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February 28, 2002In Memoriam



Caroline Townson

We were saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague, Caroline Townson, early on the morning of Feb. 20. Caroline worked in the Faculty of Commerce and Administration (now the John Molson School of Business) from 1986 until she joined the Telesis group on December 4, 1989. She will be dearly missed and fondly remembered for her style, sense of humour and feistiness. Caroline is survived by her two daughters, Tracey and Kim, to whom we offer our deepest sympathy.

John Russell Ufford

His former colleagues and students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry were sorry to hear of the death of Professor Jack Ufford on Feb. 15. He was 82.

He was born in Cardinal, Ont., and earned his BEng and an MASc in engineering from the University of Toronto. He joined Sir George Williams University as an assistant professor in the Chemistry Department in 1949, and was subsequently a chair of the department and Dean of Science.

While he was teaching at Sir George, he earned a PhD in inorganic chemistry at McGill University. He was a very popular professor with all of his students, and was considered a friend by many.

Professor Ufford was an avid reader, a keen photogapher, an artist, and a lover of classical music. A resident of Pointe Claire, he was very active in community and church affairs.

He married Marion Maxwell, an alumnus of Sir George Williams. They had two daughters, Carol (Marc) and Barbara and one grandchild, Danielle. He was a proud father and grandfather whose family life was important to him.

After his retirement in 1986, he maintained an interest in the activities of the Department and of his former colleagues.

He was cremated at a private ceremony and there was a memorial service on Feb. 20 at Cedar Park United Church, Pointe Claire.

— We are indebted for this information to his friend, Professor Bob Pallen (retired).