Roy Chisholm (1926 - 2015)

Roy’s wish was for the simplest of ceremonies so there will be a private family funeral.

At Roy and Monty’s request no flowers please, however donations direct to Cancer Research would be appropriate. If you want to write, Monty’s postal address is:

27 Moat Sole, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AU

Some of Roy’s last mathematical studies on Clifford Algebras developed from the work of William Kingdon Clifford. Roy was in sympathy with William Clifford’s epitaph:re.

I was not, and was conceived
I loved and did a little work;
I am not and grieve not.

Roy’s mind remained active to the end. His classical education helped him approach death, and just before he died he quoted from Euripides -

                      HECUBA: “Ah! Who art thou that will not let my body rest? Why disturb me

                                     in my anguish?”

A memorial event took place at the University of Kent, Many colleagues, friends and family attended and reminisced.

Some copies of Roy’s novel “Changing Stations”, published in November 2014, are available. Please contact Monty if you would like one sent by post.

John Stephen Roy CHISHOLM
Emeritus Professor of Mathematics

University of Kent, Canterbury
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Roy died in the hospital after a short illness on Monday 10th August 2015. He was much loved and will be greatly missed.