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Former Laurentian president passed away Good Friday

Former Laurentian University president Henry Best died Friday afternoon at the age of 69. Despite health problems, Best finished a 542-page biography of his parents last year entitled Margaret and Charley: The Personal Story of Dr.
Former Laurentian University president Henry Best died Friday afternoon at the age of 69.

Despite health problems, Best finished a 542-page biography of his parents last year entitled Margaret and Charley: The Personal Story of Dr. Charles Best, the Co-Discoverer of Insulin.

Charles co-discovered insulin with Frederick Banting in 1921 at the age of 22.

Best described his parents as ?inseparable.?

Best dedicated the book to his wife,Janna Ramsay Best, who he said was instrumental in putting the book together.

Best moved his family to Sudbury in 1977 when he took over Laurentian. He never left.

Best had a history PhD from Laval University. He worked as the executive assistant to the Secretary of State for External Affairs.

He stayed on at Laurentian as a professor of history after his tenure as president ended.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Jackson and Barnard Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held in Laurentian's Fraser Auditorium on Wednesday at noon. Friends may gather at the auditorium after 11:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. Henry B. M. Best Memorial Fund Laurentian University Sudbury would be apprecatied.