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"GHE" 2007 Obituary


GHEBRHEWATE 

GHEBRHEWATE o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2007-10-25 published
GRAHAM, Allen Frederic, M.D., F.R.C.P. (Can,) M.C.
Peacefully, at Toronto General Hospital on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Darling husband of Helen Clare (HAWKER.) Beloved father of Shari Graham FELL (Tony) and Annabel Lucille GRAHAM. Greatly loved 'grand-dad' of Annabelle FELL, Graham FELL, Geoffrey FELL (Martha,) and Caitlin FORRESAINT_Great-granddad to Jacqueline and Sophie FELL. Brother-in-law to Joy and Clive FOSTER. Fun-loving brother of the late James GRAHAM (Aileen,) Elizabeth ANDRAS (Ken,) and Lucille BARTON (Ted.) Greatly loved 'Uncle Afie' to many nieces and nephews. Born in Toronto on October 2, 1915. son of Dr. Joseph S. GRAHAM and Eleanor Boyd GRAHAM. Grandson of Sir John Alexander BOYD, last Chancellor of Ontario, and Lady Boyd. Educated at St. Andrew's College, Aurora and the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine. In 1939 he joined the British Medical Corps as Captain and was posted to North Africa. Captured at Tobruk in 1941, he became a prisoner of war in Italy and Germany until 1945. He was later awarded the Military Cross for extreme bravery under fire throughout the Battle Tobruk. Returning to Canada in 1945, he met Helen, the love of his life in August on V.J. day. They were married January 28th 1946 in New York City and enjoyed 62 years of love, fun, and great happiness together. Beloved physician, he practiced medicine at the Medical Arts Building and Toronto General Hospital for over fifty years. He loved nature and treasured his summers at Goodcheer Island in Georgian Bay and winters and weekends at 'Hawksprings' in the Hockley Valley. He will be remembered for his great sense of humour and love of life, his compassion, kindness, and humility. The family wishes to thank Ioanna JUNEJA and Zodie GHEBRHEWATE for their wonderful care over the last few years. A funeral service will be held in Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street, Toronto, on Monday, October 29th at 3: 30 p.m. Reception to follow at The York Club. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Toronto General and Western Hospital Foundation or The Toronto Humane Society would be greatly appreciated.

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