It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Cyril Levene, our much beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was born in Gateshead, Northern England. From an early age, he experienced the Great Depression and WWII. He met his wife, Peggy McGarvey, in Belfast while completing his Internship, got married and following the birth of their daughter Anne, moved to Jamaica where he was hired as a Junior Medical Lecturer at the University of the West Indies Campus just outside Kingston. The family emigrated to Canada in the late 1960’s.
Dad was a hard working academic and achieved much success. He was hired to participate in setting up the Medical School in Calgary where he eventually became a Professor of Medicine. He taught many a doctor and nurse over the course of the years. He conducted research when on sabbatical in San Francisco and received an award from the Canadian government for this work and accomplishments. He was a Published Author, an avid reader, a Master of Ceremonies, an enthusiastic hiker while in Alberta and a man who loved telling a good joke.
He is survived by his sons, Joel and his daughters Jaimee and Kaley, Barnett and his children Daniel and Marina, daughter Anne and her children Allan, Nicole & Kristi. We thank the staff at St. Michaels Care Home for all their love, care and attention our dad received during his time there. Dad, we all love you and will miss you very much. Rest in peace.
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