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Dr. Ouida Ramon-Moliner


OUIDA RAMON-MOLINER (NÉE D'ABREU) 1929-2020. Ouida died peacefully, at home, on February 21, 2020 after 90 active and meaningful years.

Born in Waterford, Ireland, Ouida wished, from an early age, to be an anaesthetist and to have four children. She succeeded in that and in so much more.

After training in medicine at Trinity College Dublin she emigrated to Canada in 1956 and met her husband, Enrique Ramon-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 in 1967 where she taught and worked until 1995.

Ouida never really retired, and long after ceasing to practice, she continued to be a resource for the community, notably serving on the user's committee of the CHUS well into her 80's and in a number of other ways. A pioneer in environmentalism, she naturally tended to reduce, re-use, and recycle before it was expected. She supported, and was actively involved in, local cultural and artistic activities until her death.

She leaves behind not only her children and 7 grandchildren, but many friends and a whole community of people who were inspired by her boundless energy, commitment and determination to improve her corner of the world.

In memoriam, the family asks that, instead of flowers, donations be made to environmental organizations such as Fondation Massawippi Foundation at