Anne-Marie GASTON

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GASTON, Dr. Anne-Marie (née Groves) July 6, 1941 April 5, 2018 Dancer, choreographer, writer, photographer, lecturer, teacher, traveller. Beloved wife and sister. Anne-Marie Gaston (Groves) was born, raised, educated (at Lisgar Collegiate, where she was head girl) and died in Ottawa. She did her first degree at Queen's University and subsequently earned two post-graduate degrees (M.Litt., D.Phil) at Oxford University, UK. During her life, she spent many years in India and UK, as well as traveling throughout the world observing and studying local cultures and languages. She was the first native-born Canadian to perform Classical East Indian Dance professionally and over the years she performed for tens of thousands throughout Canada, US, Europe and India, including Prime Ministers Pierre Elliot Trudeau and Indira Gandhi. Fearless and indomitably cheerful, she continued her research on Indian classical dances to within two weeks of her death. She passed away peacefully, at home in New Edinburgh, surrounded by family and friends. She will be enormously missed by husband Tony, sister Joan and family, and cousins John and Jake Fowell and Scott McDiarmid. In memoriam donations to Myeloma Canada would be highly appreciated.

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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Apr. 14, 2018
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