Line Baribeau and Thomas Ransford
October 24, 2014, 11:44 am
Alexandre, Mélanie, Yinghui,
We were stunned and deeply saddened to learn about the loss of André, who was a fellow mathematician but also, more importantly, a friend of nearly thirty years. Our meetings with him, once or twice a year, were always pleasurable occasions. We greatly appreciated his warmth and openness, and we shall miss him. Our thoughts are with you in these difficult moments. Please accept our sincere condolences.
Petr and Tatiana Paramonovi
October 24, 2014, 8:51 am
Our sincere condolences to Yinghui, Alexandre and Melanie, to all family members and friends of Andre. We will remember You, Andre, and pray for You.
October 21, 2014, 8:58 am
My Sincere condolence to his family and friends. RIP Andre.
October 21, 2014, 10:04 am
My deepest sympathies to André's family and friends.
October 21, 2014, 10:08 am
Andre - I know of few people who lived life so well. Your nature photographs were beautiful. You will be greatly missed by all who knew you. You always gave of yourself and helped everyone. I will miss your morning greetings and afternoon goodbyes at work. My condolences to your family.
October 21, 2014, 10:52 am
It was a pleasure to have know you, Andre. I hope to be half as good as you were in your life. R.I.P.
Pierrette et André Émard
October 21, 2014, 11:11 am
Nous offrons nos condoléances les plus sincères à Alexandre et Mélanie ainsi qu'a son épouse Yinghui Jiang.
Jan Minac and Leslie Hallock
October 22, 2014, 3:07 pm
Our deepest condolences to Yinghui, Alexandre, Mélanie, and JP; and to all other family members and friends of André. Ivan Turgenev wrote: “The moon sails high above in majesty amid the paling clouds; but from on high it moves the billowy sea with its enchanting powers.” Thus we may think about kind, happy, warm and wise André, who bravely guided our ship in both sunshine and storms, and who touched and enriched our lives. André has left a precious piece of himself with each of us who had the privilege and honour to know him. We miss you, André. Jan Minac and Leslie Hallock
October 22, 2014, 7:25 pm
I cannot believe that Andre is no more. All his friends will miss him a lot.
Nicole Tremblay Lauzon
October 22, 2014, 7:58 pm
Toutes nos condoléances à la famille d'André, notre cousin; à Francis, Mélanie et à son épouse Yinghui Jiang, toute notre sympathie.
C'est une grande perte pour vous et aussi pour la science.
Il restera pour nous, un grand homme...un génie.
Nicole et René Lauzon, (cousins)
October 22, 2014, 9:59 pm
I am very sad to hear that we have lost Andre to his family and the Western community. I always found Andre to be a very conscientious academic leader who was interested in learning and doing the best job possible. I would have liked to attend his service, but am out of province. Please accept my condolences. He will be remembered with respect and affection.
Michele Parkin, Director, Faculty Relations, Western University
October 23, 2014, 11:12 am
praying for soul at rest.God bless him.
Debbie Meert-Williston, Taylor Library
October 23, 2014, 3:56 pm
I am so saddened to hear of Andrè`s passing. He was a great colleague and a wonderful person, and I am going to miss him very much. He always spoke with such love and admiration of his wife and children, my deepest and heart-felt condolences to you all. I will never forget him.
October 23, 2014, 6:26 pm
I was really shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Andre's passing. I knew Andre since seven years ago when I came to Western as a master student. He was such a great man, always willing to offer his best to help. I remember that he came to pick me up at a hotel and showed me around the campus the first time I came to Canada. I remember that he attended several of my lectures of first year math courses in the late evenings to write me a recommendation letter, and his advise afterwards about how to improve my teaching. I remember a lot of fun time at his house for parties. His smile, his funny way of talking, his expertise of beer and wine, and his joke about Chinese tones are still vivid in my mind. He worked so hard to make good environment for the math department. His leave is a great loss to all of us. He will be missed a lot. Wish him rest in peace.
Monique, Dino et les enfants Gabrielle, Laurence, Mathieu
October 23, 2014, 7:38 pm
Alexandre, Mélanie and Yinghui
André has been our friend for a very long time, over 40 years as a matter of fact. Although he was living far from us since a while now, he made sure to come and see us once or twice every year. A faithful friend truly, bright and joyful, harmless, now that we try to express, without finding the right words, who he was for us. He is leaving two wonderful children who inherited his humaneness, who came with him every year to see us, the old guys. And Yinghui started coming a few years ago. And you talked with us and it was nice to have you around and get some news.
We wish you will continue to come and see us whenever you feel like. We should share a special meal like André used to enjoy. And maybe then we will feel a little comfort and the loss of our friend, your father and your husband will be bearable, for he loved life.
Lila Kari and Stephen Watt
October 25, 2014, 9:09 am
Please receive our deepest sympathy.
Andre's quick humour, warm compassion and his thoughtful nature enriched all our lives as friends and colleagues.
We shall cherish his memory forever.
Lila and Stephen
October 25, 2014, 11:53 am
Chère famille Boivin,
spécialement Mélanie et Alexandre,C'est avec grande émotion que nous avons appris le décès de votre père, André.
Nous l'avons bien connu à l'École Marie-Curie, à l'École Gabriel Dumont et aussi à l'Université Western comme collègue. Un papa très attentioné au sujet de l'éducation de ses enfants et un passionné pour les mathématiques à l'Université. Les mots nous manquent pour vous exprimer toute notre profonde tristesse. Que votre papa repose en paix. Un don à la mémoire de votre père a été versé à la Fondation Western.
Professeur Jules deTibeiro,
Mme Elizabeth Jacklin-de-Tibeiro
et leur famille
Catherine Beneteau and Dmitry Khavinson
October 26, 2014, 11:46 am
We have known André for a long time. He was one of the most kind, gentle, interesting and fun loving people we've known. We feel privileged to have known him and shall miss him terribly. Our thoughts and condolences go out to his family.
Faculty & Staff Statistics Dept.
October 27, 2014, 1:39 pm
Dear Ms. Jiang and family:
On behalf of the Western's Statistics Dept., please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss. Andre was a truly lovely person and always a total pleasure to have dealings with. He will be sorely missed always.
Our very best,
Faculty and Staff
October 27, 2014, 5:29 pm
Mes sincères condoléances à toute la famille. Vous êtes dans mes pensées et mes prières.
October 28, 2014, 11:03 pm
I was stunned at Andre's passing. He was a wonderful colleague and had great insights as chair. He will be missed.