PAIVIO, Dr. Allan Urho - On Father's Day, June 19th, 2016, at University Hospital, at the age of 91, Allan Paivio passed away gently, surrounded by his loved ones. The family wishes to thank again the medical team that supported and comforted Allan and their family. Allan was a courageous, dignified, gentle man to the end. He was larger than life. Loving husband of 50 years to Kathleen Laura Blanche (nee Austin, deceased) and Dolores Melba May Vuori Niskanen; devoted father to Sandra (Paivio), Anna Lee (Dietsche), Heather (Gerrard, deceased), Eric (Paivio) and Karina (Macfarlane); stand-up father-in-law to Jerry (Jellis, deceased), John (Robinson), Robert (Charles-Dunne), Peter (Dietsche), Zorin (Gerrard), Laura (Salerno) and John (Macfarlane); supportive step-father to Keven (Niskanen, deceased); proud grandfather of nine, Maija-lisa, Katlin, Aaron, Jesse, Andrea, Emilia, Alahna, Jack, Klara and Emilia; great-grandfather to five, Katrina, Laila, Lily, Ella and Ben, who so amused their "Great-Grampa". After serving in the Navy for the final two years of the war, Allan earned a BSc in Physical Education from McGill University (1949) and opened one of the first gym and health studios in Montreal. During that period, he was awarded the title of "Mr. Canada" in a competition established by the International Federation of Body Builders (1948). He later earned a PhD in Psychology from McGill (1959), became a faculty member and Professor of Psychology at the University of Western Ontario (1963 until his retirement), and was Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department and the Brain and Mind Institute at UWO. During his academic career, he served as President of the Canadian Psychological Association (1975) and was appointed Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (1978) in recognition of his highly distinguished contributions to scholarship and teaching. He remained an internationally respected scientist and scholar for his entire life. His passion, brilliant mind, noble character, and sense of humour will be immensely missed by his family (including nephews, Don and Alan, and nieces Benita, Caroline, and Jean), and also his many friends, colleagues, and graduate students. A celebration of Allan's life will be held in the fall, date to be announced. To share online condolences, please visit www. ontariocremationservices.com.
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long time no talk..I was just thinking about you the other day, and interestingly enough, I was also thinking about your dad...and I came up with this website...I had no idea...I can remember your Dad vividly, and one of his fields was dreams...how your life is shaped by dreams..you were always like that..
I'm still in Oz and still in private practice....Chiropractic....although thinking about retiring to Bali...
Hope you get this..
I taught you in Grade 5 and have often wondered where you are and how you are doing.
Carol & Al Kish