Dagmar Gontard-Zelinkova died at her residence on Baptiste Lake, on August 12, 2014.
Having lived in various countries on three continents, Dagmar considered herself a citizen of the world. Locally, she was involved with Baptiste Lake Association and Art Gallery of Bancroft. Dagmar was a freethinker and involved with various free-thought associations in Canada and abroad. She was also a passionate and active humanist and secularist. Daughter of a physician and wife of a physician, she was interested in bioethics. Upon her arrival to Toronto in the eighties, she discovered a recently founded association, Dying With Dignity (DWD), and quickly became a member and eventually served for a few years on its board. Dagmar’s last public event, which was organized in Bancroft on October 26th, 2013, was about DWD. Memorial donations to DWD, FAREWELL FOUNDATION or Humanist Association of Canada would be gratefully appreciated.
Igor and Alexis BALLEZ, sons
She was an active member of the QHSA and will be greatly missed.
Memorial and slides of her life in Africa will be held at Bancroft Art Gallery in Bancroft, Ontario at 1 p.m. 19th October.