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To his family and dear friends, sincere condolences on this heartbreak. Ali was the best listener ever, the most compassionate but also analytic person I ever knew. Because of his model, I came out of near-retirement to be dean again. Ali was so helpful the first time I was dean, coming to University of Saskatchewan and in his ever-so-gentle way, urged high standards for resistant faculty. We met and dined at so many meetings over the years. His passing is a profound shock to all of us. Beloved by all deans, a role model, a friend, a guide, a mentor, and a leader. May his name be for a blessing.