Professor Roy C. Anderson, renowned Canadian nematologist, researcher, and teacher, beloved husband of Phyllis, father of Douglas and Michel, and grandfather of Jennifer and Diana, died 27 August 2001 in Guelph, Ontario. A memorial service held in the University of Guelph Arboretum, 3 September, was widely attended by close friends, academic colleagues, and former graduate students who gathered with Roy's family to celebrate his accomplishments and to relate how his enthusiasm for research and scientific rigor, his love for writing, his joie de vivre, and his continued friendship affected their lives. Above all, his sense of humor and mastery of storytelling that brought fun and laughter will be sorely missed. An outcome of the gathering was a plan to establish an endowed “Roy C. Anderson Memorial Lecture” at the University of Guelph (details are provided below).

Among North American wildlife biologists, Roy Anderson...

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