Retired crop science professor Bob Fulkerson died Sept. 2 after a lengthy illness. A 1946 graduate of OAC, he taught in the Department of Crop Science from 1948 to 1983.
Prof. Fulkerson was one of Canada's top forage specialists and was the only Canadian on the first UN Food and Agriculture team to go to China in 1980.
He is survived by his wife, Ethelyne; two children, Susan and Marylu; and two grandchildren.
Retired director of athletics Bill Mitchell died Aug. 10 at age 85. A 1938 graduate of OAC, he was a championship athlete in his student days at Guelph and joined the staff of U of G in 1941. He became the University's first director of athletics in 1946, a position he held for the next 32 years.
In 1984, Mr. Mitchell was the first inductee into the Gryphon Hall of Fame. Four years later, the campus athletics centre was renamed the W.F. Mitchell Athletics Centre in his honour. He was also awarded a 25th-anniversary medal for his contributions to the early years of the University.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Eleanor; his children, Bill, Bob, Jane and Margaret; and grandchildren.
A tree will be planted in his memory in the Wall-Custance Memorial Forest in the Arboretum Sept. 24 at 2:30 p.m.
Orin Reid, a leader in Guelph's home building community and an associate with U of G in the creation of the Village by the Arboretum retirement community, died Aug. 27 at age 48.
Owner of Reid's Heritage Homes, he was recently named Homebuilder of the Year by the Guelph and District Home Builders' Association. Last fall, he received a Sales and Marketing Award from the Ontario Home Builders' Association for the Village by the Arboretum. He is survived by his wife, Jane, and four children.