Photo courtesy of Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home

Evelyn Crystal Pielou

Courtenay, British Columbia

Feb 20, 1924 – Jul 16, 2016


Piercy's-Mt. Washington Funeral Home Obituary

Chris Pielou passed away on July 16, 2016. She was predeceased by her husband Patrick and youngest son Frank. She is survived by her daughter Ruth Shapka (George) and her son Richard (Joyce), three granddaughters, Chelsea Marie, Kayley, Chelsea Ocea and a great granddaughter Natalie. Chris was...

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I am not sure if she is the same person, but if so she was a member of the British Astronomical Association at one time. I would be interested in hearing of any information about her relating to this. I am currently undertaking research about the membership of this society, and am creating an historical database of all the members, hence my interest.

I and my family would like to send sincere sympathy to Chris's family on her passing.
I and my family had stayed in Halifax for a year from August, 1974, and I studied statistical ecology at her laboratory of Dalhousie University. Her scientific work strongly affected my research history. I cordially express my appreciation to her.

For a long time period, I have lost her address, but three years ago, a friend of mine in Bermuda, he was a graduate student when I was stayed in...

I was one of Chris' first graduate students at Dalhousie. Without a doubt she was the single most important educator in my life. A wonderfully balanced and inciteful woman who definitely did not suffer fools. I feel very lucky to have had her as my professor and to have had her intellect to spar with. Her visit to my law school digs in New Zealand was full of humour and a twinkle in her eye as only she could express it. I shall miss you Chris and the biggest honour I can give you is to pass...

Dr Pielou's work and life have been an inspiration for me. I am an archaeologist and ecologist, and discover her passing by chance today, when I looked for a reference to one of her publications. Know that she was a great benefit to her chosen profession and beyond.

Robin and I would like to send sincere sympathy to Chris' family on her passing. We enjoyed so much her independent spirit and her enthusiasm for protecting our natural world. Having seen Chris in action in the Comox Valley Naturalists for many years, we got to know her. One time we spent a week with her at the BC Naturalists camp up near Williams Lake, and I have a beautiful photo to share if I knew where to send it! Also attending lots of Botany BC's we were with Chris. I know that she...