Canadian Medical Association

Kingston, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1959; pediatrics. Died June 2, 2022, aged 87. Survived by a daughter and 2 grandchildren. “Maureen was a pioneer in Canadian health care, graduating from Queen’s University as 1 of only 2 female graduates in the Class of ’59. After her residency in pediatrics she served as associate of the Child Health Program at Queen’s from 1965-67. Maureen was proud to be an inaugural participant in the Queen’s Moose Factory Program, a historic first agreement between Queen’s and the federal government developed to provide pediatric medical support to the isolated Northern Ontario community of Moose Factory and its surrounding area. This association has expanded and continues to deliver health care to Indigenous communities through the Queen’s Weeneebayko Program. Throughout the 1970s Maureen worked jointly in the Allergy and Clinical Immunology Department at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) with her husband, Dr. James Day (deceased), fine tuning her clinical knowledge as a pediatrician to include allergic disease. In 1981, Maureen established a clinical practice in allergy that provided care to over 25,000 pediatric and adult patients. Maureen continued as a co-investigator in the Division of Allergy at KGH, and helped develop the Environmental Exposure Unit while an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at Queen’s. She retired in 2008. Many residents in Eastern Ontario participated in the ‘ragweed studies’ that were instrumental in providing controlled research environments leading to current antihistamine approvals. She also co-authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and scientific presentations.”

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