John Sangster Obituary London, ON, Doctor Killed in car accident in Zorra Township

John Sangster Obituary London, ON

John Sangster Death, John Sangster Obituary : DR John Forbes Sangster, of London, Ontario, a doctor of Medicine at Western University has died in a car accident in Zorra Township on Friday, March 18, 2022. He was 79.

John Sangster will be forever remembered by his wife Toula, and his children, Michelle (Gary), Sandra (Jim), Don (Nicole), his stepson Anthony Gerace (Ailin), and beloved grandchildren Tori, Emily, Kaia and Noah. He was born on February 14, 1943, in London, where he attended primary, secondary and post-secondary education.

Dr. John Sangster had an illustrious medical career after graduating from Western University Medical School in 1967. As one of the first graduates of the Family Medicine residency program in 1970, he was a well-known and highly respected clinician who enjoyed practicing and promoting comprehensive Family Medicine.

In 1978, he became a full time clinical academic physician in the Department of Family Medicine practicing at the Byron Family Medical Centre, where he served as Medical Director for 18 years. He later served as committee member, chair and inspirational leader of the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO).

John completed his Master of Clinical Science degree in Family Medicine in 1984 and was appointed Director of the Graduate Studies Program. During his 18 years as Director, he championed the international growth of graduate academic training in Family Medicine.

He authored several publications and made numerous presentations at local, provincial, national, and international Family Medicine Forums. He was an exemplary educator and won student accolades and many teaching awards throughout his career including the McWhinney Teaching Award, the prestigious Dean’s Award of Excellence in Education, and the Family Physician of the Year Award.

He established the J.F. Sangster Graduate Studies in Family Medicine award to support students enrolled in the graduate programs in Family Medicine.

The thread through all these accomplishments, was his ability to connect with his patients, students, colleagues, and all those around him, including his many friends, and of course his family. He was a loving husband, father, stepfather, and grandfather.

His family will forever cherish the many fond memories of everyday laughs, special holidays, and his loving hand to support them through life’s most challenging times. He enjoyed travel and was an avid sports enthusiast, with a particular fondness for playing golf and cheering on the Jays, Raptors, Leafs, and Knights. He loved his ’56 T-Bird (fondly known as The Princess) and enjoyed the friendship of the Thunderbird Club of Southern Ontario.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where a funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. The family requests that all in attendance wear a mask. Reception to follow the service. For public health reasons, there will be no food or beverage served.

A private family inurnment will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in support of building infrastructure at Schulich Medicine: attention Kendra Lealess, Western University, Westminster Hall, Suite 260, 1151 Richmond St. London, ON N6A 3K7 (cheques payable to Western University), by calling 519-661-4200, or to the John F. Sangster Fund for Excellence in Lymphoma Research and Care (more details to follow).

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