Russel Fleming

09-May-1943 - 16-Jan-2023

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In Loving Memory

Fleming, Russel
Passed away peacefully at GBGH on the morning of January 16th, 2023 at the age of 79. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Patricia; son, John; daughter-in-law, Farah, grandson, Hugo; daughter, Melanie; son-in-law, Mike; grandson, Jeffrey; sisters, Marie and Jean; and the many friends and colleagues with whom he generously shared his life. Russel was a leader in promoting respectful and dignified mental health care and spent over 40 years as a psychiatrist at Waypoint Centre. His many recreational activities, such as softball, tennis, fishing, golf, and bridge, were opportunities for both personal enjoyment and to improve the well-being of those around him. Russel lived to enhance the lives of others. We would like to thank the wonderful staff at Georgian Bay General Hospital for their kind care for him. Donations in lieu of flowers to Waypoint Volunteer Association or Georgian Bay General Hospital are appreciated. A Celebration of life will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 11 a.m. in the auditorium at the Waypoint Centre.  Arrangements entrusted to the Nicholls Funeral Home.

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Posted by Donald Galbraith | 11-Apr-2023

I just learned of Russ passing today. He was a resident at CPRI in London prior to his move to Penetang where he completed his training. I never met a psychiatrist who was more empathetic or knowledgeable about his patients than Russ. I expect he testified at more NCR trials than any other doctor. After I joined the ORB, Ann and I would visit Pat and Russ when I did hearings at Penetang. Those contacts were the highlight of week. My deepest condolences to Pat and family.

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Posted by Patricia Lepage | 06-Apr-2023

This wise and wonderful man gave me my first job after leaving residency in psychiatry. He and his wife welcomed me to Georgian Bay area. I deeply admired him. He was hard working and relentless in managing the hospital and caring for patients. He was good to people, everyone. He is missed.

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