A short biography of J.W. BOYES (born: January 27, 1907, Sundridge, Ontario, Canada; deceased: January 12, 1980. London, Ontario), geneticist, cytologist, entomologist, former Molson Professor of Genetics at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, is followed by a list of his odonatological publications. The S.I.O. Business Meeting, held during the 5th International Symposium of Odonalology in Ste Therese, Montreal, on August 9, 1979, vva.s to he the last of many scientific meetings of which Professor J. W. Boxes has been Chairman. On January 12. 1980 he suddenly passed away at his home in London. Ontario.