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Dr. Sheila Malm, 1943-2008


The Faculty of Medicine is saddened to report the passing of Dr. Sheila Malm and her husband Gerrit Maureau in a plane crash. The couple was travelling from Pueblo, Colorado, heading to Santa Fe, New Mexico just before Christmas. Maureau was piloting the small plane, and Dr. Malm was a passenger.

Dr. Malm graduated from the University of Calgary medical school and was later part of the Faculty of Medicine. Her colleagues describe her as a leader among family physicians in Calgary. She was instrumental in developing the low risk obstetrics clinic at the U of C, which exists today. She was also a key part of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta, where she served as its president and as a member of council. Most recently Dr. Malm was working part time at the Valley View Clinic in Calgary.

Dr. Malm was 65, her husband Gerrit Maureau, 67, was a prominent local oil engineer.

A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 25, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Calgary Petroleum Club, 319 5th Ave. S.W. If friends and family so desire, memorial tributes to the Dr. Sheila Malm Memorial Scholarship may be made by phone (403-220-3716) or by cheque made payable to the University of Calgary, Dr. Sheila Malm Memorial Scholarship, c/o U of C Central Development Office, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 or online at netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/DrSheilaMalm.

About the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary

The U of C’s Faculty of Medicine is a national leader in health research with an international reputation for excellence and innovation in health care research, education and delivery. Through its educational programs, the Faculty of Medicine trains the physicians and scientists who will lead the next generation of health practitioners. Through its clinical work, continuing medical education programs, and close relationship with the Calgary Health Region, the Faculty of Medicine moves new treatments and diagnostic techniques from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside efficiently and effectively, improving patient care.

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