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Posted by on Nov 24, 2015 in General News

Dr. Marie A. E. Hammond- Callaghan died peacefull on November 20, 2015

It is with sadness that VOW shares the news of the passing of a dear colleague and friend:

Hammond-Callaghan, Dr Marie A. E. died peacefully, aged 53 on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at her home in Sackville, NB, surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy and courageous battle against breast cancer. Marie was the beloved wife of Kevin Callaghan, mother of Amanda Hammond, daughter of Joan (McCrory) Hammond, sister of Leila (& Dean) Paddock of Petitcodiac, NB, John (& Susan) Hammond of Moncton, NB, Michael Hammond, Sean Hammond and Crystal Keast of Halifax, NS andMargaret (& Donnie) Cotter of Lockeport, NS. Foster sister to Marie (& Dale) Wolfe and Cathy (& Jim) Doey of Chatham, ON. Aunt to Kyra and Sophia Paddock; Lorne, Melissa and Peter Hammond; Alyssa and Aleea Cotter; Cameron Hammond; Kail and Kinton Keast; Anastasia, Hardy, Shea-Lynn, Harrison and Catherine Callaghan; Ellen, Thomas and Sarah Flynn. Great-Aunt to William Hammond. Marie was predeceased by her father Rev. John Hammond of Lockeport, NS. Born in Hamilton, ON on August 27, 1962 but a proud Newfoundlander whose family settled in Portugal Cove, NL in 1609, Marie grew up in many small communities in the Maritimes as her father followed his career in the ministry.
Marie was an Associate Professor in History and Women’s and Gender Studies at Mount Allison University. Marie had a PhD from the National University of Ireland, Dublin and other degrees from University of Toronto and Mount Allison University. Her own research focuses on transnational women’s peace movements in Cold War Canada and Europe. She has published extensively on post-war women’s peace groups in Ireland and Canada. More details on Marie’s career and research will soon be available at
There will a memorial service at the Mount Allison University Chapel at 2:00 PM on Saturday, November 28th with reception following in the Mount Allison Faculty Club.
In lieu of flowers, donations to funds commemorating and continuing Marie’s research and scholarship will be gratefully accepted; Details will be available soon at