In Memoriam

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Remembering Ralph Hazleton (1938 – 2008)

Former colleague and a good friend the dedicated and passionate Ralph Hazleton, who died suddenly on December 30, 2008, had an engaging and varied association with World University Service of Canada (WUSC). An economist, Ralph worked as a WUSC volunteer from 1980-82, serving as Head of Department of Business Studies and Senior Lecturer in Economics…

Remembering Dr. Audrey Griffiths (1922 – 2008)

WUSC is saddened by the passing of Dr. Audrey Griffiths, an alumna who touched the hearts of many with her generosity and compassion. Audrey’s first connection with WUSC was in 1988 as a volunteer in Lesotho, a southern country in Africa. There, she travelled to remote villages by airplane delivering assistance to the resident nurse…
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Remembering Akanyang Kelaotswe (1986 – 2008)

Akanyang Kelaotswe was one of the first South-North volunteers of the Uniterra programme. Testimonial from Canadian partner André Beaune, of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Training Centre which had hosted Akanyang during her internship in Canada: Akanyang was a beautiful presence at our side along her stay amongst us, a stay we found too short…

Remembering Macdonald Mbicholo (1976 – 2008)

WUSC is saddened by the loss of a cherished staff member in our Malawi office. Mr. Macdonald Mbicholo passed away in the evening of July 31, following a severe asthma attack. A dynamic young man, Macdonald joined WUSC Malawi as an Administrative Assistant in early 2005. His enthusiasm and hard work earned him praise from…
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Remembering Judith “Judy” Padua (1941 – 2008)

WUSC alumna Judy Padua passed away July 20th, 2008, at the age of 67, following a courageous battle with cancer. Judy was known in Edmonton for her contributions in social services and to the charitable world. At the time of her death, she was a Director of the Muttart Foundation, an organization that works to…
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Remembering Geoffrey Pearson, OC (1925 – 2008)

WUSC mourns the death of WUSC alumnus Geoffrey Arthur Holland Pearson and we extend sympathy to the Pearson family. Mr. Pearson, who participated in the 1949 International Seminar to Holland, died in Ottawa, Ontario on March 18, 2008. He is survived by his wife, Senator Landon Pearson, and their five children, including National Post journalist…
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Remembering Dr. Lewis Perinbam (1925 – 2007)

It is with great sadness that World University Service of Canada (WUSC) marks the passing of Dr. Lewis Perinbam, O.C. on December 12, 2007. Dr. Perinbam served as WUSC’s Executive Director from 1953-59, a period during which WUSC was incorporated as a non-profit international development organization. During his tenure, he also spearheaded WUSC’s efforts to…