03 April 2013

Margaret Burwell RIP

Margaret Ellen Burwell (nee Gallaher), a member of the BIFHSGO Hall of Fame, passed away at the Queensway Carleton Hospital on April 1, 2013.

At the founding meeting of the Society in 1994, Margaret agreed to be the Internet Group Coordinator. By 2001, her position had evolved into the Associate Director (Webmaster) position.
Margaret took on the responsibility of Registrar for the 2007, 2008 and 2009 conferences, and publicity for the 2010 conference. She was involved with introducing and refining on-line conference registration in 2008-09.
Marg was particular proud of her relative Nursing Sister Minnie Katherine Gallaher who died on June 27, 1918 in the deliberate sinking of the Hospital Ship Llandovery Castle by enemy action.
Condolences to Willis, daughters Lianne Burwell and Susan (Paolo) Pozzobon, granddaughters Kiera and Isobel Pozzobon, and her sister Anne (Keith) Wilson.
The official obit is at http://goo.gl/4W8o1

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