It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Connie Mowat on Saturday, June 30, 2012.
Holding a degree from Ryerson Polytechnique, Connie began a career path over 12 years as research technician in the Department of Surgery and Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, Quebec, and later at the Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Following a subsequent move to Calgary, Connie worked at the Health Sciences Centre at the University of Calgary for over 25 years in medical research, laboratory and project management positions. During that time she established a solid reputation as a dependable and honest individual in all she did and forged strong and long-standing friendships amongst many in the university community. She was an active volunteer in promoting science and math education for youth and believed in supporting medical research through a variety of volunteer activities. Connie had a zest for life and was always there for her family and friends during the good times and sad times. She would want to be remembered as a loyal and dedicated person who has left a legacy of making a difference in this world.
Connie’s generous and caring spirit will live on through the many individuals she has touched during her short life, particularly that of her long-time companion, Lisa and sons. She will be deeply missed by her Pincher Creek family, aunt and trusted mentor, Janet Main, cousins, Cass, Mac, Doug, Ian and their spouses and children. With parents Ross and Catherine Mowat no longer here, Connie is lovingly remembered by cousins Ian, Keith and Cheryl Mowat and their families.
To honour her wishes, a celebration of Connie’s life will be held on August 3, 2012 at the University of Calgary Health Sciences Centre (North Atrium) at 3:00 p.m. If so desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Huntington’s Society of Canada (http://www.huntingtonsociety.ca/english/index.asp) or to the Alberta Women’s Science Network (cheque made payable to Athabasca University-AWSN, address: Alberta Women’s Science Network, Suite #349, 305-4625 Varsity Drive, NW, Calgary, Alberta T3A 0Z9).
In living memory of Connie Mowat, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences