Mona Winnifred Moorhouse, RD, B.Sc., B.Ed.
January 30, 1952-November 23, 2017
(Registered Dietitian for 30 years, Royal Ottawa Hospital)
Passed away at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto in the early hours of Thursday, November 23, 2017. Mona Moorhouse of Ottawa at the age of 65. Beloved daughter of Doris Hannah Thomson (late Derek) (formerly Moorhouse, nee Giberson) of Arnprior and the late Verner Hartley Moorhouse (1979). Predeceased by her husband of 20 years, André Henri Gauthier (2009). She leaves behind her son, Martin Gauthier (Heather Cullen), of Toronto, and her grandson Neil Gauthier. Dear sister of Daniel Moorhouse (Janet Huebert) of Windsor, Donna Cunningham (Sandy Cunningham) of Ottawa and Julia Kollar (late Raymond Kollar) of Toronto. Her memory will always be cherished by her nieces and nephews, extended family and friends. She will also be remembered fondly by her many close work friends at the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Mona had many fond memories of the summers she spent as a child in Arnprior with her beloved Nanna and Pop: Bertha Jane Moorhouse (nee Anderson) and John Hartley Moorhouse. Mona was born and raised in Toronto, graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Science, and lived her adult life in Ottawa. Mona valued compassion, empathy and community spirit. She also believed in the value of scientific research and education in both healthcare and society at large. These values were reflected in her career, her volunteer actives, and her comportment. Arrangements by the Boyce Funeral Home Ltd., Chapel, Visitation and Reception Centre, 138 Daniel Street N., Arnprior. Family and friends are invited to join Mona’s family during visitation Saturday, December 9, 2017, from 10-11:45 a.m. Memorial Service to follow at 12 noon in the Boyce Chapel. In memory of Mona, donations can be made to Ottawa West Community Support (OWCS),1137 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON K1Y 2Y8 or the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, ON M5G 2M9. Condolences/Tributes/Donations at www.boycefuneralhome.ca.