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Saturday February 25, 2017

Barrington, Dr. Thomas W. M.D, FRCS (C), FACS
(August 27, 1932 - February 22, 2017)

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Dr Thomas Barrington on February 22, 2017. Tom died in Caledon, his family by his side, after a struggle with lymphoma. He will be missed by his wife Patricia, of 58 years, his sons, Timothy and Edward and his daughters Sarah (Richard Bateman) and Stephanie. He is also survived by his six grandchildren, Matthew, Zoe, Daisy, Thomas, Graydon and Lucas and predeceased by his sister, Ida Campbell.
Tom was born in Gore Bay (while summering) and was raised in Toronto. He graduated from Oakwood Collegiate and University of Toronto Medical School in 1956, and specialized in Orthopedic Surgery. He was at one time Head of Orthopedic Surgery at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Head of Orthopedic Surgery at Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH). More recently he was Surgeon-In-Chief at TEGH and Assistant Professor of Surgery at U of T. He introduced the fixation of joint replacement and bone cement to Canada in 1965. He enjoyed the physical aspects of his specialty.
Tom was a sports and car enthusiast as well as a war history buff. He was on both his school swim and hurdling teams (Ontario champ) and was passionate about tennis and skiing, building a rich social life around these sports at Donalda and Caledon Ski Clubs. His love of fine cars was unparalleled, owning almost 100 different models over his lifetime with the favorite being his current Jaguar F-Type. Manitoulin Island was his summer oasis and he will be remembered in the glorious sunsets when we all gather with family and friends.
'If you will, remember me occasionally - I would like that; but no mourning, please, death in old age is a solution, not a tragedy.' Family, friends and colleagues are invited for a reception at Donalda Golf and Country Club, on Sunday, March 12th from 5-7p.m., 12 Bushbury Drive, Toronto.

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