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Dr. Yam Jim LEE

LEE, Dr. Yam Jim 1930 - 2012 On Nov. 18, 2012 Yam Jim Lee (Pui Yue) of Cordova Bay, Victoria aged 82 died peacefully. He was born in China, the eldest son of a large family. He left to pursue education in Taiwan at a young age. On scholarship he started his new Canadian life in Edmonton, studying forestry at the UofA. There he met his wife Emily. He pursued a UBC Forestry Ph.D., then upon graduation accepted a position as a Federal Forestry Research Scientist in Victoria. His entire career was at the Pacific Forest Research Centre. One of the first forestry scientists to establish academic international relations with China, he was honoured many times. Jim enjoyed his term as a Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada rep. Known as the scientist who 'shrunk the Yukon' by using more accurate landsat imagery, he was head of the 5th Cdn Symposium on Remote Sensing. After retirement, he enjoyed traveling the world with Anna, gardening, landscaping, walking the beach and spoiling his beloved grandkids. He is survived by his longtime companion Anna, son Emil, d-i-l Anita, two granddaughters, siblings Pui Kun, Pui Him, Pui Mun, Pui Shing and their families. There will be a private ceremony in Vict. on Nov. 24. Funeral arrangements via Earth's Option. Donations in his honour can be made to Langley Hospice or the LMH Foundation. A future celebration of life will be held. The family greatly thanks Drs. Leo Wong & Judit Korosi and the crew of Fox Flight C-GIWO for their care and helping us get Dad home.
Published in Victoria Times Colonist from Nov. 21 to Nov. 22, 2012
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