DART mourns the passing of a friend and colleague.

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DART mourns the passing of a friend and colleague.

Published on December 24 2010

It is with deep sadness and grief that we share with you the news of our dear colleague Marlene Moser's passing on the evening of December 21, 2010.

Marlene's courageous five year battle with breast cancer developed into metastasis this past summer.  Her condition started to deteriorate rapidly Monday morning and she was admitted to the Juravinski Hospital Tuesday morning and passed away peacefully Tuesday evening surrounded by all of her family.

Marlene has been a member of the Brock Community since 2000. During her tenure as professor, researcher, creator, Director and Chair she provided leadership and love to her colleagues and students in the Department of Dramatic Arts.  She was instrumental to the development of the Department as a site of luminous and rigorous investigation of theatre praxis.  Her mentorship of five colleagues through tenure and promotion is but one facet of her legacy to the future of our research, pedagogy, and community. Her presence in the burgeoning theatre scene of St. Catharines was only recently curtailed as she focused her creative energies to meet the challenge of cancer - the vision of her initiatives remains undiminished and in our hearts.

Marlene fought this cancer with such strength, courage and determination. The Department greatly mourns her passing.

for more information please see her web page

see the Brock News article here

if you wish to submit a comment or share a memory about Marlene please use this online form


Information about the visitation and an upcoming celebration on January 4th, 2011 is found in the obituary in the Hamilton Spectator.  Here are the details:

Family and friends may gather at the BAY GARDENS FUNERAL HOME, 1010 Botanical Drive, BURLINGTON, on Tuesday, December 28th between 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A celebration of Marlene's life (reunion) will take place on her birthday, January 4th at the Royal Botanical Gardens at 2 p.m.

There is also an online Book of Condolence at the above webpage.

The department will host a memorial event in the new year, with details to come.

Marlene and colleagues

Marlene Moser, shown here on the left with colleagues Gyllian Raby, David Fancy and Danielle Wilson, of the Department of Dramatic Arts. Photo taken at the announcement of Provincial funding for the building of a new home for the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts at the historic Canada Haircloth site, April 14, 2010, by colleague David Vivian.