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BAIRD, Ronald James

Published:May 11, 2017

Event Date:Mar 26, 2017

 

Ronald James BAIRD

753497.tif BAIRD, Ronald James MD, MS, FRCS(C), FACS. 1930 - 2017 With deepest sorrow the family announces his death from pneumonia on March 26 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is survived by his wife Fern and his children Catherine (Milena), Fraser (Suzanne) and his grandchildren Zoe and Ian, Ronald and Nicholas. He was predeceased by his son Ronald (Alexandra). He was born, raised and lived his entire life in Toronto. From humble beginnings as the son of a railway worker, he mastered the art of medicine and cardiovascular surgery at a most exciting time. With his mentors, he led the frontier of open heart surgery and vascular surgery contributing to the discoveries of anti-coagulation therapies, heart valve replacements, bypass procedures and heart transplants. He was endlessly intrigued by new ways to treat and care for the most important pump we all rely on and infinitely generous in sharing his knowledge with those who wished to learn. He enjoyed retirement with the same enthusiasm he showed for 16-hour days in the O.R., dedicating his time to friends and family, always present to lend support or share an insight. There will be a Celebration of Life from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Toronto York Club, 135 St. George Street, on Wednesday, June 7, 2017.

 

Category: Obituaries & Death Notices

Newspaper(s): Orangeville Banner

Location: Toronto

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