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"WYS" 2007 Obituary


WYSE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-06-16 published
WYSE, Derek Malcolm
Passed away at Freeport palliative care unit on June 14th, 2007 at the age of 80.
Born in London, England, December 9, 1926, son of the late Doctor H.D. WYSE and Lilian BILANTZ. He immigrated to New York in 1939, received his B.A. from Columbia University in 1945 and his M.D. from McGill University in 1948 at the age of 21. After 5 years of postgraduate work in Montreal he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in 1953. He then came to Kitchener where he practiced as a consultant in Internal Medicine and later in the Diseases of Allergy.
During his career, he served as Chief of Medicine at both K-W (Grand River) and Saint Mary's Hospitals. He was president of the medical staff at Saint Mary's Hospital and for many years was Chairman of the Intensive Care Unit of that hospital. He retired in 2003 after 50 years of practice in Kitchener-Waterloo.
He served as Chairman of the Section of Allergy of the Ontario Medical Association. He was a Clinical Director of Cybermedix Laboratory locally and a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of that company. He was president and Clinical Director of Kitchener Allergy Laboratories. He was a pioneer in the use of audio-visual equipment as an educational tool in medical practice.
He at one time was chairman of the K-W Council of Christians and Jews and was a founding member and the second president of Temple Shalom. He served as the Medical Officer of the Scots Fusiliers of Canada and was second in command of the 24th Field Ambulance. He was active in many volunteer organizations and served as a director for many years of the K-W Art Gallery, the K-W Symphony, the Centre in the Square and was one of the founding committee members for the establishment of the Centre in the Square. He was a member of the Waterloo Rotary Club and served as a director of Planned Parenthood locally. He was a member of Westmount Country Club.
During his post-graduate years in Montreal, he had a radio program on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation on the early history of classical music. He was well known for his expertise in Indian Cooking, which he taught locally and in Toronto.
He is survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Ann WARE, a son Bruce WYSE (Kate) and daughter Sharon BOILEAU (Paul) and his stepchildren, Tracey STEFFENS (Greg,) Pamela THEAKER (Jim,) Lisa MATTHEWS (Brad) and 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild survive. He was predeceased by his stepson Scott LIDDLE (1990) and daughter Lesley BOWERS (2005.) His brother Seymour WYSE lives in London, England.
Cremation has taken place. The family will receive relatives and Friends on Monday, June 18, 2007 from 7-9 p.m. and on Tuesday from 1-1: 45 p.m. at the Henry Walser Funeral Home, 507 Frederick Street, Kitchener. Derek's life will be celebrated in the chapel of the Funeral Home, on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Saint Mary's Hospital Foundation, Grand River Hospital Foundation, (donations toward a pain pump would be most welcome), United Israel Appeal, The Canadian Cancer Society and the K-W Lung Association.
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