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John Lorimer

LORIMER, John (Jack) Peacefully at University Hospital on Sunday, February 1, 2015, John William Lorimer of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Shirley. Beloved father to Ian and Nancy and the late Charles Lorimer. Beloved father-in-law to Joanne Harbluk and Scott Lanterman. Deeply beloved Grandpa to Anna Lorimer. Born in Oshawa Ontario, Jack attended the University of Toronto, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry. After positions in Leiden, The Netherlands, and with the National Research Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jack joined the University of Western Ontario, where he taught and did research in the Chemistry Department until his retirement. Jack was a wonderful father and grandfather, with some of his happiest times spent surrounded by his family at the cottage. He was also a lifelong birder and avid naturalist with the McIlwraith Field Naturalists of London (now Nature London). He lived a life of boundless curiosity and kindness and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the HARRIS FUNERAL HOME , 220 St. James St. at Richmond, where the memorial service will be conducted on Monday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions to Nature London would be gratefully acknowledged.12894080
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Posted by Christo Balarew (colleague) On Friday, February 6, 2015
The passing of Jack Lorimer is a great loss for our scientific community, for IUPAC and for all of us. He was an excellent person and a friend to whom we could always rely.

Christo Balarew, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Posted by Erich and LanChi Koenigsberger (Murdoch University, Western Australia) On Friday, February 6, 2015
We had the privilege of working with Jack as members of the IUPAC Solubility Data Commission over many years. We wish to thank Jack for his contribution to science and especially for his care, guidance and support to the younger colleagues in the Commission. Our son Erich also would like to say farewell to Jack whom he remembers and refers to as a kind and gentle Canadian man. Our thoughts are with Shirley and we wish to share with her the sadness and the pain caused by Jack’s passing.

Posted by Gordon Graham (former student) On Wednesday, February 4, 2015
One of my very dear professors at UWO 40 odd years ago. I think of him often. My condolences to his wife and family.

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