FARROW, Dr. Grant Angus - We are extraordinarily grateful for the generous and exceptional life of Dr. Grant Angus Farrow, which ended peacefully at home on January 5, in his 85th year, following his recent decline with Alzheimer’s Disease.
As was consistent with his kind spirit and gentle manner, this true gentleman was graceful until the end.
Seven years ago, Grant was blessed with a wonderful new chapter in his life with his marriage to Ruth (nee Peterson). Ruth brought joy and vibrancy to his life, and loving care through his death.
We are so thankful for Ruth, and the happiness she brought back into Grant’s world.
Grant was pre-deceased by Jill (nee Weatherstone), his loving wife of 47 years, who he met at age 12.
They leave their children Susan (Blake Hutcheson) and Trevor (Mary Birdsell), and 4 beautiful grandchildren, Camille, Trevor, Morley and Joseph.
He also leaves behind his 2 brothers and dear friends, his twin George (Diane Adams) and older brother Milt (Mary Bodrug).
Grant was a world-renowned urological surgeon, who pioneered numerous surgical procedures, including performing the first human kidney transplant at the Toronto General Hospital. He will be remembered by thousands of patients and families whose lives he touched across North America, Europe and Asia through his 50-year career.
Among his many medical contributions, Grant was a McLaughlin Travelling Fellow in Surgery from Paris and London, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the American College of Surgeons, Past President of The Academy of Medicine, the American Urological Association, and the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. He is a Past Canadian Chair of the American College of Surgeons, a Past Chair of the International Society of Urology, and a valued member of multiple medical and surgical societies.
He also humbly served numerous medical, education, corporate and community boards. Grant was loved and honoured by the church communities he served, and was Clerk of Session Emeritus at St. Andrew’s Church, and Past Warden at St. Peters-on-the-Rock.
We are so grateful for his long-time colleagues, friends and family in Toronto, Oakville, Stony Lake, and around the world, who have loved and supported him his whole life.
A celebration of Grant’s beautiful life will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Toronto (King and Simcoe), at 3 pm on Friday, January 18, 2019, with a reception to follow at the Church.
In lieu of flowers, we respectfully ask you to consider a donation to the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Toronto, which provides extensive inner-city programs.