Petr Černý passed away peacefully at Grace Hospital in Winnipeg on April 7, 2018 at the age of 84. He had fought for the past many years against the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, aided in his battle by his past graduate student Karen Ferreira, who served for much of this time as Petr's communication link to the outside world.

Born in Brno, Petr Černý left what was then communist Czechoslovakia for Canada in 1968. He was a proud “cancelled Czech” – his own words. Petr was Canada's foremost expert to date on the subject of granitic pegmatites, and a global...

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