Alfred Bader, noted Queen’s University alumnus and benefactor, passes away

Dr Bader visits with Principal Woolf in 2014 in this photo supplied by Queen’s University

Alfred Bader, noted Queen’s University alumnus and, together with his wife Isabel, by far Queen’s University’s most generous benefactor, has passed away. He was 94.

Dr. Bader passed away on Sunday, December 23rd after a distinguished life as an accomplished chemist. He and his wife may be best known in the Queen’s and Kingston community, however, as strong patrons of arts, with gifts to Queen’s including paintings by Rembrandt, Herstmonceux Castle in England (known as the Bader International Study Centre), and the stunning Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.

A tribute from Queen’s University outlines Dr Bader’s life and his contributions to Queen’s over many decades. In his message of condolence, Queen’s Principal Daniel Woolf said, “Alfred Bader’s legacy at Queen’s University will endure in the many people whose lives he touched. It will live on in future generations who will be enriched by his profound love for his university. On behalf of all of us at Queen’s, I extend my deepest condolences to Alfred’s wife, Isabel, his sons, David and Daniel, and their families.”

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