Canadian Medical Association

North Hatley, Que.; Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 1953; anesthesiology. Died of pancreatic cancer Feb. 21, 2020, aged 90. Survived by 4 children and 7 grandchildren. “Born in Waterford, Ireland, Ouida wished, from an early age, to be an anesthetist and to have 4 children. She succeeded in that, and in so much more. After training in medicine in Dublin, she immigrated to Canada in 1956 and met her husband, Enrique Ramón-Moliner, a neuroscientist. Together, they contributed to the exciting development of science and medicine in Quebec. They both joined the newly founded Faculty of Medicine in Sherbrooke (CHUS) in 1967, where she taught and worked until 1995. Ouida never really retired, and long after ceasing to practise medicine she continued to be a resource for the community, notably serving on the users’ committee of the CHUS well into her 80s and volunteering in many other ways. She was also a pioneer in environmentalism and tended to reduce, re-use, and recycle before it was commonplace, acting locally but thinking globally.”

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