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Date of Passing: Apr 29, 2005

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DIANE MARY DOWLING (nee JOHNSON) Diane passed away peacefully at the Health Sciences Centre on Friday, April 29, 2005. She is survived by her loving husband Roy, sister-in-law Pat Dowling, cousins, Janet MacPhail, George MacPhail (Shirley), Neil MacPhail (Sue) and Judi Garvin; niece Virginia Lowood (Jim), nephews, Jim Dowling (Lianne) and Ed Dowling (Marianne). She was predeceased by he parents, Evelyn and George Johnson; her cousin Margaret Garvin; and her brother-in-law Frank Dowling. Diane was born in Winnipeg. She attended Balmoral Hall School and United College. Her bachelor's and master's degrees were earned at the University of Manitoba and her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. In 1958 she became a member of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Manitoba. While at Manitoba she carried out research in the field of combinatorics. Her meticulously prepared and clearly delivered lectures won her the respect and affection of her students. In 1980 she became a member of St. Paul's College. She planned many social activities at the College and received the Father Cecil Ryan Award in recognition of her contributions to the life of the College. After her retirement, she was appointed as a Senior Scholar of the University and continued her educational activities. Diane was devoted to increasing interest in mathematical education in our province. For many years and until the present she was a member of the Executive of the Manitoba Association of Mathematics Teachers and was the Chair of the Manitoba Mathematical Contest Committee. As well she served on curriculum committees for the Department of Education. In recognition of these activities the University presented her with the Campbell Outreach Award. She was a member of the University Women's Club, Alpha Delta Pi, the St. David's Society of Winnipeg and the Irish Association of Manitoba as well as several professional societies. Prayers will be said on Wednesday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Thomson In the Park Funeral Home, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Vital Roman Catholic Parish Church, 1629 Pembina Hwy. at Manahan with Rev. Dr. Patrick A. Morand the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Fort Garry Cemetery, Crescent Dr. at South Dr. Roy would like to express his deepest thanks to Patricia and Darryl Bukowski, Hank Finlayson, Janet MacPhail, Brian Schmidt and other friends and relatives for their support at this difficult time. He would also like to thank Drs. Galbraith, Johnston, Seftel and Wiebe and the very kind staff at Ward GA4 in the Health Sciences Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the CancerCare Manitoba, 109-675 McDermot Ave., Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. THOMSON IN THE PARK Funeral Home and Cemetery 1291 McGillivray Blvd - 925-1120

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 03, 2005

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Roy, we are all so sorry for your loss. I remember Diane as pleasant, friendly, and very smart and curious. I've always enjoyed talking to her during your visits to Minnesota...and of course during my own visit to Winnipeg in 1979. I hope you will find comfort in all the memories you and Diane have made together over the years. Kevin Kelley - Posted by: Kevin Kelley (Friend) on: May 07, 2005

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