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Ronald Keith O'DOR

September 20, 1944May 11, 2020

Ronald Keith O'DOR was born on September 20, 1944 and passed away on May 11, 2020 and is under the care of Cruikshank's Halifax Funeral Home.

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Darlene Manning

May 23, 2020

I remember the first time I really talked to Dr. O. I wanted to do an honour’s project in physiology and so I went to see him, my physiology prof. I left his office that afternoon with an honor’s project in his lab and a summer job. Then several years later, when I returned to Halifax and went to visit him just to say hello, I left his office again with a job. But my best memory was at Expo 86 in Vancouver. I was waiting in line for an exhibit and the line up wound up a ramp. Looking around, I saw Dr. O. further up in the line. I ran up to him and he gave me the biggest hug as he twirled me around. It was such a beautiful, spontaneous, joyous moment. I will remember Ron as smart, funny, a genuinely kind man with a big smile. He was always there to help me when I needed it, teaching me about science and life.

Ruth Helliwell

May 23, 2020

Dear Janet -
I was deeply saddened to read of Ron’s passing. Mom and I will miss him keeping an eye on our cribbage games. Mom will also miss her table companion when she returns to 4C. Please know we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. With sincere condolences. Phyllis Humphreys (409 - 4C) and her daughter, Ruth Helliwell

Geoff Hurley

May 19, 2020

Ron was the single most influential person on my professional career. He had a unique combination of scientific inquisitiveness, creativity and people skills. We collaborated on groundbreaking squid ageing investigations. He facilitated other studies that I have been involved in related to red crab, snow crab and sea scallop by providing graduate students and laboratory space and equipment which contributed to the biology and fishery management of those species. Most of all I just miss his smile and laughter which made the world a happier place to work and play.

Ada Kelley

May 17, 2020

I remember meeting Ron in his lab in the late 70’s when my then gentleman friend took me to meet him. Ron was friendly, welcoming and I could tell how much he loved his work.

Ron showed us around his lab and told us about his research. The high point for me, was when he asked if I wanted to feed shrimp to his squid. Even after all these years, I still remember his kindness and how he wanted me to feel at ease.


May 13, 2020

There was nothing in the world like Ron's smile!

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