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Born: May 24, 1938

Date of Passing: Dec 02, 2022

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May 24, 1938 - December 2, 2022

It is with immeasurable sadness, that we announce the peaceful passing of Ioan Matei Ciric on December 2 at St. Boniface Hospital, in his 85th year.
Beloved husband to Mariana Ciric for over 55 years. Loving father to Ioana and Romulus; and granddaughters, Daniela, Ana and Elena; grandsons, Alessandro and Rowan. He is predeceased by his sister Victoria. He will be missed by many extended family, as well as by the large number of colleagues and students he mentored over the years.
Ioan was born in Caransebes, Romania. After completing his studies (Dr.-Ing./Ph.D.) at the Polytechnic University of Bucharest, he pursued further knowledge as a research fellow at the University of Manchester. He and his family moved to Kinshasa, Zaire, where he taught at the University for four years, and then Athens, Greece before settling permanently in Winnipeg in 1980. He accepted a position at the University of Manitoba in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and he remained devoted to the University until even after his retirement as Professor Emeritus in 2017, continuing to publish papers and mentor colleagues. He was internationally known for his original research in applied electromagnetics, electromagnetic theory, applied numerical analysis and mathematical physics. He is still the most cited Canadian scientist in the area of multiple scattering of electromagnetic waves, which proved to be of special interest to NASA. With over 115 published journal papers, he was a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a Fellow of the MIT Electromagnetics Society.
In his free time, Ioan was an avid piano player and loved classical music, finding the time to pursue his passion almost daily. He also loved travelling, and took his family on many adventures all over the world. In his youth, he was an accomplished mountain climber and table tennis player.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Buhler Cancer Centre, as well as the staff on 7AW at St. Boniface Hospital, including Drs. Hochman, Hardy and Taylor. Special thanks to all the staff on the Palliative Care ward at St. Boniface Hospital for their care over the last couple weeks.
Funeral services will be held on December 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m., at Thompson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd., Winnipeg.
In lieu of flowers, if so inclined, please make a donation in Ioan's name to CancerCare Manitoba.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Dec 06, 2022, Dec 08, 2022, Dec 10, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Condolences to entire family. Our hearts and prayers are with the family at this trying times. - Posted by: Gil Haidau (Romanian community) on: Dec 12, 2022

  • May his memory be blessed. Condolences to the entire family. - Posted by: Paula Fridman (Romanian community ) on: Dec 12, 2022

  • My heart goes out to you and your family in the loss of your dear husband. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time. Mary Hastings and family. - Posted by: Mary Hastings (Friend) on: Dec 11, 2022

  • It was with great sadness that I received the news of Mr. Ciric's passing. I am convinced that all those who came into contact with Dansul can confirm his special human quality, modesty and high moral standing. He had a warm soul and had understanding for human suffering and helplessness. Sometimes he read from the Bible and had a lot of empathy for those around him. He was a man of moral values ​​uncorrupted by communism, he did not accept half measures and believed in a just society where value must be received and rewarded. He knew enormously, he gave a lot around, and he generously agreed to remain with the U of M until an advanced age to form generations of Engineers. It is likely that U of M will not find a replacement of the same caliber at the Department very soon. People like him are not born very often and we must be proud to have had him among us all these years. God rest his soul! - Posted by: Gabriel Segarceanu (acquaintance) on: Dec 10, 2022

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