BLUME, Dr. Warren T. CM,MD,FRCPC
It is with deep sadness that the family of Dr. Warren Blume announces his passing on Monday, September 13, 2021. He is survived by his beloved wife Lydia, cherished daughters Christine (Gary), Sonia (Stephen) and Valerie (Eric), adored grandchildren Gavin, Nigel, Jeremy and Natalie, sister-in-law Hélène, brother-in-law Jeffrey (Hélène) and nephew Yves (Manon).
Warren’s career began with earning a B.A. from Princeton University followed by pursuing his M.D. at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his internships and residencies at Montreal Children’s Hospital, University of Wisconsin, Mayo Clinic, and Hôpital Port Royal, Université de Paris, France.
In 1972, Warren joined the Department of Neuroscience at University Hospital London Health Sciences Centre as a neurologist and electroencephalographer. He later became a professor emeritus of neurology at Western University in 1999. Along with Dr. John Girvin, Warren co-founded one of Canada’s largest epilepsy units.
Warren received several awards recognizing his commitment to improving the treatment and management of epilepsy: Ambassador for Epilepsy Award (International League Against Epilepsy) 2009, Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012, J. Kiffin Penry Excellence in Epilepsy Care Award (American Epilepsy Society) 2012, and was named member of the Order of Canada in 2012 to name a few.
Warren’s family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital London Health Sciences Centre for the excellent care and kindness he received as a patient. A private family funeral will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to the Epilepsy Unit through the London Health Sciences Foundation at https://lhsf.donordrive.com would be gratefully acknowledged.
Condolences may also be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2, 2021, 3:42 pm
Dear Lydia, Christine, Sonia and Valerie,
It is with great sadness that I learned about Warrens passing.
He will be missed by all the generations in my family that knew him.
Michele, and family.
September 21, 2021, 3:41 pm
Dear Lydia and Family,
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. Dr. Blume was a great mentor for so many. I had the distinct privilege of working with him for many years as I evolved from novice to experienced epilepsy nurse. He definitely played a role in that. He will be missed.
Sue & Brent Hayman-Abello
September 25, 2021, 8:09 am
Dr. Blume’s encyclopedic knowledge of clinical and research information was unparalleled and invaluable at weekly epilepsy teaching rounds. He was a wonderful physician to his patients, many of whom have commented to us that he was a particularly caring and attentive listener. It was a privilege to know and work with him. Please accept our sincere condolences.
September 19, 2021, 11:58 am
To his wife and family you have our deepest condolence from the Rodger family. Dr Blume had been my doctor for the majority of my life. He was there to listen an teach us when needed. I was grateful to have him as my doctor. He will be sadly missed
September 20, 2021, 6:26 pm
To Lydia and Family.
My thoughts are with your family at this very difficult time. Dr. Blume will be missed by many. I will always remember the care he took to teach others and share his wealth of knowledge. He was a generous person indeed.
September 18, 2021, 6:26 pm
Our sincere condolences to Lydia and family. It was an honour to have worked many years with Dr. Blume, a compassionate and caring man. His devotion to teaching and care for his patients was infinite. We thank you and Warren for making Santino, our children and I feel special and welcomed into your family. He will be missed. Rest in peace WTB. Maria and Santino Raffa
September 17, 2021, 4:43 pm
Penny and I were saddened to learn of Warrens passing. Our condolences to Lydia and the family. May all the good memories of Warren remain in your hearts, as they will in ours. Steve Lownie MD
Michelle (Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario)
September 17, 2021, 4:47 pm
Dear Lydia and Family, On behalf of our Board of Directors, our staff team and the clients of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, I wish to send our deepest condolences on the loss of Warren! He was such a wonderful man and compassionate neurologist for so many of our families. We are so grateful for his efforts in co-founding the Epilepsy Unit, which certainly improved the care and seizure outcomes for so many people living with epilepsy. His dedication to improving the quality of life of those with seizure disorders was remarkable. He will forever remain in our hearts. Warmest regards,
September 18, 2021, 8:34 am
Dear Lydia & family
So sorry to hear of your loss. The memories of my years at University Hospital and association with Epilepsy Unit under Warren’s enthusiastic,visionary and passionate leadership are fresh even today. I am forever grateful for his support and encouragement in involving me in Epilepsy research. I enjoyed our personal chats from time to time.How proudly he would mention the success of his children .
May God rest his soul in peace and give you all the strength to bear this loss.
Ana Suller Marti
September 16, 2021, 10:55 pm
Dear Lydia and family, my most sincere condolences for your big loss. Dr. Blume was passionate about epilepsy, a caring and compassionate physician, as well as an exceptional teacher and mentor. He was loved by all his patients and admired by all his trainees around the globe. Dr. Blume and you, Lydia, have always been there for me when I needed. I cannot put in to words how much I appreciate your support. Sad to say bye to such a important mentor and friend, but he will be with us in our memories. Ana Suller & Sean MacDougall
Laurie Day Errington
September 19, 2021, 10:04 pm
I was very saddened to see that your husband, father, grandfather and incredible Dr. passed away. Dr. Blume was my neurologist and friend for the past 40 plus years. He had a way of comforting a person during difficult circumstances and made me feel almost normal again. Epilepsy is a difficult condition and has quite an impact on ones self esteem. He truly was an incredible Dr. I also had the pleasure to visit with your family back in 1979 when he welcomed me into your home to complete a Sociology paper on families. I felt very special that he would consider inviting me to share a small glimpse into his. I hope you hold onto all the wonderful memories you made as a family! My sincerest regrets on your loss.
September 18, 2021, 10:09 am
My deepest sympathy Lydia I.n the death of Warren
Thinking of you and your family during these difficult days .
Memories are forever .
Vladimir and Mary Ann Hachinski
September 16, 2021, 2:46 pm
Dear Lydia and family:
Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Warren. He was an important and much admired colleague and international figure in epilepsy. May good memories bring you peace, support and strength.
Vladimir and Mary Ann Hachinski
September 16, 2021, 2:11 pm
My sincere condolences for your tremendous loss. It was an honour to have such a kind, respectful and knowledgeable colleague working in the same office for several years. His contribution to the field of epilepsy was enormous and will never be forgotten. I miss you both. Take care.
Michael & Wendy Strong
September 16, 2021, 1:30 pm
Dear Lydia and family,
please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Warren. When we happened to meet Lydia on Sunday while voting and learned of how unwell he had been, we were taken aback. But later we also spoke together of what an important role he played in my training, and then as a colleague years later. But also how welcoming your home had been to so many of us.
You have both been such role models for all of us. He will be missed,
Mike & Wendy Strong
September 16, 2021, 9:20 am
My condolences to the family. It has been an honor to work with Warren.He was a legend and a National and International authority in Epilepsy. His legacy will live forever with us and our trainees.
Our deepest sympathies. Jorge Burneo and family
September 16, 2021, 1:26 pm
On behalf of the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, I offer my sincere condolences to Lydia and the Blume family.
Warren was a true treasure to our Department as a legendary figure in the field of epileptology. Dr. Blume helped create the collaborative environment that exists in our epilepsy program and department. He set the example of how neurology and neurosurgery can work together to obtain the best results for our patients.
Warren will be greatly missed. His collaborative legacy will live on in the Epilepsy Program and Department.
David A. Steven
Chair/Chief, Department of CNS
September 15, 2021, 2:15 pm
My heartfelt condolences to Dr Blumes family. I worked for him for years. He taught me SO much. I will always remember and respect him. Dr Blume changed the Epilepsy World so very much. His dedication to learning as much as he could and doing as much as possible for his patients and teaching others to have the same interest has made an incredible difference to so many lives. Dr Blume made a difference. Dr. B , Thank you. God Bless Peggy Stewart, RET, EPT
September 15, 2021, 8:28 am
My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I am honored and blessed to have known Dr. Blume.
September 14, 2021, 7:45 pm
My condolences to Lydia and your family. May your memories ease your loss.
Frank and Relka Bihari
September 14, 2021, 6:44 pm
Please accept our deepest condolences, Lidia and family. Dr Blume will be missed immensely - and he will remain in our memory forever.
Cathy Lee Benbow
September 14, 2021, 5:39 pm
My deepest sympathies Lydia, to you and your family. May your memories comfort you at this difficult time
September 15, 2021, 1:54 am
I am so sorry to hear about your loss Lydia and family. Dr Blume will be remembered and forever in our thoughts.