A. George Cherian Ph.D.

6 January, 19324 June, 2021

With great sadness, his family announces that George passed away peacefully at Innisfree House on Friday, June 4, 2021 in his 90th year.

He is reunited with his beloved wife Monika (nee Baumann). He is also predeceased by his parents John and Daisy Cherian.

He will be lovingly remembered by his daughters Joanne “Jay” Cherian and Kirsten Cherian (Pam Shime), granddaughters Aurora Cherian-Kuni and Amaya Cherian-Hall, brother John (late Kujumol), sister Rigmor (Joseph), and many other family and friends.

Born in India, George went on to study in France where he met Monika, and then immigrated to Canada, after earning two Ph.D.s. George had a long, distinguished career in Clinical Biochemistry. He conducted research at Sick Kids’ Hospital, taught at the University of Toronto as an Associate and was the Chief of Clinical Chemistry at North York General Hospital, from where he retired. He was also passionate about music, playing the piano all his life, and singing in church and college. After his retirement, he enjoyed membership in both the St. Luke’s United Church Choir and the Cambridge Senior’s Choir. George was generally a quiet person, but he would often be heard singing.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements entrusted to the T. Little Funeral Home (519) 623-1290.

As expressions of sympathy, donations to Tanz Centre for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto would be appreciated by his family.


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A. George Cherian Ph.D.

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Saul Ship

5 July 2021

George was always such a fine, friendly and knowledgeable gentleman whom it was a pleasure to know.

Mervin Fisher Doreen Flockhart

13 June 2021

Our deepest condolences to George's family. We have fond memories of George at Granite Landing Retirement. George always had a smile.
Doreen and Merv

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