Gerhard Franz Beckhoff
BECKHOFF, Gerhard Franz - Peacefully at Victoria Hospital, Palliative Care Unit, surrounded by the love of his family on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, age 90.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Violette; his children Stephan (Michele DiTomasso), Katie (Paul Richardson), Bernard (Suzanne Lalonde); and his grandchildren Nicole and Jimmy, Mia and Eva.
Gerhard was Professor Emeritus in the Department of Computer Science at Western, which he helped establish in 1965. He had a passion for learning and knowledge that never waned during his life, completing his final research paper in 2018.
Cremation has taken place including a private celebration of life. Interment will happen this summer in St. Damien, Bellechasse, P.Q. Special thanks to Dr. George Kim and his team for providing compassionate care. If desired, remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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