Dr. Manuel Orizaga

July 9, 1925February 11, 2021

Dr. Manuel Orizaga passed away on February 11th, 2021 in his 96th year. He had a deep love for his family, in particular both of his daughters Patricia (Dion) and Sharon (Steve) along with his four grandchildren Natasha, Corbin, Tim and Robert. He also was very close to his brother Dr. Jorge Orizaga who sadly passed away less than a year ago. Dr. Orizaga was born in Mexico in 1925. He studied medicine at the University of Mexico. Manuel met the love of his life, Maria in Montreal. They were married in 1960 in Kansas City, MO. He taught for many years at the University of Ottawa and was a general pathologist at both of the major teaching hospitals in Ottawa (Civic and General). The “Dr. M. Orizaga Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching in Pathology” has been conferred annually at the University of Ottawa since his retirement. They then moved to St. Catharine's where he continued to work part time until the age of 71. At that point they enjoyed a full retirement in beautiful White Rock, BC. There they made many new friends. Manuel was loved and respected by all who had the privilege of knowing him. During their retirement they traveled the world extensively. In 2006, they moved to Dundas, Ontario to live near their daughter Sharon. Manuel was a devoted and loving husband to Maria until her passing in 2011. He will finally be joining his beloved wife. The last 10 years were made easier with all the wonderful friendships Manuel made especially in the Dundas and Ancaster bridge clubs. A private family service will be held due to Covid-19 restrictions. If desired, donations in memory of Manuel can be made to the Cancer Society, Scleroderma Association and Hamilton Burlington SPCA in lieu of flowers.


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Dr. Manuel Orizaga

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Patti Mumm

February 15, 2021

Dearest Patricia and Sharon,
My deepest condolences for the loss of your dear Dad, who was a part of our family for so many years, along with your Mom and the two of you. From going to kindergarten in Mexico with our mother, to Kingston and then Ottawa. He will be in our hearts forever. So sorry for your loss. Abrazos de Patti

Marja Kates

February 15, 2021

Dear Sharon , Patricia, and your families,
Your dad was a kind, generous, and loving person. There should be more people in this world like your dad! I remember many years ago he and your mom would drive us around Vancouver when they lived in White Rock and we didn't have a car! It was a pleasure to visit with them at their home or ours! I will always treasure those memories. Our deepest condolences for the passing of such a wonderful person.

All our love, Marja, Yoshi, Julie, and Nori
Port Moody, BC

Rudy Mumm

February 15, 2021

Patricia and Sharon: my sincerest sympathies. I have wonderful memories of your dad and family in Kingston. May he Rest In Peace. Rudy

Janet Jensen

February 14, 2021

Sharon, Patricia and families
I am so sad to learn of Dr.O passing. He was a dear friend of mine for over thirty years. I Met Dr. O in 1986 when I started work at the Civic hospital. We had kept in touch over the years. When he and Mrs O moved to Dundas my family and I would try to visit every year around his birthday. In the last few years my sister Lisa and I would visit on a Friday close to his birthday and he would invite us to the church basement to play bridge with his group of friends. I have great memories and will miss Dr O and of course Mrs O dearly.
This is a photo of our last bridge together (July 2019) . Because of covid we didn’t see each other on 2020
Love Janet, Paul, Charlie and molly Jensen xoxo