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‚ÄčKincardine physician, Dr. Michael Emond, dies at the age of 70

July 10, 2024

Dr. Michael Joseph Emond of Kincardine, esteemed physician, loving husband and cherished grandfather, died suddenly, with his family by his side, at Victoria Hospital in London, Monday, July 8, 2024 at the age of 70.

Michael was born July 29, 1953, son of the late Walter and Dorothy Emond. He married his high school sweetheart and best friend, June, spending a wonderful 49 years together.

After graduating from medicine at the University of Toronto, together, they moved to Kincardine in 1979 to spend the next 40 years serving the community with his medical practice and bringing care to thousands of patients.

Beyond medicine, Michael had a passion for sports and travelling. He spent many years coaching various sports in Kincardine, including successfully winning provincial championships in baseball. He was also an influential member in bringing girls hockey to the community.

In total, he travelled to more than 80 countries around the world with his family, each with many unique and unforgettable experiences. Even in the end, he was able to experience one last adventure taking the air ambulance with June to the hospital in London.

Michael’s greatest joy, however, was his family. He and June raised three children, Reid (Noriko), Leslie (Chris), and Ryan (Kayla).

He adored his role as a proud grandfather to his seven grandchildren, Ryo, Noa, Taiyo, Abigail, Thalia, Scarlett, and Austin.

He is also survived by his two sisters, Mary and Theresa (Roger); his mother-in-law, Louise; in-laws, Linda (Ian) and David (Lynne); along with many nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by his sister, Celina (Jack); his father-in-law, Eldred; and mother-in-law, Manoel.

A celebration of life will be held at Ainsdale Golf Course (2264 Concession 12, Kincardine), Monday, July 15, 2024, from 2-5 p.m.

Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada or the Kincardine and Community Health Care Foundation, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy; arrangements entrusted to the Davey-Linklater Funeral Home, Kincardine; www.daveylinklaterfuneralhome.com.

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