In memory of Michael J. Best (1946-2021)

Friday, November 19, 2021

Michael J. Best

Michael Best, professor in the Department of Combinatorics and Optimization, passed away on November 10 after a battle with cancer.

Mike earned his BMath and MMath degrees at Waterloo in 1967 and 1968, followed by an MSc and PhD at UC Berkeley in 1970 and 1971. He was the second-ever recipient of a BMath degree at Waterloo.

Mike joined the C&O faculty after his PhD, where he remained until his retirement in 2010.

Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo, on Thursday, November 18, from 1-2 pm with the service following in the funeral home chapel at 2 pm. A reception will follow the service in the Fireside Room of the funeral home. Relatives and friends must register (RSVP) at www.erbgood.com or by calling the funeral home at 519-745-8445.

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