In Memoriam – John Cassidy Ewart Kaufmann, Professor Emeritus

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of John Kaufmann, Professor Emeritus, Western University.

Born in Umtata, South Africa, John graduated from the University of Cape Town where he studied medicine, specializing in Neuropathology. John immigrated to Canada in 1970 and joined the neuroscience team at Western University. He later joined the Department of Pathology, and was named Professor Emeritus.

John was much admired and deeply loved by his children Michele, Carol, and Pierre, his grandchildren Claudia, Martin, Thandi, Jenna, Kaila, and Justine, his five great-grandchildren, his sister Marguerite, and niece and nephews Jean, Julienne, and Marcus. Predeceased in 2010 by his beloved wife Suzanne, John will be deeply missed by all who shared his humour, self-discipline, inquiring mind, and attentiveness.

A private family cremation will take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London. The family wishes to acknowledge the tender and loving care provided by his caregivers Juliana and Jetty, and the staff at University Hospital. Memorial contributions to the London Health Sciences Foundation (University Hospital) would be gratefully appreciated.