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ARMOUR, Leslie
83, at the Civic Hospital, Ottawa, Saturday November 1. Survived by his wife, Diana, his children Carol (Isaac Aronson), Adriane, Julian (Guylaine Lemaire) and seven wonderful grandchildren: Jordon and Kenneth Aronson; Misha and Rowan Wee Armour; and Francis, Pascal and Mathis Armour. Also survived by his sister Elspeth (Christopher Richmond) and two nephews John and Alex Richmond. Educated in Vancouver and in London, England, and a journalist in both cities, Leslie obtained his PhD from the University of London under professors C.E.M. Joad and Ruth Saw, and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He taught at universities in Canada and the United States, and at 65 was named Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa, and became Research Professor at the Dominican University College, now affiliated with Carleton University. He presented papers, gave lectures and was a guest speaker in Canada, the United States and Europe. A dedicated writer, he prepared many of his published writings through introductory notes for his courses, leaving class times for discussion and understanding. Among his other writings, he published books which concentrated on the metaphysical side of existence, and later on the puzzles of economics. He also became editor of the International Journal of Social Economics, published from England. Leslie spent many winters at his apartment in London as well as at the British Library then relocated to the King's Cross area. He reviewed many books for the Library Journal, and wrote more than two hundred papers, which supplemented his other published works. The over ten thousand books in his library and all other sources of reading were his life-long passion. He loved listening to classical music and was also a passionate baseball fan. Visitation hours will be 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. this Saturday, November 8, at the Dominican University College, 96 Empress Avenue, Ottawa. His remains will be buried afterwards at Beechwood Cemetery. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held in the spring of 2015. To offer condolences to the family or to stay informed on details of the spring memorial service you can send an e-mail to [email protected] In lieu of flowers, donations could be made to Médicins Sans Frontières or the Leslie Armour Fund at Music and Beyond. Leslie, we love you. We mourn you. We miss you.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2014
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