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James Macpherson GRIPTON
Décès le : 2005-11-01
Parution : 2005-11-05
Conjoint(e) : Evelyn , Mary Valentich
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

GRIPTON, James Macpherson, PhD Professor Emeritus Oct. 19, 1921 - Nov. 1, 2005 Partner, friend, father and athlete scholar, social worker, educator, researcher and mentor. You pioneered in social policy and curriculum initiatives; elimination of sexism toward women; introduction of computers in social work; emergence of human sexuality education; and development of private social work practice. Precision, logic, caring and empathy characterized your personal and professional activities. Many times you made us laugh, marvel at your enormous knowledge, and appreciate your sense of inquiry and discovery. Being with you was life itself, and a lesson in how to live with integrity and principles. A fighter to the end, you lived with heart disease for 17 years, diabetes and multiple myeloma for the past 7 - always returning to "health" and challenging yourself anew in golf, research consultation, conference/workshop presentations, ethical issues, supervision of sex therapists and media interviews. You leave behind sister Catherine Thuro Gripton, ex-wife Evelyn, daughter Judy (Dr. Tim Hogan), son Rev. Dr. Jamie Gripton (Christine), grandchildren Tomo and Mika (father, Taro Murashima); Amy, Rosie and Tina; partner Mary Valentich and son Stuart Valentich Gripton. Deep gratitude to all your health care professionals. Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice or to the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary (1-403-220-5945) for the Dr. James Macpherson Gripton Scholarship. Visitation at 9 a.m., November 6, Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 206 University Court N.W. followed by Ceremony at 10 a.m., reception and Interment at Queen's Park Cemetery. Thank you for everything Jimbo! HERITAGE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES Heritage Funeral Home Telephone: (403) 299-0100. Published in the Ottawa Citizen on 11/5/2005

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