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M. Robert Japp

M. Robert Japp


Its with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Robert Dougall Japp on June 20 th , 2023, at the age of86.

He passed away at the Lakeshore Hospital after an extended stay.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Denise Williams, his sister Rhoda Roy and his children, Kathie Oliver (Bill), Elizabeth Jolin, Andrew Japp and his grandchildren Jessica, Ashley, Matthew, Zachary and Michael.

Robert was pre-deceased by his 1 st love Caryl Gladys Fowle, the mother of his three children.
He will also be fondly remembered by Denise’s sons: Daniel and Marc.
Robert earned his doctorate in civil engineering at McGill University, where he also taught for many years and was the chairman of civil engineering.
He enjoyed travelling, skiing, curling and spending summers at the cottage. Robert was also a great artist making beautiful stained-glass masterpieces.

He was always involved with his parish church in various functions (organizing elaborate dinners for fundraisers)
You are all welcome to celebrate his life on July 8 th , 2023 at 11:00 am for a service followed by a reception thereafter.

All Saints by the Lake
865 chemin Bord du Lac
Dorval, Quebec

A special thanks to father Hiddichuk for his love and guidance with Robert and Denise and to all the doctors, nurses, hospital staff of the Lakeshore and Ste-Anne’s

2 Commentaires

  • Jim Nicell Posted

    I am very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. As a long-time professor at McGill in the Department of Civil Engineering, I worked with Bob for many years. I remember him well as a dedicated teacher, a consummate professional, and as a great leader. I saw him impact so many people as a professor, as the Associate Dean (Student Affairs), and as the Chair of our department. Even in the midst of difficult challenges, he navigated the difficulties, and with his strong intellect and his unique style, he always managed to bring people together.

    To all of Bob’s family and friends, please accept my deepest condolensces. My hope is that even in this time of sadness, you can reflect on the great person that Bob was, and on the very important legacy that he has left behind, both personally and professionally.

    Jim Nicell

  • Viviane Yargeau Posted

    On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of the Faculty of Engineering at McGill and as the Dean, I would like to extend our deepest condolences for the loss of Professor Bob Japp. Our academic community mourns the passing of a remarkable individual who made an indelible mark on our institution and the lives of countless students. In addition to his contribution to teaching and research, Prof Japp served as our Associate Dean – Student Affairs and as Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and made significant contribution to our Faculty.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Viviane Yargeau
    Professor and Dean of Engineering
    McGill University

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