Dr. Adolfo J. De Bold

14-Feb-1942 - 22-Oct-2021

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In Memoriam – Dr. Adolfo J. De Bold

It is with great sadness that the family of Dr. Adolfo J. de Bold announces his passing, peacefully surrounded by family on October 22, 2021.

Dr. de Bold revolutionized cardiovascular research with his discovery which is still considered one of the major cardiovascular discoveries of the past 50 years. The discovery deepened scientific understanding of the heart’s physiology and function and opened up an entirely new field of research. His work has been cited in more than 27,000 scientific papers worldwide making him one of the most cited Canadian authors and is considered the father of cardiovascular endocrinology. 

An emeritus professor with Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, his work was recognized internationally through various awards, followships, and honorary degrees. Among them, a recipient of Canada’s highest civilian honor, an appointment to the Order of Canada, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and a laureate of the prestigious Grand Prix scientifique de la Fondation Lefoulon-Delalande at the Institut de France for a lifetime of cardiovascular research excellence.

Dr de Bold was laid to rest in a private family ceremony.  He is survived by his wife, sister, five children and five grandchildren. Details about a celebration of life will announced at a later date.

Condolences and Sharing Memories at www.capitalmemorial.ca.

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Luis and Berta Grinhauz | 29-Oct-2021

Un amigo viejo y querido que deja en nuestro corazon un recuerdo que no se borrara jamas. Fue un placer ser tu amigo y un honor haber compartido tantos momentos felices con Uds. Para Mechi y toda la familia nuestros abrazos mas calidos y que su dulce recuerdo los acompane eternamente. Berta y Luis

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Posted by Brian Gore | 27-Oct-2021

Yvonne and I wish to extend to Adolfo’s entire family our sincere condolences on his unfortunate and untimely passing. His dedication and contributions to medical research have provided the worldwide scientific and clinical community with far reaching benefits. May his memory be for a blessing. Yvonne and Brian Gore Montréal

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