In memoriam: Robert Bruce Castle-Jansch

Robert Bruce Castle-Jansch died with grace and dignity in his home, Dec. 31, 2007, at the age of 58. He was diagnosed with cancer in September and quickly slipped away. He is survived by his wife, Patty, daughters JenniSpring and Robin as well as four grandchildren.

Rob worked in the Department of Biology from 1981 to 1992. He left UVic to work as a lab technologist at Camosun College for a number of years. In 1997, driven by his spirit of adventure, Rob and his wife Patty navigated their 11m sailing yacht Calypte across the Pacific Ocean on a four-year journey. Rob joined UVic again in Science Stores in 2001. He was always passionate about music and in the early '90s cofounded the Celtic rock band, Stone Whistle. Rob was a dreamer whose optimism endeared him to those he met. Many were inspired by his vibrancy. Rob's coworkers and members of the Faculty of Science knew him to be friendly, helpful, kind and humorous. Rob will be greatly missed by all.

Contributed by Beverly Scheurle, Faculty of Science

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