Daniel Brian Cumming, BSc(Agr)’67, PhD’73

 

 

Daniel Brian Cumming died suddenly on November 30, 2018, in Negril, Jamaica, of a heartattack as he was preparing to run the 10k race of the Reggae Marathon. He was born on January 6, 1945, in Vancouver to Jack and Lil Cumming and attended King Edward and Eric Hamber high schools. He graduated from UBC (BSc(Agr), PhD) and the University of Guelph (MSc). After 20 years as a food scientist and administrator with Agriculture Canada Research Branch in places such as Kentville, NS, Summerland, BC, Brussels, Belgium, and Morden, MB, he spent10 years in the private sector, helping to develop an innovative bio waste conversion system. After retiring to South Surrey, he was keen to devote more time to his family, volunteering, writing, cooking, genealogy, and his passion, running. He once described the joy of running this way: “Itisgetting to a free state of mind where you can let your inner self take over.” He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judi; his daughters, Danielle (Greg) and Janna (Jason); his son, Cam; and grandsons Charlie and Jonah.