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Dr. Avdhesh Narain Mathur

MATHUR, Dr. Avdhesh Narain - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Dr. Avdhesh Narain Mathur on the evening of Tuesday October 6th, 2015 at Health Sciences North. Beloved husband of Denise Valerie (née Newton), loving father of Kiran Ram, Shireen Devi, and Neel Narayan (Rachel). Cherished grandfather of Keelan Neel and Braydan Kiran. Beloved son of the late Jai Narain and Sarweshwari Mathur. Beloved brother of Prem Lata, Leela, Meena and Sashi. Sadly missed by his many nieces, nephews, cousins, colleagues, and friends. Avdhesh was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. His family was his life. He was an avid fisherman and duck hunter and enjoyed his many journeys with his family and friends on the French River and at his cottage on the Georgian Bay. Apart from his much-loved family life, Avdhesh had another passion - caring for his numerous patients and saving lives. In 1970, he launched his Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic surgical practice, and was one of the pioneering physicians who performed coronary artery bypass surgery at the Memorial Hospital. In 1991, he performed the first beating heart off-pump coronary bypass surgery in Canada. He was involved in complex innovative cardiac surgeries receiving an award in 2005 from the Ontario Medical Association for his numerous contributions in the field of cardiac surgery. He initiated the creation of the Sudbury Chapter of the Mended Hearts Club during the early 1980s, a support group for families and patients undergoing cardiac surgery. For Avdhesh, his motto was to "never be afraid to give and you will never be without." He consistently and selflessly supported his family, friends, and patients - expecting nothing in return. He was a positive influence to everyone he came in contact with, and always believed that the impossible was possible. A special thank you to the Cardiac Medical Unit at Health Sciences North, Community Care Access Centre Sudbury, and Bayshore Health Care in Sudbury. At Avdhesh's request, there will be no visitation - only cremation and a very private traditional Hindu ceremony. Avdhesh was a founding member of the Hindu temple, the Sudbury Prarthana Samaj, and at his request, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in his memory to the Sudbury Prarthana Samaj. Arrangements entrusted to the LOUGHEED FUNERAL HOME. To light a memorial candle, flowers, donations or messages of condolences available on-line at www.lougheed.org12983235
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Posted by Dr. Terry Carscadden (Colleague) On Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Dr. Mathur was a wonderful person and surgeon. I sent him many patients, who had nothing but raves about his compassion, ability, understanding, friendliness.

It was a privilege and pleasure to know him.

Sorry to hear this.
Posted by Janet St.Louis (no relation) On Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Dr.Mathur did 2 open-heart surgery's on my father, which gave my dad many more years with us. Thank you, Dr.Mathur. May you rest in peace. Condolences to all his family.
Very sad to hear his passing away!
Posted by Virendra Sadana (Friend) On Monday, October 12, 2015
Dr. Mathur was a very good man and a asset to the society!
Sincere Sympathy
Posted by Joe Drago (Friend) On Sunday, October 11, 2015
I'm sorry to learn of Dr. Mathur's passing. It was a privilege to know him. During my years as the Memorial Chairman I experienced Dr. Mathur's views on how to improve patient care, fundraising projects for the cardiac unit and improving hospital operation. He was a visionary and true professional. I appreciated listening about his views on health care as well as his sincere and honest approach to patient care always the first priority. I send my thoughts and prayers. Joe Drago
Posted by Linda Desrochers Gagnon (cousin to Denise) On Saturday, October 10, 2015
Dear Denise @ family, so sorry for your loss.

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