Frederick John Dill October 4th 1938-September 19th 2015 Frederick John Dill October4, 1938-September 19, 2015 Fred was born in Vancouver to Phylis Grant and Arnott Dill. He received his BSc from UBC in 1961, his MSc from UBC in 1964 and his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1969. Fred returned to Vancouver and was a faculty member in the Department of Medical Genetics at UBC for 31 years. He also worked as a clinical cytogeneticist at BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital. He began sailing boats as a young boy on Bowen Island and later raced Star boats very successfully until very recently. He also participated in many off shore races. Fred was an honorary life member of the Kitsilano Yacht Club. In retirement he turned his interest and skills to woodworking and bird photography. He was predeceased by his son Noel and is survived by his wife Barbara, daughter Marian (Brian) ,grandson George, brother Peter (Gail) and many cousins, nieces and nephews. No service by his request. A memorial is planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Prostrate Cancer Research-BC Cancer Foundation.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Sep. 26, 2015.