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Aaron Learmont Memorial Fund

Aaron LearmontAaron Learmont was a beloved husband, son, brother, uncle, friend and colleague. This fund will provide financial support to an upper-year University of Victoria Political Science student with academic excellence and financial need.

Aaron earned his BA with a Major in Political Science at University of Victoria in 2005. He cherished his time there and the friends he made. As an alumni, he became a monthly donor. By 2008 he also earned his Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications from North Island University. He applied his education working for Tetrad Computer Applications, where he would remain a trusted colleague and friend for more than 11 years. 

Aaron had an unwavering steadiness and an ability to focus on solutions. He remained his intelligent, calm, logical self even when faced with the mortal challenge of astrocytoma and glioblastoma. He analyzed information objectively and made the decisions that were supported by the best evidence. Aaron passed away on January 31, 2020 at the age of 37 with his wife Patricia by his side.

Years before his diagnosis, Aaron had expressed wanting to mentor young people. In his final months of working life, he was enjoying mentoring new staff and graduate students. Although Aaron’s life ended much too soon, supporting this fund will help fulfill his goal to mentor a new generation of high-achieving professionals. Aaron wanted us to try our best in everything we do, and to keep going forward even though he can’t be here with us anymore.

Please note:

  • This fund’s granting purpose is subject to change.
  • In order to properly recognize all donors for their contributions, Vancouver Foundation will share your name and donation amount with the fund advisor unless you have checked the anonymous box on the donation form.
  • All donations to this fund will be permanently endowed.

For questions about this fund or Vancouver Foundation, please email Cheryl Tam.

Aaron Learmont Memorial Fund