In Memory of Dr. and Mrs. Chick
Date Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Staff and the Board of the John McGivney Children's Centre extend their sincere condolences to the family of Dr. and Mrs. Chick.

Dr. Chick was the former Medical Director of the Centre and  provided dedicated service to children at the Centre for over 20 years.  He served as a mentor to staff and helped to develop Centre clinics and policies regarding health and safety.  Dr. Chick had a reputation with the Centre staff and children as being a “gentle giant”.  The Centre was privileged to have had Dr. Chick guide the Centre for many years. In honour of Dr. and Mrs. Chick, the Centre's flag is being flown at half mast.


Chick, Dr. John M.
Chick, Donna A.

Suddenly, on August 19th, 2011 in Kent County. Beloved father and mother to Steven and wife Mary, of Tecumseh; Brian, of Thornhill; and Susan Chick, of Guelph. Dear Nanny and Papa to Jacqueline (and Keith Sargent), Natalie, Christina and Julia; Lucas, Colton, and Carter; Abigail, and Katherine. Great grandparents of Kaden, and KJ and will be lovingly remembered by many nieces and nephews.

Dr. John was the son of the late John and Julia Chick. Dear brother of Margit Ardiel and Frank and wife Elizabeth. Dr. Chick, a devoted pediatrician, will be lovingly remembered by his many patients and their families, colleagues and friends. He was a former Chief of Pediatrics at Hotel Dieu Hospital and was prominently involved with the Children’s Rehab Centre of Windsor.

Donna was predeceased by her mother Edna Galvin, her father Donald Young and stepfather Brian Galvin. Dear sister of Clayt and wife Marilyn, of Midland. She was very active in the community, Past President of Questers and was an avid bridge enthusiast. Donna was instrumental in guiding the lives of both her husband and family.

The family would appreciate in memoriam donations to the John McGivney Children's Centre (formerly Children's Rehab Centre) or W.E. Care for Kids. Visiting Wednesday from 7 to 9pm, Thursday from 2 to 5pm, 7 to 9pm at Families First Funeral Home & Tribute Centre, 1065 Lauzon Rd. East Windsor (519-969-5841). A ‘Sharing Time’ followed by prayers will take place on Thursday at 8 pm. On Friday, family and friends are invited to meet at St. Anne Church, Tecumseh for a celebration of their lives at 10:30 am.

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