LOVE, Dr. Edgar J.
June 20, 1931 – September 28, 2013
Dr. Edgar J. Love passed away on September 28, 2013. He was a longtime Faculty member of the Departments of Community Health Sciences and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Calgary. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Dr. Love completed MD and PhD degrees at the University of Western Ontario before joining its faculty. He was appointed to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary in its early days in 1970. He became a Professor in 1973 and in 1979 he became Head of the Department of Community Health Sciences, a post he held until 1994. Over the years he was active in Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Education and Postgraduate Education in the Department of Community Health Sciences. He also served as Obstetrician and Gynecologist at a Community Program for unwed mothers during his early years in Calgary and later became active with the High Risk Obstetrics team at Foothills Hospital. As a researcher, he published extensively and made major international contributions, particularly to the Public Health College of Harbin Medical University in China, where he was named Honorary President of the Public Health College in 1999. He received an Honorary Doctorate in Public Health from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, presented on behalf of the King of Thailand. After his retirement, Dr. Love continued to travel extensively and mentor students in China, Thailand and Nepal. He was predeceased by his parents Edgar and Gladys, and grandson Steven. He is survived by his brothers, Roland and Donald, sister Catherine, his children, Paul (Susan), Jennifer (Chane) and Michael (Kristina), and grandchildren Rupert, Mary, Julian, Gabriel, Frances, Mia and Lily. Dr. Love leaves an enduring legacy as a medical educator, and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, colleagues and former students. A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com
. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dr. Love may be made to the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary. Cheques should be made payable to "University of Calgary", with "in memory of Dr. E. J. Love" written in the memo line, and mailed to: Fund Development Office, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Drive N.W., Calgary, Alberta, T2N 4N1. In living memory of Dr. E.J. Love, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.