Dr. Malcolm C. (Mike) Veidenheimer MD of Bedford, MA, formerly of Wellesley, MA and Moultonborough, NH, died on July 30, 2013 at the age of 84. He was loving husband for 57 years of Sheila (Colquhoun) and much loved father of Brock and his dear companion Sue of Wellesley, MA; Rob and his wife Betsy of Concord, MA; Dick and his wife Sandra of Needham, MA; and Paul of The Hague, Netherlands. Cherished Papa to nine grandchildren: Scott, Ian, Paige, Andrew, Cam, Jilly, Tim, Tara and Jay. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, he attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario for undergraduate and graduate studies. Mike enjoyed a long career at the Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA where he was appointed Chairman of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery while caring for countless patients. During his career, Mike also served as Chief of Department of General Surgery, HCI Scotland; in positions with the Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and the American Board of Surgery; and he authored or coauthored over 100 publications and book chapters. Mike is fondly remembered for his love of his family; his compassion and good humor; his enthusiasm for travel, painting, the sport of curling; and for his many friends around the world and his colleagues at the Lahey Clinic. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 on Saturday, October 5 at Carleton-Willard Village, 100 Old Billerica Road, Bedford, MA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Lahey Clinic Foundation, Institutional Advancement, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, 41 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01805 ( www.lahey.org/makegift), or to the Public Broadcasting System (www.pbs.org). Shawsheen Funeral Home, BEDFORD (www.shawsheenfuneralhome.com)
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Published in The Bedford Minutemen from Aug. 3 to Aug. 10, 2013