Dr. Alexander Whiteley Prentice

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DR. ALEXANDER WHITELEY PRENTICE M.D., M.A., M.B., B.CHIR (CANTAB), L.M.S.S.A. (LONDON), L.M.C.C. (CANADA) 1930 - 2010 On June 29, 2010 Dr. Alexander Whiteley Prentice passed away suddenly with his wife and daughter at his side. Born May 9, 1930 in Preston, in Lancashire, England to David and Lily Prentice, his early years were spent at Glasgow Academy followed by Bromsgrove School which he attended on scholarship. He later went on to Cambridge also on scholarship and after internship at St. George's Hospital in London, was licensed in 1955 to practice Medicine, Surgery and Midwifery. In 1955, he married his beloved Nan Rhianedd and immigrated to Canada in 1956. After a brief stint at another Group Family Practice, he found work in Toronto with Malton Medical Group. Dr. Prentice stayed with this group his entire career that spanned 50 years, only retiring at age 75. He learned to skate and ski with his wife so they could teach their children to do the same and have wonderful family experiences. Later, Dr. Prentice and his wife organized charter ski trips each year under the name Parsenn Ski Club and travelled with thousands of people over 20 years across Europe and the U.S. Always organized on these charter trips, on his own with his wife they had some of the funniest adventures that have since become family legend. Also an avid golfer he and his wife enjoyed many a course around the world. Dr. Prentice touched thousands of people in his lifetime with his dedication and devotion to medicine, his gentle manner and good advice, his laughter and his stories with his family and friends. Survived by his wife Nan, his sons David (Singapore) with spouse Vidhya and Ian (Montreal) with spouse Louise; his daughter Alison (Oshawa) with spouse Jocelyn; his sisters Lorna (New Zealand) and Ailsa (France); and his beloved grandchildren Alexander and Jonathon (Singapore); Tasha, Sean and Chantal (Montreal). A true gentle man, wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed. Services will be family only. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to your favourite charity. Arrangements entrusted to The Simple Alternative Funeral Centre, Mississauga, 905-602-1580.

Published in the Toronto Star on July 3, 2010
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