In Memoriam

Dong Han

Dong Han


It is with deep sorrow that I must pass on news regarding Dong Han, a Masters student in our department.

Last night Mr Han was involved in a traffic accident near Sarnia and Western roads. He was riding a bicycle and was struck by a car. He was taken to hospital, but later that night passed away.

Mr Han was 31 years old and is survived by his wife Lijian Xu and family in Kitchener, California and China. He was a Masters student of Charles Ling, from whom we learned of these events.

To the family, friends and colleagues of Mr Han, we wish to express our deepest sympathy.

Stephen Watt (Feb. 22, 2002)



Everyone who knows Dong will remember that he was a very helpful and humorous person. He also worked very hard, and had made great progress in this Msc thesis. He entered our Msc program only last Sept, and by yesterday, he had finished written codes for the new algorithm, and obtained all experimental results. All he had left is to write his thesis. He also had a job waiting for him in Kitchener.

Dong passed away peacefully this early morning. A few friends, his wife, and I were with him all the time at Univ Hospital.

Charles Ling
  I am very sorry to hear the bad news about Dong Han. I can not believe the fact that he passed away last night since we talked with each other only a few days ago. Mr. Han was a very nice gentlemen, enthusiastic and liked to help others. I wish to express my deepest sympathy to his family.

Tieling Chen



First, we wish to express our deepest sorrow for Dong. He was a very kind person and a good friend of ours. If there is anything we could do to help Dong's family, please let us know.

Chinese Students in Computer Science and
Chinese Students and Scholars Association at UWO
  I do not think that a few words can express my deepest sorrow feeling at this moment. Right now in my mind is only his smiling face. We come from same city in China. I hope I can do something for him.

Hu Gang



In the brief amount of time that I had contact with Dong, he was one of the most cheerful and pleasant people I have met.

He always had a smile to give or some humorous observation to bring to light. It is quite unbelievable that only yesterday his light-heartedness was so apparent.

He will be missed.

Merv Black
  I feel so sorrowful that I don't know what I should do. I hope I can do something for him and his family.

Deyuan Luo



I was astonished when saw this email just now. Can't believe it. He's such a good person. Why it happens to him? Too sad to say anything...

Qian Zhao