Tributes for the statistician who touched many lives

20 April 2016

Tributes have flowed in for UCT statistician Emeritus Professor Tim Dunne, who died in a car accident on the weekend.

Dunne, who was head of the Department of Statistics for eight years, was known for his commitment to social upliftment.

South Africa’s statistician-general, Pali Lehohla, said, “He lived to be an intellectual giant, yet imbued personal humility. Through his soft-spoken mannerisms he would deliver an intellectual killer punch, always standing firmly behind those he believed in.”

Former colleagues in the Department of Statistics said: “Through his untimely death we have lost a very special man who will be remembered for his intellect, his integrity, his humour and his generosity. He always had the wellbeing of individuals and the community at heart and did not hesitate to fight for what he believed was right.”

A requiem mass will be held on Friday, 22 April 2016 at 15:00 at St Michael’s Catholic Church in Rondebosch.

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