Dr. George Ignatieff, immediate past-President of Science for Peace and our first Honorary President, wrote one of the tributes to the late John and Lois Dove in the last number of the Bulletin. Now, incredibly, George Ignatieff himself is gone. Our grief is renewed, our sense of loss massively enlarged.
As President of Science for Peace, George Ignatieff was held in the highest personal regard for his inspiring leadership, but also as colleague and friend. This great Canadian made superb efforts on behalf of our organization, which not only gratified the membership, but led us to realise our excellent fortune in having as President one of such unique experience and expertise concerning international and national leaders, politics and affairs. His influence extended the scope and enlarged the influence and standing of our enterprise.
The successful functioning of Science for Peace depends not only on the enthusiasm and industry of executive and ordinary members, but on the effectiveness, vision and stature of its Presidents. George Ignatieff splendidly fulfilled the requirements. However depressing his loss, we can best honour his memory and spirit by getting on with the work of Science for Peace to the best of our abilities. This will represent our sincerest form of respect to his life and memory. Science for Peace members send their heartfelt wishes to the members of the Ignatieff family, especially to his wife Alison and sons Andrew and Michael.