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Dear Chemistry Department and Friends of Don Hughes:

The department will be holding a memorial service to remember Don Hughes on Thursday, June 3 from 3-5 p.m. in the Great Hall of the University Club.  

It has been truly gratifying to receive messages of condolence from many former students, postdocs and industrial partners who worked with or interacted with Don over the past 25 years.  For those of you attending the CSC in Toronto, this memorial service is being held the day after the conference concludes; it is our hope that this arrangement will be convenient for those collaborators and friends of Don who may be attending the conference.

A small, private funeral will be held this Saturday; however, the family wishes are that only family and a few close friends be in attendance.  

An autopsy was performed last week and the coroner reported that there was no obvious cause of death.  The coroner reported that Don was in excellent health.  A number of samples were taken for analysis in the hope of determining a cause of death.  If I receive any conclusive information on this matter, I will be sure to pass it on to you.

Please feel fee to pass this message on to anyone you know, near or far, who may be interested in attending the service or in knowing about the service.

All the best,


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