HAMILTON, Richard Ian
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Dick was born in Montreal on December 14, 1930, and passed away on October 30, 2012, due to complications from Alzheimer's Disease. During his last days he was surrounded by his loving family and friends. He will always be remembered and missed by Eleanor, his devoted wife of 59 years; children, Peggy (Bernard), Jenny (John), Jim (Sue), Dave (Julie); his grandchildren, and his great-granddaughter; sisters Gail Walker and Joan Grice. Dick was a dedicated research scientist in the field of Plant Virology. His career focused on improving food crop yields in developing countries and he served a term as President of the International Society of Plant Pathology. Dick felt a deep spiritual connection with music and the wilderness and was committed to helping others, both professionally and in his personal life, through numerous charitable activities. The family is very grateful for the exceptional care and comfort provided by the staff at Richmond Hospital (3 North), and will remember them fondly. There will be a Memorial Mass for Dick on December 7, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, 4451 Williams Road, Richmond, with a reception to follow in the Parish Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick Hamilton's name to Amnesty International or to the Richmond Hospital Foundation. You are welcomed to leave a personal message of condolence at www.myalternatives.ca
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Nov. 10 to Nov. 17, 2012