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Morley Gray Whillans

Male 1911 - 2002  (90 years)


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  • Name Morley Gray Whillans 
    Born 22 August 1911  Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 March 2002  Victoria, B.C., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Source - Eileen Whillans June 2009:
      Morley Gray WHILLANS (James William, Aaron) was born on 22 Aug 1911 in Manitoba. He died on 2 Mar 2002 in Victoria, B.C..

      Morley was educated at the University of Liverpool in England and the University of Toronto. He
      interned at Hamilton General Hospital 1935-1937.
      Fellowships, Banting Inst., Univ. of Toronto - Pathology, 1937-38; Neuropathology, 1938-39; Harvard
      Univ. Neurology 1939-40; Consultant Neurology, Ont. Dept. of Health 1940-41; Head, Dept. of
      Pharmacol., Dalhousie Univ. 1945-48; Dir., Biol. & Med. Rsch, Defence Rsch Bd., 1948-50; Supt.

      Defence Rsch, Med. Labs 1950-55; Prof. Banting & Best Dept. of Med. Rsch, Univ. of Toronto 1954-55;
      Asst. Chief Scientist & Director of Biosciences Rsch, Defence Rsch. Bd., 1955-63; Vice Chrmn.,
      Aerospace Med. Panel AGARD (NATO) 1952-55; Chief, Cdn. Defence Rsch Staff, London (Eng.) 1963-
      68; Adv. Career Devel., DRB 1968-72 when he retired.
      He served in World War II with the RCAF 1941-1945 and engaged in aviation medical research. He
      published papers on pathology, aviation medicine, pharmacology, physiology, survival techniques,
      colour vision and safety. He was an honourable member of Phi Rho Sigma. Founder and Executive
      Secretary of the Colour Blind Committee. His recreations were photography, sketching and woodwork.

      Taken from his obituary which was in the Victoria Times Colonist, March 6, 2002 and sent to me by his
      daughter.

      Morley married Olive Mina NOBLE in Jul 1939 in Hart House Chapel, Toronto, Ontario. Olive was born in 1909 in England. She died in 1995 in Victoria, B.C..

      Mina was an occupational therapist.


      Source: Julie Cotterell GR July 2007
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    Person ID I9516  Houliston Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 June 2009 

    Father James William Whillans,   b. 6 May 1880, Smailholm, Roxburgh, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 June 1954, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Olive Dryden,   b. 1888, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 July 1942  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 8 November 1910  MacDonald, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F822  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Olive Mina Noble,   b. 1909, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1995, Victoria, B.C., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married July 1939  Hart House Chapel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ian Morley Whillans,   b. 25 February 1944, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 2001, Columbus, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. Living
    +3. Living
    Family ID F3223  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart



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