Tuesday December 18, 2012
William ''Philip'' Hayman MD FRCSC April 27 1941 - December 15 2012 It is with great sadness that the family of Phil Hayman announces his ever-reluctant but peaceful death at home on December 15, 2012. He was the beloved husband of Dr. Mary Lee Myers, and will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Andrea (Jason Baun), son Mark and his grand-daughters Kate and Megan, as well as by his brother Charles (Sherry). He was predeceased by his parents William Carl Hayman and Ann Irwin Hayman. He will also be greatly missed by the extended Myers family for whom he will always be the kind and generous Uncle Phil. He graduated from medical school at the University of Western Ontario and completed his residency training in Urologic Surgery in London prior to undertaking additional fellowship training in Toronto, the Bowman Gray School of Medicine in North Carolina and Stanford University. He returned to London to join the Urology faculty in 1973 where his busy surgical practice included almost a thousand kidney transplants. He was much loved by his patients as well as by 40 years of UWO residents who held him in very high regard for his surgical skills, his commitment to teaching, and his zest for life beyond the hospital. Phil was an unassuming but unfailingly polite, generous and inclusive person with a wide range of interests. He was an avid skier, tennis player and golfer. He passed on his expertise as a skier to Andrea and Mark, and more recently made many new friends on the golf course, where his enthusiasm clearly exceeded his skill. He gave liberally of his time to a variety of endeavors. He served as Chair of the Ontario Medical Association Section on Dialysis and Renal Transplantation, and subsequently Urology. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the London Hunt Club, Devil's Glen Ski Club, Parkwood Hospital, the St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation, and the Boys' and Girls' Club of London. He also loved the arts, most particularly opera, music and theatre, and specifically the Stratford Festival which he attended with great enthusiasm since its first season in 1953. His gentle wisdom, humour and enthusiasm for life will be greatly missed by all. We would like to extend a particular thank you to Dr. Mark Vincent who provided Phil with exemplary care and great hope throughout his long and brave journey with cancer and to Connie Morrison RN who was always there with kindness, as well as to the many generous caregivers he encountered at the London Regional Cancer Centre, the Victoria Hospital Oncology ward and the CCAC Palliative care service. The family will receive friends at the James A. Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James Street at Richmond, London on Thursday, December 20 from 2:00 - 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul's Cathedral, 472 Richmond Street, London on Friday, December 21 at 1:00 p.m. Donations in his memory could be made to the Stratford Festival and would be greatly appreciated.