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- October 17, 2017
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EMSON Harry Edmund Emson was born in Swinton, Lancashire, England (also famous as the home of Coronation Street) in 1927. He died peacefully on Oct.17, 2017.
He was predeceased by his first wife Mary, nee Lewis, and his second wife June, nee Tindall. He is survived by his daughters Jane (Murray Lott) of Delta B.C., and Susan of Saskatoon and by his grandson Mackenzie Lott.
Harry qualified in Medicine at the University of Oxford in 1952 and after service in the British Army (Royal Army Medical Corps), came to Saskatoon in 1956. He qualified in Pathology with Certification, later Fellowship, from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in 1958, and was Director of Laboratories at St. Paul’s Hospital from 1960 to 1975. He then was Professor and Head of the Department of Pathology in the College of Medicine of the University of Saskatchewan and Head of Pathology at the University Hospital, from 1975 to 1990. He also taught in Medical Ethics.
He served as Chairman of the Committee in General Pathology of the Royal College, for which he also was examiner in Pathology, and President of the Canadian Association of Pathologists.
He was a founding member of Gateway Players of Saskatoon, for which he played many roles. He held a pilot’s licence and flew small aircraft, and enjoyed sailing small boats. He hunted game birds and big game, read extensively in English History, and with Mary enjoyed entertaining their friends. After her death, he started to cook for himself and hosted dinners with the aim of good food, good wine and good conversation.
He nurtured a love and appreciation of the natural world in his children and imbued in them his passionate belief in the value of a well-rounded education.
He worshiped at All Saints Anglican Church where he was for many years a Lay Reader and a member of the Vestry.
A funeral service with be held at All Saints Anglican Church, 1801 Lorne Avenue at 2 pm on Sat. Oct. 21, 2017 by Father Daniel Hughes. If you wish, memorial donations may be made to the Milk Fund of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre or to Saskatoon Friendship Inn.