It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Richard Irving Greyson, age 79, in Vancouver after a brief struggle with cancer. Richard was pre-deceased by his wife, Dorothy (Auterson). He is survived by his children Maureen, Peter, John, Philip and Cecilia, his eight grandchildren, his sister-in-law Maureen Davis and her family, and relations across Canada. In particular, we will miss his sense of humour, his great kindness and generosity, his commitment to social justice, and his love of nature.
Born in Nelson, BC, Richard studied botany at the University of British Columbia and the University of Oregon, and taught for thirty years at the University of Western Ontario. In 1994, he was awarded the George Lawson medal from the Canadian Botanical Association. A pioneering researcher in the field of plant sciences, he will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and students.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:
Nature Vancouver, PO Box 3021
Vancouver BC V6B 3X5.