418 653-3940

Photo de Ann KAMPMEIER
Fiche créée le : 2007-06-25
Père : Roland Kampmeier
Mère : Sally Wass
Décès le : 2007-06-25
Parution : 2007-06-27
Conjoint(e) : Harry QUALMAN
Paru dans : Ottawa Citizen, ON

QUALMAN, Ann Kampmeier September 11, 1940 - June 25, 2007 On June 25, 2007, after a very full life and a struggle with a rare carcinoid cancer, Ann died peacefully at home in Gatineau at the age of 66, surrounded by her immediate family. She will be deeply missed by her husband of 40 years, Harry, her daughters Sarah (Alejandro Flores) and Anna (Eric Latulipe), her brother William Kampmeier (Page), sister Susan Stein (George), brother-in-law Gene (Sarah) and sister-in-law Holly Allen as well as her dear step-mother Silbia Kampmeier, and many cousins, nieces, friends and colleagues. The daughter of Sally (Wass) and Roland Kampmeier, Ann Kristin was born in Knoxville, Tennessee and raised in Chattanooga. A graduate of Antioch College, she obtained a Master's in Public and International Affairs from University of Pittsburgh, where she met her husband. In 1971, her life moved to Quebec and in 1978 she became a Canadian. She later lived in Montreal (St-Lambert) and in Gatineau (Aylmer). Ann worked in the field of international development throughout her life, from early days as junior project officer at the UN to her later consultant work for the Canadian International Development Agency, the World Bank, and many non-governmental organizations. By her retirement in 2005, she had accumulated field experience in over 15 developing countries. Ann also taught at St. Lawrence College, in Quebec City, from 1973 to 1985. Diagnosed with severe rheumatoid arthritis at age 33, Ann soon took up the cause of arthritis patient networking and advocacy. A founding member and president of the Association des arthritiques de Quebec, the first arthritis self-help organization in the province, Ann later founded and presided a similar association in the Montreal area. She served on The Arthritis Society Quebec Division Board of Directors and later their Board of Governors and became very active in arthritis advocacy on both the national and international levels. In 2001, Ann co-founded the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (CAPA), and served as its first president until 2006. She was also an active volunteer in OMERACT, the Cochrane Collaboration Musculoskeletal Review Group and served on the Consumer Advisory Board of the Canadian Arthritis Network. Ann also volunteered as President of the University Women's Club in Quebec City from 1973-1979, and as an active member of Ottawa's First United Church. She enjoyed travel, singing and the arts. Ann's family is grateful to all those who provided Ann with wonderful care, over the years and throughout this last difficult period, with special thanks to the CLSC Grande-Riviere nurses, in particular Helene L'Africain, and to Dr. Danielle Manseau, Dr. Andree Cote, Dr. Douglas Smith and Diane Fontaine. Friends may call at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd, (at Roosevelt), Ottawa on Thursday, June 28 from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 9 p.m., and on Friday, June 29 from 10 to 12 noon. The service celebrating Ann's life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday at First United Church, 347 Richmond Rd. She will be buried in Bellevue Cemetery in Aylmer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann's memory to the Canadian Arthritis Patient Alliance (522 University Avenue, Suite 1002, Toronto M5G 1W7) or to the Arthritis Society ( ). Condolences, tributes or donations may be made at Published in the Ottawa Citizen from 6/27/2007 - 6/28/2007 Published in the Montreal Gazette on 6/27/2007

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