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"McIS" 2003 Obituary


McISAAC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-10-14 published
BESWICK, John Alexander, Col. (retired) M.D., C.D., F.R.C.S. (C).
Died in Toronto on Friday, October 10, 2003. Born August 17, 1916, to the late Mr. and Mrs. John Millet BESWICK, fifth generation Torontonion. Beloved husband of 54 years to the late Eileen Enid (REES.) Loving father of Debra Anne McISAAC and Philip Rees BESWICK. Dear ''Papa'' of Ryan Leonard McISAAC. Dear grandfather of Jeremy John. Predeceased by his sister Marion A. GILBERT and brother William E. BESWICK. Uncle of Barbara A. REES, Thunder Bay, and many nephews and nieces. Cousin of Wayne, Margo, June, Michael and of Martha POWELL, Peterborough. Remembered and respected by many colleagues, patients and good Friends. Served overseas 5½ years with the R.C.E. and Korea for 1½ years. Former chief of Ophthalmology of Canadian Forces Hospital, Kingston; National Defence Medical Center, Ottawa; then Chief of Ophthalmology at Scarborough Centenary Hospital, West Hill for 14 years. Dr. BESWICK took a very active part in the promotion of the Eye Bank in the early 50's and 60's at Sunnybrook Hospital, Scarborough Centenary, and other Toronto Hospitals providing a steady flow of donated eyes for transplants and research. Resident of Sunnybrook Hospital. The family would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to the staff of Sunnybrook ''K'' Wing for the dedicated and compassionate care given to ''Dad'' while he resided there. He was a remarkable man whose strength of character and gentle nature will be sadly missed by everyone. Cremation followed by interment at St. James Cemetery in the plot owned by the BESWICK family since 1874.

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