Brian Ivanhoe HAYMAN
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HAYMAN, Brian Ivanhoe (Professor). - Of Summerset, Paraparaumu (formerly of Levin and Palmerston North). Passed away peacefully at Wellington Hospital on 15th August 2014, after a short illness. Aged 87 years. Beloved and loving husband of the late Patricia. Dearly beloved and loving father of Michael, Ann and Janet, father-in-law of Neil and Lukas, and Grandpa of Timothy, Craig, Robin, Kate and Alistair. Beloved son of the late Ivan and Francis, brother of the late Michael and Frank, and brother-in-law of Valerie. His funeral service will be held at Kapiti Coast Funeral Home Chapel, 9-11 Hinemoa Street, Paraparaumu, at 11am on Thursday, 21st August, to be followed by a private cremation. Messages for the Hayman Family may be sent c/- PO Box 119, Paraparaumu 5254.
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To Brian's family,

I met Brian in 1963 when he appointed me to a Junior Lectureship in Mathematics. He was a great mentor and inspiration, and I soon found myself very comfortable talking to him as Brian, not just as "Prof". With his encouragement I went to Australia for my PhD studies and returned to Massey in 1973, continuing to develop my career in the Department under Brian's leadership until his retirement.

I will always treasure the opportunity he provided for me as well as his encouragement and for his management of the highly productive and sociable department.

My wife Beth and I enjoyed many visits to him home and we will remain always fortunate to have known Brian.
Mike Hendy
August 19, 2014
Dear Family and Friends of Prof Hayman...
At the end of my 1st year as a Math/Psych co-major at Massey University(December 1971) I received a personal letter from Prof Brian Hayman congratulating me on my results and inviting me to enrol directly in 2nd year statistics and probability courses. I was surprised and chuffed that someone had taken an interest in me and my plans (or lack thereof). I enrolled in the course and was fortunate to attend lectures by both Prof Hayman and Dr Bruce Weir. Prof Hayman's lectures on multivariate statistical analysis, both the matrix algebra and geometric approaches, were wonderfully clear and his careful and measured approach to problems as well as his modest manner have (I like to think) influenced my subsequent work practices. His interest in the welfare of students was appreciated by many. I will always value his encouragement. His impact on quantitative genetics was well-known in plant breeding circles, viz "The Hayman Diallele", but was, I suspect, unknown to many mathematical statisticians who would have been surprised to learn of its impact.
I'm sorry to hear of Prof Hayman's passing but hope you are all able to celebrate his life - a life that included impactful achievements in scientific research and timely, influential mentoring of students.


A/Prof John Reynolds
Biostatistics Unit, Faculty of Health
Deakin University
John Reynolds
August 19, 2014
At the end of my second year as a mathematics undergraduate at the University of Canterbury I was able to spend the summer working as in intern with Brian Hayman in the DSIR Applied Mathematics Division branch at Lincoln. I had no knowledge of genetics but Brian gave me a small book by H. Kalmus to read, and suggested a straightforward extension of his work on the algebra of mixed mating systems for me to investigate. This was my introduction to the field I have worked in ever since, and my first exposure to the satisfaction of research. I had an outstanding researcher as a mentor.

Brian later introduced me to Clark Cockerham at North Carolina State University, who accepted me as a graduate student. With my newly minted PhD I sought academic positions in New Zealand, and Brian once again came to my support with an offer. My years in Palmerston North, 1970-76, in Brian's department at Massey had two major effects: I met my wife Beth and we both met the people who are still our friends 45 years later.

Brian was a major figure in statistical genetics, and his generosity in guiding a very junior undergraduate has served as a model I have tried to follow ever since.
Bruce Weir
August 18, 2014
Dear Family

I spent the summer of 1963 at DSIT in Lincoln as an undergraduate intern. That experience sparked my interest in statistical genetics and shaped my career. With Brian's help I was accepted to a graduate program in North Carolina. When I finished the program Brian hired me to be on the staff in his department at Massey.

He had a truly major and positive impact on my life. Please accept my best wishes at this time.

Bruce Weir
Bruce Weir
August 18, 2014
To Brian's Family,
Warm sympathy on the death of Brian. I never met you, but I succeeded Brian as Head of Department at Massey in 1988. We had very testing times together but we remained friends above all that. I respected him greatly and regret not having had much contact in recent years.
I know Brian had a happy retirement.
Graeme Wake
August 18, 2014
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