Obituary for Dr. N. Stewart Madill
It is with deep sorrow and the most profound sense of loss that we announce the passing of a kind and gentle man, Dr. N. Stewart Madill. Stew was born in Medicine Hat on May 8th, 1934 and passed away at the age of 82 on February 9th surrounded by his beloved family.
Stew graduated from UBC's Faculty of Medicine, Class of '59, and was a family practitioner on the North Shore for 30 years. In 1991, he left his practice to become the Vice President, Medicine at Lions Gate Hospital and, during his last year at LGH, the Chief Operating Officer. He retired from that position in 1999 and became the Vice President, Medicine at Burnaby Hospital and then the Royal Columbian Hospital. He ended his career in medical administration as the Chief Administrator of Eagle Ridge Hospital retiring at the age of 72. Stew was the first President of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine and team doctor for the Mexico and Puerto Rico Pan American Games. He also was the chief of the medical staff for the Montreal Olympics.
Stew was passionate about golf and happiness was unlimited rounds in Kapalua, Maui and games with good friends on the Big Island. He was a long time member at Seymour Golf and Country Club. He was a proud member of the Fit Fellows at the West Van Rec Centre and his count of “Two” was a great tradition with the group.
Predeceased his brother, Peter, he is survived by his sister, Dorothy, and brother-in-law Rod McLeod of Sackville, NB. Left to mourn his loss is his devoted wife and soul mate of 36 years, Jenny (nee Meldrum), his step-daughter, Samantha Meldrum (Dave Moody), his step-son Greg Meldrum (Amy), his adoring granddaughters, Macy and Libby, his sister-in-law, Jody Wingerson (Colin) and nephew, Jonathan. He will be greatly missed by his children: David (Janice); Michael (Wanda); Valerie Young (Phil); Craig (Lisa); Sandra (Nins Thiara); grandchildren Alison, Shannon, Brian, Mitchell, Jacqueline, Scott, Colin, Christopher, Ajit, Priya, Arun , Amar and his many nieces and nephews; particularly Rob McLeod and his family Pam, Alec and Hayley, with whom he shared so many memorable Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Our family would like to thank Doctors Sasha Smiljanic, Paul Klimo, and Paul Sugar for their excellent care and the wonderful nurses on 2 East at LGH who treated Stew with such dignity and kindness.
A celebration of life will be held at West Vancouver United Church on Saturday, March 4th at 2 pm. The Reverend Dal McCrindle officiating. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Stew's name to the Paul Klimo Oncology Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital would be appreciated.