It is with sadness that we share the news of the recent passing of Maureen MacLeod.
Maureen devoted herself to serving others, particularly those in need. One of her notable
accomplishments included being a founding member of Parish Nursing in Canada where she
devoted much time to help launch Interchurch Health Ministries Canada.
Born January 6, 1945 in Edmonton Alberta, Maureen was the first child to Muriel and Rev. Dr. H.
Douglas Stewart. Maureen was known as PK for “preacher’s kid” which may conjure all kinds of
impressions. Maureen was raised with one brother (Craham) and one sister (Marcia) and lived in
the following cities through her childhood: Edmonton, Alberta, and Kincardine, Toronto, and
Upon high school graduation in Ottawa, Maureen trained as a nurse at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.
She later moved to work at the Health Sciences Center in Winnipeg, where she met her husband
John MacLeod who was a medical intern at the time. They were married July 6, 1967.
Maureen’s professional career included Public Health Nursing in Sault Ste. Marie, Obstetrical and
New Born Nursing in Winnipeg, Director of the Lung Association in Oshawa, as well as Director of
the Herzig Eye Institute for the Durham Region. For 30 years Maureen and John lived and worked in
Oshawa, Ontario, where they raised 4 children who are the light of their life. They also worked
together at the Oshawa Clinic where Maureen assisted John with his practice development in