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CUAJ honours its members and friends who have passed away. We invite colleagues of the deceased to submit brief remembrances. Please limit your notice to 200 words. Send your notice to gro.auc@lanruoj or fax it to 514-395-1664.
Dr. Todd died on November 30, 2009, at the age of 77. He received his medical training at the University of Cambridge and St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London and his surgical training at the University of Toronto. After spending a year in England studying surgical transplants and pediatric urology, he returned to the staff of Toronto Western Hospital where he performed one of the first renal transplants in Toronto. Dr. Todd was a past chairman of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Urology, a past chairman of the Urology Section of the Academy of Medicine, and a Past President of the Ontario Medical Association before moving his medical practice to Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Todd leaves behind his wife Jill and her sister Margaret. In Britain, he leaves his sister and brother-in-law Fiona and George Donaldson, and nephews Graham and Neil. His children Carolyn, Allison, Jamie, Fiona, Douglas and Alexandra will cherish his memory.
Dr. Ireland died on October 18, 2009, at the age of 92. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1939, specializing in urology.
Dr. Francis died on November 16, 2009, at the age of 92. He graduated from the University of Alberta in 1942. He is survived by his wife Marion (Pudge) and 3 daughters. After service in the Royal Canadian Air Force, he obtained his Fellowship in Surgery in Toronto, specializing in urology. He returned to Edmonton and practiced at the University and Royal Alexandra Hospitals. He was President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Edmonton Academy of Medicine. Dr. Francis was also a member of the board of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research.