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Dana Winterburn

April 10, 2012

Died suddenly on Tuesday, April 10th, 2012. She is survived by her daughter and parents. A true Jill-of-All-Trades, Dana dedicated her life to her daughter, family, friends, teaching and medical career. On Sunday, April 15th, 2012 at 3:00 p.m., a celebratory memorial for family, close friends and colleagues will be held at the WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Please note that a separate memorial for patients of the Byron Family Medical Centre will be held at the Centre at a later date.  Please visit > for further information.  The Winterburn family thanks you for respecting their privacy at this time.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dana S. Winterburn Memorial Scholarship Fund at Western or the Breast Cancer Society.

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Dr. Winterburn has been our doctor since she came to BFMC. She was the essence of what a family doctor should be. She always had time for you and had a genuine interest in your life. How fortunate those interns she mentored. How fortunate we who were her patients. How tragic a loss for everyone. Our sincerest sympathies to her family and her colleagues.

~ Ian and Rochelle Underhill

To the Winterburn family, our deepest condolences on the loss of Dana. Our thoughts are with you all at this very sad time. Take care of each other.

~ Al & Fran Power

To the Winterburn family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your time of sorry.

~ Tim & Laurie Morneau

To the Winterburn family - We are so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you .

~ Peter and Donna Sullivan

We are so sorry for your great loss. Your Mom was a strong, giving and empathetic listener. She was the one to deliver 2 life changing messages to us: 1st that we were expecting Courtney and 2nd that Megan had kidney failure. She was also a great neighbour. We feel blessed that she touched our lives. She will be missed.

~ Laura, Rick, Megan, Haily, Courtney Orser

Dr. Winterburn was our mother's Physician at the Byron Health Clinic for many years. Dana was always so good with mom and so kindly and helpful with me and my sister as we dealt with our Mom's declining health and aging. What a terrible loss to all her family and her colleagues and patients. She certainly was a blessing to us. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to all her family.

~ Barbara Larke

Dr.Winterburn was my doctor for many years and I thought of her as the doctor that everyone else wished they had as their doctor.She really listened to me and treated me as a person, not as a patient.She is going to be missed by me and the community. Hugh Morrison: a grateful patient

~ Hugh Morrison

My dearest medical school friend, We worked so hard together, dreaming of our lives when we took care of patients rather memorized minutia. I knew you would be a great doctor some day, and from your patients comments I can see your work was as wonderful as you dreamed and your brilliance and caring shone through to all of them as it did to me all of those years ago. I will miss knowing you were always just a phone call away. You some how always made time for those marathon discussions we could have, and your incredible perspective & wit, sense of humor, and laughter will always stay with me in my heart. I don't know what to say. This is so damn tragic, I'm lost for words. Please know how special your mother was to me, and please do not feel shy about calling if you need anything! Craig Schacher '

~ Craig Schacher

To Dana's Daughter & Parents , Please accept My * Sincerest Condolences * at your Sudden & Tragiuc Loss . May God's Loving Arms carry ALL of You through the Difficult Days Ahead . We were Very Blessed to have Known & Worked with Dana , at the London Psychiatric Hospital . WE will Always remember her Warm & Caring Ways , & Her Laughter .. SINCERELY , Tom Daly

~ Tom Daly

We have been patients of Dr. Winterburn for many years and are extremely saddened by her passing. Her compassion, thoroughness and knowledge as a medical professional and a person will be greatly missed. Our sincerest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.

~ Barbara Lee, Teresa Van Esch, Nicole Van Esch

My thoughts are with you at this very sad time. I was with Dr Winterburn on the Thursday before Easter, as she was attending to my needs, she was happily chattering about making a "Rice Krispie Rabbit with paper ears" for her daughter, a long standing tradition that couldn't be broken. She spoke with such fondness and love. Dr Winterburn cared for me and my husband. She always showed great skill, knowledge and compassion. She was a wonderful listener, her input, laced with her almost "cheeky" humour will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her. Please know that she will never be forgotten.

~ Louise Whitehead

My deepest condolences to Dr. Winterburn's family. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting her, she raised a wonderful daughter. So sorry for your loss.

~ Jennie Morgan

on behalf of my mother Mrs.E. Hartley , we her family would like to give our sincere condolences to Dr. Winterburn"s family. She will be gratefully missed as the resident dr. at the dearness home here in london. It's a devasting loss to the home. sincerely Mrs. L.

~ wanda lindsay

I was so saddened to hear of Dr. Winterburn's sudden and tragic passing. I was fortunate to spend some time with her as a resident, while doing a placement at Dearness home. I admired her very much and she was a great example of a family physician. I offer my sympathies to her family and friends.

~ Eugenie Waters

."Blessed is the soul which, at the hour of its separation from the body, is sanctified from the vain imaginings of the peoples of the world". Since,1994 First our family doctor was Dr.W.Wayne Weston then Dr. Dina .S.Winterburn was my doctor for the last 8 years. Not only was she my doctor, but We considered her a great family friend. She has helped us immensely and we were shocked and sudden passing.Our sincerest condolences to all who mourn the tragic death of this caring and compassionate woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

~ Sivanadian Jeeva

To Dana's Family....I was fortunate to work with Dana at L.P.H.She was always a wonderful down to earth person that cared so much for all those around her.She always had time for her staff and her patients and she always had an approachable manner.It was always very obvious that her true love was her daughter ...Such a tragic end to a beautiful life....

~ Heather Benner

(Donated to Breast Cancer Society)

~ Victoria McCaffrey

(Donated to Breast Cancer Society)

~ Kate Mikos

(Donated to Breast Cancer Society)

~ Charlotte McDonald

(Donated to Dana S. Winterburn Memorial Scholarship Fund)

~ Dr. Ingrid Harle

(Donated to Breast Cancer Society)

~ Kimberly Clarke

I am so sorry to hear of this sudden loss to Ajay and her family. My deepest condolences to all who were fortunate to know Dr. Winterburn.

~ Jennie Morgan

Dana was a friend and a great human being. It makes us proud to have had the privilege of knowing her.We will miss you Dana !!!

~ Subaru of London staff

My sincerest condolences to all who mourn the tragic death of this caring & compassionate woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Elaine Nolan

I have been a patient of Dr. Winterburn since she came to Byron. I was shocked to hear of her sudden death, I cant tell you how much I will miss her. My heart goes out to her daughter and family. She was a wonderful family doctor, so caring and always made the time to talk to you . I will so miss my doctor!

~ Wendy Mason

My deepest condolences to all who knew this lovely woman. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.

~ Kara Brown

Dr Winterburn became a fantastic Doctor to this family at all times. We will greatly miss the trust and understanding we had with her. This beautiful person will be missed more than words can tell. Our heartfelt condolences to all of her family members at this sad time.

~ Bruce/Anne/Kathy Bulmer

Dr. Winterburn was a very special person ... a brilliant doctor, a gifted teacher and mentor, a loving mother and a friend to so many. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends and colleagues as they deal with this tragic loss.

~ Kathy Obright

As a patient of Dr. Winterburn, I will truly miss her compassion, she was a wonderful Doctor. I will miss her very much. My thoughts and prayers are with her family,

~ Joyce Brown

I am so sorry to hear of Dr Winterburn's passing. She was a wonderful woman, and I truly admired her for all that she accomplished. My thoughts are with her family, and especially her daughter.

~ Becky Cavers

As a Resident in Byron Family Medical Center, I always enjoyed working with Dr. Winterburn. She was a fantastic teacher, wonderful Doctor and loving friend. My deep condolences to her family, friends, colleagues, students and residents at this sad time.

~ Shirin Ahangari

Dana was my doctor for many years and I will miss her very much. She was a friend and we joked a lot. My sympathy to her family and friends.

~ margaret l parsons

Dr Winterburn was my mother's doctor. She was the one that gave my mom the news that a lump was indeed cancer then suggested they go sit in Springbank park for a bit and just take in the news. My mother went to her another day with chest pains and Dr Winterburn calmly told her she was going to the hospital and again saved my mother's life. There are not enough words for thank you. Other doctors should take a lesson in bedside manner and thoroughness of this wonderful woman. My condolences to her daughter, family, friends and co workers.

~ Rachel Cree-Lowe

We have been patients of Dr. Winterburn for many years. She was a wonderful, compassionate, and funny doctor. She will truly be missed. Our sincerest condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.

~ The Duquette Family

My sincerest condolences to all who mourn the tragic death of this caring & compassionate woman. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

~ Elaine Nolan

My deepest condolences to Dr Winterburns family, please know that all those who were fortunate to have known her, grieve along with you. She was my doctor for the last 8 years. Not only was she my doctor, but I considered her a great friend. She has helped me immensely and I am shocked and saddened at her untimely and sudden passing. I will miss her greatly.

~ Elizabeth Blinch

I have been one of Dr. Winterburn's patients since she came to the Byron Family Medical Clinic. I will miss Dr. Winterburn and her superb diagnostic skills, her brilliant mind, and her genuine compassion. She had helped me through some difficult medical issues, including a diagnosis of arthritis in my late 20s. I will also never forget hearing her hilarious story about her "first surgery" at the age of nine. To her family, I extend my deepest condolences, and my best wishes for the future. The world is a slightly less radiant place without her in it.

~ Sara Stewart

I remember when Dr Wayne Weston told me he was retiring and that he had found a superb replacement. He said you're going to love her. He was right. Dr Winterburn was the most caring doctor I have ever met. She always treated me with respect and humility. I loved her sense of humour and her common touch. Here's a few words of praise for Dr Dana in poetic form. The Light for Dana In all professions today there are bright stars. The Byron Family Medical Centre has lost one of its best and brightest. Doctor Dana Winterburn no longer walks among us. We will miss her smiling face in the examination rooms and check in area of the Medical centre. We will miss her sense of humour and her ability to laugh with us and not at us. We will miss her ability to listen with patience and humility. We will miss her common touch. But we should not despair for she has moved the standard of the medical profession to a new level. A level to which all should aspire. And as her light has been extinguished here on earth it has begun to shine in a better place. So, the next time you have a chance to view the evening sky, look very carefully to the north west because a new star is forming there. It may be a little hard to see right now because it's so new. But, it will grow stronger and shine brighter becoming one of the very brightest in the heavens. We can all take comfort that the light from this newest star will brighten the path smoothing the way for all of us. God speed Doctor Dana, and thanks for helping light the way. Making our lives a little easier, and a whole lot better! Ron Stewart 2012

~ Ron Stewart

Dr. Winterburn had been my GP since Wayne Weston retired. She saw me through a few minor illnesses and guided me through the various chronic conditions to which we seniors are prone. Her relaxed style and sense of humour, combined with her superior diagnostic skills, were much appreciated. Her skillful mentoring of a wide variety of residents means that her influence will live on for many years.

~ Colin Baird

To the late Doctor Dana Winterburn's family I express my deepest sympathy. For the past eight years I have been a patient of this brilliant practitioner. In the last two years in particular, she assisted me tremendously in dealing with a chronic illness and was always there to help me make major preoperative decisions. As occasion demanded she would dedicate considerable time and knowledge in offering me encouragement and medical guidance in dealing with my health problems. Dana was a most dedicated and caring medical professional, whose contribution to the London and areas health care will be sadly missed.

~ Geoffrey Foster

You were the most wonderful doctor any one could have and I will miss you terribly. My deepest condolences to your daughter and parents and also to all of your BFMC friends.

~ Stella Salmon

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