KIMURA, Doreen - passed away peacefully February 27, 2013 in Vancouver, BC. Born Doreen Goebel in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1933, she lived in Neudorf, Saskatchewan for most of her early years. She won a scholarship to McGill University, where she completed Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees. She also received honourary Doctor of Laws degrees from Simon Fraser University and Queen's University. She was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a recipient of the Kistler Prize from the Foundation for the Future, as well as of numerous other awards. She was also founding president of the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship (SAFS). Doreen is lovingly remembered by her daughter Charlotte Thistle Archer, her granddaughter Ella Archer, and her sisters Shelagh Derouin and Amber Harvey, and nieces and nephews. Memorial to be held at later date. Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604-521-4881 12308708
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Posted by Mary Sainsbury (friend) On Wednesday, April 3, 2013
This woman was an important influence in my life: she compelled me to think about my goals and aspirations and encouraged me to make choices which were life-altering. Doreen was a strong women with a vision for her own life. This strength was a resource for other women in science and beyond. To Charlotte who probably hardly remembers me and my daughter, Pamela, our thoughts are with you.
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