Cornelius Jacob Toews
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Cornelius Jacob Toews

February 22, 2013

Cornelius Jacob Toews

February 22, 2013

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Obituary for Cornelius Jacob Toews

TOEWS, Cornelius (Neil) M.D, Ph.D, F.R.C.P.(C) 1937 – 2013 Neil died 22nd February in Niagara on the Lake. He is survived by his wife, Susan Hall to whom he was the light of her life and his seven sisters Helen, Mary, Cathy, Elly, Freda, Eve and Bertha. Sons Jason, Nelson and David, stepson Adam and stepdaughter Victoria and their families. We will all miss him terribly. Born in Altona, Manitoba he graduated in medicine in 1964 from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg. He became a respected endocrinologist and internationally known researcher with a Ph.D from Queen’s University, residency at McGill and finally a research scholarship at Harvard University’s, Joslin Institute headed by the renowned Diabetes researcher the late Professor George Cahill. He returned to Canada in 1970 as Chair of Nutrition at McMaster University in Hamilton. He continued as a researcher; was a member of the Canadian Medical Research Council Grants Committee, a valued teacher and clinician eventually to become Chief of Endocrinology and director of the Diabetes Centre at McMaster University Medical Centre. After his retirement from the University he practiced in St. Catharines and turned the local Diabetes Education Centre into a modern state of the art unit providing excellent care for diabetic patients in the Niagara region. He was greatly loved by staff and patients alike. Cremation took place 25th February. A memorial service will be held at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, 41 Byron Street, Niagara on the Lake, at 11 am Saturday March 2nd. Please make any donations in lieu of flowers to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

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