty of Arts is saddened to announce the recent passing of Professor Emeritus Jane Kelley. A Memorial Service for Jane Kelley will be held Saturday, Apr. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Calgary Crematorium Chapel in Queen's Park Cemetery.

Shirley Murray

The Faculty of Kinesiology is sad to announce our colleague Shirley Catherine Murray passed away March 6 after a heartbreaking battle with cancer. A Celebration of Life will be held in the chapel of Eden Brook Funeral Home on Saturday, March 19 at 2 p.m.

Trevor Ditchburn

It is with regret that we share with you the passing of Trevor Ditchburn. Trevor was a member of the Facilities Management team and will be missed by his friends and colleagues. No details are available about a memorial service at this time.

Eugene Tschuikow-Roux

It is with sadness that we share with you the passing of Eugene Tschuikow-Roux, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. Gene was a respected physical chemist in the Department of Chemistry, who retired in 1996. He passed away on January 1, 2016 after a valiant battle with cancer.

2015

Paul Dugan

Paul Dugan, member of the Facilities Maintenance team, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 at 60 years. A celebration of Paul’s Life will be held Jan. 9, 2016 at the Irish Cultural Centre at 2 p.m.

Patrick Gormley

Pat Gormley, member of the Grounds Department in Facilities for over 29 years passed away Friday, Dec. 4, 2015 at 53 years. A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at McInnis & Holloway on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.

Jean Pettifor

Jean Pettifor, passed away in early November after a battle with cancer at the age of 93. A celebration of Jean Pettifor’s life will be held on Monday, Dec. 14 between between 2 and 4 p.m. in the Atrium of the Administration building.

Zoltan Roman

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is sad to announce that Zoltan Roman, professor emeritus of Musicology, passed away on Sep. 30 after a short illness at the age of 79. At Zoltan’s request there will not be a service or memorial.

Tim Sutherland

The School of Creative and Performing Arts is grieving the loss of Tim Sutherland, a graduate drama student at the University of Calgary. A requiem mass for Tim will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 8, 2015.

Leslie Potter

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Leslie Jane Potter on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Leslie’s family will be hosting a celebration of her life Thursday Aug. 6, 2015.

Paul Woodrow

The Department of Art in the Faculty of Arts is sad to announce that our colleague Paul Woodrow passed away Friday, July 24. A private ceremony is being held Friday, July 31.

David Jager

Information Technologies is greatly saddened by the loss of David Jager who passed away on May 17, 2015 at the age of 63. A celebration of Dave’s life will be on June 21 at Westminster Presbyterian.

Tom Ziegler

It is with great sorrow that we share news that Tom Ziegler passed away on Tuesday, March 24. The family of Tom Ziegler and the Department of Chemistry will be hosting a celebration of Tom’s life: Hotel Alma, University of Calgary.

Alec McEwen

It is with sadness that we have just been informed of Schulich School of Engineering Professor Alec McEwen’s passing on Sunday, March 29th, 2015. Upon our recommendation, the University of Calgary appointed him Professor Emeritus shortly after his retirement. A service will be held on Friday, Apr. 10.

Brenda Johnson

University of Calgary International and Student and Enrolment Services are mourning the loss of Brenda Johnson, who passed away on Monday, March 9. A celebration of Brenda’s life will be held at McInnis and Holloway Chapel of the Bells Funeral Home on on Sunday, March 15.

Cy Frank

The university community is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Cy Frank (CM) on March 5. Public Memorial Service to be held Saturday, March 21 at the Jack Simpson Gymnasium.

Martha Cohen

The University of Calgary extends its condolences to the family of Martha Cohen (CM, AOE), who passed away on Feb. 26. Cohen received an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary in 1982. Funeral service was held March 2.

Joanne Anderson

The Office of the Associate Dean, Research, and the entire Cumming School of Medicine is saddened by the loss of Joanne Anderson who passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. A Celebration of Joanne’s life will be held at McInnis and Holloway on Monday, Feb. 9.

2014

Leanne Dufour

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Veterinary Medicine is mourning the loss of Leanne Dufour, who passed away on Nov. 4, 2014 at the age of 41. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, Nov. 10 at Hope Community Covenant Church.

John Forzani

The University of Calgary sends its deepest condolences to the Forzani family on the loss of John Forzani, legendary entrepreneur and generous community leader. Forzani was a visionary force behind the Forzani and MacPhail Colon Cancer Screening Centre and a long-time supporter of the University of Calgary Dinos’ football team through the 5th Quarter Alumni Association. A Celebration of Forzani's life will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at The Red and White Club.

Julie Rowney

The Haskayne School of Business is saddened to announce that Julie Rowney, Professor Emerita of Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics, passed away on Oct. 20, 2014 after a brief illness at the age of 76. A celebration of Julie’s life will be held at the Glencoe Club (636 29th Ave SW) on Monday, Oct. 27, from 4-7 p.m., with Words of Comfort commencing at 5 p.m. sharp. All who wish to attend are welcome.

Trena Phenix

The Werklund School of Education was saddened to hear of the loss of one its graduate students, Trena Phenix, who passed away suddenly on August 31 from a pre-existing heart condition. 300 people attended Trena’s funeral in Saskatoon, and more than 400 guests celebrated her life at a community reception that followed.

Victor Ramraj

The Faculty of Arts is mourning the loss of Victor Ramraj, a professor with the Department of English, who passed away Aug. 25 following a short illness. A private celebration of Ramraj’s life was held Aug. 30, and the Department of English at the University is planning a public celebration of his life.

Nichol “Nic” Topps

Our university community is grieving the loss of Nichol “Nic” Topps, an electrical engineering student, who passed away suddenly but peacefully in his sleep. A Celebration of Nic’s Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.

Rob Isaac

The Haskayne School of Business and the University of Calgary lost one of its greats last weekend. Rob Isaac, a senior instructor in human resources and organizational dynamics, passed away at the age of 65, following a brief but bravely fought battle against pancreatic cancer.

Derald Smith

The Faculty of Arts is mourning the loss of Derald Smith, a professor emeritus of geography, who passed away June 18 on his 75th birthday. A private celebration of Smith’s life will be held July 27.

Serge Zaitzeff

Serge Zaitzeff, professor emeritus from the Department of French, Italian and Spanish, passed away June 12. In memory of Zaitzeff a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Dennis McKerlie

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts is mourning the loss of philosophy professor Dennis McKerlie, who passed away on May 8 at the age of 65. There will be a “Celebration of Life” for Dennis McKerlie on May 22, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Eden Brook Funeral Home, located at 17th Avenue S.W. and Lower Springbank Road (Ph: 403-240-4032). The Department of Philosophy will be hosting a two-day conference on Dennis McKerlie’s work on February 28 and March 1, 2015.

Ruth Schürch-Halas

The University of Calgary’s Faculty of Arts and the departments of French, Italian and Spanish and Linguistics, Languages and Cultures is mourning the loss of French and German literature instructor emerita Ruth Schürch-Halas, who passed away on Apr. 11 at the age of 72 after a brave battle with breast cancer.

Fumiko “Miko” Summerell

Longtime Japanese instructor Fumiko “Miko” Summerell, Department of Linguistics, Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts, passed away on March 20, at the age of 60, after a courageous battle with acute leukemia. A celebration of Miko’s life will be held at McInnis & Holloway’s Park Memorial Chapel on Saturday, March 29, at 2 p.m.

David Stather

David Stather, clinical associate professor in the departments of medicine and oncology, Faculty of Medicine, passed away on Friday, Jan. 24 at 41 years of age.

Nichole Krawec

The University of Calgary extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Faculty of Nursing graduate student Nicole Krawec who passed away on Jan. 23, 2014.

2013

Tom Matheson

Tom Matheson, Order of the University of Calgary recipient, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at the age of 80. As per Tom's wishes, no formal service will be held. Memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Donald Lawton

Donald Lawton, a valued member of the University of Calgary’s Information Technologies department, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at the age of 46. A private graveside service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013 at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Memorial Gardens, south of Wye Road on Range Road 232 in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Bonnie King

It is with deep sadness that that the family, friends and co-workers of Bonnie King announce her passing on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. Bonnie successfully held the role of Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Chemistry since 2000 and had been employed at the University of Calgary for more than 15 years. A service in her memory will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. at the Woodcliff United Church, 5010 Spruce Dr. SW, Calgary.

Evelyn de Mille

The University of Calgary community acknowledges with great sadness the passing of Evelyn de Mille on Oct. 31, 2013. Evelyn was an accomplished bookseller and entrepreneur, and a generous friend of the university’s Libraries and Cultural Resources. Details about Evelyn’s memorial service will be shared when known.

Steven Leikeim

Steven Leikeim, a member of the Information Technology team and longtime employee at the Schulich School of Engineering, passed away Oct. 6. Prayers will be held on Tuesday, October 15 at 7 p.m. and a memorial service on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. Both take place at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1414 Shawnessy Blvd. SW.

Dick Matthews

The University of Calgary extends sincere condolences to the Matthews family on the loss of university friend and philanthropist Dick Matthews, who passed away Oct. 2 at the age of 93. A celebration of the life of F. R. (Dick) Matthews will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at Christ Church, 3602 8th St. S.W.

Edgar J. Love

Dr. Edgar J. Love, former department head in the Faculty of Medicine, passed away at this home in Calgary on Sept. 28, 2013. A celebration of the life of Dr. Edgar J. Love will be held on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at 11:00 am at McInnis and Holloway Funeral Home, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North.  Reception to follow.

Gloria Rubite Lacay

The University of Calgary Caretaking department would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Gloria Rubite Lacay who passed away Sept. 23, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gloria’s honour to the ALS Society of Alberta, 250, 4723 – 1 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2G 4Y8.

Eugene (Rusty) Edgington

Eugene (Rusty) Edgington, professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology/Faculty of Arts, passed away peacefully on Sept. 2, 2013. Edgington taught at several colleges and universities in the United States before settling in Calgary, where he began a career that would span decades as a professor of psychology at the University of Calgary.

Kathleen Foreman

The School of Creative and Performing Arts and the city’s theatre community is mourning the loss of drama professor Kathleen Foreman, who passed away Sept. 2.

James (Jim) Palmer

James (Jim) S. Palmer was chancellor of the University of Calgary from 1986 to 1990. He passed away on Aug. 27, 2013.

Rod de Paiva

Professor Emeritus H.A.R. (Rod) de Paiva passed away on Aug. 7, 2013. A service will be held on Tuesday Aug. 13, 2013 in Duncan, BC.

Len Hills

Dr. Len Hills, professor emeritus and one of the founding fathers of the Department of Geoscience, passed away in Calgary on August 4, 2013. Hills started teaching at the University of Calgary in July 1966, retiring in August 1996. A public memorial service for Len will be held at a later date.

Gregory Phillips

Greg Phillips of Communications/Media passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at the age of 59 years. Forward condolences through www.hffs.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email donorservices@cancer.ab.ca.

Carla Badick

It is with heavy hearts that the friends and co-workers of Carla Badick announce her sudden passing on Friday, July 5, 2013. There will be a Memorial Service for Carla on Tuesday, July 16th at 2:30 p.m. at the McInnis and Holloway Funeral Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive, S.W., Calgary.

Spencer McLean

Dr. Spencer McLean passed away on June 24, 2013. He will be greatly missed by his friends and colleagues at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. Prayer Services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 1, 2013 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Calgary, 1307 - 14 Street S.W., with Funeral Mass to be celebrated at the same location on Tuesday, July 2 at 2:00 p.m.

Nicholas Jehan

The University of Calgary community is grieving the loss of Nicholas Jehan, a second-year student at the Schulich School of Engineering. Nicholas, who was studying software engineering, died June 24, 2013. A funeral service for Nicholas will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 3:00 p.m. at the South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium at 12700 Macleod Trail South at Lake Fraser Gate. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Mary Fisk

Mary Fisk passed away on June 19, 2013. Mary worked for the University of Calgary for more than 30 years, most recently as a member of the Management and Professional Staff Group with Student and Enrolment Services. A funeral service for Mary will be held on Saturday, June 29 at 2 p.m. at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street N, Calgary.

Margo Dilger

Margo Dilger passed away on June 18, 2013. Margo was a member of the Management and Professional Staff Group with the University of Calgary Continuing Education since 2006. A celebration of Margo’s life will be held on Monday, June 24 at 3 p.m. at Foster’s Garden Chapel, 3220 – 4 Street NW, Calgary.

Marguerite Schumacher

Professor Emerita Marguerite Schumacher passed away on June 10, 2013. In 1974, Professor Schumacher became the third director of what was then known as the School of Nursing. When the Faculty of Nursing of the University of Calgary became official in 1975, she became the faculty’s first dean, remaining at the helm until 1979. A celebration of Professor Schumacher’s life will take place on July 27 at 1:00 p.m. at Sunnybrook United Church, 12 Stanton Street, Red Deer.

Richard Chadbourne

Professor Emeritus Richard Chadbourne passed away on June 8, 2013. Richard came to the University of Calgary as professor of French and head of what is now the Department of French, Italian and Spanish in the Faculty of Arts. Funeral services are on June 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at McInnis & Holloway Crowfoot Chapel, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary.

John Searchfield

John Searchfield passed away on June 5, 2013.  He was professor of music at the University of Calgary for 26 years. A musical memorial service will be held at Christ Church Elbow Park in Calgary on June 12 at 2 p.m.

Danielle Kendall

The University of Calgary mourns the death of student Danielle Kendall killed in a climbing accident on June 2, 2013. Danielle had just completed her degree in chemical engineering and was a medal-winning athlete with the Dinos Women’s Track and Field Team. A celebration of Danielle’s life will be held on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St. Michael Catholic Community, 800–85 Street SW, Calgary. The family requests that media not attend.

Daniel Lamola

On May 1, 2013, the University of Calgary lost a bright, dedicated student-athlete, Daniel Lamola. Daniel, 19, was a second-year student in the Faculty of Arts, and a defensive lineman on last year's Canada West-champion Dinos football squad. A memorial service for Daniel will be held on Friday, May 10 in the Jack Simpson Gym at the university. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Joseph S. Davison

Dr. Joseph S. Davison passed away on April 13, 2013 following a brief but hard fought battle against an unexpected illness. Funeral services and tributes will be held at St. Luke's Catholic Church (corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.) on Thursday,April 18, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

John Kentfield

John Kentfield, professor emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering, passed away on March 29, 2013. At Kentfield’s request there will be no formal memorial service. However, a Celebration of Life is planned for Sunday, April 28 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Ethel King-Shaw

Professor emerita Ethel King-Shaw passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at the age of 85 years. She left a legacy as a trailblazer at the University of Calgary that will be hard to surpass. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 8 at 2 p.m. at Christ Church Elbow Park.

Fred Terentiuk

Professor Emeritus Fred Terentiuk passed away Feb. 23 at the age of 85 years. At Fred’s request there will be no formal service.

Margo Husby

Margo Husby passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 13 after a short illness. Margo has been an inspired teacher and great friend to everyone in the Communication and Culture department and the Faculty of Arts over the years. A funeral will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 1 p.m. at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church. A scholarship fund has been established in Margo's name, and an on-campus memorial service is being planned for a later date.

Ryan L'Herault

The Management and Staff of the Health Sciences Animal Resources Centre, the Life and Environmental Sciences Animal Resources Centre and the Veterinary Sciences Research Station are extremely sad to announce the loss of one of our own. Edward Ryan L’Herault passed away suddenly on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

Marit Kathleen McKenzie

Marit Kathleen McKenzie passed away on Jan. 28, 2013 at the age of 18. Marit was a student in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary. A service to honour the life of Marit will take place a Hope Lutheran Church in Calgary on Feb. 1 at 2 p.m.

Brett Wiese

On Jan. 12, 2013, Brett Wiese passed away suddenly.  Brett was a third-year Bachelor of Commerce student in the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary. A celebration of Brett’s life will be held on Friday, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. at the Stagecoach facility at the Ponoka Stampede Grounds.

2012

Gordon Pritchard

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

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.

Ashley Johnson

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 bwrice@ucalgary.ca

Emily Gillen

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

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.

Arun Anbazhagan

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

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

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.

Allyson Woloshyn

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

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.

Ted Newell

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.

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

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.

Lola Rozsa

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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UToday
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:
  Al Duerr
Speakers:
   
Elizabeth Cannon
   Brian Felesky
   Christine McIver 
   JR Shaw
   Véronique Ram 
   The Perraton Family

UToday 
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.

Klaus-Peter Schwarz

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.

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Michael Hewitt Benn

On Wednesday, Dec. 21, Michael Hewitt Benn passed away at the age of 78 after a long battle with heart problems. Mike is survived by his wife, Manju Kapoor, of the Department of Biological Sciences, and by his daughter, Suezan Brady, of Calgary.

Mike came to what was then the Calgary Campus of the University of Alberta, in 1961, to bolster the "Organic Division.” He had well over 150 scientific publications and was active in research right up to his illness.

In lieu of a funeral, an on-campus celebration of Mike's life is planned for Friday, Jan. 20, from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Cassio Room in MacEwan Hall.

Donald Conlin

Donald Conlin passed away Nov. 29, 2011. Mr. Conlin was a member of the support staff in the Caretaking Department, Facilities Management, since June 1, 1972.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 from 2 - 5 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, Centennial Branch No. 285, 9202 Horton Road SW. Condolences may be forwarded through www.cochranecountryfuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association online at donation@diabetes.ca or by mail: 1400 – 522 University Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 2R5.

Amelia Labbe

It is with regret that we announce the passing of Amelia Labbe on Nov. 8, 2011. Amelia was the coordinator of the Spanish Centre in the Department of French, Italian and Spanish since 1981. She arrived in Canada in 1978 from La Paz, Bolivia and devoted her life to teaching the Spanish Language and Latin Culture. Thanks to her dedication many students embraced the Spanish language and the richness of the Hispanic culture of which she was so proud. She leaves a strong legacy for many generations of students. Amelia was also a dear friend and colleague, always eager to help and offer support.

Anyone wishing to make a contribution in support of Amelia's family should contact the Department of French, Italian and Spanish at fisl@ucalgary.ca. A remembrance book is available in the Spanish Centre in Craigie Hall D303. Those wishing to add expressions of sympathy, appreciation and farewell may visit the centre during its opening hours (MWF 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and TR noon - 2 p.m.) A celebration of Amelia's life took place Nov. 19, 2011 at First Baptist Church, 1311 - 4 Street S.W., Calgary.

Gretchen Ghent

The University of Calgary learned recently that Gretchen Ghent, librarian emeritus, passed away in October 2011. In her honour, the university is half-masting the flag on May 2, 2012.

Gretchen retired from the University of Calgary after 25 years of service, with her last position being head of the sciences and professions area of the University of Calgary Libraries and Cultural Resources.  Ed Ghent, professor emeritus, Department of Geoscience is Gretchen’s spouse.

To read more about Gretchen’s remarkable contributions, please visit The Globe and Mail, April 20, 2012.

Janusz Malinowski

Mr. Janusz Malinowski passed away on Oct. 25, 2011. Mr. Malinowski was a member of the Management and Professional Staff since April 3, 2000 in the Department of Continuing Education. Funeral mass was held at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 219 – 18 Avenue SW on Oct. 31, 2011 at 1 p.m. Visit the Calgary Herald website for more information.

Deane McIntyre

Mr. Deane McIntyre passed away on June 24, 2011. Mr. McIntyre was a member of the support staff since Sept. 1, 1988 in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science. A Funeral Service will be held at Foster's Garden Chapel on Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 10 a.m. If friends so desire, memorial donations in Deane's memory may be made directly to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119–14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca.

Harley Hotchkiss

Honouring a great visionary: A memorial service for Harley Hotchkiss will be held at First Alliance Church. A memorial service will be held at First Alliance Church (12345 – 40th Street S.E.) on Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 2 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to all the medical and nursing staff for their professional care and their compassion. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made to the University of Calgary, Hotchkiss Brain Institute at HRIC 1A10, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N1.

Michael Amin Sargious

The flag is half-masted today in memory of Dr. Michael Amin Sargious, BSc, MEng, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering, Schulich Faculty of Engineering. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Luke’s Catholic Church (Corner of Northmount Drive and Northland Drive N.W.) on Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 11 a.m. Visit McInnis & Holloway website for more information.

Hugo Graumann

Mr. Hugo Graumann passed away on April 24, 2011. Mr. Graumann was a member of the support staff since May 3, 1982 in Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science. A funeral service will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church on April 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family via the website www.fostersgardenchapel.ca. An obituary is available in the Calgary Sun.

Leslie Kawamura

The flag is half-masted today in memory of Dr. Leslie Kawamura, Professor of Religious Studies and Holder of the Numata Chair in Buddhist Studies.

Peggy Valentine

The flag is half-masted today in memory of Peggy Valentine. Peggy Valentine passed away Monday March 7, 2011 after a long battle with lung cancer. She was an influential member of the University of Calgary community running the career centre in HSB and Career Services on campus. In addition, she held a number of leadership positions in Calgary and over the past two decades, has given back to her city in countless roles: from her years chairing the Calgary public school board; her tenure as chair of the United Way; her role as the first female chair of the Canadian Olympic Development Association (now WinSport Canada); her more recent work with the Right to Play charity; as well as her involvement on the boards of several other charitable organizations. Donations in her memory can be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 29th St. N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 4N2.

Lori Kohut

Lori Kohut of Calgary passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 4, 2011 at the age of 46 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her mother Barbara, sister Tracey Shea, brother Michael Kohut, nephew Frankie Kohut, nieces Cassia, Kendra and Amanda Kohut, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She also leaves behind her much loved cat, Merle. Lori worked at the University of Calgary Book Store since Aug. 15, 1994 and will be forever remembered by all. Condolences can be forwarded through mountainview@arbormemorial.com, subject: Lori Kohut. Memorial donations in Lori's name may be made directly to the Calgary Humane Society (4455 - 110 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7).

Douglas Peterson

Douglas Peterson passed away on Feb. 24, 2011 with his family by his side at the age of 63.  Doug will be greatly missed by Maureen, his best friend and loving wife of thirty-seven years; his son Geoff (Tanya) along with Doug's two grandchildren Kale and Preston; his daughter Melissa (Paul); his sister Evelyn (Burt) and all of his extended family. Doug will also be greatly missed by his many wonderful friends and colleagues. Mr. Peterson was a member of the support staff since July 2, 1986 in Motor Vehicle Pool, Facilities Management. Condolences can be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful care Doug received in his final days at the Agape Hospice, and to his treatment team at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. In living memory of Doug Peterson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park.

William (Bill) Warden

The flag is half-masted today in memory of William (Bill) Warden, Order of the University of Calgary recipient.

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