March of Dimes Canada shares the loss of Dr. Sydney Gershon with his beloved family. Dr. Gershon passed away on April 30, 2018.
For funeral arrangements, please click here.
Dr. Gershon was an outstanding volunteer for over 40 years, providing his time and expertise as a rheumatologist to March of Dimes Canada's Northern Medical Clinics program. Dr. Gershon generously donated his fees and he was recognized as a Pioneer of the Jonas Salk Circle of Friends, which celebrates extraordinary philanthropy. Dr. Gershon's generosity helped make make it possible for March of Dimes Canada to provide medical clinics several times a year in northern Ontario.
Dr. Gershon's family have requested that in-memoriam donations be directed to March of Dimes Canada. Please click here if you would like to make a donation.
Tributes have been coming to us and the following are from his fellow colleagues in the Northern Medical Clinics program:
"Sad news indeed. Syd was wonderful to work with over my 10 year tenure. Memorable flights over the years with him. Sadly missed."
- Dr. Markku Nousiainen
"So sad and shocking. I’ll miss his humorous stories. He was such a gentle soul."
- Dr. Frank Mastrogiacomo
"Sincerely very sad news. I knew him from the first clinics we did together. He will be missed."
- Dr. Joel Finkelstein
"I really liked Syd. He was a nice man and a good Doc."
- Dr. Mike Ford
"Very sad to hear. Super nice man, and I'm glad I knew him."
- Dr. Dale Dantzer
"It was a pleasure getting to know him over the past 5 years. He will be missed."
- Dr. Jihad Abouali
"Dr. Gershon was such a caring, giving and gentle soul. He would try to help all patients that crossed his path, even if the issue at hand did not fall into his area of expertise. His patients loved him. He had a positive can-do attitude and a great sense of humour. We will truly miss him."
- Annie Janson, Nothern Medical Clinics Supervisor
If you would like to make a donation to honour Dr. Gershon, please click here: www.marchofdimes.ca/Gershon