In Celebration of

Dr. Gus O'Gorman

August 8, 1941 -  October 27, 2016

Dr. Gus O’Gorman
August 30th 1941- October 27th 2016

Augustine Michael O’Gorman (75), Westmount, Québec, Canada, passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2016. Survived by his first wife of 37 years Karin Austin, children Michael and Aisling, sisters Fidelma (Jim), Ethna and Dorothy, brothers Vincent and Ralph (Pauline), brothers and sister-in-law Peter (Helga), Nancy (Don), Erik (Leslie), and Chris (Rachel), many adored nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Born and reared in Salthill, Galway, Eire, he made Montréal his home for his remaining 47 years. Gus was a Paediatric Neuroradiologist and long-time Director of Radiology at The Montreal Children’s Hospital. A self-described retirement failure, he continued to work part-time at Shriners Hospital, Westmount Square Medical Imaging, and The Children’s until his death.
Ba Ghaeilgeoir bhródúil a thacaigh agus a chreid go láidir sa teanga agus sa chultúr Gaelach é Gus. A champion and staunch supporter of Irish Language and culture, he was past president of St. Patrick’s Society of Montréal. A passionate thespian, in recent years he enjoyed the taste of an amateur acting calling.
Funeral Saturday November 5, 2016 at 2pm, Ascension of Our Lord 375 Kitchener Ave. Westmount, QC H3Z 2G1. Reception/wake/sesiún to follow at Irish Embassy Pub 1234 Rue Bishop, Montréal, QC H3G 2E3. If desired, donations can be made to either Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, Infinitheatre or Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation (for research).

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam


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Judy and Alex Riddell (Friend of Gus and the Austin family)

Entered November 1, 2016 from Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Dear Karin and family, we were saddened to learn of Gus' untimely passing. Our thoughts are with you at this rough time. Sincere condolences, Judy and Alex

Dave and Judith Schurman (Bloomsday Festival)

Entered November 1, 2016 from Montreal

Very sad news and a blow to Bloomsday and to the Irish Montreal community.

Gus was one of the first people to set up a Bloomsday event here in the city many years ago - before we started the Bloomsday Montreal Festival. And he has been one of our most ardent supporters and participants in the events as well as an active Board member. Just last week he was participating in our Finnegans Wake session at the Westmount Library. Of course, he was also one of the most important and active members of the Montreal Irish community as well.

Our deepest sympathies to Karin and the family. He will be truly missed.

Bernadette & patrick Short & Family 

Entered November 1, 2016 from Beaconsfield, QC

With deepest sympathy to Karin, Mike & Aisling

Jim Kirby (Friend)

Entered November 1, 2016 from London UK

I met Gus in 1973 when I arrived in Montreal to take up a new position at Aer Lingus. I came to know him through the MIRFC and enjoyed his company throughout the 70s. We met regularly in the Old Dublin in social hours but I knew he always worked hard, long hours and I had immense respect for him and valued his company when I would see him no only in the pub but out in Ste Julie also in the summer months. I hadn't seen him for years when I was invited by Ned Eustace to join him to see a play in which Gus played a detective, if my memory serves me well, in 2003. I think it was an Agatha Christie play. What a star he was in that and in the gap of years we laughed in the post play drinks how we both had turned bald. He was the same Gus. In my second sojourn in Montreal in that period between 2003-08, I came to realise what an immense influence he had made on the Irish community via the St Patrick's Society and he leaves a wonderful legacy by his founding of Nuacht. He was a gentleman and certainly a scholar who was a proud Irishman, husband and father. My heart goes out to Karin and his children. Requiescat in Pace.

pat parfrey (friend)

Entered November 2, 2016 from St John's

Karin,my very sincere condolences on Gus's passing.
Benvon loved him as a teacher,mentor and friend. I have very fond memories of our time in Montreal ,with Benvon spending happy days at the Children's hospital .me talking rugby with Gus,and our winter in the Laurentians.I still have a painting in my bedroom of Brendan and Kevin on the hill by the house, on skies, leading to the lake!
He was a lovely man and your happy memories of him will requite your loneliness.
Requiescat in pace.


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