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In memoriam: James S. Wrong

In memoriam: James S. Wrong

[photo of Jim Wrong]

JAMES S. WRONG, BSc’44, died in Kemptville, ON, on March 4, aged 92. After graduating from Queen’s in civil engineering and serving in the Royal Canadian Engineers, Jim had an interesting career in the construction industry in Canada, the U.S., and Europe. He led a happy life, especially enjoying ten years living in Italy in the 1960s and ’70s. Jim was predeceased by his wife, Mollie in 2012.

In the Queen’s community, Jim is best remembered as a founding member of the Science’44 Co-op. With the group’s establishment, in 1941, of Collins House, Queen’s first co-operative student housing, Jim and his classmates created a new community within Queen’s, one that continues to this day. The Science ’44 Co-op now has 21 properties, providing quality affordable housing for hundreds of students.
Jim is also remembered in Kemptville, his home since 1983, for his community involvement. He was active in the Rotary Club and coordinated its Canada Day parade for many years. Jim is survived by his daughter, Rosemary Wrong, and his stepson, Leigh Anderson.
The original members of Science'44 Co-op are pictured below. Jim Wrong is at top right.