Mohamed Shokeir (MB, BCh, DCh, MS, PhD, FCCMG) Obituary
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Dr. Mohamed Hassan Kamel Shokeir (MB, BCh, DCh, MS, PhD, FCCMG)

July 2, 1938 - October 30, 2010
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The death of Dr. Mohamed Shokeir occurred on Saturday October 30, 2010 at St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 72 years. Surviving are his wife Donna; his daughter Vanessa (Lucien) Hardy of Waterloo, Ontario; his son Marc Omar of Bellingham, WA (Cheryl); grandchildren Vivienne, Peter, John, Philip, Emma, Julia, Katherine, Eliza and Madeline. Mo was born in Mansoura, Egypt July 2, 1938. He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Cairo in 1960. He pursued post graduate training in orthopedics, qualifying as a surgeon in 1963. Taking a U-turn, Mo left for the University of Michigan to study Human Genetics on a Fulbright...
The death of Dr. Mohamed Shokeir occurred on Saturday October 30, 2010 at St. Paul's Hospital at the age of 72 years. Surviving are his wife Donna; his daughter Vanessa (Lucien) Hardy of Waterloo, Ontario; his son Marc Omar of Bellingham, WA (Cheryl); grandchildren Vivienne, Peter, John, Philip, Emma, Julia, Katherine, Eliza and Madeline. Mo was born in Mansoura, Egypt July 2, 1938. He graduated with his medical degree from the University of Cairo in 1960. He pursued post graduate training in orthopedics, qualifying as a surgeon in 1963. Taking a U-turn, Mo left for the University of Michigan to study Human Genetics on a Fulbright Scholarship, obtaining his MS in 1965 and then PhD in 1968. While studying at the U of M, he met Donna Nugent as she was pursuing her MSW and they were married February 22, 1968 at St. Claire, Michigan. Mo was recruited by Dr. Jon Gerrard to the University of Saskatchewan as a Queen Elizabeth 11 Scientist later in 1968. From 1972 to 1975 he was a Medical Geneticist at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, returning to the U of S to head the Division of Medical Genetics. He received his full professorship in 1977. Mo was the Head of Pediatrics at the U of S from 1979 to 1996. His vigorous recruitment of specialists tripled the size of the Department. Dr. Shokeir was one of a rare breed of quadruple threat physicians: clinician, educator, researcher and administrator. His commitment to children of Saskatchewan provided inspiration to generations of physicians. Thousands of patients warmly recall his brilliant expertise and non-judgmental devotion. His special concern for the handicapped and marginalized was ultimately reflected in his dignified acceptance of his devastating Parkinson's Disease over the past 20 years. His earthy love of life included family, friends, science, nature, music, food, art, history and faith. His embrace of the Mennonite Faith in adulthood epitomized his yearning for peace. The Celebration of Dr. Shokeir's Life will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday November 3, 2010 at the Chapel of Acadia-McKague's Funeral Centre, presided by Rev. Patrick Preheim. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to CHEP (Child Hunger and Education Program) c/o Room 210 – 230 Avenue R. S Saskatoon S7M 0Z9. The family acknowledges with appreciation the excellent care and treatment Mo received at St. Paul's Hospital in the ICU, Observation, and Palliative Care units. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.acadiamckaguesfuneralcentre.com
Arrangements are entrusted to David Grambo 955-1600.

"Dear Donna;I met your husband when I was pregnant with my son 19 years ago.He was one of the kindess and most patient of all the doctors I had to see.He..." Sheila Murray (Saskatoon, SK)

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