In Memoriam 

Mostafa Showleh

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our colleague, Mostafa Showleh, on Dec. 15.

Mostafa emigrated from Iran and enrolled as an undergraduate student at Concordia, graduating with a BSc in physics in 1980. He had been a lab demonstrator since 1976, a lab technician since 1983, and became Supervisor of the Undergraduate Physics Laboratories in 1992. He remained in this position until spring 2007, when illness finally forced him to leave.

It is difficult to imagine the undergraduate physics laboratory without Mostafa. He was known and loved by the generations of students and lab demonstrators whom he taught. We all benefited from his dedication, support and encouragement; his love of physics and devotion to the department were infectious.

Throughout his lengthy progressive illness, he never ceased to be cheerful and optimistic. During this illness, he was helped by his close friend Ali Shakeri, who has now taken over his duties. Our thoughts are with Soudabeh Showleh, his children Taha and Sara, and his companion of many years, Judy Robinson.

Mariana Frank,
on behalf of the Physics Department

Lise Villemure Belafi

Lise Villemure Belafi passed away on Dec. 21. She was well cared for at the Maison de Soins Palliatifs Rivière du Nord in St. Jérôme after struggling for several years with cancer.

Lise spent 25 years working at the university. She became a full-time employee at Concordia University in March 1982 as the Budget Officer for the Faculty of Arts and Science, and moved to the Environmental Health and Safety Office in 1990 until she left due to illness in 2003. She was also the treasurer of the Concordia University Professional Employees Union (CUPEU).

She was a courageous woman, kind and helpful to everyone. She had hope and was hanging on to life dearly, even to the very end. She will be missed and lovingly remembered by her many friends at Concordia.


Concordia University