UMAR-KHITAB, Dr. Shirin (MD, FRCS (C)) - Peacefully at home on July 20, 2019 on her 89th birthday. Beloved wife of the late Benji. Loving mother to Rubina and Sohail (Ronika). Proud grandmother of Nathan and Jonathan. Dr. Khitab practiced medicine in Pakistan and the UK. For 32 years, she practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario. The family will receive friends at DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home, ANCASTER CHAPEL, 378 Wilson Street East, Ancaster 905-648-3852 on Friday, July 26 from 2pm-8pm. A Funeral Service will take place at Church of the Resurrection, 435 Mohawk Road (Garth & Mohawk) Hamilton on Saturday at 10am. Interment will be at White Chapel Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Kidney Foundation or Doctors Without Borders would be appreciated by the family.
Dr. Khitab delivered both of my two children at St. Josh’s Hospital in 1976, and 1977. It was a very touching and memorable moment when she rocked my firstborn as a mother would do ! This was very special because I had had fertility issues which she resolved for me over time . She gave me excellent and loving care through both pregnancies and births and treated me as though I was her own daughter . She used to call me “Pet” ....it seems she had a very caring bond with me but perhaps it was that way with all her patients . Only a few years ago ....so many years later, I spoke to her in Fortinos .... I recognized her but asked if she was Dr. Khitab ....when she replied “ that would be me” I introduced her to my daughter who she had delivered so many decades before . She replied “ she is very beautiful .....I hope I did a good job .” I assured her that she did. I now have five beautiful grandchildren and I can thank Dr Khitab for giving me the joyful gift of motherhood . I will never forget her . My deepest condolences to the family .....may she rest in peace after a lifetime of caring and bringing new life into the world .