Dr. Hubert Eric Morgan passed away on April 8, 2020, aged 79, following a stroke.
Born in Toronto, Hubert finished high school in Quesnel, BC. He began studies at UBC in Zoology, but then discovered “Chaucer and the boys” and switched to English. Following an MA and PhD from the University of Washington and a BLitt in English from Jesus College, Oxford, he joined the English Department at Dalhousie University, teaching there until he retired in 2004. He specialized in Old and Middle English, Beowulf, and Old Norse and Icelandic sagas.
Hubert was a wonderfully kind, gentle man. He did his own roofing, plumbing, wiring, car repairs, dry stone walling, carpentry, and more, and took pleasure in teaching these things to his grandchildren. He played the violin, painted watercolours, skied, and sailed the lake at his cottage. Sabbatical adventures in England, France, and Austria, and work with refugee families and new arrivals to Canada, gave Hubert and his wife Sylvia a network of friends all over the world.
Memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.