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Born: Jul 30, 1974

Date of Passing: Dec 24, 2020

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Dr. Usha Thiyam-Hollander, 46, passed away after a short struggle with cancer on Thursday, December 24, 2020, in Winnipeg.
She was born on July 30, 1974, in Imphal, India to Dr. Suresh Singh Thiyam and Rajkumari Tamphasana. In 2010, she married Dr. Hartmut Holländer and they got two children, their daughter Klara and their son Maximilian. Usha received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kiel, Germany in 2005 and did her PostDoc at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany before she joined the University of Manitoba as an Assistant Professor in 2007 and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2014. She was an active and enthusiastic member of the American Oil Chemists' Society (AOCS). Her research was centered around the extraction, quantification and isolation of minor components such as phenolic compounds from by-products of edible oil processing, mainly canola.
A memorial service organized by Glen Lawn Funeral Home will be held virtually on January 5, 2021, at 10:00 a.m.
Memorial donations may be made in Usha's name to the Children's Wish Foundation Manitoba Office (350 St. Mary Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9).

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 02, 2021

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • So sad to hear about Usha. My deepest sympathy on the loss of Usha. Rest in Peace! - Posted by: Prakash Adhikari (Similar research interest area) on: Jan 12, 2021

  • My heart goes out to Dr Holleander and Klara and Max. My deepest condolences, may she rest in peace... - Posted by: Ania (Friend) on: Jan 07, 2021

  • Usha was so kind, hard-working and helpful when volunteering her time for AOCS. She did so much for the Society despite her many other obligations with family and work. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. - Posted by: Janet S Brown (AOCS ) on: Jan 06, 2021

  • My deepest sympathy on the loss of Usha. She was a great person who worked very hard to establish her research and career in Manitoba. I am so sorry for her loss - Posted by: KELLEY FITZPATRICK (Friend) on: Jan 05, 2021

  • Usha was a valued colleague who I met and got to know through AOCS. I will always remember Usha and will miss corresponding with her and seeing her annually at the meetings, her loss will be felt by many. My deepest condolences go to her husband and children, family and friends. - Posted by: Jill Moser (friend and colleague) on: Jan 04, 2021

  • Those of us who volunteer our time for the AOCS will always remember Usha as a person who would speak her mind for the good of the organization. Even more, she would act on what she said. I could always count on her to take care of the things needed for the Processing Division's technical program, even if she already had too many things to do. She always focused on helping the industry and association as a whole. Her contributions will be greatly missed. Eric "Rick" Theiner Program Committee Chair AOCS Annual Meeting - Posted by: Rick Theiner (Colleague) on: Jan 04, 2021

  • I am so sad to hear of this news. My deepest condolences to Mike and their two kids. You will be in our prayers. Rest in peace Usha. - Posted by: jeff flunder (Friend) on: Jan 02, 2021

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