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Norman William, MD.FRSC. Struthers

STRUTHERS, Norman William, MD.FRSC. - December 31, 1927 - March 21, 2015 After a long and full life Norman passed away on March 21, at the age of 87. He was a loving husband to Barbara Mary (predeceased in 2012) for 54 years. Norman will be sadly missed as a great father and friend to Sandy (Kate) and Ian (Elle) and to his grandchildren Jack, Peter, Emma and Norman. He will also be greatly missed by his sister Celia (UK) and Barbara's sisters Evelyn (UK) and Jenny (USA), as well as by his nieces and nephews, Susi, Michael, Caroline, Shena, and Bruce. Norman was born in Kilbarchan, Scotland, and was a graduate of medicine from the University of Glasgow in 1950. He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a medical doctor and enjoyed 2 eventful years in Canada. He returned to Scotland where he met and married Barbara, and continued his medical studies in Urology at the Royal Infirmary in Glasgow and in Hammersmith Hospital in London. In 1969, Norman and Barbara moved their family to Toronto. Soon after he joined St. Michaels' Hospital where he stayed until he retired in 1997. He enjoyed research and teaching and was an associate professor at the University of Toronto. Norman chaired the Urology Department at St. Michaels' and was an early practitioner of kidney transplants. He performed the 500th transplant in the program. Norman and Barbara always loved to travel. Norman was a keen sportsman enjoying everything from fly-fishing to car racing. His true passions were skiing and sailing which he began in the Scottish highlands and on the Clyde. He travelled and competed widely with Uffa Fox on the Flying 15. Norman joined the RCYC when he came to Canada and continued sailing throughout his retirement. His love for his sports has been passed on to his sons and grandchildren. Norman will be missed by his many dear friends and colleagues in Toronto and Wooler. He and Barbara loved their home and retired life in Wooler where they had tremendous support in their later years. His kindness, understanding and great sense of humour were hallmarks of his life. Norman will always be remembered as a true gentleman by the many people he touched. His family will be holding a private service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the memory of Dr. Norman Struthers to the St. Michael's Hospital Foundation, 30 Bond St. Toronto, M5B 1W8. Online guestbook & condolences at www.weaverfuneralhomes.com12914900
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