Date de décès:
mardi 25 décembre 2001

The Citizen, Ottawa, ON

Order of Canada, B.A., M.A., McGill PhD Harvard, D.Lit Honorary McMaster D.Lit Honorary, Carleton University Dr. Naomi Jackson Groves, internationally noted scholar and artist passed away unexpectedly on Christmas night in her 92nd year. Predeceased by her husband, Dr. Walton Groves, she is survived by her sisters, Geneva Baird and Constance Hamilton (Lionel Strange), her nephew, Alexander Hamilton, her nieces, Heather (Jim Fogo) and Jane (Lorne Ellingston), great nieces and nephews, Chloe and John-Allan Ellingson and Adam and Amy Fogo. Dr. Groves was an authority on the works of German artist and playright, Ernst Barlach, and chronicler, as well as, extensive inventory keeper of the works of her late uncle, Alexander Young Jackson. She was also, in her own right, a distinguished artist whose works have had wide acceptance. She established the Fine Art Department at McMaster University and also taught at McGill and Carleton Universities. As a linguist, Dr. Groves had exceptional talent. She spoke six languages but her first love was German. It was as a German scholar that she obtained her doctoral degree from Harvard. She translated many of Barlach's books and plays, as well as works in Danish by Jens Rosing. Dr. Groves has written extensively about life and work of A.Y. Jackson, including The Arctic 1927, One Summer in Quebec, and Two Jacksons Abroad. Although hindered by physical disabilities for much of her life, she was a dynamic and enthusiastic soul who never gave up even when, in her last fews years, she was virtually bedridden. A funeral service will be held at Christ Church Cathedral, Sparks Street, Ottawa on Saturday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. The Ottawa Citizen, Dec. 27, 2001

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