Canadian Medical Association

St. Catharines, Ont.; University of Toronto,1943; Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, WW II; general surgery; recipient, Ontario Medical Association’s Glenn Sawyer Award. Died March 26, 2018, aged 97. Survived by 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “After serving in the army, Bill completed the Gallie Surgical Program in Toronto. He moved to St. Catharines in 1952, and later served as chief of surgery at the Hotel Dieu Hospital and at the St. Catharines General Hospital. Bill was instrumental in establishing the Niagara Children’s Centre, an early leader in treating and caring for children with physical, developmental and communicative disabilities. He also served as the founding chair and was medical director for 30 years. In 2014, the Board of Directors established an award in his name to honour his legacy.”

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