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"ADS" 2006 Obituary


ADSHEAD o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2006-09-30 published
GARRIOCK, Doctor James, M.D.
Died peacefully on September 14, 2006 at Huronview Home for the Aged in Clinton, Ontario in his 88th year. Survived by his wife Sheila HAYWOOD and three sons, David, Ian, Philip, sister Ruth (Brown) COGHILL and seven grandchildren. Predeceased by his parents, Robert GARRIOCK, mother May ADSHEAD, sister Hilda, and brother Norn. He was born in Toronto on November 6, 1918, the third child of four. His father originated from the Isle of Sanday, Orkney Islands, Scotland and his mother from Gateshead on Tyne, England. He was a graduate of North Toronto Collegiate Institute and had a short tenure at Hartford Fire Insurance in Toronto. In 1940 he volunteered for war service and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force. He trained in Clinton, Ontario as a radar technician and was assigned to the South East Asia Theatre stationed in India with the 190th Assault Wing. He flew in Catalina Flying Boats on submarine patrol and convoy escort as well as bombing missions into Burma for which he received The Burma Star. He achieved the rank of Flight Lieutenant. James met his wife Sheila, an Royal Air Force Nursing Sister, while in India and they were married on October 24th 1946 in England. He then attended the University of Toronto Medical School and graduated in 1951. Following graduation he practiced briefly in Copper Cliff, Ontario before moving to Woodbridge where he practiced family medicine for many years serving the village and rural community. During the latter part of his career he practiced in Bolton, Ontario. During his practice years he instructed at the University of Toronto in the Department of Family and Community Medicine as a Senior Staff Family Physician and Clinical Teacher, later being appointed Assistant Professor to the Faculty of Medicine. He was a staff physician at Peel Memorial Hospital, York Finch Hospital and the Etobicoke General Hospital and served as Chief of Staff at Peel Memorial Hospital. For many years he was Coroner for York and Peel Counties retiring in 1974. During the mid 1970's he was the head of the Toronto General Hospital's Emergency Department. He was granted Life Membership to the College of Family Physicians of Canada. James diligently served his profession, community and country and his presence will be greatly missed by his family, Friends and the surrounding community. A memorial service will be held on October 13, 2006 at Woodbridge United Church, Woodbridge, Ontario at 11: 30 a.m. Donations can be made in remembrance of James to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind or the Salvation Army.

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