March 21, 2022: Sad News
It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the tragic passing of our dear friend and colleague, Dr. John Sangster. Dr. Sangster was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Friday, March 18 on his way back from lunch with a friend near Stratford. He was 79.
Dr. Sangster was an Academic Team Physician from our centre and was the Dearness Home Medical Director in addition to his many roles in the Department of Family Medicine & LHSC. Dr. Sangster co-founded our centre along with Drs. Cam Robinson and Keith Johnson, officially opening the clinic on October 11, 1978. He fully retired from our centre as a beloved doctor, student educator and researcher after a full illustrious career in 2013. He had a rare passion for improving education and continued to be active in many roles into retirement. He will be missed by the many colleagues, staff, patients and learners whose lives and careers he touched.
Our warmest condolences go out to his family.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4, and from 6-8pm at the Westview Funeral Chapel. The funeral will be held on Thursday at 1pm at Westview. Please note, the family is requesting that visitors wear masks. A private family interment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry (more specific information will be on the Westview Funeral Chapel site).