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Queen’s remembers Nancy Suzanne Reid Ossenberg

[Dr. Nancy Suzanne Reid Ossenberg]Nancy Suzanne Reid Ossenberg, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Anatomy, died on June 23. Dr. Ossenberg retired from Queen’s in 1998 after 25 years of service. She remained in Kingston after retirement.  

Nancy was a beloved teacher of anatomy and a well-respected physical anthropologist. She contributed a significant body of research on human ethnogenesis and the migrations of humans to the North American continent.

Nancy also had a passion for music, playing fiddle and singing with groups in Kingston. She loved the beauty and simplicity of nature, and loved the many animals she had cared for over the years.

“Our hearts go out to Nancy’s family, friends, local musicians and all of her campus colleagues and former students who mourn her loss,” says Daniel Woolf, Principal and Vice-Chancellor. “She clearly had a positive and lasting impact on her students and all of those who knew her.” 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 21 at 2 pm at Morgan Chapel in the Theological Hall At Queen’s. Following the service, a hooley will take place at the Renaissance Event Venue, 285 Queen St., Kingston; all musicians are invited to participate. 

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Salvation Army, or to the charity of your choice.