If desired, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, 150-633 Colborne St., London, ON N6B 2V3 ( WebLink to Heart and Stroke Foundation ), the RCR Education Fund c/o RHQ The RCR, Victoria Barracks, P.O. Box 9999, Stn. Main, Petawawa, ON K8H 2X3 for the Children of Fallen Soldiers (WebLink RCR Education Fund) or St. James Westminster Anglican Church, 115 Askin Street London ON N6C 1E7. Please mail or remit your donation directly to the charity. To notify family of your donation, click "Send Condolences" and forward the name of the charity and the name and postal address of the donor.


50 Years


Michael Dillon

Death Notice

Dr. Michael Talbot Dillon January 13, 1926-September 16, 2009 It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Dr. Michael Talbot Dillon at Victoria Hospital on September 16, 2009 at the age of 83 years. Michael was born in Simcoe, Ontario in 1926 and attended London South Collegiate. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Medical Doctorate from the University of Western Ontario. He served in the Medical Corps Militia from 1953 to 1968, retiring as Lt. Colonel O.C. of the 15th Medical Company. He was president of the Defence Medical Association in 1973, and president of the Medical Staff at St. Joseph's Hospital and Parkwood Hospital in 1979. He served on the Building Committee of Parkwood Hospital from 1980-1984. Michael served as president of the London and District Academy of Medicine in 1982 and was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine , University of Western Ontario Faculty of Medicine in 1980. He served as Senior Treatment Officer for Veterans Affairs Canada from 1981 to retirement. Michael practised family medicine in East London from 1961-1991. He was involved for many years with the London West PC Association and took great enjoyment from singing in the choir at St. James Westminster Anglican Church. Predeceased by the love of his life, his wife Maggie in 2002 and parents Brigadier General M.M. Dillon and Mrs. Muriel Dillon (Hicks), stepmother Midge Dillon (Jeffers), and his siblings Richard, John, Shelagh , Diana, brother-in- law Gerry Johnston and stepsister Becky Guthrie and her husband Jack. He is survived by his sons and daughters in law, Timothy and Christine, Kirk and Julie, and David Dillon and by his grandchildren Morgan, Rebecca, Kate, Loghan and Jennifer. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Lyb Dillon, brother-in-law Dr.Neil Watters, stepsister Cathy Moore and her husband Tim. Michael was loved and admired for his kindness, compassion and loyalty to his family and friends. He was a wonderful musician with a gift for piano and a formidable chess player. He enjoyed learning and created a wonderful archive of family history during his retirement years. He was a force to be reckoned with during rousing games of euchre with his children and grandchildren. He will be very dearly missed . A memorial service will be held at St. James Anglican Church, 115 Askin Ave. London, Ontario on Monday September 28th at 2 pm. Reception to follow in the church hall.