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June 12 , 2003, Gazette

Dr. Henry Gault
Dr. Henry Gault died May 23 at age 78. He had an international reputation in nephrology research, and was instrumental in building a strong program of clinical and research nephrology in this province. He is remembered by his colleagues and patients as a sensitive doctor who worked extremely hard and had a strong commitment to patient care. One of Dr. Gault’s major research contributions was a landmark paper that showed how to calculate the function of the kidney using the variables or weight, gender and age. Dr. Gault served in the Royal Canadian Air Force from 1943-46, completing 31 bombing missions in Germany. After the war he earned a B.Sc. in honours psychology at McGill University followed by a MD and a M.Sc. in experimental medicine. In 1960 he undertook training in nephrology and clinical chemistry at the Royal Victoria Hospital and then served in numerous academic, consultant, director and research positions in Montreal hospitals and at McGill. In 1974 he joined Memorial as professor of medicine (nephrology) and director for the Division of Nephrology and the Renal Laboratory at the General Hospital. He retired in 1993 and was named professor emeritus. Other honours include the Medical Award of the Kidney Foundation of Canada (1989), Officer of the Order of Canada (1991), Commemorative Medal for the 125th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada (1992) and the Laureate Award of the American College of Physicians (1993). Dr. Gault was predeceased by his son, Michael Henry, and leaves his wife Phyllis, son Andrew Frederick, one granddaughter Lillian Heather Gault, brother Leslie (Carol) of Calgary, sister Patricia Pilecki of London, also nieces, nephews and a large circle of friends.

Dr. Wieslaw S. W. Nowak
Dr. Wieslaw S. W. Nowak passed peacefully away at St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital in St. John’s on Monday, June 2. Born in Jeziorko, Poland, in 1936, he studied at the London School of Economics where he received his doctorate. He then went on to instruct at the City of London Polytechnic and since 1971 has taught geography at Memorial University. Left with fond and loving memories, his wife and best friend of 35 years, Maryla (Maria, nee Woskowska); beloved daughter Justyna, son-in-law Kevin Berube; son and confider Theodoric (Derek); twin granddaughters, Abigail and Hannah; sister Halina; and family in Poland and the UK. Also left behind are many close family friends including Marion Bolger and his special pet Mugsy Mowak. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to: The Fatima Center, 452 Kraft Rd., Fort Erie, ON, L2A 4M7 or Holy Family Parish, P.O. Box 3031, Paradise, NL, A1L 3W2.