It is only recently that I learnt of the passing of George Feaver, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Political Science at UBC. He was great bar-room company who could, very articulately and with such aplomb, talk the hind legs off a donkey. Indeed, I recall one time when he had to be “pulled” off the podium because he’d barely covered the introduction to his paper in the allotted 40 minutes. I have a fond memory of having dinner with him in the mountains overlooking Colorado Springs, both of us feasting at one of the greatest meat restaurants I’ve ever been to, washed down by some fine red wine, with George holding court – as he was apt to do – talking animatedly of his intellectual passions and colourful private life. I’ll miss your company George!
If anyone can tell me more about his life and his work, that would be great. The last I heard he was in Texas researching Maurice Cranston’s papers. I’d be interested to see his obituary as listed here if anyone would care to send it to me.
George in full flight – 2006