Colin Ogilvie GILL


Colin Ogilvie

Jan. 19, 1943- Dec. 13, 2014

Doctor Colin Ogilvie Gill died on the 13th of December 2014, at his home in Lacombe following a sudden illness. Dr. Gill is survived by his wife Carol; his sons Alexander, Edmund and Benjamin; his grandchildren Kate, Beatrice and Matthew. Dr. Gill was born in Forfar, Scotland in 1943. He was educated at the Universities of Leicester and Hull. In 1973 he emigrated with his wife and children to New Zealand where he conducted scientific research for the Meat Research Institute of New Zealand. Dr. Gill’s work on the microbiological safety and shelf life of meats in New Zealand was internationally recognized and he was recruited in 1990 as a Research Scientist by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, where he was employed at the Lacombe Research Station, until his death. Over his career Dr. Gill published over 250 scientific publications and 4 patents. The impact of his work was internationally recognized and he was regularly consulted by foreign governments and domestic and international industry. Dr. Gill’s work was recognized by the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation (1994), Agcellence Award (1996), the Canadian Meat Council Science and Technology Award (1999) and the Golden Harvest Award for Excellence in Science (2008). The family requests that donations are made to Médecins Sans Frontières: 720 Spadina Avenue, Suite 402, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 2T9 Canada in lieu of flowers. Condolences may be made by visiting


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