In Memoriam

May 2016

John Edward Blundell M.D., (Cambridge) M.R.C.P., (Lond.) F.R.C.S. (Eng.), born in London, England October 2, 1920 to schoolteachers Ethel and Henry Blundell, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Montreal. Predeceased by older brother Philip, wife Betty (nee Ball) and son Jeremy, Dr Blundell leaves to mourn daughters Jennifer (Gerald) and Cathy (George), and many friends and colleagues. Dr Blundell had an illustrious career spanning more than 30 years in Canada, the United States, England and Austria. His early career took him to roles as Staff surgeon for the Royal Army Medical Corps during WWII in the 48th British General hospital in Graz, Austria, to a Fellowship in Neurosurgery at the Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago in 1955. It was during this time he was recruited by Dr Wilder Penfield to move to Montreal instead, where he was elected Assistant neurosurgeon at the Montreal Neurological Institute and lecturer in neurosurgery at McGill University in 1958. This was followed shortly thereafter by his appointment in October 1961 as Founding Director of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, where he remained until his retirement 1990. Source.

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