Gilkinson, Dr. Trevor  Logan

Gilkinson, Dr. Trevor Logan

January 25th, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dr. Trevor Logan Gilkinson MD, FRCP, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at the age of 65. He died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family: his devoted wife Evelyn (née Wesche), and daughters Nicola (Nate) and Amanda. A pillar to many, Trevor leaves behind his father Frederick Merlin, loving brother Kent (Linda), brother-in-law Tom (Tammy) and nieces Courtney and Kayla. Predeceased by his mother Norine.

Trevor was born in Dawson Creek, British Columbia. In 1978, he graduated from medicine at the University of Ottawa, after which he spent two adventurous years working as a rotating intern, a registrar, a senior house surgeon, as well as working at general practice locums at Wellington Hospital in New Zealand. Back in Canada, Trevor completed a yearlong residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario in Ottawa. After completing his FRCP residency in emergency medicine at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, he moved to London, Ontario in 1983 to start his career at Victoria Hospital (South Street and subsequently London Health Sciences Centre), with an appointment in the Faculty of Medicine at Western University. He had a brilliant career and wore many hats over 35 years and retired in 2018 as Professor Emeritus. He contributed greatly with his clear thinking, intelligence, keen insights and quick mind while always maintaining equanimity and a humble and respectful demeanour. Trevor was a rare physician who excelled as a clinician, teacher, and administrator. His quiet competence and compassion will always be remembered by the patients and families he cared for in the ER, and by the colleagues and hospital staff he worked with. Medical students and physicians in training will remember him as a dedicated teacher, mentoring many who now practise emergency medicine across Canada. In 2005, during Trevor’s tenure as Site Chief at the Victoria Hospital Emergency Department, he was instrumental in the transfer of the South Street ER to its present Commissioners Road location. Nationally, Trevor was an executive member and past president of the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP), helping to further standards for emergency medical care across the nation.

In spite of being an incredible physician and mentor, Trevor loved nothing more than his family; a loving husband to his wife of 33 years and a consummate father to their two wonderful daughters. Time with "his girls" was always his top priority. He provided them with a lifetime of love and guidance that will always be remembered. Over decades he developed lifelong friendships, sharing his passions of skiing, windsurfing and especially mountain biking the many forests of Ontario, as well as annual trips to the magical red rock canyons of Sedona, Arizona. Trevor also cherished motorcycle trips with friends, logging countless miles on the back roads of Ontario and the eastern United States on his beloved Harley. His taste for fine food was only rivaled by the draw of a cold pint of amber ale, indulgences enjoyed frequently after a bike ride or during a stay at his paradise getaway in Grand Bend and always with friends and family. Trevor had a joy of sports and loved to travel, especially with his beloved wife, Evelyn. He also made the best chili in the world, hands down.

Trevor was a truly exceptional person who will always be remembered as a caring and compassionate family man, friend, co-worker and physician to his many patients. His passing is a tremendous tragic loss that leaves a gaping hole in the very fabric of our universe. In his life, Trevor was able to leave the world a much better place than he found it. That is something we can all aspire to.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, please donate locally. Some suggestions that were meaningful to Trevor include Wellspring London and Region or Prostate Cancer Canada. 

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Book of Condolences

Grant & MelanieVery sorry for the loss of such a great guy. Evelyn, Nicola, and Amanda, you know how wonderful Trevor was as a husband, father, and role model. I will always have fond memories of many miles of mountain biking, sharing laughs, stories, and beers with 'Hawk'. Great human being and a great friend, one of a kind, never to be forgotten. Sincerest condolences. Grant & Melanie
Laura & SeanVery saddened to hear of Trevor's passing and my sincere condolences for the family. He was a good man, a great mentor with a kind heart and always up for a good laugh! He will be sorely missed.
Bernice HaleyKent, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Condolences to the family. Bernice, Larry and family
Vikram DalalVery saddened to hear of your loss. He was a great mentor and a colleague. He will be missed.
Shelley McLeodEvelyn, Nicola and heart aches for you. Trevor was a kind, compassionate, fearless leader and a true trailblazer in emergency medicine. He was an inspiration and mentor to many. Sending lots of love and big hugs. I will do my best to get there on Saturday.
Julie SteeleI am absolutely speechless. Was always a pleasure working with Trevor. I started my ER career working with both Evelyn and Trevor at SSH. I am so saddened to hear of Trevor's passing. Will keep you all in my heart Julie
Amy BartramMy sincere condolences to Trevor’s family. He was one of the the best and I am a better nurse for having worked along side him. He will be greatly missed and thought of often.
Kim PucciEvelyn and Nicola and Amanda I'm so sorry to hear of Trevor's passing. Sending you so much heart felt thoughts and prayers. ❤❤
Barb McDougallMy deepest condolences to Evelyn, Nicola, Amanda and family, Trevor was such an amazing man to work with, always gentle and kind with a beautiful smile to share. May your memories help you through this difficult time.
Kris Kearney- RichardsSending my Sympathy Evelyn to you and your daughters..and all who loved Trevor. Thinking of you all.
Amit ShahEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda - deepest sympathy for your loss. Trevor will be missed and remembered. He had an impact on so many lives. Our thoughts are with you .. may you find some peace in cherished memories.
Jackie turnerWords are never enough at a time like this,I am truly sorry for your loss. Trevor was genuinely a gem . His kind , steady demeanor was a joy to be around. You are all in my thought at this time .
Wing BelangerEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda My sincerest condolences to all of you. I'm very saddened to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and all your family. Trevor was always a pleasure to work with. He will truly be missed
Tracey DeVuonoEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda. My sincerest condolences on the passing of Trevor. He was an exceptional physician and mentor to so many. His quiet demeanour always brought a calm in the trickiest of situations. You are in my thoughts.
Victor NgI recall many great memories with Trevor. Some years ago, I had a patient with a massive blood clot in their lungs. Now there are protocols for using medication to break up the clot but back then there were none. I went ahead and gave it and I recalled Trevor being close by and just with his presence, you knew he "had your back" This is what I remember most about Trevor, working in the high stake and high intensity environment of emergency medicine, he was always someone you could trust and had your back. These last couple years, I have appreciated seeing him at Goodlife and he always stopped to ask how you were. I'm grateful to have shared those moments with him. My sincere condolesences and he will be missed.
Ermos ErotocritouAlthough I never got to know Dr. Trevor Logan, I can tell from spending time with his daughter Amanda that he was truly a special man and father. “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” My sincere condolences to the Gilkinson family
Shawn and Audrey WhartonWe cannot imagine the sense of loss you are feeling. We hope that you find comfort in the memories that you made together, and the love that you shared as a family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Munsif and Fatim BhimaniWe are saddened to hear of Trevors passing. He was a friend, mentor, teacher and a colleague. Our thoughts and best wishes for the family during this time. We will all miss him dearly.
Janice Lewis So very sorry to hear of Trevor's passing. He was a truly kind, loving physician. Heartfelt condolences to you all.
Rowena ChopcianMy deepest condolences Evelyn, Nicola, Amanda and family. Trevor was a very respected, wonderful physician and human being. His comforting smile and manner with patients and staff is what made him exceptional in my eyes. We have all missed working with him. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Dianne SingI’m saddened to read about Trevor’s passing and my heart goes out to his family and many friends. We have lost a great man far too soon. I started working with Trevor in the eighties when I started my career as a Respiratory Therapist. He was such a great ER doctor. Just when you thought the wheels were falling off the cart, he would come in the room with his calm demeanour and somehow give everyone confidence and support with his presence and knowledge. It was a privilege to have had the chance to work with him.
Becci BennettI worked with Trevor for a number of years and was also treated by him when I was in emerg myself. He was always so kind and patient. His big smile and warm heart will be missed! My deepest condolences to your family during this difficult time.
Heather BrandtMy deepest condolances to you Evelyn and your daughters. Trevor was a very kind man and a wonderful physician. It was a great privilege to work with him in the ER for so many years. I am so sorry that he passed so young and know your grief will be overwhelming. I send you prayers and strength for the days ahead. Sincerely, Heather
Karen & Mike WoolfreyEvelyn and family Our deepest condolences for your loss. Words cannot truly express our sadness. I have so many memories during my residency years in London of Trevor; and Evelyn, of our times at South Street. Trevor was my teacher, mentor, colleague, but mostly a respected friend. I will always treasure the memories. I wish you peace in the days ahead.
Drew and Miranda ThompsonOur deepest condolences to you Evelyn, and your daughters. Trevor was indeed a mentor, a colleague, and a friend. I must admit when I reminisce over my time with him in the departments, I keep coming back to the fact that he was the most un-flappable guy - even in the midst of chaos of the emergency rooms. Always calm, collected, and insightful, no matter the conditions, he got the job done. His wry sense of humour, his friendly personality and his ability to get along with anyone were just some of his strengths exuded in his professional life. He was a really great guy and will be missed by all that had the pleasure of knowing him.
Cathy LitwinMy deepest condolences to Evelyn and the family. I always admired Trevor's gentle and quiet spirit, his sense of humour when we least expected it and when we needed it the most.
Greg and Robbin MosdossyTrevor was, is, and will always will be a dear friend and brother. He is deeply mourned and will be missed until we meet again. Evelyn, Amanda and Nicola; Robbin and I offer our love and condolences. We have witnessed the life of a truly wonderful man and the world has lost one of its best.
Zaida SuraciMy deepest condolences to you Evelyn and your family. There are so many fond memories of Trevor working many years along with him in the ER. What a wonderful man, so dedicated to his profession and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
John StirratMy condolences to the Gilkinson family. I have fond memories of mountain biking with Trevor in Sedona and back home in Ontario. He was also a standout preceptor during my medical training. It was a privilege to have known him.
Jon and Sheryn DreyerEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda, please accept our heartfelt condolences . Trevor was a great physician and colleague and someone who could always be counted on to be a voice of calm in any storm. I have valued his friendship and support for over 35 years. We will miss him, as will everyone who was fortunate enough to have known him. The world has lost a shining light.
Lynda WrightI’m so sorry for your loss Evelyn and family. I so enjoyed working with Trevor in my 5 years in Emerg South St. He was always calm and quiet demeanour was always comforting in any situation. He was such a nice man. He will be missed.
Dr Carolyn DalgityEvelyn I am so sorry to hear of Trevor's passing. Definitely a huge loss to the medical community and to his family and friends. My condolences to you and your girls.
Lisa ShepherdEvelyn, I am so sorry for your loss. So many fond memories of Trevor - his wisdom, quiet but ever present support and friendship. I most admired his seemingly effortless ability to balance his work and outside life, always secure in prioritizing his family. My thoughts are with you and your girls. I know how much Trevor loved being a 'girl dad'.
Adam MorseMy deepest condolences. Trevor was an amazing physician, a pleasure to work with, and a great influence to be around. He helped shape my nursing practice and for that I will never forget him. My thoughts are with you and your family in this difficult time.
Missy and Jeff DavidsonOur sincerest condolences to Evelyn, Nicola, Amanda, and Family. I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Gilkinson for 8 years in the Emergency Department at Victoria Hospital. He was a kind, compassionate, and caring doctor. He had a contagious smile and a great sense of humour. Trevor was one of my favourite doctors to work with and he was a great one. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Nancy and Bill McKeoughEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda: Nancy and I offer our deepest condolences regarding Trevor's passing. His loss to you, his family and to the wider community, including the medical community, is immense. Words cannot begin to express our sadness. We will miss encountering his vibrant presence up at Grand Bend. We look forward to seeing you there so that we can express our condolences and support in person. We will keep him, and each of you in our thoughts and prayers.
The Cobban familyDearest Evelyn, Nicola & Amanda. We will keep you all in our thoughts. We will miss our porch waves and lovely interactions--that smile though. Sending your our love in this difficult time.
Faisal RehmanDr Gilkinson was a wonderful teacher and a kind and compassionate physician. He was always very kind to me when I was his resident. He was a great role model.
Rob ArntfieldTrevor was a calm, collected and devoted mentor to so many in the ER. He was an iconic figure for many of us practicing medicine in London today. He was unflappable when surrounded by chaos - a beacon of expertise and stability. Proud to have known him, worked with and learned from him.
Elaine Hunter GutierrezSo sorry for your loss. I worked with him in Emerg and no matter how crazy it was or frustrating it could be, he always treated his colleagues and patients with respect. My sincerest condolences.
Jillian ThibaultTrevor was a wonderful physician, one of my favourites in the emergency room. He demonstrated wonderful bedside manner and truly listened to patients reasons for their visit before developing a plan of care they would both benefit from and be content with. I am very sorry for your loss. Knowing what an excellent doctor and human being he was, I know he will be forever missed and appreciated as a father and husband.
DAvid ChessEvelyn, I am very sorry for your profound loss.
Claudio MartinIt was always a pleasure to cross paths with Trevor. Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss.
Sean PetersonMy deepest condolences to Trevor's family. Trevor was one of my Emergency medicine mentors and teachers. He always had a gentle and caring approach to patients and learners. He, and each of you, will remain in my prayers. Sean
TerryeKent , Linda and family There are no words at a time like this There are thoughts and prayers and may they somehow give you the strength you need God bless
Shannon HallMy condolences to the Gilkinson family for your loss. Uncle Trevor was a pleasant man and always made me feel as a welcomed addition to the family. My thoughts are with the family in this difficult time.
George and Cecelia YoudenKent, Linda and family, and Evelyn and girls, Our deepest sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.
Lucy VermeulenEvelyn, Nicola & Amanda: My deepest condolences to you in the loss of Trevor. It was always great to be able to work with him. My thoughts & prayers are with you!
Mary Jean GardinerMerlin, was so sorry to read of your sons passing. My prayers are with you and your family. A former neighbour and member of Camlachie, Presbyterian Church.
Pat Walker(Bradley)Evelyn I was very saddened to find out today that Trevor had died. It has been many years since I have seen you or the girls, but on several occasions over the many years I would run into Trevor and John riding their bikes through the park. It was always nice to see them out enjoying life and appearing so healthy and happy. That’s the horrible thing about any cancer is how it can hit you so hard when you have lived your life in such a healthy way, as Trevor had. He was one of my favorite docs to work with and I wish I could have been there today to give you a hug. I know to clearly what a mess losing your partner to cancer can make in your heart. My thoughts are with you and all the family as you remember the happy times with Trevor, he was certainly one of a kind.
Alison ArmstrongEvelyn I am sending you my deepest condolences at this difficult time. Trevor was a joy to work with as he was always well controlled, polite, kind and great with a quick wise crack. My heart breaks for you and your beautiful girls.
Karl & Janet TheakstonEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda, our hearts weep at Trevor's passing. We send our deepest condolences to you and Trevor's whole family. So many good memories to cherish. Trevor was a talented and compassionate physician, a dear friend and colleague. His kindness will not be forgotten.
Tony & Sara MosdossyEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda, we're so sorry for your loss. Trevor was an amazing man and a great friend. I had nothing but good memories of us mountain biking in Ontario and Sedona and I'll cherish them forever. I'm proud to have known him for so many years. Our thoughts and prayers are you with you all.
Mike and Nora-Lynn PeddleEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda our deepest condolences. Trevor was an outstanding physician and mentor who will be greatly missed. I have many fond memories of time spent with Trevor in the department as well as our discussions about life outside of work. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Barbara Haggarty-HebertEvelyn, Nicola, Nate, and Amanda please accept my heartfelt condolences. Trevor had such a profound affect on every life he touched. He was such an intelligent, gentle and compassionate man. Trevor certainly made the world a better place and my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time of loss.
Helen. ClarkeMy deepest sympathy to Evelyn and the girls. Trevor was a wonderful person and Dr. It was a great pleasure to work along side of him. May God Bless in your time of need
Laura Price & Derrick PringleTrevor was a fantastic mentor to both of us over years of training and as a colleague. He was very kind, caring, and unflappable in the emergency department. He was an example for us all in life and in work. He will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Evelyn and the rest of the family.
Lynda and Bill McCauleyEvelyn, Nicola and Amanda, Our most sincere condolences to all of you. All of these tributes speak the truth. Never did I see Trevor upset or bothered by the chaos of his work life. He was calm, gentle and always had a smile on his face and a quick chuckle in his voice. His calming presence is already missed in the ER. The beautiful tribute to him on Saturday reinforced what a special husband, father and colleague he was. May you find comfort in the difficult days and weeks to come, knowing that his love and influence is within you and around you.
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