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STEIN, DR. HAROLD It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Harold Aaron Stein on January 31, 2021, beloved husband of Anne Stein. Loving father of Ray (Nancy), Laurie (Bob), and Gary (Debra). Treasured grandfather of Rebecca (Michael), Emma (Jake), Maxwell, Teddy, Kelsey, Elliott, Alexa, Casey and Olivia. Dear brother and brother-in-law of Richard and Pam Stein. Dr. Harold Stein was a brilliant, kind, warm, and generous man with a great sense of humor. He was larger than life, a talented ophthalmic surgeon, an innovative and creative thinker, a renaissance man with a wide range of interests, and a storyteller with a twinkle in his eye. He loved to recount his adventures of working in developing countries, discovering new surgical techniques and to share his many ideas for academic studies. Harold practiced ophthalmology for over fifty years and was well known to doctors around the globe for his academic achievements and for pioneering the profession of Ophthalmic Assistants. During his career, he received many distinguished awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from The Canadian Society of Ophthalmology. He enjoyed teaching residents and authored over thirty-five textbooks. He was very proud to co-found The Bochner Eye Institute named for his former partner and father-in-law, Dr. Maxwell Bochner. Harold's most constant companion was his loving wife, Anne, and their bond was exceptionally strong. She supported him in every adventure, accomplishment and challenge that came along. He was an adoring father to his three children and a treasured grandfather of nine. Harold left his mark on his family, his patients, and on the ophthalmic community worldwide. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. A family graveside service will be held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Memorial donations may be made to The Dr. Harold Stein Memorial Fund, c/o Benjamin Foundation, www.benjamins.ca, 416-780-0324.

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February 26, 2021
Dr.Raymond Stein, I wish to express my deepest condolences to the loss of your father. I am forever grateful that he cofounded the Bochner Eye Institiute,and that you followed in his footsteps, resulting in the surgery you performed on my eyes.It truly changed my life. Mary Petrak ( former patient )
February 24, 2021
Sorry to hear this and my condolences to the family. Such a big contribution to ophthalmology.
Susan Leet O.D.
February 10, 2021
Dr R Stein. Sincere condolences to you and family. Your father taught you exceptional work and i am so thankful that you continued in his footsteps. What a wonderful legacy he has left. He was an amazing Dr
D Mitchelaon -patient
February 7, 2021
To Ray and the family, we would like to offer our deepest condolences. Harold was an esteemed colleague and friend. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.
Dr.and Mrs. David Naiberg
February 6, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.
Charles R Moore MD
February 4, 2021
Our condolences to you - Laurie and the Stein family on the loss of your much loved father. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers .
Much love Rhianon, Tony and Bethan
Rhianon Tony and Bethan Pulla
February 3, 2021
To Raymond and the Stein family our sincere condolences
Dr Harold was most influential in the Ophthalmology community
and his legacy lives on.
Our thoughts are with you at this time
Karin and Berny Fresco
Bernard and Karin Fresco
February 3, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. May your fond memories comfort you through this difficult time and be an inspiration moving forward.
Gila and Jeff Martow
February 3, 2021
I only have fond memories of Dr.Stein. He was a great man. My condolences to the entire family. May he Rest In Peace.
Alicia Ravenna
February 3, 2021
I was privileged to know Harold, and wish to pass on condolences to the family. He was a pillar of the eyecare community.
john hermant
February 2, 2021
I knew Harold for many years as both a patient, friend, and supplier of his photographic equipment. So sad to have lost someone so special. My condolences to the entire family and may he rest in peace.
February 2, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the Stein family. We have amazing memories with Harold in Israel - he was a great man! Sending lots of love during this time.

The Usher Family - Marty, Brando, Randi + Sage
The Usher Family
February 2, 2021
Ann, Please accept my sincere condolences. I recall/observed the enviable
relationship you had and the strong ties with your exceptional family.
David Rose
February 2, 2021
My sincere condolenses to the family.
Dr. Stein was a good friend of my father and our family ophthalmologist for more than 40- years. He was one of the most kind and caring individuals I've ever met. Despite his many incredible accomplishments, he always put people first with humility and integrity. He a great Canadian and will be truly missed.
Heather Whyte
February 2, 2021
Dr. Stein was an exceptional individual. He was my doctor for several years and performed eye surgery on my left eye which in turn gave me great vision. Rest in peace Dr. Stein. To Dr. Stein's family, treasure your memories.

Michelle George
February 1, 2021
Dear Raymond and all the Stein family, our heart felt wishes to you during this difficult time. Harold will always be remembered as a kind man and a pillar of the ophthalmic community.
Fazal Khan
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