Canadian Medical Association

Collingwood, Ont.; University of Toronto (U of T), 1965; ophthalmology. Died July 7, 2017, aged 77. Survived by his wife Mandy, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. "Dad always went the extra mile to ensure that his patients felt cared for and important, and he never shied away from using his unique sense of humour to lighten a moment. Dad was extremely dedicated to the education of the next generation of surgeons, and became a patient and compassionate teacher. Having won every surgical teaching award available, his students then developed the Millennium Mentor Award, which recognized his exceptional commitment to mentoring others. Upon his retirement from surgical practice, the U of T honoured Dad with another prestigious accolade, the Excellence in Postgraduate Medical Education Award, and established the William Macrae Fund for Excellence in Ophthalmic Education."

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