JOHN DONALD GRAHAM
Orthopaedic surgeon, pilot, mentor, history buff, and awesome “JD”, passed away peacefully at home on April 2, 2011, with his beloved wife, Rosamund, by his side. Survived by sons James (Lisa) and Ian, their mother Beverly Ann, and step-daughter Carolyn (William). Grandpa John to Hunter. Brother of Douglas and the late David and will be sorely missed by all of the Reed family. Eldest son of the late John Donald and Marjorie Catherine (Shea), John was born in St. Catharines on November 27, 1934. Obtaining his MD at UofT in 1961 he went on to a residency in orthopaedics and received his Specialist Certificate in 1967. After travelling to Glasgow, Scotland, and Europe as a McLaughlin Travelling Fellow, he returned to practice at the Toronto General Hospital where he remained until the Department of Orthopaedics was moved to the Toronto Western site in 1991. During this time he became an Assistant Professor, teaching medical students and clinical clerks, and training future orthopaedic surgeons. In 1967 he also obtained his private pilot’s license and went on to receive a Class I Commercial license. He combined his love of both orthopaedics and flying by travelling to out-reach clinics at the Temiskaming Hospital, New Liskeard, much to the “delight/dismay” of numerous residents. Leaving Toronto in 2002, he and Rosamund flew the plane across Canada to a new practice in Campbell River, BC, where he enjoyed both the work and the scenery.
John will be missed by his friends and colleagues, especially members of the Pennal Orthopaedic Society, and his cousins Eleanor (Mike) Cox and George (Genevieve) Graham. We will always remember his sense of humour and the twinkle in his eye!
In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Orthopaedic Association, the Campbell River Hospital Foundation, or the Temiskaming Hospital would be appreciated.
A Celebration to honor the life of Dr. John Graham will be held on Wednesday April 6th 2011 at the Dolphins Discovery Resort, 4125 Discovery Drive, Campbell River, BC V9W 4X6 at 3.00pm. A reception will follow the celebration. Messages of condolences for the family may be left at www.suttonsfuneralhome.com
Campbell River Funeral Home
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