In Celebration of

Seyyed Ali Ezzeddin, MD, FRCP(C)

February 19, 1936 -  April 15, 2018

Dr. Ali Ezzeddin passed away peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on April 15, 2018.

Ali was born in Tehran, Iran to Seyyed Esmaiel Ezzeddin Zandjani and Sakineh Aghajan, and was brother to Nejat, Hassan, Fakhri, Akhtar, Reza, Javad, Parvin and Nahid. Ali attended the University of Tehran and moved to North America in 1961 as a medical intern. He studied in New York, Philadelphia and Winnipeg to gain his specialty recognition in physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Ali met and married Dr. Lois Stayura while working at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. They later settled in British Columbia, where Ali established his practice in New Westminster, consulting at Royal Columbian, Surrey Memorial, Eagle Ridge and St. Mary’s hospitals. After 45 years as residents of Delta, BC, Ali and Lois moved to Ottawa to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Ali was recognized by his medical peers as a curious and extremely thorough physician, who loved taking on the most challenging cases. He cared deeply about the well-being of his patients and gave generously of his time, listening carefully to each person’s story in consultations that could last for hours. His goal was always to provide the best care possible, no matter how long it took.

Ali was a gentle and loving father, who instilled in his children a love of learning and taught them to value kindness, education and service to others. He is survived by his wife Lois Ezzeddin; his three children Ross (Stephanie Tanton), Paul (Becky Clar) and Claire (Davide Cargnello); and four wonderful grandsons: Graydon, Jack, Andrew and Luke.

Donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Doctors Without Borders.


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Susie Clar 

Entered April 20, 2018 from Buffalo, NY

Dearest Ezzeddin Family, I am so sorry for the loss of Ali. I am grateful to have had the chance to get to know this incredible man. I am sending all of my love to your entire family.
Susie Clar

Julia (Friend of Dr. Ezzeddin's daughter)

Entered April 20, 2018 from Ottawa

While i did not know Dr. Ezzeddin well, I know him through the stories from Claire who is one of the people most committed to family that I know. That is a testament to how her father (and mother) raised her. I have been thinking lots about your family and offer my sincere condolensces. Even when our parents have had a full life, it is still hard to see them go. Big hugs.

Rebecca Durcan (Friend)

Entered April 21, 2018 from Toronto

Dear Paul, Ross and Claire
I opened the Globe this morning and saw the notice about your father. I am so sorry. I was glad to hear that he and your mother moved to Ottawa to be closer to you all - although I can only imagine how much they missed the mountains.
Please extend my condolences to your mother and let her know that I will make a donation to DWB in honour of her and your dad.

Sue Okuda (Former colleague)

Entered April 22, 2018 from North Vancouver

I always enjoyed working with Ali Ezzedin at RCH where I was Social Worker for many years. In addition to his obvious caring for his patients he was caring about his colleagues too. Once we were stranded at RCH for hours by a heavy snowfall. Ali and I had dinner together in the Cafeteria and talked about our families etc. Just after I finally made it home the phone rang and it
was him checking that I was home safe. I have never forgotten that simple act of kindness from such a quiet and shy and dear man.
He loved to talk about his children and was so proud of them.
My sincere sympathy to you all.Sue Okuda

Ahmad (Nephew)

Entered April 23, 2018 from London

Dear Louis, Ross, Paul, Claire, and families,
So sorry to hear about uncle Ali’s death. He was a very kind and special uncle, guide and friend to me and his memories will stay with me forever.
May God rest his soul in peace.
Ahmad, Soheyla and Bahram Tokleh


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