DR. DON­ALD BATES MONT­GOMERY “Monty”

The Globe and Mail (Prairie Edition) - - BIRTH AND DEATH NOTICES -

With much love and sad­ness, we an­nounce the death of Dr. Don­ald Bates Mont­gomery, our dad, on Septem­ber 23, 2018, peace­fully af­ter a car­diac event, two weeks be­fore his 89th birth­day. Beloved hus­band for 51 years of Molly (de­ceased 2014). Lov­ing fa­ther of Kathryn (Tom Cronin), Heather, and pre­de­ceased by dear son An­drew (Cheryl). Proud “Pop” to Scott, An­drew & Michael Cronin, Jaime & El­liot Procter, and Lau­ren & Madi­son Mont­gomery. Son of the late Dr. R.C. (Cliff) and Mar­garet Mont­gomery. Big brother to his late sis­ters Mary and Jane (Trevor Ey­ton). Fondly re­mem­bered and missed by his ex­tended de Haas, Ey­ton and Jack­son fam­i­lies. Dad (also known as “Monty”) at­tended Deer Park, Brown and Uni­ver­sity of Toronto Schools, fin­ish­ing high school at the age of 16. He was a grad­u­ate of the Uni­ver­sity of Toronto’s Fac­ulty of Medicine, class of 1954, and pur­sued a spe­cialty in In­ter­nal Medicine. A bright, de­voted and com­pas­sion­ate physi­cian, he prac­ticed at the Queensway Gen­eral Hospi­tal in Eto­bi­coke for his en­tire ca­reer un­til his re­tire­ment in 1997. He was Chief of the De­part­ment of In­ter­nal Medicine at the Queensway for 16 of those years. Dad en­joyed rac­quet sports (U of T var­sity squash) and met Molly on the ten­nis court at the Toronto Lawn Ten­nis Club. Within eight months of meet­ing they be­came en­gaged, and the rest is his­tory. They made a great team and en­joyed a wide and con­sis­tent group of life­long friends. Dad was hap­pi­est spend­ing time with Molly and fam­ily and friends in spe­cial places in­clud­ing Craigleith Ski Club, Ken­ni­sis Lake, and Lake of Bays. Dad val­ued fam­ily, ed­u­ca­tion, hard work, de­ter­mi­na­tion, and kind­ness, and to­gether he and Mum in­stilled these core val­ues in us kids. He was an avid skier, reader, and card player (bridge and crib­bage were favourites) and en­joyed mu­sic. We will miss his un­con­di­tional love and sup­port, his en­cour­age­ment, and his quirky sense of hu­mour. He was an orig­i­nal. Our sin­cere thanks to Mon­ica Byrne, Mar­lene Dixon and the car­ing staff at the Bal­moral Club, who made a com­fort­able home for Dad in re­cent years. A vis­i­ta­tion will be held at the Mor­ley Bed­ford Fu­neral Home in Toronto (159 Eglin­ton Ave W) on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 15, from 4-7 p.m. A fu­neral ser­vice to cel­e­brate Monty’s life will be held at Christ Church Deer Park (1570 Yonge St) on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 16, at 1 p.m., with a re­cep­tion fol­low­ing at the church. A pri­vate in­ter­ment will oc­cur at the St Am­brose’s Angli­can Ceme­tery in Baysville, On­tario at a later date. Do­na­tions made in mem­ory of Dad to the Toronto Sym­phony Orches­tra or a hospi­tal of your choice would be wel­comed.

Oc­to­ber 7, 1 929 - Septem­ber 23, 2018

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