Dr. Derek Burton, Professor Emeritus of Biology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, died on Friday, October 16th, following unexpected post-surgical problems. Derek was an enthusiastic teacher and was deeply involved in research. He was particularly proud of his recent Oxford University Press publication, “Essential Fish Biology,” co-written with his wife, Dr. Margaret Burton. His family (wife Margaret, sons Christopher and David, and daughter Katie), will miss him profoundly, and remember his wide-ranging interests, including music (opera!), and travel (Brazil, India, and New Zealand are just a few places treasured in memory). We cannot yet contemplate a public celebration of his life but wish to thank all those people who made our life in Newfoundland, since 1971, such a pleasant experience.