Flags to Be at Half-Mast Friday in Memory of Former Ridgetown Director

April 06, 2010 - Campus Bulletin

Campus flags will be at half-mast Friday to mark the memorial service for Gary Ablett, former director of U of G's Ridgetown campus, who died April 4.

Ablett was a soybean researcher and professor who taught at Ridgetown since 1979. He also served as acting chair of the Department of Plant Agriculture on the Guelph campus from 2004 to 2006.

Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home, 60 Stanley Street, Blenheim.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Rudy H. Brown Rural Development Centre on the Ridgetown Campus. In lieu of flowers, the family is suggesting donations to the Ridgetown Campus Agri-Food Foundation or the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada (www.braintumour.ca).

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