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Date of Passing: Feb 19, 2004

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ALFRED E. DEACON, M.D. (FRCS) Passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital on Thursday, February 19, 2004, in his 102nd year, with Janet, his devoted wife of 72 years, holding his hand, and with the comfort and support of Chris and Shelagh Deacon. Alf was a leading orthopaedic surgeon in Winnipeg, graduating in medicine from the University of Manitoba in 1929; after studying post-graduate surgery in Winnipeg, he took orthopaedic training in practice with the Mayo brothers at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN in the 1930s, and also received a Master of Science degree from the University of Minnesota. He was on the orthopaedic staff at Winnipeg Childrens Hospital, Grace Hospital and Winnipeg General, was a surgeon at the Winnipeg Shriners Hospital until 1968, and an assistant professor of orthopaedics at the University of Manitoba. He was a founding member of the Winnipeg Orthopaedic Society, and a member of many medical associations and societies. Alf, who was known far and wide as "Uncle Alf" not only to his nieces and nephews, but to the children of his many friends, was an extraordinary man. He had a renowned sense of humour, coupled with an enquiring mind, a prodigious memory, always a strong focus on the task at hand, and a love of boats and gadgets, large and small. He was a wonderfully generous man, who always remembered the birthdays of his nieces and nephews and their children, and often quietly helped young people to achieve their dreams. He will be greatly missed, and is survived by his loving wife Janet; and his nieces, Elaine Yates of Tottenham, ON, Louise Adnams of Edmonton, Nancy Pridham of Toronto; his nephew Thomas Jamieson of Toronto; and his cousin John Deacon of Winnipeg and their spouses and children. The funeral service will be held at Thomson Funeral Chapels, 669 Broadway, on Thursday, February 26 at 11:00 a.m. A reception will follow upstairs at Thomsons. THOMSON Funeral Chapels - 669 Broadway - 783-7211

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 25, 2004

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