www.mun.ca | about this report | contact  
Home
Year-in-Review
Year-in-Photos
Vital Signs
Finances
Leadership
Teaching
Research
Community
Campus Life
Honour Roll
* People
Career Scene

People in the News

Obituaries

Alumni
Video
Audio



Obituaries

Melvin Woodford retired from the Department of Facilities Management, passed peacefully away at the Health Sciences Centre on Saturday, Aug. 30, aged 68 years.

Dr. Andrejs Liepins, professor of cell sciences and immunology in the Division of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, passed away suddenly in Latvia on July 19, 2003.

John Henry William Burry recently retired professor of mathematics and statistics at Memorial University, passed away suddenly at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, Sept. 12, 2003.

Stephen Ronald Field, age 45, of Mount Pearl (formerly of Ottawa), a librarian in the information services division of the QE II Library, passed away suddenly on Oct. 5, 2003.

Dr. Alan F. Williams, a former faculty member with the Department of Geography at Memorial and a very active researcher on Newfoundland topics, passed away at his home in Brimfield, Shropshire, England, Oct. 6, 2003. Dr. Williams was Asst. Professor at Memorial (1962-65) and Visiting Professor and Acting Head of the Department of Geography (1971-72).

Edith Ann Verrall (Edie) died on Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, after a long struggle with the aftermath of a stroke several years ago. She taught for many years in the English Department of Memorial University.

Douglas Ewart Hall passed peacefully away, Oct. 3, 2003, at the Palliative Care Unit after a courageous battle with cancer. Douglas Ewart Hall, age 66 years, had a 33-year association with the university. Mr. Hallís principal contribution was the establishment of the Amino Acid Analysis Laboratory which survives to this day and analyses some 1,200 samples annually.

Nelson Eldridge Squires, a photographer and filmmaker who was the first television news cameraman in Newfoundland and an important part of the innovative film work produced by the Memorial University Extension Media Unit, died Dec. 29 in St. John's. He was 75.

Dr. Charles Carroll Davis died peacefully, eating lunch and drinking a glass of wine on Feb. 25, 2004, at 92 years of age. Dr. Davis came to Memorial in 1968 where he worked in the Department of Biology and the Ocean Sciences Centre. In 1984 he was named professor emeritus and up to the time of his death, he went to work every day, save weekends and Labour Day.

Ruth Elizabeth Martin, a retired nurse who worked in Student Health, Student Affairs and Services, for over 30 years, died suddenly at home Feb. 29, aged 65 years.

Siegfried Thomeier passed away peacefully and courageously in hospital on Friday March 12, 2004. Dr. Thomeier joined MUN as a full professor in 1968 and held that position until his retirement in 1996.

Gertrude Crosbie, who received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial in 1997, passed away March 27, 2004. She and her husband, Alexander Harris Crosbie, formed the Cerebral Palsy Parents Association in St. John's.

Thomas Corbin Noel, retired professor of Physics and former assistant vice-president (administration/physical operations) at Memorial, passed peacefully away in the presence of his family at the Palliative Care Unit of the Leonard A. Miller Centre on Sunday, March 28, after a long illness. He was 85.

Beatrice Watts passed away Monday, April 26, at her home. She was renowned throughout Labrador as an educator and an advocate for the preservation of the Inuktitut language. She was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Memorial in 1992.

Dr. Harry Duncan Roberts died Saturday, June 5, at the age of 95. A physician and surgeon, he served as president of the Canadian Medical Association in 1971 Ė the first Newfoundlander to hold that office. He received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial University in 1980.

James Allen Greene of Placentia, a student in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, passed peacefully away in St. Johnís on Sunday, July 4, 2004, aged 28 years.

Frank Michael Stanley passed peacefully away on July 17, 2004, age 77 years. Mr. Stanley was superintendent of building and grounds at Memorial University for 32 years. He was dedicated to the university, where he had a positive impact on many lives.


{Printer Friendly}