Dr. Peter Fernandez
Passed away peacefully at the St. Catharines General Hospital on Wednesday, October 25, 2017. In his 85th year, Peter Giles Fernandez, beloved husband of Dr. Dzintra Fernandez (nee Parums) for over 60 years. Loving father of Dr. Bridget Fernandez (Dr. Matt Deardorff), Anahata Fernandez L.L.B. (Timothy Pearkes L.L.B.), Professor Angela Fernandez J.S.D. Loved Grandad of Nevé and Isabel. Dear brother of Leo (Alice) and Stella (Eric). Fondly remembered by his nieces and nephews. Predeceased by six sisters and five brothers. Peter went to medical school and began his clinical training in Internal Medicine in Sheffield, the United Kingdom. The Fernandez family came to Canada in 1970 and Dr. Fernandez completed a fellowship in Clinical Pharmacology in Montreal.The Fernandez family moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland in 1974 when Peter and Dzintra joined in the efforts of the newly formed medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland. There his work focused on the clinical and physiologic aspects of hypertension and teaching of physicians. In 1990, he moved to St. Catharines, Ontario, where he and his close friend and colleague, Dr. Peter Bolli maintained a clinical practice in Internal Medicine. He saw patients and had many friends and colleagues at the Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines General Hospital, and Shaver Rehabilitation Center. He had a lifelong passion for learning and clinical teaching, and taught many medical students from Memorial University and McMaster University School of Medicine over 40 years of practicing medicine. Peter’s family wish to thank the doctors and nurses at the St. Catharines and Hamilton General Hospitals and the Hotel Dieu-Shaver Hospital. Visitation will be held at Patrick J. Darte Funeral Chapel, 39 Court Street, St. Catharines (905-685-6584) on Friday November 3 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9am. Vigil prayers.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St Julia Roman Catholic Church, 251 Glenridge Avenue (905-684-5603) on Saturday November 4, 2017 at 1 pm. Memorial donations would be appreciated by the family to One Foundation, Niagara Health System St. Catharines site Cardiac Care Unit or Hotel Dieu-Shaver Hospital.
Saturday, November 4, 2017