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  • Popplestone, Ann
    ... From: Hugh W. Jarvis [mailto:hjarvis@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU] Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 5:33 PM To: ANTHRO-L@LISTSERV.ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU Subject: Sad
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      FW: Sad News: Jim Pendergast, 1921-2000 (fwd)

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Hugh W. Jarvis [mailto:hjarvis@...]
      Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 5:33 PM
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      Subject: Sad News: Jim Pendergast, 1921-2000 (fwd)


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      Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 09:39:14 -0400
      From: Chris.Andersen@...
      Subject: Sad News: Jim Pendergast, 1921-2000

      Hello all,

      I'm sorry to be the bearer of sad tidings but I thought that you would all
      want to know that Jim Pendergast passed away suddenly yesterday. The funeral
      is to be on Friday at St. Anne's Church in Merrickville.

      Jim was one of the giants of Ontario archaeology and was particularly
      well-respected for his seminal research on the St. Lawrence Iroquoians. He
      was always willing to share his thoughts and ideas and to help out other
      researchers in any way he could, and he never failed to entertain with his
      seemingly endless store of tales and anecdotes. He will be greatly missed by
      all who knew him.

      If you wish to send your condolences to Margaret, the address and phone
      number is:

      R.R.# 4, P.O. Box 314
      Merrickville, Ontario
      K0G 1N0

      Tel.: (613) 269-4730

      Chris J.-Andersen

      The text of the death notice from today's Ottawa Citizen is reproduced
      below.

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      NEW AD - Deaths  (09/06/00) PENDERGAST, James Francis, Lt. Col. (Ret'd.),
      U.E., C.D., D.Sc. Tuesday, September 5, 2000 Smiths Falls North Unit
      Hospital. Jim's family was his greatest joy. Born May 26, 1921, to Mary
      Evelyn (nee Thompson) and Harold Hester Pendergast in Cornwall, Ontario.
      Eldest of six children, brothers and sisters Elizabeth (Bill), Bill
      (Margaret), Frank (Theresa), Lally (Joan) and Marion (Dale); married his
      dearest Mary Margaret (nee Denton) October 21, 1944; children Denton of
      Victoria, B.C., Peggi (George Vigil) of Los Alamos, New Mexico, Elizabeth
      Anne (Hermann Wallner) of Heron Lake, Ont., Harold (Linda Klimm) of Calgary,
      Alberta; grandchildren Christopher, Annie and Keenan. Attended Cornwall
      Separate School 1928-1934 and Cornwall Collegiate Institute 1935-1940; S.D.&
      G. Highlanders - 1937; enlisted Canadian Army Active Service Force - 1940;
      Commissioned October 1943; Instructor R.M.C. - 1944; Royal Canadian
      Artillery Staff Course - 1950; Canadian Army Staff College - 1953; U.N.
      Observer Group in Lebanon - 1958; Command Secretary Headquarters Mobile
      Command - 1964-1965; Executive Officer, Assistant Chief of Staff Land
      Operations, HQ NATO Allied Forces Central Europe - 1968-1971, Retired
      Canadian Forces Lieutenant-Colonel - May 1972; appointed Assistant Director
      Operations, National Museum of Man, (now Canadian Museum of Civilization),
      National Museums of Canada - 1972; Doctor of Science (Honoris Causa) McGill
      University, Montreal - 1976; Retired from National Museum of Man, National
      Museums of Canada - 1978. Jim was a notable and colourful contributor in his
      many areas of interest as reflected by his numerous military, archeological
      and volunteer awards and commendations, most recent among these The
      Smith-Wintemberg Award presented in May of this year by the Canadian
      Archeological Association. Jim's was a most kind, inquisitive and incisive
      mind as most who met him soon came to know. His is a lasting and important
      contribution to the archeology of Eastern Ontario with over 60 publications
      dating from 1962 to 2000 and many papers presented to learned societies both
      in Canada and the United States. Always ready to lend help and support, Jim
      will be missed by friends, colleagues and family. His solutions brought a
      fresh perspective and humour to many a sticky problem. A founding member of
      the Canadian Ski Museum, an avid skier, a landscaper and horticulturalist, a
      chemist, a geologist, a birdwatcher and a ranconteur, Jim never ceased to
      amaze us! He showed us how to live life to the max. He continues to be
      loved. We shall all miss him and it will be a darn good miss. Visiting
      hours: Thursday, September 7, 2000 at Lannin's, Smiths Falls, 1400 to 1600
      hours and 1900 to 2100 hours. Funeral St. Anne's Church, Merrickville,
      Friday, September 8, 2000 at 1100 hours. Cremation to follow. Reception at
      the Royal Canadian Legion, Merrickville.
      Ottawa Citizen, Area Code 613

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