Orval Mamer

In Memoriam
Orval Mamer, May 2, 1940 – May 23, 2019

We are deeply saddened to announce the sudden passing of Orval Mamer, 79, at the Lakeshore General Hospital on May 23rd, 2019. He was born in Humboldt Saskatchewan in 1940 and was predeceased by his parents, Josephine Skalicky and Theodore Mamer. He leaves to mourn his wife, Jane Montgomery, his children Mark (Elaine), Karl (Lindsay Ortega) and Lisa (Dave Kennedy). He was the proud grandfather to Daniel, Maia, Leah and Nick. He is survived by his sister Janis (Jim Teron) and brother Wayne (Arden Knapp).

Orval began his career as a professor in the Faculty of Medicine in 1969 and was the Director of the McGill Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Unit. He provided analytical support to a multitude of researchers until his retirement in 2010. He was then appointed as a Professor Emeritus and continued to work three days a week until a few years ago. He was proud of his many accomplishments, including being the President of the Canadian Society for Mass Spectrometry and a Member of the board of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling, tending to his plants and orchids and savouring a fine single malt scotch. He was also a longtime member of the Mansfield Philosophical and Debating Society.

His funeral will be in Windsor, Ontario. A celebration of his life will be held in Montreal at a future date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the MUHC Foundation (www.muhcfoundation.com) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.