C. Simon L. Ommanney 1942–2020

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C. Simon L. Ommanney 1942–2020

Magnus Magnusson

Dear Cryolist members


We are very sad to inform you that the former Secretary General of the IGS, C. Simon L. Ommanney died peacefully at home on September 18, 2020 in Foxboro, Ontario.


Simon was Secretary General from 1994 until 2003. Simon joined the IGS in 1964 and remained a member ever since. He was awarded the Richardson Medal in 2003. Simon served the Society in many ways, He was the editor of the IGS newsletter ICE for many years before he became Secretary General, he was IGS correspondent for Canada and he produced several volumes of the Annals of Glaciology almost single handedly.


After he retired as Secretary General of the IGS, he and his wife moved back to Canada where Simon continued to devoting his life to glaciology.


A full obituary will appear on the IGS website and in ICE in due course.


All the best




Magnús Már Magnússon

Secretary General

International Glaciological Society

High Cross

Madingley Road

Cambridge CB3 0ET

United Kingdom

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