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    Jul 9, 2022, 2:30 PM US/Pacific

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David Egan

Kieran Egan

May 22, 1942 - May 12, 2022

We created a GatheringUs memorial to celebrate the life of Kieran Egan. Thank you for contributing to this lasting memorial. A memorial service is being planned for July. We will provide more information here in due course. If you would like to make a donation in memory of Kieran, we invite you to...  see more

Kieran’s family is grateful for his life so well-lived, so wise, generous, humble, constant, and kind. His ironic sense of humour guides and informs us even as we mourn his death. He never took himself or his achievements very seriously. Success mattered: as a professor of Education, he worked hard and didn’t retire until his early seventies; he travelled extensively giving workshops and lectures—“speaking at people” he called it—and...  see more
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  • Annabella Cant
    Dear Kieran, I thought that the funeral service will finally convince me that you are gone... It did not. I cannot accept it and I know that you live on, even if not physically, but spiritually in so many hearts and great minds that you have touched and...  more
  • Keiichi Takaya
    Kieran, I cannot thank you enough, for... everything; your support, advice, and friendship while I was at SFU and afterwords. I cannot possibly describe in words how grateful I am to have had you as my mentor, how much I enjoyed speaking with you and...  more
  • FT Lam
    An esteemed academic and writer who graced a weekend poetry course taught by Evelyn Lau and me before the pandemic. An experienced and skilled teacher who was never too proud to take on the role of an attentive student who always provided thoughtful and...  more
  • Anne Chodakowski
    It is impossible for me to express in words how much this beautiful man meant to me. He was one of the most influential people in my life. His mind was marvellous and his heart was huge. The gentle touch of his spirit shaped my thinking, my writing, my...  more
  • Evelyn Lau
    I had the honour of "teaching" Kieran in a poetry class at SFU Continuing Studies a few years ago, which was a rather daunting experience given his many accomplishments and lifetime of teaching others! The obituary perfectly captures his...  more
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    • Evelyn Lau
      Jim Davies Kieran impressed upon me (and others) the gift and power of the imagination. He always had this way of making others see past themselves, challenging their beliefs, and opening their minds to other possibilities. I cannot begin to describe how much...  more
      • May 22, 2022
    • Evelyn Lau
      A.J. Devlin I had the honour and privilege of reading and blurbing an advanced copy of Kieran’s crime novel TENURE and taking part in his NeWest Press virtual launch event.

      He was a talented writer, a gracious and kind gentleman, and I’ll never forget how...  more
      • July 7, 2022