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Dr. William Courtade, 51, of Toronto, a physician and expert clinician, died Friday (Sept. 3, 1999) in his home.

A native of Buffalo, Courtade was a former Hamburg resident. He attended Canisius High School, where he was a member of its National Honor Society and debate team. He also played on its basketball, track and cross-country teams.

He was the recipient of the Manus Christi Award from the Catholic Youth Organization in 1965, the national Catholic Youth Award in 1966 and the All Catholic Cross-Country Award in 1965.

He attended the Buffalo Diocesan Preparatory Seminary from 1966-1968 and graduated from St. Michael's College in Toronto in 1971.

He received a master's degree in anthropology from the University of Toronto in 1973 and graduated from the medical school of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., in 1978.

He was an emergency and trauma physician and expert clinician and teacher in Sunnybrook Health Science Center in Toronto and was associate medical director for Skyservice, an air ambulance service in Toronto.

He coached youth basketball and baseball and served on the PTA at his children's school.

Courtade is survived by his former wife, Dr. Ellen Buchman Courtade; two sons, Jacob and David, both of Toronto; his parents, William R. and Eileen Hauptman Courtade of Hamburg; four sisters, Mary Eileen Callan of Rochester, Siobhan Schroth of Pawling, Patricia Culligan of Orchard Park and Christine Herzog of Derby; three brothers, Dr. Daniel J., of Fort Thomas, Ky., Michael F. of Hamburg and Joseph S. of Lake View.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary's of the Lake Church, S-4737 Lake Shore Road, Hamburg. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Lackawanna.


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