John - it's been a pleasure getting to know you over the years. I admired your unflappable demeanour and your uncanny ability to cut straight to the core of any issue.

I was tasked with writing the script for your DAC Chair's remarks, but the best lines you delivered over the years were always unscripted and were the product of your wit and wisdom.

We will miss you.

Wishing you all the best in Nova Scotia and hope to see you back at Schulich one day.