SIMINOVITCH, Lou - PhD, DSc, CC, OOnt, FRSC, FRS, Foreign Associate, NAS University Professor Emeritus, University of Toronto, Director Emeritus Research, Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute.
It is with profound sadness that we share the news of Lou's passing after a brief illness on April 6, 2021 in his 100th year.
Beloved and deeply missed by his family: Coco and husband Doug Chute, Kathy and husband Michael Miloff, Margo and husband Alan Peterson and his grandchildren, Daniel Johnson and wife Heidi Khoe, Benjamin Johnson and wife Samantha Starek, Eli Miloff, Emma Miloff, Julia Peterson and great-grandson Toby, as well as by his many friends, colleagues and mentees.
The family is immensely grateful to family friend Dr. Sandra Donnelly and to his Paramed nurses and his caregivers - Ruth Cimalfranca, Lyn Ticne, and most especially Eunice Gernandizo, who provided such wonderful care to Lou and made it possible for him to remain in the comfort of his home, enjoying visits and calls with close family and friends while surrounded by mountains of books, scientific journals, and paintings and listening to his favourite recordings, most especially Bach's Goldberg Variations.
The funeral will be private with a memorial to honour Lou's extraordinary life and contributions to science at a time when it is possible to gather in person.
In memory of Lou, donations can be made to the Siminovitch Prize Foundation.