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Dr. William Patrick Fay

FAY, Dr. William Patrick - It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. William (Liam) Patrick Fay announce his passing at Health Sciences North on November 14th 2014. He passed peacefully and was surrounded by his loving family. Liam was born in Trim, County Meath, Ireland in 1942. Earning a scholarship to medical school at the age of 17, he was the youngest to be accepted to and graduate from medical school at University College Dublin. Liam went on to do his residency in Gibraltar, before immigrating to Canada with his wife Anne and their daughter Heather. Upon graduating, he moved to Sudbury where he began practicing Nephrology. He set up the first Dialysis Unit and then expanded to include 7 Satellite Units throughout the North. An avid hurling player in his youth, he was a member of the Comhaltas and Irish Heritage Club, where he enjoyed Gaelic football games. He enjoyed spending time with his family and dedicated his life to serving his patients. His expertise and dedication was recognized by numerous awards, including the Honorary Life Member Award (Science North), the Glenn Sawyer Service Award (Ontario Medical Association), and recently the Human Touch Award. He was well-loved by his staff and patients. We would like to thank long-time friends, Dr. Goluch, Dr. Cano, Dennis and Jill Carrier, also the staff of the 8th floor (cardiology) and ICU, his secretary and partner in crime, Bernadette Walacki, Lauri Tomiuk, Mary-Katherine Coady and all the Dialysis staff at Health Sciences North, as well as the staff at the Satellite Units. You are all too numerous to mention, but all equally important. Liam is survived by his loving and darling wife Anne, their children Heather (husband Charles), Tania, Michael, Conor, Natasha (husband Syras) and Eóin, and by his grandchildren Dagmar, Éile, Meallá, Simeon and Anna. He is also survived by his brother Sean in Ireland (wife Kathleen), and their children Ellen, Thomas, Mary, James, and Paula. Resting at the JACKSON AND BARNARD FUNERAL HOME 233 Larch St., Sudbury (Friends may call 4-8pm Monday with parish prayers 4:30pm Monday). Funeral Mass in Christ the King Church 30 Beech St., Sudbury Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 at 10am. Cremation with interment in Ireland. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. W. P. Fay Bursary (Northern Ontario School of Medicine) or the Kidney Foundation would be appreciated. To light a memorial candle, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org.12863673
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A very special man
Posted by Patricia Folz (he was my husbands doctor) On Sunday, November 30, 2014
Dr. Fay was my husband Orville Folz's physician since 1978. He arranged for Orville to have home dialysis in a time that was almost unheard of. He arranged for my husband's transplant, and the running joke was "Every time Orville was to be seen in Elliot Lake, there was a snow storm. " Orville's fondest memory was of the time he took Dr. Fay's family ice fishing. Dr. Fay touched so many lives, and he will be sorely missed.
Liam fay
Posted by Ciaran Kealy (Friend) On Thursday, November 20, 2014
Sincere sympathy on your loss.Ciaran and Kathryn Kealy.
our special family doctor from afar
Posted by lionel lauzon (former patient) On Monday, November 17, 2014
Heartful condolences to Dr. Fay 's family.

Dr Fay cared for me from 1994 to 2009 and his special warmth and compassionate care during may crisis left a special bond that words cannot express. He saved my life a few times again thank you.We will miss him dearly....lionel lauzon "bambi hunter" what he called me

lionel and pauline lauzon lake sesekinika

Our Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Justeen Mansourian (Christakos) (Friend) On Monday, November 17, 2014
Dear Natasha & Family, our thoughts and prayers are with

You, sorry about your loss, I had the pleasure

Of working with your dad, noble & dedicated doctor indeed.

The loss of a great Doctor
Posted by Lianna Edwards (Daugher of past patient) On Monday, November 17, 2014
Around 1980 my father was diagnosed with kidney failure and was fortunate to have the great Dr. Fay look after his well being. Over his 13 years on the dialysis machine (at home for a few of these years) my dad had the best of care by Dr. Fay and all the dialysis unit staff. What a great man and doctor...

Lianna Edwards (daughter of Cecil Edwards)


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