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HEATHER JEANNE DARLING PIGAT Mrs. Patricia Hockings(Barry) (d. 2013) is delighted to announce the graduation of her daughter Heather Jeanne Darling Pigat with her Master of Arts degree from the Centre for Medieval Studies, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto, in June 2016. Heather is wife of Peter Ian Darling Pigat of Toronto, the granddaughter of Michael (d. 1990) and Jean (d. 2004) Markosky of Welland, niece of Bradley Markosky of Welland, daughter-in-law of Antonio Pigat of Port Colborne and Rosemary Pigat of Mexico, and goddaughter of Steve and Penny Michal of Welland and Elizabeth Stekli (d. 2010) of Welland. Heather is the sister of Mark Hockings of Welland and Dr. Jeff Hockings and family of Texas. Heather was the recipient of the Prudence Tracy Award from the Centre for Medieval Studies and was awarded the Mid-Career Professional Develop-ment bursary from the Canadian Museums Association, which enabled her to undertake advanced training related to Medieval manuscripts in Montefiascone & Rome, Italy. Heather completed this advanced degree part-time while working full time as Collections Manager for the Art Museum, University of Toronto. Prior to joining U of T in 2006, she worked for a leading Canadian auction house as a senior specialist, and served as assistant curator for the RCAF Memorial Museum, 8 Wing, Trenton, Ontario. Heather holds an Art Conservation Technician Diploma from Fleming College, Peterborough (1992), a Bachelor of Arts, Specialized Honours, Art History, from York University, Toronto (1989), and is a graduate of Welland Centennial Secondary School (1982). Heather would like to express her deep gratitude in particular to her mother Pat, to her husband Peter, to her ‘Aunt’ Beverley Brennan of Port Colborne, and to her dear friends E. A. Lawrence of Barrie and M. M. Mulchahey of Oakville, for their unerring love and support: “multas gratias ago vobis.”13126456
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