Professor Helmut Schloessin passed away on Monday, November 4th, 2013 at the Dearness Home, London, Ontario, after a long struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He will be fondly remembered by his colleagues at both the University of Western Ontario and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. He will also be deeply missed by his son Thomas, daughter-in-law Evelyn, and grandson Nicholas.
Alan E. Beck
November 10, 2013, 9:36 am
I was so saddened to hear of Helmut's passing. I visited him occasionally but have always felt guilty that it was not more often. He always recognized me and on one or two occasions asked about other faculty members. He was the most cultured of us and was a great asset the Department of Geophysics
November 12, 2013, 7:58 am
I had the good fortune to work with Dr. Schloessin as a post-doc during the '80s. He was a man of high erudition; always treated his colleagues and students with respect. Any conversation with him was enlightening; always; he will be dearly missed!
November 12, 2013, 10:31 am
Sorry to hear of Dr. Schloessin's passing. I remember him as a keen biker to work and anywhere else. He was interested in conversation on any subject beside his field. Deepest condolences to his family.
December 8, 2013, 10:55 am
Very sorry to hear of his passing. I have fond memories of him when I was his student in the late 80's. I still tell people about how he would regularly pass out chocolates during exams... A class act.
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