Rest in Peace Fred Knelman Print
Peace News
Thursday, 09 November 2006 00:50
Rest in Peace Fred Knelman

PEJ News
- F.H. Knelman, Ph.D. was a giant intellect and deeply caring and active citizen. He passed away peacefully in Victoria the morning of November 8, 2007, at the age of 87 years. Fred was the loving husband of Suzy and proud father of Kevin. He earned his Ph.D. in Physics and Engineering and taught at the universities of McGill, York, Concordia, Simon Fraser, California and Victoria.

During his entire adult life, up until the very end, Fred was a powerful advocate for peace, human rights, the environment and social justice, and a frequent contributor to PEJ News. He worked with a host of organizations too numerous to list. Dr. Knelman authored seven books including America, God and the Bomb; Nuclear Energy: The Unforgiving Technology; The Sociology of Health and most recently Every Life is A Story: The Social Relations of Science, Ecology and Peace.
Dr. F.H. Knelman was the recipient of many awards, including the World Wildlife Prize, Ben Gurion University Medal of Honour, and the United Nations Association Special Achievement Award.

In lieu of flowers, friends and colleagues are asked to make a donation in his name to their favourite charity or to the Peace, Earth & Justice News (

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Last Updated on Thursday, 09 November 2006 00:50