In Celebration of

Mark Allen Zamorski M.D. MSM

April 26, 1962 -  August 17, 2018

Dr. Mark Allen Zamorski, MSM died peacefully at the Ottawa General Hospital on 17th August in Ottawa, Ontario at the age of 56.

Mark is survived by his beloved husband and partner of many years, Major (Retired) Phillip Edwards and his brother, Glenn Zamorski, and wife Kathleen (Horan) of Chesterton, Indiana. He was preceded in death by his former partner Gary Rendel of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mark was born in 1962 in Pontiac, Michigan to Emil Joseph and Phyllis Joan (Schrieder) Zamorski. He graduated from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine in 1989. He completed a family practice residency at the University of Michigan Hospitals and later received a Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Mark spent 9 years on the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, before immigrating to Canada in 2002. In Canada, Mark led the Research and Analysis Section of the Directorate of Mental Health for the Canadian Forces Health Services Group, specializing in epidemiological and health services research on mental health problems in military personnel. He was an author or co-author on more than 70 peer-reviewed scientific papers, 3 book chapters, and more than 170 other abstracts, reports, and monographs. His scientific work was recognized through the 2013 Major Sir Frederick Banting Award for Military and Veteran Health Research. In 2016, he received a Meritorious Service Medal at Rideau Hall, in recognition of his contribution to the development and implementation of a post-deployment mental health screening program for Canadian military personnel.

A memorial gathering is scheduled for September 5, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:30 pm at Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue, Ottawa. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mark’s life. In lieu of flowers, Mark has suggested making a small donation to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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neera agrwal (friend)

Entered August 19, 2018 from Scottsdale

As I think of Mark's legacy, it is not his papers and books and academic success that stands out for me, but rather his steadfastness, his loyalty to his friends, and his firm conviction in who is was and is. Those of us who knew him will never forget him, but rather talk of "do you remember when Mark...".
with a heavy heart, but with peace knowing you are at peace my friend.

Jim Quinn (Fellow member of the Canadian Forces Medical Services)

Entered August 19, 2018 from Wasaga Beach

Mark was a great scientist-clinician, our world has lost one of our best. Mark's work has provided phenomenal clinical resources that have directly benefited members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

Hal Klepak (Friend and admirer)

Entered August 19, 2018 from Ottawa

My friendship with Mark was through his devoted and loving husband, Phil Edwards. I only had the pleasure of spending any time with Mark on 4 or 5 occasions. But they were marked by his brilliance and style, and by his own devotion to, and love for Phil.
His work for Queen and Country is well known and much appreciated by me and all who know it. But the joy he brought to Phil will remain the touchstone for my memories of him.
May he rest in peace and may Phil know the peace and consolation brought by having had such a splendid relationship at the centre of both their lives.

Vivian Luk (Colleague)

Entered August 19, 2018 from Ottawa


My condolences to you during this difficult time.

Vivian Luk

Don Murray (Friend)

Entered August 20, 2018 from Ottawa

So sorry for your loss, my thoughts are with you at this difficult time.


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