Vol 38 No 17
July 20, 2006
Letter to the Editor
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Dr. Richard Edward (Dick) Buehler
Dr. Dick Buehler passed peacefully away at home in Portugal Cove on Tuesday, July 11, aged 72 years. Dr. Buehler was a professor with the Department of English Language and Literature since September 1967. He has written, produced and directed local theatre productions and played a key role in the founding and operation of the Open Group theatre company. In recent years, a group of his theatre students performed under the name Dick’s Kids, a title they gave themselves in his honour.
Dr. David Freeman
Dr. David Freeman, professor emeritus at Sir Wilfred Grenfell College,
passed away June 23. Dr. Freeman was born in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, in 1936.
He received his BA from Wadham College, Oxford, in 1958 and completed a graduate
certificate in Education at the University of Leicester in 1959. He began his
career at Memorial in 1962, and started PhD studies at the University of London
during his first sabbatical, in 1969. The degree was awarded in 1979. In 1975,
at the time of his promotion to associate professor, he moved to Corner Brook
as the first co-ordinator of English. He spent the rest of his career at the
college, being promoted to professor in 1982 and retiring in 1996. In 1998 he
was designated professor emeritus.
Dr. Donald Arthur Hillman
Dr. Donald Hillman died in Ottawa, July 4, of complications from asthma and a rare type of pneumonia. Known and loved around the world as medical educator and mentor, Dr. Don had just celebrated his 81st birthday with his wife Dr. Liz and his family and friends. Born in Montreal and educated at McGill, Dr. Hillman served overseas in the Second World War, taking part in the liberation of Holland. With Liz, fellow paediatrician and fellow devotee to the cause of furthering child health worldwide, he worked for years in Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Laos, the Philippines, etc. interlacing overseas service with educational leadership in McGill, Memorial University of Newfoundland, McMaster University and University of Ottawa. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial in 2004.
Dr. William Stewart Hoar
Dr. William Stewart Hoar, the recipient of an honorary doctor of science degree in 1967, passed away June 13, 2006, at Vancouver General Hospital. Born Aug. 31, 1913, in Moncton, New Brunswick, Bill Hoar was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Zoologists. He taught and mentored many students, first at the University of New Brunswick and then at the University of British Columbia.