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DR. BARRIE FROST In loving memory of Dr. Barrie James Frost, PhD, FRSC of Kingston, Ontario who passed away peacefully on October 4, 2018 at the age of 79 at Providence Care Hospital in Kingston after a courageous battle with cancer. Survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia (Peters) Frost; and their three sons, Andrew (Stephanie), Tim (Shawna) and Hugh (Sheila); and their grandchildren, Megan, Ethan, Hannah, Evan, Cameron and Aidan; and niece, Allison Mahan. Predeceased by his parents, Alfred Frost and Jessie (Collett) Frost; his sister, Yvonne (Frost) Mahan; niece, Julie (Mahan) Batt all from Nelson, New Zealand. Barrie was born and raised in Nelson, New Zealand. He completed his teacher's certificate in Christchurch, NZ in 1959, followed by a BA at University of Canterbury in 1961, an MA (hons) at the University of Canterbury in 1964. Barrie moved to Sydney, Australia where he was a lecturer at the University of Sydney prior to moving to Canada to pursue his PhD at Dalhousie University. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at University of California, Berkeley prior to moving to Queen's University in 1969, where he continued his teaching and research for 49 years. Barrie spent his lifetime as a pioneer in Neuroscience research, having published over 100 articles in scientific journals and with an illustrious career that was recognized internationally through many fellowships and awards. He received fellowships at the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Canadian Psychological Association, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. His awards included the Hebb Award, Max Bell Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Forschungspreis, Erskine Fellow, NSERC Award of Excellence in Research, the Queen's Alumni Prize for Excellence in Teaching, and the Queen's University Prize for Excellence in Research. Barrie was an emeritus professor in Psychology, Biology and Physiology, and loved research and collaborating with other scientists. He continued to work internationally on research projects, until shortly before his death. Barrie was not only an acclaimed scientist and educator, but he was an incredible husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He delighted in his family and friends and enjoyed sharing his love of discovery with everyone. He was a gifted storyteller, sage advisor, and trusted friend to all. We miss him dearly. A celebration of life will be scheduled in the near future. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to; University Hospitals Kingston Foundation directed to either The Cancer Centre of South Eastern Ontario or Palliative Care at Providence Care Hospital, or donate to the charity of your choice.
Published in The Globe and Mail from Oct. 6 to Oct. 10, 2018
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