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"SET" 2008 Obituary


SETTERFIELD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2008-03-22 published
SETTERFIELD, George Ambrose
(August 29, 1929-March 15, 2008)
Passed away peacefully at home in Victoria, British Columbia after a short fight with cancer. George is survived by his partner of 35 years, Roslyn GRAY/GREY, his five children, Tom (Penny,) David, Jen (Nancy), Wayne and Chris, and their mother Diana. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a sister, Gwendolyn, and her family. George was born in Halifax and went to school in Victoria. He completed an undergraduate degree in biology at the University of British Columbia, undertook his PhD in the University of Wisconsin and did postgraduate studies at University of British Columbia. He then moved to Ottawa, where he worked at the National Research Council and then Carleton University. He was a professor of biology at Carleton for approximately 20 years, some of it as Department Head. He will be missed by past colleagues and numerous students, who were inspired by his passionate teaching style. He was an accomplished photographer, enjoyed cycling and kayaking, and was a keen champion of the environment since his childhood.

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