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Monday December 19, 2016

Paul George (Tim) Rooney Ph.D. F.R.S. C.

Died peacefully at home December 16, 2016. Born July 14, 1925, in New York, NY, son of the late Geoffrey D. and Doris E. Rooney. Predeceased by Mary, his cherished wife of sixty-two years. Beloved father of Frank (Mary Tate), Elizabeth, Kathleen (Ian Stephen), John, and Jim. Dear Grandpa to Patrick (Becky Elming), Jamie, and Casey (Lauren Bonsell), and step-grandfather to Aidan and Claire Lewis (Kevin Cho). Sorely missed by his dear cousins Diana, Peter, and Paul Birchall, and by extended family members Shelly Gordon, Jan Borowy, and Jane Alderdice.

Tim was Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at the University of Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He made a significant contribution to science through many published articles, thesis supervisions and a long and distinguished teaching career. He served as Editor of the Canadian Journal of Mathematics (1971-75), President of the Canadian Mathematical Society (1981-83), and on the National Research Council of Canada. He was an avid amateur pilot and ham radio enthusiast. He was generous, loving, and caring, and inspired and challenged his family with his broad and deep knowledge (especially of history), prodigious memory, and inexhaustible supply of cheesy jokes. His grace, strength, and determination over the past year are a continuing source of inspiration.

The family thanks Tim's health-care providers at Women's College Hospital, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, and the staff and personal support workers at the Russell Hill Residence, his home.

Tim did not want a funeral, so there will be a memorial service at a date to be announced. He left his body to the Division of Anatomy at U of T for research and teaching. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Tim's name to a charity of your choice.

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