Dr. Ronald Melzack

Funeral Service: Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Paperman & Sons
Shiva: Strictly Private Shiva. Thank you for respecting the family's wishes.
Cemetery: Baron De Hirsch Cemetery
Donations: International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 1-202-856-7400, https://www.iasp-pain.org/AboutIASP/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=4515

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Morris Moscovitch - 1 day ago

Dear Melzack family and friends: I was sad to learn that Ron died. Between 1964-66, I was a student in Ron’s large lecture class and in his small, seminar class for honors students. He lively, engaging, dedicated to his work but above all, ebullient, exuding an enthusiasm and optimism that was infectious. I have clear images of his drawing on overheads pictures of greylag geese being frightened by cut-out models of preying hawks, all projected on a large screen in Moyse Hall. I also remember his sketches of the pain model he developed with Wall. In the small class, he was much quieter, sitting in front of the class, and listening to student presentations while handling and cleaning his pipe, and offering comments and encouragement. I never worked in his lab, but across from it in Peter Milner’s lab and got to know his students. When Ron passed you in the hallways, he greeted you with a hearty “Hi, how are you?” That I can vividly recall these events is a testimony to the influence Ron had on me. I became a research psychologist myself, at the University of Toronto, and was in occasional contact with him over the years. The last time was to congratulate him on having a student, John O’Keefe, who won the Nobel Prize. Ron’s voice and manner, his enthusiasm and even his looks, changed little over the years. Please accept my condolences. May Ron’s memory be a blessing to his family and friends. I wish all of you a long life and good health.

Sarah Flatters - 4 days ago

I am so sorry to hear of Ron's death recently. He made the world a better place, through his science, compassion and teaching. Without doubt, one of the most inspiring people I have ever met. Whilst I was the Melzack Fellow (2002-2005), funded by Alan Edwards, I was lucky to share some dinners with Ron and Lucy, which are some of my fondest memories of my time in Montreal. The discussion of science and tales from his lab were incredible. However, I was more in awe of his love for Lucy and their amazing marriage. I re-read some old emails from Ron, so full of encouragement and kindness. I feel truly blessed to have known him for a short time and I am still grateful for his instrumental advice. My sincerest condolences to Lucy and his family. Remembering you in my prayers. Rest in peace Ron.

Ron Gordon - 10 days ago

Joel, Lori, Mrs. Melzack, So sorry to learn of your loss while I was out of town. I have nothing but the fondest memories of his warm and welcoming nature during the countless days spent at your house as a youngster. My condolences on your loss and I hope to reconnect under better circumstances.

Frank Abraham Bloomstone - 11 days ago

We were sorry to learn about the loss of our Banstead Road special neighbor. Although he moved from our street some time ago, we still have fond memories of our chats in front of his house which were warming and inspirational. We remember his affable smile and interest in others. May his memory continue to be a source of solace to the Family. Frank Abraham and Betty Bloomstone

Jed Rabinovitch MD CM - 11 days ago

Through my late dad Sam, Ron agreed to an interview many years ago about his gate theory of pain to help me with an undergrad paper. Our thoughts are with his family during this difficult time. He was a pioneer in pain control. With sympathy Marsha and Jed Rabinovitch

Woody Petry - 12 days ago

I am deeply saddened to hear of Ron’s passing. I first met Ron in 2010 when he visited Louisville to accept the prestigious Grawemeyer Award in Psychology. As the award’s director at that time, I spent many hours with Ron during his week-long visit… at round-table discussions, making preparations for his presentations and at the awards dinner. I have no detailed memories of those activities. The vivid memories that I do have are of the two of us driving about town in the open air in my convertible, going from one event to another. All the while I listened to Ron tell engaging and amusing stories about his life, his career and his colleagues. We kept up our new friendship afterwards, and when Trish and I visited Montreal a few years later, Ron invited us to lunch at Lemeac with his niece Brenda. At the end of a delicious and filling lunch they nevertheless both insisted that we share an order of “French toast” for dessert, that we remember to this day. In short order, an enormous cube of browned bread, covered in maple caramel and topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream appeared in the center of the table! Ronald Melzack’s scientific work is a seminal contribution to the fields of psychology and medicine. But having the opportunity to know such a kind, engaging and generous man is what I will always remember about Ron. I send my sincere condolences to his family.

Paticia A McGrath - 13 days ago

I just learned about Ron and would like to express my appreciation for a wonderful man who gave freely to all of us. I treasure our conversations and his extraordinary kindness, searching honestly for understanding and incredible caring about people suffering from pain. My sincere condolences on your loss and yet, my blessings for your having such a wonderful husband and father, grandfather in your lives, Sincerely, Patricia

Melodee Kornacker - 13 days ago

I was privileged to know Ron when my former husband was a graduate student and postoc with Pat Wall at MIT in the 1960s and was reminded of him by an article on pain in the January 16 2020 New Yorker magazine that referred to gateway theory without mentioning the Melzack-Wall pioneering work. May Ron's memory be for a blessing.

Chris Wells - 16 days ago

Ron was the most wonderful man and pain scientist. I first met him in 1982 and we often talked at meetings, he was a delight and an inspiration. I remember being met by dear Lucy and he at a windswept airport in St Lucia. I'm sad.

Leslie Stratford - 18 days ago

The family of Dr Joe Stratford (1923-2007) extend their deepest condolences to the Melzack family. Dad was honoured to work with Ron - and others - in the creation of the MGH Pain Centre in the 1970s. Dad had the most profound respect for his humanity. Ron's legendary knowledge, kindness and enthusiasm benefitted so many including patients, colleagues and students. An extraordinary gentleman has left us.

DeWolf Shaw - 19 days ago

Professor Melzack taught me psychology at McGill in 1968 -- in a way that was magical -- in front of 150 students, he created lectures and Q & A's that were extraordinary. He was a giant way back then. And so kind and approachable. My condolences to all of the Melzack family. Both professor Melzack's research and his soul are everlasting.

Beverlea Tallant - 23 days ago

Dear Lucy -My sincere condolences. I always remember Ron as an excellent teacher, researcher and a mentor of how to have a life and still be an excellent professor! He was always so friendly and astonishingly modest about himself. We all knew what a remarkeable contribution he made to Psychology and particularly to the study of pain. I also wish to thank you for your many kindnesses to my eldest child, Margaret, at the daycare. You marked her for life in the best of ways. Both you and Ron were exceptional in whatever you did. Sincerely, Beverlea (formerly Roper) Tallant.

Chris Castel - 26 days ago

Ron was a mentor and inspiration to me as well as a close friend. I grieve to see the great man go who contributed so much to his chosen field.

Harold Bergman - 26 days ago

A great and humble man This is agreat loss to Montreal and the world.

Nancy Pedvis Strohl - 27 days ago

Dear Lucy , So soory to hear of your loss. I will always remember our nteresting conversations with yourself and your late husband at the Shabbat dinner table every Friday night at the Waldorf when I would join you with my Dad the Late Dr, Sydney Pedvis May your memories of your husband and his wonderful acheivements sustain you. I know how devoted you were to each other. Thinking of you during this most difficult time. Nancy

Bonnie Wolman - 27 days ago

As a student in psychology in the 1970’s, I was one of many who experienced the memorable teachings of Dr. Melzack. Decades later, as an adult, a parent and a caretaker I was strengthened in the most challenging of situations by the kindness of his values and the humanity of his advocacy. He made a difference! Thank you and condolences.

Brian Ostrovsky - 27 days ago

My deepest sympathy to the family of the late Dr. Ronald Melzac. Fond memories of teaching at Beth Rivkah School with Lucy.

Miriam Grushka - 28 days ago

Please accept my sincere and profound condolences on the loss of a wonderful man.,Ron was my outside examiner on my PhD thesis in 1987. He marked my thesis as magnificent. Not excellent, not good work, but magnificent! I have never forgotten his kindness in all these years and can never think of him as anyone but the kindest, most lovely man who who was also magnanimous in his treatment of students. He didn't have to do it, but he did for which I will always be grateful.

Samina Ali - 28 days ago

To the family and loved ones of Dr. Melzack, I send you peace and strength. I was an 18 year old pre-med student at McGill and was so excited that we had been given special permission to take Dr. Melzack's psychology of pain graduate studies course. To hear him speak of the importance of respecting, treating, and acknowledging pain was life-changing. I went through medical school, residency, practice....but I never forgot what I learned from him. I have now dedicated my professional life to trying to improve pain care for children in Canada. Dr. Melzack, you had a critical role in this path. But I thank you all. Brilliant scientists do not just happen...they need understanding families behind them to give them the space and time to do what they do. So, thank you, to the entire Melzack family. God bless you all.

Vicki Steinberg - 29 days ago

Dear Lucy, Laurie and Joey. We were very sad to hear of Ron’s passing. We were always greeted warmly by Ron and your family. Ron was a very caring neighbour to our mother. We wish you strength at this very difficult time. We are out of town and are sorry we couldn’t be with you. Susie, Vicki and Howie

Ronald Chase - 29 days ago

I’m so sorry to learn of Ron’s passing. Condolences to the family. In the same year that Ron, then at MIT, published his famous gate-control paper with Pat Wall, 1965, I arrived at MIT as a graduate student in the newly formed Department of psychology. For reasons still mysterious, Hans-Lukas Teuber, founder of my department, chose not to include Ron in the starting group of professors. What a mistake! Later, when I came to the biology department at McGill (1971), Ron generously allowed me access to his amazing electronics workshop, complete with two full-time technicians. So many memories. Unaffected by fame and awards, he remained humble, warm and compassionate. In recent years, Dorothy and I enjoyed seeing Ron and Lucy at the Ladies Morning Musical Club. He will be missed, but not forgotten.

Fran Gutman - 29 days ago

I had the privilege of working for Dr. Melzack at the MGH Pain Clinic. I was so impressed with his warmth and kindness. I was very sad to hear of his passing. My sincerest condolences to you at this time. Fran Gutman

Beverly Thorn - 29 days ago

Dr. Melzack ("Just Ron" he always corrected) greatly influenced my early career, which spanned non-human animal research and clinical psychology. He said that was an OK thing to do! Much later, in the twilight of my career, which focuses on helping those with multiple disadvantages (low income, low education, low literacy) deal with chronic pain, I have always begun by teaching them a simplified version of the Gate Control/Neuromatrix Model of Pain. Having that knowledge has been life-changing for them. They are empowered. Thank you, Ron, for sharing your ground-breaking ideas. They are carried forward and continue helping us.

Florence,Bernard,Shari Schwartz - 30 days ago

Dear Lucy,Laurie and Joey, How sad we were to learn of the passing of Dr Melzack. We have very fond memories from our years of living on Banstead. We send your our sincere condolences.

Sydney and Ken Craig - 30 days ago

Sydney and I send deepest condolences to Lucy and her family. Ron leaves a wonderful legacy as a warm engaging person, a brilliant scientist and major humanitarian. I first came to know Ron’s brilliant theoretical and experimental work as a student of pain. Papers he wrote decades ago continue to provide inspiration. Later exposure to his talks and participation on Boards of the International Association for the Study of Pain and the Canadian Psychological Association led to appreciation of his wisdom and brilliant leadership. We have many fond memories of the fun and pleasure of sharing time with the wonderful couple, Lucy and Ron.

Lynne Silverstein Fields - 30 days ago

Dear Laurie, When I was your grade three teacher I will never forget how honoured I felt when your father took the time to come to school to tell me how happy you were in my class. My deepest sympathies.

Susan and Howard Barza - 30 days ago

To the Melzack Family, We were deeply saddened to read about Ron’s passing. He was one of my earliest professors as well as a kind neighbour for many years. A brilliant trailblazer in the field of psychology and the study of pain, he was a humble, unassuming, warm, engaging and caring soul. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all and hope that memories of good times and a long life well lived will sustain you in the difficult days ahead.

Lenore Plafker - 30 days ago

I clearly remember Professor Melzak from my psychology courses at McGill many years ago. My sincere condolences to his family.

Sharon Lazare - 30 days ago

Lucy and family, I was so sorry to read about your loss. I was a caregiver at the Waldorf and saw first hand how dedicated he was to you. If you remember me, I would help you in exercise class. You're in my thoughts.

Abe Fuks - about 1 month ago

Dear Members of the Melzack family: Ron was renowned for his enormous contributions to the biology of pain. He remains indelibly in my memory as an extraordinary teacher who impressed his students with his kindness, generosity of spirit, passion for the subject and gentle regard for our intellectual welfare and success. He will be long remembered. May you all be spared from further sorrows. Abe Fuks

Steven Pinker - about 1 month ago

I grew up as a neighbor of Ron on Banstead Road in Montreal West, as a baby-sitter for Lauren and Joel, and as an informal advisee as an undergraduate psychology major at McGill. Ron was a great scientist - a pioneer in our understanding of pain - a great humanitarian, dedicated to the relief of human suffering -- and an unpretentious, generous mensch. I still recall his advice when I applied to graduate school and was terrified by the shrinking job prospects for PhDs. "Look at the bright side," he advised. "Professors die. Professors retire. Professors take higher-paying jobs in industry. There's always turnover and openings." I took his advice and eventually got a job with his first employer, MIT. I last saw him in the early 2000s when he informed me about innate somatosensory maps in the cortex, a reference I included in my book The Blank Slate. He leaves a legacy not only in those who remember him, but in every human in perpetuity whose pain is relieved by scientific knowledge.

Marian Feldman Hoppenheim - about 1 month ago

For many years we lived across the street from Ron and Lucy and their children on Banstead Rd. Ron was a special person and how lucky I feel to have known him and have had so many meaningful conversations with him. A man of brilliance, sensitivity , kindness and humanity. My deepest condolences.

linda freeman - about 1 month ago

I am the best friend of Uncle Ronnie's niece Brenda and I guess by extension he was my favorite uncle too. Although a brilliant scientist he was always so modest about his accomplishments and always interested in other peoples' work. Always smiling I shall always remember him and be so grateful for having known him. My heartfelt condolences to beautiful Lucie and Lauren and Joey.

Marlene and Jack - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy and family, Ron was a Professor of mine at McGill and later became a family member when his great nephew Harold married our daughter. Throughout all these years Ron distinguished himself as a very kind, empathetic, personable and intelligent individual. And we are all blessed to have had the opportunity to have known Ron as the exceptional mensch that he was. May his memory be a blessing.

Dr. Mervyn & Rena Gornitsky - about 1 month ago

Our sincerest condolences on the passing of a world famous researcher. We were buddies at Dawson College in the forties and McGill in the fifties. We resumed our friendship when later as a patient of mine. He was a remarkable person studying and writing to the end. To Lucy he was a caregiver for many years, a loving caring husband, a humble man , a teacher par excellence.

Audra Libman - about 1 month ago

As a small child on Banstead Road, we would climb onto the hood of the car in the dark of night, and Ron would teach us all about astronomy. My mother was always engaged in great and meaningful conversation with both Ron and Lucy. My deepest condolences to your family.

Mitch Lesser - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy and family - very sorry to hear of Ron's passing , Please accept my sincerest condolences .

Maxine Ratner - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy and family, Please accept our sincere sympathy on the loss of your dear husband and father, Ron. He was one of our Dad’s closest friends and the entire family loved and admired him. Despite his fame, he was so modest and soft spoken. We will all miss him. May you be comforted always by fond memories. Maxine and Robert Ratner

Bernard Arbess - about 1 month ago

Ron was very accomplished in his field, but, above all, he was kind, warm & modest. Carole & Bernie Arbess.

Sabina Ratner - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy, I was deeply saddened to learn of Ronnie’s passing. Jack and I treasured our relationship with Ronnie and you from our university days to the present. My sincère sympathy to all the family. Sabina

Phyllis & Harvey Levy - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy, Joey & Lauren, We were saddened to hear of Uncle Ron passing. He was such a special person, good-natured, understanding and his intelligence knew no bounds. May your cherished memories sustain you at this difficult time.

Linda Greenberg - about 1 month ago

My condolences to Dr. Melzack's wife and children. I did not know Dr. Melzack personally or even as one of his many students. However, there is not a psychologist in North America or even perhaps in Europe who has not had the privilege of learning Dr. Melzach's theory and management of chronic and acute pain. His theoretical, scientific and clinical contribution to the understanding and treatment of pain are legendary and have contributed to the knowledge of countless professionals who, in turn, have helped innumerable individuals manage their pain. He is considered a giant in the field of psychology and his work continues to be foundational. May his wife and children find comfort in happy memories and may Dr. Melzack rest in eternal peace.

Howard Eisenberg - about 1 month ago

I fondly remember Ron as an inspirational Teacher & Mentir!

Rita Aber - about 1 month ago

My sincere sympathy to Joey, Laurie and of course Lucy. We were great neighbors and friends.

Maurice Levitan - about 1 month ago

I had the very great fortune of being a physiological psychology student of Dr. Melzack at McGill in the 1970s. I recall with great fondness and admiration his phenomenal lectures on pain as part of our introductory course in psychology. His enthusiasm and knowledge as a scientist and educator are legendary. I particularly recall his emphasis on the critical role played by one’s affective state in mediating behavioural responses to the painful condition. His students will recall his examples of soldiers in the heat of battle. Dr. Melzack powerfully inspired my interest in studying the brain and behaviour. His influence played a major role in my decision to become a neurologist and in my every day practice, his teachings come to mind very frequently in my dealings with patients suffering from acute and chronic pain. His memory shall truly be a blessing to all those students who were as fortunate as I was In learning so much from his masterful teaching. My heartfelt condolences to all his family.

Ron Chorlton - about 1 month ago

Ceil & I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the entire Melzack family on the loss of a devoted husband, father and friend. Ron was so respected in his lifelong devotion to the study of pain management. Ceil & Ron

Olga Gross - about 1 month ago

My sincere condolences to Mrs. Melzack and family on the loss of your distinguished and kind husband and father. I still feel so fortunate to be the owner of your beautiful family home in Montreal West. I knew it was bashert the moment I set foot into it. It has always had a warm and welcoming spirit thanks to you, and I am proud to say it is still filled with love, joy, and live music!

Dorothy and Julio Laufer - about 1 month ago

We are so sad to hear the news of Ron's death. He was a very special person. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Jeff Chorlton - about 1 month ago

My deepest condolences to the whole family. Ron was a wonderful man.

Richard Monks - about 1 month ago

Our deepest sympathy and condolences to Lucy and the family. It was my pleasure to work with Ron in the MGH Pain Clinic and later to contribute to his Pain textbooks. He was one of the finest human beings I ever knew. He gave unstintingly and inspired loyalty and affection. The world is richer for his having been here.

Sandra Mintz - about 1 month ago

Dear Melzack family, Never have I met someone who was so influential in my life as Dr. Melzack! I returned to McGill as a mature student and had the privilege of taking Dr. Melzack,s course “The Challenge of Pain!” Only to find out Dr. Melzack was my husbands next door neighbour growing up on Stuart Avenue. He wrote my recommendation letter for Grad School. His dedication to his work was unbelievable! We reconnected many years later at the Waldorf where my mother lived in her later years. Dr. Melzack wrote in his spare time while caring so devotedly for his wife. We chatted many times about his lifetime work. The world has lost a wonderful person! To his family , my deepest sympathies! I shall never forget him! Sandra Mintz

David Rosenblatt - about 1 month ago

Ronald Melzack was an inspirational scientist and teacher. As an undergraduate at McGill in the 1960s, I was heavily influenced by his enthusiasm and scientific creativity. We have lost one of the greats in physiological psychology and the world is now a smaller place with his loss. Linda and I extend our most sincere condolences to the Melzack family.

Michael Libman - about 1 month ago

Mikey, that’s what he called me. Growing up on and around Banstead, I often was at the Melzack house being read books with great stories and gorgeous indigenous artwork. It was only much later, in the first week, of first-year University that I was sitting in my friend’s dorm and she was fighting with her father “No Daddy, I swear it’s the Ronald Melzack, yes THE Doctor Ronald Melzack”. The next morning I knocked on his office door he looked up he smiled and said “Mikey”. I told him I had no idea who he was professionally; he told me he was still Ron and I was still Mikey. This lead to many visits over the next few years. I enjoyed and appreciated our talks about life, education, and of course, pain. I cherish those times and will miss his smile. Lucy, Laurie and Joey, may his memory be a blessing.

Louisa Jones - about 1 month ago

Ron was a founding member and an early president of IASP (the International Association for the Study of Pain). As chief cook and bottle washer for that organization from 1973 to 2006 I worked with Ron on many projects, committees, etc., and we got to know one another over the years. I was able to host Ron and Lucy when on a visit to Seattle in the early 80’s and always visited them when I chanced to be in Montreal. The three of us had several wonderful days in Rome and environs, driving around the countryside, after our IASP/IPF private audience at Castel Gandolfo with Pope John Paul II in August 1987. When I was in Montreal in 2010 Ron and Lucy took me to their favorite vacation spot on a lake north of Montreal where they used to rent a cabin and which visiting now brought back wonderful memories. I felt it special to enjoy this time with them. As the years wore on, Ron and I always kept in contact usually by telephone, the most recent call just several months ago. I remember Ron as a kind and thoughtful person who loved to talk and to listen. When I retired in 2006 I gave a brief speech in which I mentioned something I had learned from all the IASP presidents. When it came to Ron, this is what I said: “You lose nothing when you put your ideas forward (whether they are right or wrong)”. Then, on the lighter side: his “contagious joy of life.”

Bruce Hollett - about 1 month ago

As great a loss to the pain community and society in general he will be a greater loss to his family and friends.

Gloria Gilbert - about 1 month ago

Have fond memories of a wonderful person- who always made himself available to his colleagues as well as his students. He changed the PAIN world.

Cynthia Goldberg (nee Goldenberg) - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy, Lauren & Joey Even tho you don't know me, your mother and I were roomates in Chicago for about a year, we also took Interior Design together at U of M. I stayed with your parents for a visit in Montreal when they had an apartment on Du Boise and also my late husband and I stayed with them in 1967 when EXpo was on. It was then I got to know your Dad and what a kind person he was. The last time I saw them was in May when I visited them in the apartment on Cote St. Luc. I think it is ironic that your famous father would have like to help Lucy with her illness but unfortunately couldn't. Lucy and kids I know howmuch Ron meant to you. My thoughts are with you at this sad time. I send my love and sympathy to all of you. Love Cynthia Goldberg

Allan Basbaum - about 1 month ago

Ron offered me a summer tech position while I was an undergraduate. To be honest I was hoping for a position at Expo '67 but needed to find some support. Who would have guess that those two months were so critical to the direction that my life has taken. Together with the inspiration from Ron, his infectious love of science (and students) and yes, his sense of humor, I turned to a life of pain research. Recently, my laboratory published a review of Gate Control Theory, more than 50 years after its publication, reminding everyone how Ron and Pat Wall's insights into pain processing mechanisms so influenced the field, and continues to do so. He will be missed by many. Allan

Patrick McGrath - about 1 month ago

Ron was a gentle man and a giant. He gave the world and the millions of pain sufferers a way of understanding and sometimes overcoming the complexity of pain. He also touched thousands of us with his warm support. My sincere condolences.

John Pereira - about 1 month ago

A great man and mentor. I was the Ronald Melzack Fellow at the McGill Pain Centre from 2005-2007. His positive words of encouragement were exactly what I needed as I timidly began my career. He was a humble giant in the field of pain.

Sarah Reingewirtz - about 1 month ago

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Melzack. Many years ago, as a rite of passage for undecided BA students, I took his psychology class. He lectured alongside Dr. Hebb and Dr. Stern. What a constellation of stars. There were hundreds of us in that class, most of us unknown to Professor Melzack. Yet time after time, whenever we travelled down to McGill on the same bus, he conversed easily with me, sharing his views and carefully listening to mine. There was nothing pretentious or snobbish about this acknowledged world expert. He was a gentleman and the essence of a real teacher. I treasure those memories even though I have forgotten much of the course. May he rest in well deserved peace. I shall not forget him. Sarah Reingewirtz

Michael Goldwax - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy & the entire family, On behalf of the management & staff at The Waldorf, please accept our utmost sympathies on the passing of Dr. Melzack. He was a kind and gentle man who has made a huge impact on thousands of people. His work will be forever remembered. Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet. Fondly, Michael Goldwax, Director General, Waldorf Residence

Evelyn and David Kirsh - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy, We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man. You were always together at the LMMC which is where we met you. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy - about 1 month ago

Mrs. Melzack and family, sending sincere condolences on the passing of Dr . Melzack. His legacy of pivotal pain research has benefited the world. With much respect, Sheila O'Keefe-McCarthy

Dr. Louise Koepfler - about 1 month ago

I never met Dr. Melzack, but his research and writing were central to my now 33-year career in chronic pain management. He was a ground breaker in the field. He will be much missed.

Diana J Wilkie - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy, Laurie and Joel. I send sincere condolences at this very difficult time. I hope that you will have some comfort knowing that he blazed an amazing path to help millions of people living with pain and many thousands of pain researchers. His contributions inspired many, including me. I will never forget his advice and generosity. I mourn with you.

Lorry and David Silver - about 1 month ago

We are saddened to hear of "Uncle Ronnie's" passing. He was always so warm and kind to us. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

Felix Gelbart - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy, I remember our year together at the Ed. Faculty. My most sincere condolences on the loss of your beloved husband. I. Know how much you loved each other. May the great memories provide some comfort at this time. Ava and Felix Gelbart

Joel Katz - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy, Lauren, and Joel, Please accept my most sincere condolences on the loss of your husband and father. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Ron will remain a hero in my life! Sincerely, Joel Katz

Dina (Litvack) Lubin - about 1 month ago

Dear Lucy, Laurie and Joel... Very sad to hear of Ron’s passing. Thinking of you all and sending all of my love. He was special to our neighbourhood, to the psychology community and to his amazing family. My deepest condolences to you all. Xo Dina

Ian Berg - about 1 month ago

My condolences to the family. Dr. Melzack made a huge contribution to the world of psychology and beyond.