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Subject: A death

A death

From: Judith A. Logan <judy_logan>
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 1999
I regret to inform you of the death of Helen Diana Burgess.  Helen
retired from the Canadian Conservation Institute in January, 1998,
after extended medical leave. She was one of CCI's longest serving
and most successful conservation scientists,  known nationally and
internationally for her research in the field of cellulose chemistry
and degradation.  Helen has left an impressive legacy of work and
achievement,  which will continue to have an impact on the
profession and practice of conservation.   Those of us who had the
privilege to know her as a friend will remember her as a warm and
compassionate person, with immense courage in coping with a
debilitating illness.

A funeral service will be held in Lethbridge, Alberta, later this
week.  As well, a Memorial Service is being planned for Ottawa later
in September.  Those who wish to do so may make donations to the
Lupus Society.

Friends and colleagues who wish to send a message of condolence to
the Burgess family may do so by contacting Helen's sister at the
following address:

    Lorraine and Hans Vanderfluit
    P.O. Box 129
    Claresholm, Alberta T0L 0T0

Judy Logan
Senior Conservator, Archaeology
Conservation Processes and Materials Research
Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road
Ottawa ON K1A 0M5
Fax: 613-998-4721

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:18
               Distributed: Wednesday, September 1, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-13-18-001
Received on Tuesday, 31 August, 1999

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