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Photo de R. Grant INGRAM
Fiche créée le : 2007-06-13
Père : Tom INGRAM
Mère : Anne
Décès le : 2007-06-13
Parution : 2007-06-27
Conjoint(e) : Helen
Paru dans : The Gazette, Montréal, QC

OBITUARY R. GRANT INGRAM University of British Colombia Professor R. Grant Ingram passed away suddenly Wednesday June 13th, 2007. Grant was born in Warrington, England, on February 15th, 1945, the only child to Tom and Anne Ingram. He obtained his PhD from the joint program in Oceanography at MIT and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. He was Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill from 1970-1997 where he took on numerous leadership roles and was an outstanding teacher and mentor. He was instrumental in establishing large multidisciplinary research programs studying the influence of physical processes on biological productivity in the ocean. He came to UBC to become the founding principal of St. Johns College and was most recently the Principal of the College for Interdisciplinary Studies. Grant had a passion for music, reading, writing, good food, wine, and of course, the ocean. He was a devoted father and raised a loving family with his first wife, Bea, in Montreal. He encouraged his three children, Jonathan, Sara and Kate, to fulfill their dreams with integrity. He was also devoted son to Tom, who survives him with his stepmother, Doris. He recently became a grandfather to Sienna. Grant and his wife, Helen, loved to travel, and they spent many happy weeks in Villefranche-sur-Mer in France. Grant was a man of great passion and joie de vivre and is greatly loved and cherished. A celebration of his life was held at the UBC First Nations Longhouse on Friday June 22, at 3:30 p.m. You are invited to sign the family's online Memorial Book of condolences at Contributions in memory of Grant can be made in support of the R. Grant Ingram Memorial Scholarship in Oceanography at UBC. Please make your gifts payable to the R. Grant Ingram Memorial Fund, Suite 500, 5950 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z3 Published in the Montreal Gazette on 6/27/2007

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