Dr. Kenneth I. Mustard
1927 - 2020
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Dr. Kenneth I. Mustard passed away on Friday November 27 at Grandview Lodge in Dunnville with his wife Beverley at his side. Ken was born and raised in Port Colborne, Ontario in 1927, one of six children of George and Lillian Mustard. Ken was the son of a carpenter and the first of his family to go to university, graduating from University of Toronto Medical School in 1953. Ken worked in Sudbury for the International Nickel Company as a company physician for 3 years, before continuing his medical studies to become a general surgeon. He completed residencies in Buffalo and Hamilton before arriving in Dunnville in 1962. Ken dedicated himself to the health and care of the community as the sole general surgeon until he retired in 1996. In 2018, the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital renamed the operating room suite in honour of Dr. Mustard and his family. Ken is survived by his wife of 65 years, Beverley (Bell) Mustard and his sons Glen (Dawn) of Toronto and Robert (Karen) of Westfield, New Jersey. Ken was very sadly predeceased by his son John Kevin in 2015. Ken was the proud grandfather of seven grandchildren. Ken was a passionate collector of Canadian art, sculpture, antique furniture, pottery and glassware. He loved attending auctions, galleries and museums both locally and further afield. Ken was a member of Dunnville Golf Club for more than 50 years and took great pleasure in playing golf with Beverley, his three sons, colleagues and friends and quite frankly, anybody who happened by that day. The family wishes to thank the staff of Grandview Lodge for their wonderful, thoughtful, respectful care of Ken for the last two years of his life. Memorial services will be held at a future date. In his memory, donations may be made to the Dunnville Hospital and Healthcare Foundation. Friends are invited to send condolences and sign the Book of Memories at www.ballardminorfh.ca.

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Published in Hamilton News on Dec. 10, 2020.
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March 17, 2021
Doctor Mustard saved my life on May 21st. 1981. I was hit by a truck at 60 miles per hour on my motorcycle. Dr. Mustard saved my left lower leg from being amputated. He saved my right leg and left arm also. I will forever be indebted to him. I am still alive because of him. I send my deepest condolences to his whole family.
Tom Penna (A patient)
Acquaintance
December 7, 2020
our sincere condolences Aunt Bev, to you and your family.
Elaine & John Walker
Family
December 7, 2020
Laura and myself are truly saddened to hear of the passing of Ken. Our deepest condolences are with you, Bev and family. Ken was instrumental in shaping my own career as a pediatric surgeon – I simply would not be a surgeon today without Ken’s influence. I am forever grateful for his mentorship in some very formative years. I had the privilege of meeting Ken while participating in a co-op at the community hospital. He is the consummate surgeon. He was truly a proud member of the community willing to sacrifice so much for the care of his patients. I learned many important lessons that have been passed on to some of my own students. Ken was more than teacher and mentor. He was a good friend who guided me carefully as I started my own career as a surgeon. I continue to have the graduation gift that Ken so kindly chose for me. His love of art was reflected in a metal sculpture of a rooster. That sculpture sits on the top of my desk and is a constant reminder to demonstrate humility in all I do. I will sincerely miss Ken and thank him for guiding my own hands and heart. Godspeed Ken. We’ve got the scalpel from here !
Dr Neil H Merritt and Dr Laura C Foxcroft
Friend
December 7, 2020
My sincere condolences to Beverly and family. It was my pleasure to spend time with Ken while he was still at home.
I will forever think of him each time I hear "Amazing Grace".

Cindy Anger
December 6, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to the Mustard family. Dr Ken was one of a kind for his care & companion as a surgeon & his kindness to our community. We will treasure our fond memories.
Gord & Carolyn Chumko
Friend
December 6, 2020
Ken was such an amazing inspirational man. I fondly recall meeting Ken for the first time in February 1996 when I came to Dunnville to consider taking over the job of general surgeon at HWMH. He was 69 years old at the time and looked like he was 49. I thought to myself "Wow, this must really be a relaxing low-stress place to practice surgery". Ken was kind enough to help me with my first several C-sections, hip fractures, etc. to get me acclimatized. He and Bev made Lori and I feel very welcome from the get-go. It was so fitting that the surgical suite at HWMH was recently named in his honour. I will miss this great colleague.
Darrell
Dr. Darrell and Lori Baker
Coworker
December 6, 2020
I would like to offer the Mustard Family our sincere condolences. For years, we were neighbours on Victoria Avenue. I went to school with Kevin from the early years at Fairview, thru Central School to high school at DSS. Dr. Mustard was a pillar of our community serving the citizens of Dunnville as a very dedicated and skilled surgeon; as well as being a force to be reckoned with on the golf course! He shall be truly missed! Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bev, Glen and Rob. From Wendy and the rest of the Couvillon Family.
Wendy Couvillon Blake
Acquaintance
December 6, 2020
We were so fond of Ken. And so thankful for his surgical skills that helped our family on numerous occasions. Our sincere condolences to Bev and all the family.
Maureen and Burton Jones
Friend
December 6, 2020
Our Deepest Sympathy to Beverly, Glen, Robert and their Families.
Enjoyed working along side Dr Mustard for several years at Haldimand War Memorial. Dr Mustard always professional, a highly skilled General Surgeon dedicated to the Community.
He will be missed by many, rest in peace.
Karen and Lloyd Vollick
Lloyd and Karen Vollick
Coworker
December 6, 2020
Ken ,Dr Mustard,was a most accomplished surgeon with a wide range of experience and talent in many surgical specialties rarely seen today
He had many passions besides surgery ,Canadian art ,antiques and golf ,which was his weakest strength!
Henriette and I would spend many a fun weekend with Ken and Bev antiquing.
He was a remarkable ,surgeon,colleague ,and friend.,who absolutely adored his family.
He will be sorely missed by our community and my sincerest condolences to Beverley and the family .
Iain McMichen




Iain McMichen
Friend
December 6, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Tracy & Paul Scanlan
Friend
December 6, 2020
So very sorry to hear of Dr. Mustard's passing. Thinking of you in this sad time.
SHERRY GIFFORD
Friend
December 5, 2020
So sad to hear of Dr. Mustards passing. A wonderful man and a pleasure to work with for many years. Condolences to his family and friends ❤
Annette Chambers
Friend
December 5, 2020
To Beverly and the Mustard family sincere condolences. Ken was a fine individual who was deeply committed to his community.
Dave & Karen Morgan, St.Davids, Ontario
DAVE MORGAN
Friend
December 5, 2020
Saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Mustard. Always looked forward to bumping into you at Mudcat festival over the years enjoying our short visits. My teenage years growing up with Kevin, and spending time at your house on Victoria St. Will forever be in my heart ♥.Always a smile on your face.
You will be dearly, and sincerely missed.
Rip Dr. Mustard
My Sincere Condolences to Bev and your Family

Bonnie Rowe
Friend
December 5, 2020
So very sorry to hear this news--my deepest condolences to Bev, Glen, and Robbie. Your family was so much a part of mine in the '60s and '70s--who could have imagined that my mother's mastectomy surgery would have led to such a friendship? Ken was so handsome, and funny, and accomplished--it is a privilege to have known him.
Shelley King
Friend
December 5, 2020
Sending sincere condolences to the Mustard family
Doc Mustard looked after many , many of our community members. Heaven gained another Angel
Lynn and Dale Holland &Boys
December 5, 2020
My sincere condolences to Bev and family in the loss of such a wonderful man and surgeon we were so blessed to have in Dunnville. I have fond memories of his kindness and great sense of humour. RIP
Anne Beldman
Acquaintance
December 5, 2020
I am sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was such an accomplished man, proud of his art collection and his family tree. Deepest sympathy to Bev and family, Bonnie Mustard
Bonnie Mustard
Family
December 5, 2020
Deb and I are so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. We've known Ken, Bev and family for more than 50 years, and we remember him as such an accomplished man who seemed to be able to do anything he put his mind to, but more importantly, as a friend who always seemed so pleased to see and talk to us. Our sincere sympathies to Bev and family.
Kirk Dewar
Friend
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