Roth, Dr. James H.

Roth, Dr. James H.

February 1st, 2013

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected death of Jim (Dad, Papa) on Friday, February 1st, 2013. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his wife Barb and their four daughters Jodie (Yves), Sandie (Jon), Kristie (John) and Kelly (Mike), beautiful little granddaughters Kloe and Reese and his mother Jean. Jim leaves a legacy of excellence in clinical care, teaching, research and academic administration having treated thousands of patients as the co-founder and director of the Hand and Upper Limb Centre at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario. Under Jim's guidance and mentorship, the individual researchers, surgeons and clinical staff at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre were able to flourish and combine clinical care and scientific endeavours to advance the field of upper extremity surgery to the benefit of the people of Southwestern Ontario and beyond. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Private family interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery.  Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at ALUMNI HALL at Western University at 6:00 p.m. with arrival and greeting beginning at 5:15 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the Hand and Upper Limb Centre or the Western Football team.

Celebration of Jim's Life will be held at Alumni Hall, Western University:

Wednesday, February 6, 2013:  18.00-19.00 hrs.

 

Free parking will be available in the following lots:

 

The lot directly North of Labatt Health Sciences building

(behind Alumni Hall) will be available beginning at 2:00 PM.

 

Springett lot (across Western Road, north of the new Ivey Business building):

the centre and east gates (the two gates closest to Western Road)

will be open beginning at 3:30 PM for overflow parking.

 

Alumni Thompson lot (beside Alumni Hall) will be available

for Accessible Parking only.

If this lot fills, those with accessible needs

can park in the Weldon Visitors lot

(North of the traffic circle in front of Alumni Hall).

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Book of Condolences

Kevin HildebrandI am saddened with the news. Jim and his family are in my prayers as I reflect on the positive impact Jim had on my life.
Chris and Cynthia (Dunning) ZwickerOur thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. We will always remember Dr. Roth for his upmost kindness, amazing passion, and infectious laugh.
Christine Zanutto I want to convey my deepest sympathy to the family. I am honored to have known and worked with Dr. Roth at SJHC. I will forever appreciate the opportunity he gave me as artist outside of nursing.
Heather MarshallI had the pleasure of working with Dr. Roth in the HULC clinic (in it's early days) and in the operating room at SJHC. I will miss our conversations about our love for hockey and his quick sense of humour. My deepest condolences to his family, whom he talked often about with great pride.
Doug and Cathy MowbrayBarb and family: We are out of the country and will not be able to attend visitation or the funeral. We would like to express our deepest sympathy and send our kindest wishes. Jim will be missed by everyone who knew him.
Tina KrulcDear Barb and Family, words do not seem sufficient to express my heartfelt sympathy over the loss of Dr. Roth. I was fortunate to have worked for Dr. Roth these past several years and I will always remember him as having a friendly and caring nature. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Tina K. We are not born at the time of birth, Nor die at the time of death; We are truly everlasting. Bhagwad Gita ch. 2
Daphne BeingessnerWith deepest sympathy to the Roth family at this difficult time. Jim was a great mentor and role model for me and for many and I am grateful to have known him and learned so much from him.
Karen DunnI had the pleasure of working with Dr. Roth in the Operating Room. I will fondly remember his quick wit, patience and compassion for both staff and patients and the pride he had for his family. My sympathy go out to your family at this time. May your fondest memories be treasured in your heart forever.
Heather Brien and Jan OrfiOur thoughts and prayers are with the Roth family at this most difficult time. Jim was an outstanding mentor and role model for many and will be sorely missed. It was indeed a great priviledge to have known him.
Karen GordonMy deepest condolences for the Roth family at this very difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Cathy and Dr Brian TaylorDear Barb and family, We have known you and Jimmy all through Med School, residency, and as colleagues and friends. It seems like only a few days ago that we were proposing the concept of a dedicated Hand and Upper Limb Centre to the administration at St Joe's. Jim has left a great legacy, and we will miss him and his determination and his infectious grin. We send you our deep appreciation, our love, prayers, and support.....Cathy and Dr Brian Taylor
Derek CheungI am sorry for the loss to the team at HULC and the Roth family. Dr. Roth lead morning rounds with the other fellows and welcomed me to attend during my Masters degree. I always looked forward to his discussions and listen to his expertise. My prayers are with you.
Debbie GrantDr Roth was a kind man and amazing surgeon! I feel privileged to have been able to work with him in the Operating Room. I had my country music playlist ready for the days that I would work with him. My condolences to his family. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Dr. Roth will be missed.
Laura RobinsonI remember fondly the early 80's when Dr.Roth came to Victoria Hospital after his time spent at "Duke" He worked tirelessly night and day in his early career and was eager to develop his skills with hands and upper limb. I recently had the opportunity to come under his wing as a patient at St. Joes and I still marvelled at his ability to run a very efficient clinic, a smile on his face and save some chit/ chat time. He will be missed. My thoughts for his family.
Paul BlackmanI worked with Dr. Roth in the Professional Block at Westminster Tower in the early 80's. I was always amazed at his tireless work and efficiency and dedications to his patients. He always had time for a friendly chat and pat on the back for a job well done. The medical community has lost a Great pioneer. My condolences and prayers to his family.
Lorna MacaulayDr Roth led our HULC team by example. He inspired us to strive for excellence. He taught us that repect is earned , not given. He showed us how to work hard, give our best every day and have fun doing it. My deepest sympathy to Barb and the family. Thank you for sharing Jim with us. His legacy will live on in our commitment to honour him in our lives and in the work that we do.
Lorna MacaulayDr Roth led our HULC team by example. He inspired us to strive for excellence. He taught us that repect is earned , not given. He showed us how to work hard, give our best every day and have fun doing it. My deepest sympathy to Barb and the family. Thank you for sharing Jim with us. His legacy will live on in our commitment to honour him in our lives and in the work that we do.
Steve ElsonI had the opportunity and pleasure of working with Dr. Roth a few years ago to improve access to orthopedic services and was with him again last Thursday to talk about expanding the role of LHSC's orthopedic services in the region. His quiet and thoughtful leadership will be missed by many, many people.
Kathy GoodingI had the pleasure and privilege of working with Dr. Roth when he came to Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital once a month for outpatient clinic. It truly was an honour as an Occupational Therapist to work closely with someone with his skills and knowledge. His passion for his work was obvious. He was always professional and displayed genuine empathy for his patients. I often think fondly of those days, recalling his smile and willingness to share and teach. My deepest sympathy to his family. He will be missed by many.
Yanti SetiawatiI am saddened with the news. Even though I don’t know Dr. Roth personally, but I know his contributions to the faculty: He was the biggest supporter for the Awards of Excellence. He will deeply miss.
Mary Lou artsI was so sorry to read of jim,s sudden death. I always enjoyed working with him as an or nurse. We had many discussions about his beloved London knights . The or at st. Joe,s won,t be the same without him. He made a difference and will truly live on. My deepest condolences to his family who he spoke of so lovingly.
Lesia HalsteadDear Roth Family, Please accept my condolences on your tremendous loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lesia Halstead, Perioperative Services
Bob and Donna BourneDear Barb, Jodie, Sandie, Kristie and Kelly, Donna and I were very saddened to learn of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim was always so proud of his family! We will always remember Jim as a friend and a good man who left a legacy of accomplishment. We are out of the country and unfortunately will not be able to get back in time for Jim's funeral. We apologize for not being there in person, but will there in spirit. Keep strong! With deepest sympathy, Donna and Bob Bourne
Lisa BarnesJodie, I am so saddened to hear about your Dad.....I always enjoyed working with him. He was always happy to give updates about you whenever I saw him! He was very proud of you! He was a great surgeon and he will be deeply missed at SJHC. Thinking of you, your Mom, sisters and Grandma. Love Lisa xoxo
Ian Lo and Elaine LamI am deeply saddened by the news of Dr Roth's sudden passing. Our thoughts are with the Roth Family. Dr Roth was an amazing person who lead by example. I consider him one the great influences of my life.
Brad DishanDr. Roth was the champion of the medical library here at St. Joseph's - our library exists in its present form because of his leadership and the dedication of the HULC team. It is a great place for staff and students to learn the art and science of medicine and Dr. Roth led the drive to have it built and named in honour of Dr. Robert M. McFarlane, his colleague and co-founder of the HULC program. Dr. Roth was a great educator, surgeon, and colleague - we will miss him immensely.
Blake and Sandra NicolucciDear Barb, Jodie, Sandie, Kristie and Kelly, We were saddened to hear of Jim's untimely passing. What a tragic loss. Jim was a wonderful physician, friend and family person. He will be truly missed. Our thoughts are with you. Blake & Sandra
David and Jennifer SandersOur deepest condolences to the Roth family. We will truly miss Jim's leadership in the Orthopedics division. His passion for academic and clinical excellence was second to none, and with the growth of his HULC he leaves a tremendous legacy.
Carl MooresTruly sad news about Dr. Roth. He was a great man, to whom I, like many, owe a lot.
Alexis StuderVery sad news. What can I say, for some moments in life there are no words. We will really miss him. We all own him a lot. My warmest condolences to Dr. Roth´s family
Gordon BeadelVery sorry to hear of Jim’s death. He was an inspiration and will be greatly missed by all.
Sorin IordacheI was deeply saddened to hear about Dr.Roth. I can imagine how difficult this must be for the family and for the team at HULC. He was the heart and the soul of the clinic. For me personally he was an amazing teacher. I always keep in mind what he taught me and his methods are efficient in most difficult situations. Please accept my most heartfelt condolences for this loss.
Dina PopovicA great loss for the surgical as well as the london community. He will be greatly missed and I am thankful that I got a chance to know him through my HULC fellowship.
Greg BainVery sad news He was an amazing man We all owe him a lot
Yishai RosenblattThis is really shocking sad news. I will really miss him. We say that those who die while they are asleep, are saints.
Robert ChanThis is very sad and unexpected news indeed. I am very grateful to have been given the opportunity to train at the HULC with Dr. Roth. It must be difficult to lose such a close colleague and friend so suddenly. My heart and thoughts are with Dr. Roth, his family and the HULC family.
Brian CraigJimmy was a great friend and teammate. His passing saddens me greatly. My condolences to Barb and family.
Maria and Laura GrandeDr. Roth treated my daughter Laura with a complicated wrist break, and during the time he treated Laura , we were always so in awe of his gentle bedside manner, his knowledge and ability to communicate with non medical folks with respect and wisdom. We convey our deepest sympathy to the family.
Laura Lee SpeedThis unexpected loss has deeply saddened all of those connected to this great surgeon. He was not only a great expert in orthopedics but a fantastic teacher to all of those who worked with him. I personally was greatful not only for his guidance but his kind words of appreciation and thanks at the end of each working day. He will be greatly missed at the HULC.
Cassandria WatsonMy deepest condolences to Dr. Roths family. Dr. Roth literally saved my leg when other surgeons wanted to amputate. He then saved it again after a bout of bone poisoning. He also saved the use of my right thumb after it was crushed. I saw Dr. Roth for 3 years while mending and was always treated with care, compassion and respect. I have often thought of him over the years and was quite shocked to hear of his passing. He was a wonderful and caring doctor which I am sure was mirrored in his personal life as well. A great man who will be missed by many. RIP Dr. Roth and say hi to the angels for us.
Frank and Linda Loyens/ Alberto and Lisa EstradaWe send our deepest sympathy to the entire Roth family. This is always a very difficult time for the famlily. Always remember the love that you all shared together and all of those incredible memories you will have to cherish always. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary JohnstonDear Barb and family: I am so very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Jim at the HULC and before that along side him while I worked with Harvey Bailey and Dr. Kennedy. He was always so proud of you and your girls. He always had time to talk with me whenever I came to visit the clinic and was interested in my endeavours. He will be sorely missed for he was a great surgeon and a special man. You all are in my prayers.
Gary HawkisMy codolences to the family of Dr Roth. Over 20 years ago when the HULC was in its infancy in the old part of St Joes, I came there with a broken wrist from a sports injury. Dr Roth and Dr Richards said they could fix my wrist with some radical surgery. If it didn`t work my wrist would have to be fused. Whatever they did was like a miracle to me. About 6 weeks after the surgery I was able to throw a balland today I still play. What ever they was brilliant and to this day I am ad will be forever grateful to Dr Roth. He truly was a hero to me.
Kristie Millman (Roth)Thank you everyone for all of your heartfelt comments about my Dad. We are overwhelmed by all of the love and support that is being given by everyone who loved my Dad. He truly was an amazing Father and Papa and will be missed more then words can say. Life will never be the same.
Cathy NixeyI am honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Roth for 7 years. He was such a wonderful and compassionate physician and his legacy in the Hand and Upper Limb Clinic will live on. Someone as special as Dr. Roth will never be forgotten. He will remain in our hearts forever in the HULC clinic. "Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same"
Nitin & Ranjita SharmaDear Barb and Family, Please accept our heartfelt condolence on the passing of Dr. Roth. We both are current fellows at HULC. Both myself and my wife feel blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Roth. He was truly an inspiring leader,one that lead by example. He will be sorely missed.
The Rocca FamilyBarb and Family, We are deeply saddened by the news of Jim's passing. Please know that you are in our thoughts during these days. We will forever remember his kindness during our own difficult times, and we will always cherish the happy memories recounted to us by Enzo of their "glory football days". He will undoubtedly be greatly missed.
Vik TuliDr. Roth will be sadly missed. He led by example and always pushed for excellence. He made my time at HULC the highlight of my academic career. Any patient that I have postively affected can in some way thank Jim Roth. I still carry a surgical journal to this day that JR inspired me to create. Deep condolences to the Roth family and all my friends in London.
Tom and Michelle MillerDear Barb and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. Jim was a true leader, builder, and mentor and leaves a legacy of excellence, in all aspects of his life. He will be greatly missed.
Annie Shaw VanSickleBarb and girls - I was shocked and saddened to hear of Jim's passing. It was a pleasure working with him when he returned from Duke and started with Orthopaedic Associates. My thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
Rita HoganDear Roth Family: It is with great shock and sadness that I send my condolences to you. I had the pleasure of being part of the HULC team working with him in the OR. He was an amazing teacher with incredible patience. His face would light up instantly when talking about his daughters, granddaughters and London Knights. Truly a legend for the Hand and Upper Limb Centre and who will ever forget the "Duke Dressing"?
Rob TurnerThis is terrible and sad news. It is a great loss.
Kevin & Chantal AllisonOur deepest condolences to Barb Roth and all the daughters who will miss their father dearly. We are thinking of you all.
Ronalee PorterMy heartfelt sympathies to the Roth family and all staff who had the opportunity to know such a caring and compassionate man. I was one of Dr. Roths many patients and I am still in shock at his sudden passing as I know you all are. London has lost a great surgeon, but I know he has impacted those who worked closely with him, and they will continue to build on the legacy he has shared with them. Rest in Peace Dr. Roth.
Sharon KimMy deepest condolences to the Roth family. Dr. Roth's influence and passion for the hand/wrist has helped shape my career and I truly enjoyed working with him. What started off as fear and trepidation quickly turned into respect and admiration. He was a dynamic, strong force and will be remembered fondly.
Don & Michelle HallDear Barb & Family, It is with great sadness that I have read of Jim's sudden passing. Jim's legacy as a physician will live on forever. But above this was his ability to simply be a gentleman. His unwavering ability to treat everyone to whom he interacted as equals and individuals I will always remember. Working with Dr. Roth to plan, design and then construct the new Hand & Uppper Limb Centre will be a memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life. As great as Jim Roth was as an orthopaedic surgeon, he made others feel as big a giant in their respective fields. He will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with your family Don
Scott Wotherspoon and Megan MillerMy sincere condolences to the Roth family. Dr. Roth was a great man, surgeon and teacher and has influenced a generation of orthopaedic surgeons in Canada, and throughout the world. He will be truly missed.
Randal betzBarb So sorry to hear about Jim. He was a wonderful person and friend. He will be surely missed. I will call you later in the week when thinks start to settle. Mine and Betsey's thoughts are with you.
Gary McNaughton (Moonshot)Dear Barb and girls, Words cannot express the deep feelings of loss that Susan and I feel at this time. Jim was "one of a kind". His desire to achieve excellence was evident in all facetts of life. He was the ultimate "team player", and his fraternity with his MUSTANG teammates (especially the Offencive Line) was unparalleled. His loyalty to us was evident when our aging bodies were in need of orthopedic repair and renewal. His help extended to our friends and family as well. The sudden loss of Jim, following the loss of Jim Allen and Enzo make us all very aware of how precious life is. May you find some comfort in the knowledge that Jim revered by all of us who had the privilege of being his friend. Gary McNaughton A
Gary McNaughton (Moonshot)Dear Barb and girls, Words cannot express the deep feelings of loss that Susan and I feel at this time. Jim was "one of a kind". His desire to achieve excellence was evident in all facetts of life. He was the ultimate "team player", and his fraternity with his MUSTANG teammates (especially the Offencive Line) was unparalleled. His loyalty to us was evident when our aging bodies were in need of orthopedic repair and renewal. His help extended to our friends and family as well. The sudden loss of Jim, following the loss of Jim Allen and Enzo make us all very aware of how precious life is. May you find some comfort in the knowledge that Jim revered by all of us who had the privilege of being his friend. Gary McNaughton A
Parkwood Hospital AuxiliaryDear Barb and family: We wish to express our heartfelt sympathy over the loss of Dr. Roth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Dr. Roth will be missed by all who knew him.
Teresa Da PonteDear Jodie, I was so saddened as everyone else @ St. Joe's was to hear of your father's death. He was a true leader and an inspiration to us all. My prayer's and thought's are with you and your family @ this very sad time in your life
Sue and Baxter WillisDear Barb and Family, Sue and I send our deepest sympathy to you at the news of Jim's untimely passing. I consider it a great honour to have been one of Jim's original orthopaedic partners in London and from the outset I knew that Jim was destined for an exemplary professional career. He leaves a lasting legacy of clinical and research excellence and accomplishment through the Hand and Upper Limb Centre and the countless number of surgeons he mentored. Sue and I are in South America and regrettably will not be able to join you for the memorial service. I know that you will be buoyed up by countless friends and co-workers who so respected Jim. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Greg BainIt is the greatest of sadness for us all, the passing of Jim. We have such fond memories of our year in London, something that we have always cherished. It was Jim, who has given us all so much. Please pass on our sincerest condolences to Barb, she was always so kind and welcoming to us. Our hearts go out to all of you, at this extremely difficult time.
Barb Roth and The GirlsWe would like to thank everyone who has posted their special memories of Jim/Dad. We have read every one multiple times and they have really helped comfort us through this difficult time. We never realized the extent of the impact he had on everyone's life. Thank you.
Michelle Fredette-CarragherDear Jodie, Words cannot express what a great loss this is. I had the fantastic opportunity to be able to see Dr. Roth both as a professional and through your eyes as a father. At work he was so dedicated and professional, and loved by his staff. I will miss passing him in the hallway and stopping him for updates on how you are doing (which he was always happy and proud to give!) Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Mollie Rose (Morant)Kristie, I wanted to send my deepest condolences to you and your family. I've been thinking of you all so much and was so sorry to hear the news.
Patricia & Ed MalecOur hearts go out to Dr. Roth's family. Our prayers are with you. Dr. Roth was a great man and a fantastic Doctor. I travelled from Northern Ontario to see him, and would have travelled from the coast just to have him take care of me. He was always so cheerful,smiling and compasionate. He made such a difference in our lives and for that we will always be grateful. We talked about our kids and grand kids, and it always brought a twinkle to his eyes. I got to feeling like he was family, I saw him so much. We will miss him.The world is a far better place having had Dr. Roth as part of it. Patricia & Ed Malec
James McDermott and Claire CallaghanWe are both saddened by the sudden death of Dr. Roth. We wish to convey to you and your family our sincerest condolences. Dr.Roth played a large part in my life by releasing me from immeasurable pain in both my hands with his exceptional care and surgical skill. His love of films was a joy to him. We often talked together about films that we had viewed recently sometimes even while he was operating on my hands in the OR. His deep understanding of pain and suffering was important to him as was his caring need to alleviate such pain and suffering. We will keep you and family in our thoughts and prayers. A grateful patient. James McDermott
Carole RobinsonBarb, Jodie, Sandie, Kristie and Kelly, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. The news of Jim's passing was such a shock. He was a wonderful father, husband and doctor and has had a profound impact on many, many lives. It has been my pleasure to know you all over many years. It has been a while since I have seen you but please know that you are always in my thoughts. Love to all.
Susan SmithKristie and family, so sad to hear of your loss. We are all thinking of you.
Larry and Judy HaylorDear Barb and family, Judy and I are deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Jim's passing. I first remember Jim as one of Dr. Kennedy's prized students. Thereafter, the amazing work and personal care he provided for so many of our Mustang players was unique and invaluable. His loyal support and passion for Western football was treasured by all within the football family. What is it they say about 'the brightest stars and their short lifespan?' Jim leaves a legacy of achievement that few can match and a family that will forever be blessed by his love. Judy and I are out of Country and unable to be in attendance today and Wednesday. Know that we are there in spirit and our prayers are with you.
Jonathan KeysI am truly sorry to hear of the loss of Dr. Roth. I had the opportunity and pleasure to work with him as a medical student. He was a great man and educator. He will be greatly missed by many. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family that he talked about so often.
Michele ChauvinIt is with great sorrow that I write these words to you. When I recently heard the news that Dr. Roth had passed away I was shocked. I couldn't believe that such a gentle soul who truly cared for everyone around him was no longer here. I send my deepest condolences to his family, friends & colleagues. I've known Dr. Roth for many years as I have rheumatoid arthritis & he did many operations on my hand. Every time I went to see him he always took the time to listen to my concerns & never rushed in & out like other surgeons I've seen. He was a very compassionate man & I'm sure his patients will miss him greatly. You are in my thoughts & prayers during this very difficult time.
Dick WuytenburgSandie and Jon and to the extended members or your family you have our deepest sympathies at your time of loss. Dick and Teri Wuytenburg
J Pollock and familyWe wish to express our deepest and most heartfelt condolences to Mrs. Roth and family.  Like many others, I was very fortunate to have had the privilege of knowing and learning from Dr. Roth.  He was an amazing mentor; he leaves behind an impressive legacy which will always be remembered. 
Walt Romano & FamilyWhat a loss for us all. Jim was a role model as a physician and caregiver for myself as well as many of the students we jointly taught over the years. His role and position in London will likely never be filled to the fullness Jim brought to the profession. His loss has left a void and is felt deeply by many. We extend our deepest sympathy and prayers to his family.
Alison and Scott CharltonI always enjoyed watching Dr. Roth with his family; the way he cherished his girls and Barb so much was not something you could ignore. I first had the privilege of meeting Dr. Roth when he visited his daughter Jodie at Queens. Dr. Roth was always so kind to her friends; I have many fond memories of Barb and Dr. Roth's visits (they would always treat all of Jodie's housemates to a dinner out each time they visited); we all looked so forward to their visits. I am truly sorry for your immeasurable loss. I know your Dad will be missed greatly by so many. What a gift he has left for his daughters, as his most special traits are passed on to those he loved so dearly. Please accept our deepest sympathies at this difficult time.
Eric BensonI am so sorry to hear about Dr. Roth. What an amazing man who influenced so many people in our field. His passion for orthopedics, athletics, and life was inspiring. He will be missed the world-round. My sympathies to the family and everyone at the HULC.
Jill PikulTo Kristy and family, I am so sorry to hear about your father's passing; my thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time. I hope your cherished memories will give you some measure of peace.
Jen and Kyle TinningWe are so very sad for your loss. Our hearts and thoughts are with you all. Love to you.
Christine GuptillHello Kristie and family, I was so sorry to hear of your dad's loss. I am sure this is an incredibly difficult time for all of you. As you know Jamie and I would not have met without the HULC clinic, so we owe your dad a debt of gratitude like so many. Please know that my thoughts are with you these last few days and particularly tonight.
Rob and Joan MartinDear Barb and family We were deeply saddened and shocked at the news of Jim's passing. Having played on the offensive line with Jim during our championship year in 1971, I shared with him the joy and enrichment of a band of brothers. He was one-in-a-million. As with others who have written here, we also experienced Jim's generosity of self on many occasions. He was never too busy to give his personal and professional time, interest and skill to myself and our family when we occasionally were in need. Our family sends our hopes and prayers that you will be comforted at this difficult time by our personal remembrances of Jim.
Ray and DeeDee LeachDear Barb and Girls: I wanted you to know how much all of Jim's old Mustang teamates valued him as a friend, player and teamate when we played together and when he became a renowned physician and resource to us when any of us were injured in the various pursuits we enjoyed post football. Jim's kindness to all of us, our families, and friends was only exceeded by his humility. His passing is a terrible loss to all of us and the thousands of patients he treated, residents he mentored, and most importantly, the irreplaceable husband, father and grandfather he was to you and yours. Unfortunately DeeDee is out of the Country at this time but she sends her thoughts and prayers to you, Barb, and the girls. I, fortunately, will be there to say good bye personally. Love Ray and DeeDee
Jenny Sanderson RixonSandie, Jodie, Kristie, Kelly and Barb - you have been like a second family for me as long as I can remember. I remember helping you move into the new HULC when Sand and I were in high school. I am just devastated by the news and cannot wait to return to London and hug each of you. Your dad was amazing, helping both my mom and grandma - they are both so grateful for his expertise. Please be certain Drew and I and my family are thinking of you and wishing you nothing but love and peace.
Shalimar DouglasDear Kelly, Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of your dear father. He sounded like a wonderful person and I'm sure you and your family are deeply saddened. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless.
Denise RockJodie, I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts.
Marilena MarignaniMy deepest condolences to the Roth family. He was a great surgeon and mentor. His unlimited energy and passion for hand surgery was contagious. I feel truly blessed to have had the privilege of being one of his Fellows.
Caroline Dodman and FamilyWe wish to express our condolences to the Roth Roth family. Dr Roth has influenced and affcted so many people that he will truly be missed. His memory will live forever in the hearts of those whom he has helped.
Matt and Carol ChorneykoDear Barb and family, We were so saddened to learn of Jim's passing. He was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of knowing him whether it was sports, professionally, or socially. Please know you are in our fondest and heartfelt thoughts at this time. Matt and Carol
Jane and Vaughan PeckhamWe were deeply saddened by the loss of your father, Jim. Please accept our sincere condolences. He has done so much for our community and left a legacy in the medical field that will help so many future generations!
Lesley Huttondr.Roth will sadly be missed. He not only repaired my wrists a few times but put my dads arm back together after a very bad accident . He did what everyone else said they would never be able to do. D.r Roth had wonderful bedside manners. He know something special about patients life's. . He was a wonderful listened and wanted to what was best for you and your life. I will sadly miss him. Thank you Dr. Roth for being my biggest sports fan. I hope you family fines comfort in knowing how much of an impact you had on others life. Lesley
Bas MasriDr. Roth will be sadly missed by the entire Orthopaedic Community in Canada. He was an orthopaedic giant and a pioneer in Upper Extremity Surgery in Canada. On behalf of all of my colleagues at the University of British Columbia, I would like to extend my sincerest sympathies to Jim's family at this very difficult time. Bas Masri
Joanne LiberatoreI'm so sorry to hear that Dr.Roth has passed away. He was my friend and surgeon for over the last 25 years. Over the years he's done numerous surgeries for me and improved my way of life tremendously. With having Rheumatoid Arthritis for the last 40 years Dr. Roth was always there for me in time of need. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time in your lives. Also my family and I would like to send a special prayer for Dr.Roth and his family.
Haemi LeeMy deepest condolences to the family. Dr. Roth was a generous and excellent teacher. When I was a new resident rotating on the HULC service, he went out of his way to welcome me to ensure a good educational experience. After knowing me all of 5 minutes, he got me a locker and lent me his own surgical loupes. In the following years I observed the leadership of a man who cared about everyone on his team.
David KerrBarb, I was away on vacation overseas and when I returned I learned about the death of Jim. I am greatly saddened by it and express my condolences to you and your family. I met Jim back in Mustang Training Camp my first year at Western and always thought the most of him. He was a great guy and was what I have always called "one of the good guys". I always made a point of having a discussion with him whenever the team got together over the years, whether at Homecoming or one reunion or another. I always got some good info out of him or interesting (or hilarious) story (the Peter Quigley bicycle crash - my favourite). It is obvious from the emails that I have read from the 71 Team and others what a force he was. I wish you my best, Dave Kerr (St. Catharines)
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