Hammond-Callaghan, Dr Marie A. E. died peacefully, aged 53 on Friday, November 20th, 2015 at her home in Sackville, NB, surrounded by her loving family after a lengthy and courageous battle against breast cancer.

Marie was the beloved wife of Kevin Callaghan, mother of Amanda Hammond, daughter of Joan (McCrory) Hammond, sister of Leila (& Dean) Paddock of Petitcodiac, NB, James (& Susan) Hammond of Moncton, NB, Michael Hammond, Sean Hammond and Crystal Keast of Halifax, NS and Margaret (& Donnie) Cotter of Lockeport, NS. Foster sister to Marie (& Dale) Wolfe and Cathy (& Jim) Doey of Chatham, ON. Aunt to Kyra and Sophia Paddock; Lorne, Melissa and Peter Hammond; Alyssa and Aleea Cotter; Cameron Hammond; Kail and Kinton Keast; Anastasia, Hardy, Shea Lynn, Harrison and Catherine Callaghan;  Ellen, Thomas and Sarah Flynn. Great-Aunt to William Hammond. 

Marie was predeceased by her father Rev. John Hammond of Lockeport, NS. 

Born in Hamilton, ON on August 27, 1962 but a proud Newfoundlander whose family settled in Portugal Cove, NL in 1609, Marie grew up in many small communities in the Maritimes as her father followed his career in the ministry.


Donations will be gratefully accepted for the Marie Hammond-Callaghan Women's History Prize established by Mount Allison University to commemorate the life and work of Marie.

There was a memorial service for Marie at the Mount Allison Chapel  
on Saturday, November 28th with a reception following in the Mount Allison University Club (President's Cottage).

Marie was an Associate Professor in History and Women's and Gender Studies at Mount Allison University. Marie had a PhD from the National University of Ireland, Dublin and other graduate degrees from University of Toronto.

Marie came to Mount Allison University as a student, graduating with BA (1985) and BEd (1986) degrees and returned to Mount Allison in 2003 to take up a joint appointment in Women’s and Gender Studies and History.


During her years at this university, Marie was the lynchpin of the Women’s and Gender Studies program, serving as the only full-time faculty member in the program, developing and teaching a number of its core courses, and organizing many events and guest lectures.  Marie was a tireless, dedicated teacher, beloved by students with whom she shared her love of study, anchored particularly in archival research.

Her own research focuses on transnational women's peace movements in Cold War Canada and Europe. She has published extensively on post-war women's peace groups in Ireland and Canada. An active and regular participant in many international conferences despite the challenges of contending for many years with so grave an illness, Marie collaborated extensively with fellow scholars and was widely published, producing well-received and consequential scholarship investigating the history of women’s peace movements.  A particular focus of her research was the Voice of Women (VOW) women's peace movement with which she had a long and proud association.

More details on Marie’s career and research will soon be available at  This site will also be a repository of Marie's publications and research materials to be made available to researchers in her fields.