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February 2024

Dr. Violeta Elizabeth (Betty) Ribeiro, a retiree of the Faculty of Nursing, passed away on Feb. 29, 2024. She was 85. Read Dr. Ribeiro’s obituary here.

Martin Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th prime minister, passed away on Feb. 29, 2024. Mr. Mulroney received an honorary degree from Memorial in 1980.

Dr. Edsel John Bonnell, a 2011 Memorial University honorary graduate, passed away on Feb. 7, 2024. He was 89. Read Dr. Bonnell’s obituary here.


Dr. John Bruton, former Irish Prime Minister and an honorary graduate of Memorial University (2003), passed away Feb. 6, 2024. He was 76. Read more about Dr. Bruton here.

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