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Condolence From: Savita Dhanvantari
Condolence: Lidia, I just saw the notice of John's passing on the Robarts website. I am so sorry to hear of this. I will remember him as a gifted and passionate scientist. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Tuesday May 13, 2021
Condolence From: Hansen Wang
Condolence: I would like to express my condolence to the family. John will be deeply remembered forever for his excellence as a scientist and for his gentle, warm and kind personality.
Saturday May 03, 2021
Condolence From: Warren Shantz
Condolence: Lidia I was so sadden by the news of John's passing. I have an immense amount respect for John. Both you and John had a profound effect on all around you and know he is and always will be respected for all he did and stood for. A true gentleman. Accept our sympathy and prayers from Karen and I!
Friday May 02, 2021
Condolence From: Doug and Claire Gray
Condolence: Dear Lidia, Cathy and Jamie, So very sad to hear the news of John's death, he was so very proud of his family as we know you will always be of him. He was indeed an amazing man who made a difference in this life ,his work and accomplishments will be felt by many for years to come. Take care of each other, Love Doug and Claire XX
Tuesday April 29, 2021
Condolence From: Kirsty Halstead(Gray)
Condolence: Sending all of our thoughts and love to Jamie, Cathy and Lidia. John was an amazing man and will be greatly missed. Blessed to have had him in our lives. love from Calgary Stewart and Kirsty Halstead
Monday April 28, 2021
Condolence From: Krešimir Krnjević
Condolence: Though not unexpected, this was very sad news. My memories of John stretch back some 40 years, to the time when he returned to Canada after studying snail neurones at the Gatty Marine laboratory in St Andrews. He joined my group at McGill as somewhat diffident but keen, serious and enterprising young researcher, happy to plunge into new experiments. In the course of these, among other things, he first got interested in glutamate and related amino acids, which was to become a major topic of his research career - subsequently leading to his signal discovery of the voltage dependence of NMDA receptors, a crucial finding, for which he does not always get as much credit as he should. Over the years, it was exciting to see him grow into a leader of strong and productive research groups, in Toronto and at the Robarts Institute, and indeed a commanding position in Canadian neuroscience. Though his shining career has come to a close, his example and the stimulating influence he exerted on many young scientists will ensure the persistence of his life-work. With my deepest sympathy to his family and other friends, Krešimir Krnjević
Saturday April 26, 2021
Condolence From: Ana Magalhaes
Condolence: Dear Lidia, I am very saddened to hear about John's passing and would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family. He was not only an outstanding scientist but also a generous, kind and truly caring person. An inspiration to all of us. He will be deeply missed. I am thinking of you. hugs, Ana
Friday April 25, 2021
Condolence From: Antonio Mendonca
Condolence: It is with great sadness that news reached me of the passing of Dr. John MacDonald. My sincerest condolences to the family. He was a formidable researcher and an understanding kind man. May the fond memories of his being bring solace during this time of loss. Peace to the family.
Friday April 25, 2021
Condolence From: John & Mary-Lou Roder
Condolence: Dear Lidia and family, John and I are so saddened to hear about John's passing. John cherishes not only their professional collaboration, but their friendship, and fondly remembers the regular morning runs they made north of the campus through the city's ravines. Our thoughts are with you and the children at this difficult time.
Friday April 25, 2021
Condolence From: Andrea Nistri
Condolence: I first met John at McGill in 1976 and we have been great friends ever since. His death is a truly enormous loss as he was not only a world famous neuroscientist but also a man of exceptional talent, generosity and kindness. He is sorely missed.
Friday April 25, 2021
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