Dr. H. Bruce Williams C.M., B.A., M.D.C.M., F.R.C.S.(C), F.A.C.S. 1929-2017

Reconnu pour son travail en réparation de déformations et de blessures faciales au Children, il a aussi été pionnier des techniques de chirurgie micro vasculaire qui ont amélioré la vie de milliers de patients.

Professeur émérite de chirurgie à l’Université McGill, il a été le Président de la Division de Chirurgie plastique de McGill et Directeur du programme de résidence, et le fondateur l’Unité de soins aux brûlés à l’Hôpital Général de Montréal. Il a mené plusieurs organisations médicales nationales et internationales, et a été chirurgien en chef de l’Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants pendant 14 ans. Récipiendaire de plusieurs prix et distinctions, il a été intronisé à l’Ordre du Canada en 2014.

Le service funéraire aura lieu le samedi 22 avril, à 11 h, à l’Église St-Andrew and St-Paul, auprès de laquelle il était membre du Conseil des Anciens.

Les dons en sa mémoire seraient grandement appréciés.


Known especially for his work repairing deformities and facial injuries in children, he also pioneered microvascular surgical techniques that have improved the lives of thousands of patients.

Emeritus Professor of Surgery at McGill University, he was the Chairman of McGill’s Division of Plastic Surgery and Director of its Residency Program, and founded the burn unit at the Montreal General Hospital. He led numerous national and international medical organizations, and served as Surgeon-in-Chief of The Montreal Children's Hospital for 14 years. The recipient of many awards and distinctions, he was inducted into the Order of Canada in 2014.

A service will take place on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, where he was a Ruling Elder.

Donations in his memory would be greatly appreciated.


Wendy Lynch, 275 $ – 11 mai 2018

«A giving talented surgeon, a teacher, a gentleman, the person I worked with for 37 years and my friend. It has been a year without you but your wisdom and expertise live on in all who knew you and benefited from your gifted hands. Thank you. Miss you.»

Janis Riven, 100 $ – 28 mars 2018

«In memory of Dr. Bruce Williams, for his kindness and care for my daughter Jennifer Hodgson for over 20 years and for the miracles he has bestowed on so many other children.»

David Elbling, 150 $ – 11 décembre 2017

Anonyme, 100 $ – 31 août 2017

«It is with great sorrow to view this news online. As immigrants struggling for life, my husband had the honor to see Dr. Williams for his injury in the wrist, did the surgery under his kind arrangement, and did numerous follow-ups with him. Not only being taken care of by Dr. Williams, but also, we were encouraged by him along the way to realize our Canadian dreams. In our mind, he is the grand image as a Canadian professional, and the real angel we have ever seen as well. Please accept our little donation with sincere gratitutes. RIP, dear Dr. Williams. We remember your kind image and warm words forever. »

Anonyme, 100 $ – 26 juin 2017

«Dr. Williams was my mentor in my internship. I have learned from him a lot. It was because of him I am a Plastic Surgeon. I have a lot of stories that I will never forget. A great surgeon, a great mentor, a great person. Rest in peace Dr Williams.»

Michael Boer, 250 $ – 24 juin 2017

«Thank you Dr Williams for the care you provided to my daughter Elise in the mid 1980's. Never forgotten.

Michael and Ruth»

The Montreal Children's Hospital, 3 500 $ – 25 mai 2017

«The Department of Pediatric Surgery has decided to provide a donation in memory of Dr. Williams to the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation.
This spontaneous gesture is in recognition for Dr. Williams' contributions to the development of Pediatric Surgical disciplines at the Montreal Children's Hospital.»

Dr. Gordon Watters and Mrs. Patricia Watters – 16 mai 2017

Agnes Menzel, 200 $ – 9 mai 2017

«I thank Dr. Williams for the treatment of my son Philipp.»

Scott Taylor – 5 mai 2017

Beverley Hutchison – 3 mai 2017

«With friendship and sympathy.»

Gerald & Mrs. Karen Fried – 2 mai 2017

«Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear Dad.»

Robert Ross – 1 mai 2017

Patricia Ann Forbes – 1 mai 2017

Anonyme, 100 $ – 1 mai 2017

«My sincere condolences. Dr. Williams was such a kind man, who was always available over the years when I needed his help. So accomplished -- he will be missed by many no doubt.»

Mary M. Kilgour – 28 avril 2017

Gustav Levinschi Foundation – 28 avril 2017

CIBC Capital Markets – 25 avril 2017

«We are so sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you at this time of grief.

From, your friends and colleagues at CIBC»

Anonyme, 50 $ – 25 avril 2017

Debra Fenwick, 200 $ – 25 avril 2017

«In 1968 at the age of 3, I was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma on my arm. I've been told that previously the arm would have been sacrificed at the elbow but I had the extreme fortune to have "my" Dr Williams on the case. The cancer was removed, the arm saved, and so began a 10 year relationship of plastic surgery and visits. The emotional tie to him never ended and the wonder and admiration I held for him (with his intense blue gaze) as a child will always remain. A truly special being has passed on and we were all so lucky to have his life touch ours. With much sadness I celebrate a man that made a difference. - "Button" (what he called me when I was 3)»

Margaret Stavert – 24 avril 2017

Joyce Takeftman – 24 avril 2017

Lucinda Dean, 100 $ – 23 avril 2017

«So pleased to give something in his memory.»

Patricia Miller, 500 $ – 23 avril 2017

«Always in our memories. With love from the Miller Family. Pat, David, Jennifer, Tim, and Taffy»

W. Bryan Callaghan, 300 $ – 22 avril 2017

«In memory of an inspirational man and a great mentor.»

Deirdre Falkner Bower, 25 $ – 21 avril 2017

«With grateful thanks to Dr. Williams for his care of my husband on the trauma floor at the MGH.»

Rose-Mary Oliveira, 100 $ – 21 avril 2017

«It was a great honor working for the William's family. you will be missed but never forgotten»

Anonyme, 100 $ – 21 avril 2017

«In memory of a great mentor. Thank you for your guidance and kindness. Condolences to your loved ones.»

Susan Vink, 100 $ – 21 avril 2017

«Dear Williams Family,
We are so sorry for your tremendous loss.
Thinking of you with fond and sympathetic wishes,
Jan, Susan, Jessica & Daniel»

James Brooks, 250 $ – 21 avril 2017

«Our sympathy for your loss.
James, Mike D., Mike N. Vivian, Shay, Richard, Teaque, Matthew, David S.»

James Brooks, 250 $ – 21 avril 2017

«David, Bethany and family- Our deepest condolences for your loss.
James and Lisa Brooks»

Anonyme, 50 $ – 21 avril 2017

«Dave & Bethany; So very sorry to hear of your loss. Your father was a very impressive man who accomplished much during his life.
Jane Harrison & Raymond Hay»

Julie Poirier, 100 $ – 19 avril 2017

«Nos sincères condoléances chers Dave & Bethany et Fils.»

Susan and Burton Closson – 19 avril 2017

ashley scutt, 140 $ – 19 avril 2017

Andrew Shaw, 100 $ – 19 avril 2017

«Dave and Bethany and family our sincerest condolences
Thinking of you,
Andy and Val»

Paul Muchnik, 25 $ – 19 avril 2017

«Dave and Bethany,
We are so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was such an accomplished man. May his memory be a blessing and you always be able to cherish your fond memories. Be strong.
Marcy and Paul Muchnik»

Anonyme, 100 $ – 19 avril 2017

«In memory of a wonderful man.»

peter farrell, 100 $ – 18 avril 2017

«To Dave and Bethany and all the family. We were very sad to hear of your loss. Dave, your Dad sounds like a really accomplished and all around great guy. Our most sincere condolences. xox Peter and Anne»

Debbie Williams, 50 $ – 18 avril 2017

«in loving memory of Uncle Bruce »

Jonathan Knowles, 50 $ – 18 avril 2017

«Dear David and Bethany
Your father (in law) sounds like a truly incredible man. We are sorry for your loss.
With love
Jonathan and Natasha»

cindy halperin, 100 $ – 18 avril 2017

«Dave we are so sorry for your loss. I'm sorry we never got the opportunity to meet your father. He sounds like such a wonderful man. Hopefully his memory will continue to be a blessing for all of you.
Love Mark and Cindy»

Martijn Paijmans, 200 $ – 17 avril 2017

Truuta Kai Kaljuste, 25 $ – 13 avril 2017

«Fifty years ago Dr. Williams removed my tumour.
I was 13 and pretty scared about the whole thing.
My family never did get to read the letter I left
"To be opened in the event of my death".
No need... Dr. Bruce made it all better !
Remembering a wonderful man !»

Louise & Joel Dery-Goldberg – 13 avril 2017

«It was a privilege to work with Dr. Williams and to know all of his good work helping countless children.
With deepest sympathies to the family.»

claire dupont, 1 000 $ – 13 avril 2017

« He did so much for patients and families, students. colleagues, his profession, and The Children's, - yet always had time to listen and lend a hand to each one of us, warmly and quietly. He is part of us and will not be forgotten.»

Louise Robertson – 13 avril 2017

Tony Gulotta, 100 $ – 12 avril 2017

«RIP Dr. Williams, your service to so many is an enduring legacy of love and caring.»

Heather Faith – 11 avril 2017

Joel Raby, 250 $ – 11 avril 2017

Heather Butterfill, 100 $ – 10 avril 2017

«Our sincere sympathies to Bruce and Bea, David and Bethany their families. Uncle Bruce will be greatly missed by all of us.
Love Heather, Barry, Lianne, Kevin, Natasha, and Vi»

Council of Physicians, Dentists and Pharmacists – 10 avril 2017

Laura Hyde, 50 $ – 10 avril 2017

«love and sympathy to the Williams Family from Laura and Arthur Hyde»

Marcin and Wendy Czerwinski, 100 $ – 9 avril 2017

«We are very grateful for his wisdom, teaching and kindness. We have many fond memories and tremendous respect. »

Anonyme, 150 $ – 6 avril 2017

Brett Murray, 50 $ – 4 avril 2017

«Dr Williams was an amazing docter.I am very grateful for the surgeries he did on my hand I was able to function much better.He will be greatly missed my thoughts and prayers to the family. »

Joann Daddono, 100 $ – 4 avril 2017

«Our deepest sympathy to the Williams Family. In memory of Dr. Williams.

The Daddono Family»

Eric Pugash, 1 000 $ – 3 avril 2017

«Dr. Williams was a great mentor and role model: dignified, dedicated to his patients, colleagues and trainees, and skilled practitioner of our craft. I will always be grateful to him. Condolences and best wishes to his family.»

Anonyme, 20 $ – 3 avril 2017

«My daughter Annalisa was charmed by Dr. Williams sense of humour which communicated itself to both adults and children alike. He will be remembered fondly.»

Anonyme, 250 $ – 3 avril 2017

«In memory of a wonderful mentor and colleague»

Anonyme, 100 $ – 2 avril 2017

«My deepest condolences to the family. Dr. Williams will be greatly missed. »

John MacFarlane, 200 $ – 2 avril 2017

Noelle Grace, 500 $ – 2 avril 2017

«A classy gentleman in every way who left a huge legacy in surgery, leadership and in life skills. He will be sorely missed.. NG»

Anonyme, 100 $ – 1 avril 2017

«May this donation continue to help to better the lives of those children in need, for whom your father so greatly gave of his time and talents.
With love,
Karn, Keith and Joan»

Scott Williams, 50 $ – 31 mars 2017

«Our deepest sympathies. What a full and wonderful life Uncle Bruce led. He is missed.»

Anonyme, 100 $ – 30 mars 2017

«We miss you!»