2-4 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Harris Funeral Home


11:00 a.m., Monday, February 9, 2015 at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London



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50 Years


John "Jack" Lorimer

Death Notice

LORIMER, John (Jack) - Peacefully at University Hospital on Sunday, February 1, 2015, John William Lorimer of London in his 86th year. Beloved husband of Shirley. Beloved father to Ian and Nancy and the late Charles Lorimer. Beloved father-in-law to Joanne Harbluk and Scott Lanterman. Deeply beloved Grandpa to Anna Lorimer. Born in Oshawa Ontario, Jack attended the University of Toronto, where he obtained his Ph.D. in Chemistry. After positions in Leiden, The Netherlands, and with the National Research Council in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jack joined the University of Western Ontario, where he taught and did research in the Chemistry Department until his retirement. Jack was a wonderful father and grandfather, with some of his happiest times spent surrounded by his family at the cottage. He was also a lifelong birder and avid naturalist with the McIlwraith Field Naturalists of London (now Nature London). He lived a life of boundless curiosity and kindness and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Visitation on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, where the memorial service will be conducted on Monday, February 9 at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions to Nature London would be gratefully acknowledged.