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Saturday November 3, 2012

Professor R. C.B. Hartland-Rowe
1927 2012
Richard Hartland-Rowe, entomologist, ecologist and educator was born and educated in England. From 1952 - 1959 he taught at Makerere College, Uganda (then the University of East Africa) and did research for his Doctorate . In 1960 he moved to the University of Alberta to the newly established Department of Zoology in Calgary where he remained for 22 years. He was made Professor Emeritus in 1984 in recognition of his contribution to the growth of the Faculty. In 1980 he returned to Africa, to work via C.I.D.A. at the University of Botswana, where he continued with research while teaching, as Head of the Biology Dept. and then Dean of Science. In 1987 the CIDA project ended and he accepted the post of consultant entomologist to a silk- worm project in northern Botswana supported by the EEC. He retired in 1993 . He and his wife spent the next decade in England and Italy, returning to Canada in 2003. He died at 85 in Halifax N.S. after a short illness. Throughout his life he sustained a deep respect for the natural world and a passionate and knowledgeable love of music. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, their 3 daughters and 6 grandsons.

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