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Dr. Barry Deveber

deVEBER, Dr. Barry - M.D., FRCPC January 27, 1929 - February 28, 2019 Barrie, Dr. L.L. deVeber, passed away peacefully in his 90th year, surrounded by family and love. Predeceased by his wife and lifelong love, Iola Plaxton deVeber. Beloved father of George deVeber, Dr. Gabrielle deVeber (Dr. David Mikulis) of Oakville, Christine deVeber, Michele deVeber and Eileen deVeber all of London. Loving grandfather of Mikaela, Madeleine, Sandy, Nico, Nicole, Liah and Adam. Great-grandfather of Dezman and Damien. Predeceased by his son LeBaron Charles “Barrie” (2002) and his brother George Angus deVeber (2016). Also survived by loving in-laws and a host of loving nieces, nephews and dear friends. Barrie was born and raised in Toronto, graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1953 and fulfilled a long and illustrious career as a pediatric hematologist-oncologist. His innovations in cancer, intra-uterine Rh factor treatment and hemophilia affected the lives of many. He combined his medical expertise and moral integrity with universal kindness. He consistently put the needs of others ahead of his own. He was a pioneer in palliative care for children. His medical career spanned the globe, from Canada to England and Africa. Dr. deVeber initiated many humanitarian organizations including Camp Trillium, London Montessori school, deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research, and Euthanasia Prevention Coalition. Barrie’s will be remember for his enthusiasm, kindness, charm, sense of humor and gifted story-telling. Visitors will be received in the O’NEIL FUNERAL HOME , 350 William Street, London on Monday, March 4, 2019 from 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Peter’s CathBasilica, 196 Dufferin Ave. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., with words of remembrance from 9:30 - 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the deVeber Institue for Bioethics and Social Research, 4936 Yonge St., Suite 255, Toronto, ON M2N 6S3. www.deveber.org. Online condolences & Guest Book at www.oneilfuneralhome.ca13328585
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H saved my life
Posted by William Sercombe (1962 patient) On Friday, May 17, 2019
When I was 7 I had severe salmonella and Victoria hospital refused me medical assistance ,they just watched me internally exsanguinate for 3 weeks after telling my parents I was going to die,they refused IVs and antibiotics and only gave me 2 small glasses of ginger ale a day as fluid replacement...finally Dr. Deveber rescued me, I left for home as a human skeleton but I was alive....I am so sorry to hear of his passing...he saved my life
He saved my life
Posted by William Sercombe (1962 patient) On Friday, May 17, 2019
When I was 7 I had severe salmonella and Victoria hospital refused to render me medical assistance...they just watched me internally exsanguinate for 3 weeks after telling my parents I was going to die and not return to the hospital ...they refused IVs and antibiotics and only gave me small glasses of ginger ale a day as fluid replacement...finally Dr. Deveber rescued me and I left for home as a human skeleton but I was alive....I am so sorry to hear of his passing...he saved my life
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Posted by Louise Macphee (Colleague & Friend) On Wednesday, March 6, 2019
I worked for a paediatrician in the same portable at WMCH throughout the 70’s/80’s and we all were such great friends. We especially remember all the children who passed through Dr. Devebers office... he was truly a remarkable man who took the time to talk to everyone who worked there no matter who you were and I would see him at church after I had children of my own and he always spoke to us. A true gentleman who taught me so many life lessons. I’ll never forget him!
A Dr. Who Cared for his sick patients
Posted by Mike, Cheryl & former Patient Tiffany Todd (Our daughters doctor) On Tuesday, March 5, 2019
32yrs.Ago your dad became a part of our daughter Tiffany Todd's life! Diagnose with ALL Leukemia & having Down Syndrome he encouraged us to trust God & have Faith when she was dieing because she became Septic & put on life support. We trusted God & the testimony goes on. Her life is a book to be written. Tiffany is a 2 time Leukemia survivor & we Thank God for your Dad's gift on earth! You can look on my FB pg. To see what I wrote under Cheryl Todd about your father here's a pic. Of Tiffany
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Posted by Pam &Sara Imlay (Patient) On Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Thie pic I sent was Your Dad with my Daughter Sara . He was An Amazing Man . Heaven gained An Angel of Children.

Thank You Dr. Deveber for your Love, Guidance and Power of words.

Today Sara is going to be 34 on the 7th.

Thank You to his Family for allowing him to a Dr . And being away from His Family

To be there for us.

Thoughts and Prayers

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