GORDON ALASTAIR MACLACHLAN b. Saskatoon, SK, June 30, 1930, d. Vancouver, BC, March 8, 2013. Emeritus Professor of Biology at McGill University. Gordon earned his PhD from the University of Manitoba, then held a post-doctoral fellowship at Imperial College, London. He was a professor at McGill University from 1962 to 1998 and served as both Dean of Graduate Studies and Vice Principal Research from 1980 to 1990. In his retirement to Vancouver, he took great joy in his lifelong love of art, music, food and travel. Gordon is survived by Sally (Sarah), his wife of 53 years, daughters Mary (Steve) and Anna, and granddaughter Clara. He will be fondly missed. We wish to express our deep gratitude to the staff of St. James Cottage Hospice for the outstanding care and love extended to Gordon in his last weeks.
Published in The Gazette on Mar. 16, 2013