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Robert Crawforth Buck

BUCK, Robert Crawforth - MD, MSc, PhD. 1923 - 2016 Bob died peacefully at home in London, Ontario on Thursday, August 11, 2016. He will be missed by his loving daughter Lucy Buck, grandson Alexander (St. Catharines), sister Janet Rhodes (in England), brother T. James Buck and his wife Corry, sister-in-law Linda Buck and many nieces and nephews. His loving wife, Carol died in 2004. He is also predeceased by his daughter Effie (1993) his brothers Conrad (1963) and Thomas J. Buck (2013) and sister-in-law Joan Buck (Pennsylvania). Bob was the son of the late Charles S. Buck and Beatrice Buck. Bob was born and grew up in London, Ontario. He studied medicine at the University of Western Ontario and did most of his postgraduate work in England. When returning to Canada he accepted a faculty position at Western in the Department of Anatomy where he remained for the next 37 years. During this time he rose to professor and also served a term as Chairman of the department. His interest and teaching centered on histology and his research proceeded from the early days of electron microscopy. He published about 60 scientific papers describing the work done by him or in collaboration with his many graduate students. In retirement he gave full play to his hobby which was canoe building, constructing 8 canoes, both cedar strip and wood-canvas. Cremation has taken place. As Bob requested there will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Carolyn Buck Graduate Scholarship, at Western University; attention Kendra Lealess, Western University, Westminster Hall, Suite 110, 1151 Richmond St. London, ON N6A 3K7 (cheques payable to Western University), by calling 519-661-4200 or online at www.westernconnect.ca/tribute A. MILLARD GEORGE FUNERAL HOME 519-433-5184 entrusted with arrangements.13086879
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