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Megan Jeannette Davey

DAVEY, Megan Jeannette - On August 10, surrounded by family, our fearless Megan's extraordinary adventure with life was ended in the University Hospital, London Ontario Megan was the loving daughter of Ken Davey of Thornhill and Jenny Davey (Fran Walsh) of Toronto, dear sister of Chris Davey (Carole) of Toronto and Katherine Davey (Patrick Rivest) of Montreal, aunt of Alex and Kimberly, niece of Clark Davey (Joyce) of Ottawa and Hugh Evans of Kingston. Her early curiosity, together with a love of books, led ultimately to a passion for science. She graduated from York University in Biology, completed her PhD at the University of Toronto and, after several years as a Research Fellow at Rockefeller University, she was attracted to Western University in 2004 to establish a busy and productive program of research focused on the mechanisms controlling DNA replication and teaching recognized by several awards. She was open and generous with colleagues, and with the students that worked under her direction. Committed to ensuring equity for women in science, she was a role model for many younger scientists. Canada has lost a scientist who was already widely respected and who was only beginning to realise her full potential. Megan's circle of friends was large and varied, ranging from high school and university friends to many non- scientists. She was a great cook and a persistent gardener. She enriched all who knew her. Cremation has taken place. A private interment will be held in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, London Ontario, a place where Megan often walked her dog Oreo, Celebration of Megan's life will be held at a later date. For those who wish to memorialize Megan's extraordinary life, donations may be made to the Maud L. Menten Memorial Lecture Series, for which Megan was the enthusiastic coordinator, through LONDON CREMATION SERVICES (519) 672-0459 or online at www.londoncremation .com. 11655713
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Professor that will be missed
Posted by Steven (Former Studemt) On Thursday, August 16, 2012
I was shocked when I heard this sad news. I had the privilege of having Dr. Davey for an undergraduate course this past year. She was always smiling and brought a positive teaching environment into the classroom. She was always willing to answer questions and wanting to help her students. She was one of those professors that did care about her students and she showed that she did. My condolences to her family and friends.
Wish you were still here
Posted by Vivien Measday (friend and colleague) On Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Megan was my rommate for many years in graduate school and we kept in contact through the years as friends and colleagues. All the memories of graduate school have come flooding back and I cannot believe that my good friend is gone. Megan cooked for me when she could not stand to see me eat spaghetti for the hundredth time and brought me flowers when I was sick. She was like a mum and a friend wrapped in one. I will miss you tremendously Megan.
I will miss seeing Megan on her daily walks
Posted by Erika (Neighbour) On Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I would see Megan every morning on her daily walks with Oreo. She was such a nice person - always had a wave and a smile. I wish I had known her better. My sincere condolences to her family.

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