Richard AZUMA

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AZUMA, Richard Ernest
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Born in Regina, Saskatchewan, April 18, 1930. Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years, Glenna Marguerite and their children Stephen (Janet Gunn), Robert (Darlene Broderick), Katie (Paul Howard), and sister Vivian Waterhouse. He will be dearly missed by grandchildren Cameron, Keira, Meredith and Alexandra. Dick, a graduate of UBC (BA '51, MA '53) and Glasgow (PhD '59), was Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Physics at the University of Toronto and Guest Professor at the University of Notre Dame, and will be remembered for his contribution to the science of nuclear astrophysics. His interactions with his students, their accomplishments and subsequent collaborations were cherished memories and gave him immense personal satisfaction. He passed peacefully September 19, 2013 in Toronto. A celebration of Dick's life will be held at Grace Church on-the-Hill, 300 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, on Thursday September 26 at 11 a.m. In place of flowers, please make donations to Sick Kids Hospital or the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation. Online condolences may be made through

Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sept. 21, 2013
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