Tiruven Devanathan

Tiruven Devanathan

It is with great sadness that Vanier learned of the death of retired teacher Tiruven Devanathan. Mr. Devanathan passed away at St. Mary's Hospital on August 18, 2014 at the age of 82.

"Dave" taught Chemistry here at Vanier as well as at Dawson College up until his retirement in 2001. We extend our deepest sympathies to his friends and family. The full obituary is printed below.

Tiruven Devanathan June 5, 1932 - August 18, 2014

Tiruven Devanathan passed away at St.Mary's hospital on August 18th 2014 after suffering a brain hemorrhage at the age of 82. He fought valiantly for 2 weeks, constantly assured us all that he had no pain, and thankfully passed away in his sleep which was a blessing. Known to many as "Dave" he is survived by his loving wife Padma. He is also survived by a son, daughter and grandson. He was a Chemistry professor at both Vanier and Dawson College until his retirement in 2001. Dave was passionate about science, philosophy and education and was always up for a spirited discussion on these matters. Despite battling diabetes and dementia for years he always had a zest for life and will forever be remembered for his positive attitude. Always considerate of others, he generously donated his body for teaching and research after which time a private cremation service for family members will be held. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.


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