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Thursday June 1, 2017

Denis Brendan Sweeney, M.D.,

Toronto Ophthalmologist, passed away peacefully on May 23, 2017 in Long Beach, CA. Born on October 9, 1931 in Regina, SK, he attended U. of Saskatoon, then U. of Toronto Medical School, graduating in 1956 and then completed ophthalmology training at Harvard and McGill. In 1960, he began his six years of research as a fellow at Mass Eye and Ear's Schepen Retina Foundation in Boston.
In 1966, he moved to Toronto where he developed a thriving private practice in Scarborough, ON and performed innovative retina, glaucoma, and cataract surgical procedures at Scarborough General and Centenary Hospitals. Brendan was an active recreational sailor at Stoney Lake, ON and passed his passion onto his sons who sailed for Canada in the Olympics. He was long time parishioner at St. John's York Mills Anglican Church, a member of Alpha Kappa Kappa fraternity, and was involved in numerous philanthropic efforts.
In 2013, Brendan and Betty moved to Seal Beach, California to be close to their family He will be truly missed by wife Betty, sons David and Brian, daughter Elizabeth (Tyler) their spouses and 10 grandchildren.
Memorial Services will take place at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church, in Long Beach, California on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly suggests donation to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation.

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