Obituaries – 2004-2005 (in chronological order)
John H. "Jack" Cocker, an employee retired from Technical Services, Biomedical Division, passed peacefully away July 18, 2004, aged 79 years.
Malcolm Christopher, an employee of the Maintenance Department at Grenfell College, died on Saturday, July 24, 2004, at the age of 60.
Joseph Robert Williams, retired from Facilities Management, passed peacefully away on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, age 70 years.
Vera (Dallas) Rose Strange, secretary to the president from 1966 until her retirement from the university in 1991, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 23. She had worked for presidents Taylor, Morgan, Harris and May in her time at Memorial.
Dr. Moire Anne Wadleigh, a faculty member in the Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science, passed away Nov. 3.
The Hon. Dr. Fabian A. O'Dea, a former lieutenant-governor of Newfoundland and a member of Memorial University's Board of Regents, died Dec. 12, aged 86 years. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial at spring convocation in May 1969.
Dr. Desmond Robb, professor and chair of the Discipline of Laboratory Medicine at Memorial, passed away Dec. 11 in Bonn, Germany.
Dr. Hugh Anthony (Tony) Williamson, a retired faculty member, passed away on Dec. 29, 2004, aged 69 years. Dr. Williamson was the founding head of the Labrador Institute and founding head of the Snowden Centre, and over the course of his career at Memorial served as the associate director of MUN Extension and as international programs officer.
Dr. Michael A. Zagorski, a faculty member of the Department of Psychology from 1971-1997, died on Jan. 16, 2005, aged 63 years.
Andrew Baker, a student at the Marine Institute, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005.
Grace Butt, award-winning playwright, author and poet who received a honorary doctor of letters degree from Memorial University in 1981, passed peacefully, on Saturday Jan. 22, 2005, age 95.
Dr. Orvil Alva Olsen, who had taught biology at the St. John's and Corner Brook campuses and received an honorary doctor of science degree at spring convocation in 1989, died in Alberta on Dec. 21, 2004.
Dr. Brose Vernon Paddock, former dean of education and faculty member from 1967-1993, passed away Feb. 10, 2005, age 76.
Dr. Noel Francis Murphy passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2005, aged 89. Dr. Murphy, a rural doctor, a broadcaster, author and later a politician, was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial University in 1975.
Dr. Edmund Phelan, the chair of Memorial's Board of Regents from 1954 to 1969, died March 11, 2005. He was 103 years of age. Dr. Phelan received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial in 1964.
Leighton F. Bugden, who worked as an electrician with Facilities Management, passed away on March 28, 2005, age 83 years.
Elizabeth Anne McGrath, a faculty member retired from the Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Arts, died April 23, 2005, aged 72.
Kristine Erika Cadigan, a student at the School of Pharmacy, passed away suddenly, Monday, May 9, 2005, age 21 years.
Alan Bethell, the husband of long-time Harlow employee Betty Bethell, passed away Feb. 5, 2005, after a short illness.
William Aaron Fisher, a student in the Electronic Engineering Technician program at the Marine Institute, passed away July 23, 2005.
Doug Seymour, retired from the Department of Technical Services, passed away in August.
Klaus R. Gries, manager of labs with the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, passed peacefully away in hospital on Aug. 2, 2005. Mr. Gries had been with the faculty since 1971.