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Dr. Arthur Edward Sedgwick

September 13, 1945 July 5, 2012
Dr. Arthur Edward Sedgwick
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Halifax, Nova Scotia / Alburgh, VT Dr. Arthur Edward Sedgwick, 66 died of Halifax, died suddenly while vacationing in Vermont on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans. He was the beloved husband of Jane Alice (Dewdney) Sedgwick for nearly 44 years. He is survived by his children, James (Meng Sun) of Toronto, Ontario, Laura (Sigitas) Keras of Toronto, and Karen (Tristram) Winfield of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, his grandchildren Alice and Owen Sedgwick, Matas and Veronika Keras, Kate, Jordan and Claire Winfield; his sisters Evelyn (RaY0 Lush, Mary Sedgwick and Susan Sedgwick (Bill Lawson) as well as numberous nieces, nephews cousins and extended family. Art retired from Dalhousie Faculty of Computer Science at the end of December 2010. He loved teaching and was devoted to his students. Recently he was honored with a distinguished service award for exemplary commitment and service from Science Atlantic (formerly APICS) and also by having their annual C.S. lecture named after him. Art did his PhD in numerical analysis at the University of Toronto and in 1978, arried at the Dalhousie Mathematics Department as the first faculty member with a specialization in Computer Science. Art was born on September 13, 1945 and raised in North Toronto. In high school his lifelong love for his wife Jane, as well as his pleasure in music and bridge was born. Over the years he was a member of the Dalhousie Chorale, performed in several G & S Society shows and most recently was an (original) member of Nova and Voce and Seton Cantata Choice. Other current involvements were the Dalhousie badminton group, Probus, board member of Camerata and three bridge clubs where he partnered with Jane. Many happy times were spent at his cottage which he designed and built in 1984 and he got much joy from sharing the pleasures of the cottage, especially sailing his small sailboat with his family. He dreamed of passing on the love of sailing and cottage life to his grandchildren. His happiest moments were those spent with his close family around him. The presence of Art’s friendly, warm, helpful personality will be missed in his community and will leave a gaping hole in his families’ lives. A celebration of Art’s life will be held in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Martello Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Reception will follow in the Dalhousie Computer Science Building, 6050 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Memorial Donations may be made to the Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, 5849 University Avenue, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, BSH4R2. Private condolences may be sent to www.healdfuneralhome.com

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