Dr. Gregory James Biefer

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BIEFER, Dr. Gregory James September 12, 2010 peacefully, at Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's, at the age of 89. Beloved husband of Beryl Beverley (Beatteay) Biefer for 58 years. Loving father of Katherine Biefer and Martin Biefer (wife Laura and stepson Jason Lewin). Proud grandfather of Kristin Biefer. Dear brother of Ernest Biefer (late Dorothy Hazen Biefer). Cherished brother-in-law of Elizabeth Beatteay. Dear uncle of Donald Biefer and Mayor Susan (Biefer) Fennell of Brampton (John and sons Michael and Joseph). Born in Montreal to Ernst Biefer and Helen Hellerstedt, Greg studied at Sir George Williams before serving in the RCAF as a radar mechanic during WWII. He was stationed at RAF bases in England and Ireland. After the war he completed his PhD in physical chemistry at McGill. Greg's long and interesting career included work at DuPont in Virginia, AECL in Chalk River, and finally as head, for many years, of the Corrosion section of the Metallurgy division of the department of Energy, Mines & Resources until his retirement in 1984. A talented artist and gifted pianist, Greg enjoyed his life and was noted for his kindness and sense of humour by friends and family. As per Greg's wishes, a private family service will be held at a later date. The family would like to thank the staff of the PRVHC for the wonderful care Greg received there. Contributions in Greg's memory may be made to the Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Sept. 15 to Sept. 18, 2010
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