Vale Alf van der Poorten
10 Oct 2010
It is with great regret that I inform members that Professor A.J. van der Poorten AM, FAustMS died on Saturday 9th October. There will be a service at Macquarie Park Crematorium, North Ryde, Sydney at 11am on Friday 15th October.
Alf was President from 1996 to 1998 and played many other significant roles in the Society and more broadly in the mathematical community, being awarded The George Szekeres Medal in 2002 and Honorary Membership in 2009. His many contributions have been greatly appreciated by his colleagues in the Society.
Joy van der Poorten writes:
… We [Joy, David and Kate] were all with him …
… until he died very quietly at 11 on Saturday morning.
There will be a service at Macquarie Park crematorium 11am on Friday 15th.
It's a release for him; the last few days he had been declining and not responding much, … .