Obituary: Science writer David Spurgeon took a human interest focus

We need more good science writers. He will continue to be missed.

Despite the prominence of his science reportage, many journalists and scientists remember Mr. Spurgeon more for his stewardship from 1968 to 1979 of Science Forum, a six-times-a-year magazine, while he was also employed full-time in other jobs. His editorial in the first issue said the magazine “is designed primarily to become a national forum in which Canadian scientists and engineers can discuss their vital issues. But because these issues are so far-reaching, it is meant also to be read by non-scientists.”