UK - It is with great sadness that ThePoultrySite reports the death of Professor Sally Solomon of the University of Glasgow (retired).
WPSA UK Branch President, Vicky Sandilands, has passed on the very sad news of the sudden death of a dear friend and Past President of WPSA UK, Professor Sally Solomon.
Sally passed away yesterday with her family around her, following a brief but unsuccessful battle against a very aggressive cancer, discovered only three weeks ago.
She will be laid to rest in her adopted home of Brantome, France, where she and her husband Roger have spent so many happy years.
In November last year, Professor Solomon and her University of Glasgow colleague, Professor Maureen Bain, were jointly awarded the Howie-Surgenor Cup for significant contribution to the Scottish Poultry industry.
Presenting the award in her absence, Scottish Poultry Club committee member Chris Baxter said: "Professor Solomon has provided specialist knowledge and advice to the Scottish industry on egg formation and shell quality.
"Her knowledge and advice has helped the poultry industry around the world to change for the better and to deal with the challenges that have faced us over the years."
Professor Solomon will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with Sally's family and many friends.ThePoultrySite News Desk