2021

In Memoriam

2021

Recognizing the passing of members of the campus community who during their careers shared their talents in helping Western students, faculty, staff and alumni to be their best.

Barr, Hugh

Dr. Hugh Barr, a retired clinical faculty member from the Departments of Clinical Neurological Sciences and Oncology, passed away on December 6, 2021. Dr. Barr retired in July 2001 after nine years of service with Western.

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Belliveau, Dan

Dr. Daniel Belliveau, a Faculty member with the School of Health Studies.  Dr. Belliveau was a Professor with Western for 23 years at the time of his passing on August 17, 2021.

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Charland, Louis

Prof. Louis Charland, a Faculty member with the Faculty of Arts and Humanities - Philosophy Department and the School of Health Studies. Prof. Charland was a Professor with Western for 23 years at the time of his passing on May 9, 2021.

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Davis, William

Professor William Davis, a retired faculty member from the Faculty of Engineering, passed away on November 7, 2021. Professor Davis retired in July 1993 after 36 years of service with Western.

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Ebanks, Edward

Death for Professor Emeritus, Edward Ebanks, a retired faculty member from the Department of Sociology, passed away on November 8, 2021.  Professor Ebanks retired in July 2005 after 31 years of service with Western.

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Engel, Sharon

Sharon Engel, an employee with the Weldon Library. Ms. Engel was a Library Assistant with Western with Western University for 41 years at the time of her passing on October 3, 2021.

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Michael Groden

Michael (Mike) Groden, Distinguished University Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and Writing Studies, died peacefully on March 25, 2021 in the presence of his wife of twenty-nine years, and friend of sixty years, poet and writer Molly Peacock, at Princess Margaret Cancer Center, Toronto. Mike joined the Department of English at Western in 1975 and he retired in 2014.

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Fairs, John ("Jack")

Professor Emeritas John Fairs, a retired faculty member from the School of Kinesiology passed away on August 30, 2021.  Professor Fairs retired from his full-time employment with Western in 1989 after 42 years of service.

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Higgs, Arlene

Arlene Higgs, a retired staff member from the Department of Continuing Studies, passed away on April 20, 2021. Higgs had 37 years of services with Western at the time of her retirement in 2001.

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Holt, Marilyn

Marilyn Holt, a retired staff member from the Department of Facilities Management., passed away on October 22, 2021.  Marilyn had four years of service with Western, at the time of her retirement in 1989.

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Jaworski, Marian

Marian (Maciek) Jaworski, a retired staff member from the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, passed away on December 14, 2021.  Mr. Jaworski retired in June 2003 after 17 years of service with Western.

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Lindsay, Robert

Robert Lindsay, a retired staff member from the Graphic Services Department, passed away on October 17, 2021. Mr. Lindsay had 35 years of service with Western at the time of his retirement in 1996.

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Linn, Lillian

Lillian Linn, a retired staff member from the Office of the Registrar, passed away on December 15, 2021.  Ms. Linn retired in July 1989 after 12 years of service with Western.

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Murdoch, Judy

Judy Murdoch, a retired staff member from the Department of Chemistry, passed away on December 17, 2021. Ms. Murdoch retired in April 2011 after 11 years of service with Western.

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Simmons, Mary

Mary Simmons, a retired staff member from the Weldon Library, passed away on October 13, 2021. Ms. Simmons retired in August 2018 after 34 years of service with Western.

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Smith, Stephen

Stephen Smith, a retired staff member, formerly with the Department of Graphic Services, passed away on October 30, 2021. Mr. Smith was an employee with Western for 39 years at the time of his retirement in November 2016.

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Thain, Donald

Prof. Emeritus Donald Thain, a retired faculty member from the Ivey Business School. Prof. Thain passed away on July 1, 2021. He retired from Western in 1993 after with 35 years of service with Western.

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