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The Passing of Professor Joan Power


Published: 18Sep2019

Joan F. Power (1958-2019)

Associate Professor of Chemistry, McGill University. Joan was the first woman faculty member to serve in the Department of Chemistry.

Beloved daughter of Bernard Power and the late Pauline M. Power (Coty), sister of Michael Power (Ruth) of White Horse, Yukon, Christine of Ottawa, and Mark (Mariette) of Blainville, Quebec.

Joan passed away peacefully at the West Island Palliative Care Residence, (Vivalis Residence), after a proacted battle with cancer. Joan was the author of numerous scientific papers and the inventor and patent holder of numerous inventions including the first Light Profiling Microscope (LPM).

Visitation will be held at J.J. Cardinal funeral home, 560 Lakeshore Dr., Dorval, H9S 2B3 on Thursday September 19, from 7 pm to 9 pm and on Friday September 20 from 9 am to 11h30 am. Funeral at 1 pm at St-Veronica’s church, 1300 Carson Av, Dorval.

Many thanks to the superb staff at the oncology department of the Lakeshore General Hospital and the wonderful care provided by West Island Palliative Care Residence staff members.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lakeshore General Hospital Oncology Department or the West Island Palliative Care Residence would be appreciated.

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