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Cheetam, Thomas (Died)
appeared in Woodstock Sentinel, A, p. 9, column 1
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CHEETHAM, Dr. Thomas - It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Thomas Cheetham, M.D., FAAIDD who passed away peacefully in hospital in Nashville Tennessee after a short battle with cancer on Monday August 20th, 2018. He was predeceased by his late wife Donna Cheetham of Woodstock, Ontario and his late parents, Stanley and Eileen Cheetham of Toronto, Ontario. He will be fondly remembered by his dear friend Shirley McMillan, family and other friends including his many colleagues in Ontario, Canada,Tennessee, USA and the United Kingdom. Dr. Cheetham is a family physician with over 35 years’ experience in serving individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His work includes: Deputy Commissioner of Health Services in the Tennessee Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities; Academic appointments in the Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Western Ontario; Department of Family Medicine at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario and a family practice in Woodstock Ontario. Dr. Thomas Cheetham was selected as the Physician of the Year by the Developmental Disabilities Nurses Association. Most recently in 2017, he was honoured with the inaugural Surgeon General’s Spirit Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service established by the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry. A funeral service will not be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Developmental Disabilities Primary Care Program at Surrey Place, Toronto, Ontario. The Guidelines from this program have been very close to Tom’s heart since the initial meeting. Tom was integral in disseminating the Tools and Health Watch Tables in the United States and internationally.

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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.13339 Longitude: -80.7497
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Cheetam, Thomas (Died)