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Warren Blume, M.D. (N ’69, PDN ’72)


It is with deep sadness that the family of Dr. Warren Blume announces his passing on Monday, September 13, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife Lydia, cherished daughters Christine (Gary), Sonia (Stephen) and Valerie (Eric), adored grandchildren Gavin, Nigel, Jeremy and Natalie, sister-in-law Hélène, brother-in-law Jeffrey (Hélène) and nephew Yves (Manon). Warren’s career began with earning a B.A. from Princeton University followed by pursuing his M.D. at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his internships and residencies at Montreal Children’s Hospital, University of Wisconsin, Mayo Clinic, and Hôpital Port Royal, Université de Paris, France. In 1972, Warren joined the Department of Neuroscience at University Hospital London Health Sciences Centre as a neurologist and electroencephalographer. He later became a professor emeritus of neurology at Western University in 1999. Along with Dr. John Girvin, Warren co-founded one of Canada’s largest epilepsy units. Warren received several awards recognizing his commitment to improving the treatment and management of epilepsy: Ambassador for Epilepsy Award (International League Against Epilepsy) 2009, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012, J. Kiffin Penry Excellence in Epilepsy Care Award (American Epilepsy Society) 2012, and he was named member of the Order of Canada in 2012, to name a few. Warren’s family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital London Health Sciences Centre for the excellent care and kindness he received as a patient. A private family funeral will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Epilepsy Unit through the London Health Sciences Foundation at would be gratefully acknowledged.
Published by The Globe and Mail from Sep. 18 to Sep. 22, 2021.

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