Canadian Medical Association

North York, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1941; RCAF, WW II; ophthalmology; former chief of ophthalmology, Toronto Western Hospital; professor, U of T. Died June 24, 2016, aged 103. Survived by 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. “D’Arcy, who died at the grand age of 103, remembered his mother ironing dollar bills to sterilize them during the Spanish flu epidemic and feeding homeless men at their house during the Depression. Serving others was a calling and a constant in his life. Kindness, empathy and humour were as natural as the air he breathed and, in turn, he brought out the best in others. These qualities allowed him to connect with his patients in extraordinary ways. With dedication, he made house calls and visited lonely hospitalized patients on Christmas Day, lifting their spirits with his caring and warmth.”