Dr. John Mohamed
Dr. John Mohamed

Obituary of Dr. John Kenneth Mohamed

Passed away peacefully at the Sault Area Hospital on Saturday, June 15, 2024, in his 94th year. Loving husband of the late Sylvia Mohamed (Andryc). Proud father of Cherie Garrett, Tirane Crossman, Lesli Nolan (late John), late Kim Mohamed, Ken Mohamed (Melissa), Jamie Mohamed (Karey), and Derek Mohamed. Loving grandfather of Korey Crossman, Rileigh McFarling (Ryan), Jessica Griffin (Kyle), Samantha Nolan (Lyss), and Kyle Mohamed. Great grandfather of Jaiden, Graysen, Lakelyn, Emmit, and Benny. Son of the late Shiek Sharif and the late Tajiran Mohamed. Preceding him in peace were his brothers Dr. Ed Mohamed (late Joyce), Dr. Randy Mohamed (late Anne-Marie), and Ajimal Mohamed (Lynda), and his sisters Florence Pemberton (late John), and Sandra Garrett. Son-in-law of the late Belle and the late Nicholas Andryc. Brother-in-law of the late Edward Andryc and Joanne Ellis (Stosh). He will be deeply missed by his sister Bebe Mike (late Zic), his brother Nehru Mohamed, his brother-in-law William Andryc, and many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends. 

Doc enjoyed music, dancing, billiards, swimming, tennis, sailing, traveling, scuba diving and flying. His love for family and music brought him endless enjoyment. Born in Trinidad and growing up listening to calypso music, his instruments of choice were the maracas and harmonica. He took great pride in performing at every opportunity at parties, medical conventions, on cruises, and most recently at Collegiate Heights where he performed a couple of times a week. Many of his family members were honored to have him perform his favorite songs just hours before he passed.

Doc moved to Sault Ste. Marie with his growing family to set up his Urology practice in 1967.  Founding the Renal Dialysis Unit and the Urology Clinic and co-founding the Angiography and the Urodynamic Clinic were among his accomplishments. He served on many committees and held several positions of added responsibility such as President of Medical Staff, Chief of Surgery, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Chief of Staff. Doc was instrumental in introducing many new medical and surgical procedures to Sault Ste. Marie. For example, he introduced the angioaccess procedure for people requiring Dialysis. He also organized and performed organ retrievals in Sault Ste. Marie for kidney transplants done in Toronto.

He received many accolades including the Medal of Merit and the Dr. William Hutchinson Award for his contributions to the citizens of Sault Ste. Marie. Doc was a teacher at heart and enjoyed instructing and giving lectures to many doctors, nurses, and students. He was well respected and loved by his colleagues and the entire community. In retirement, his interest in the well-being of others continued. Doc was an honorable man and will be greatly missed by all. 

A heartfelt thank you is extended to the staff of Collegiate Heights, and the doctors, nurses, and staff involved in his care at the Sault Area Hospital. Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for Dr. Adrianna Schamp and Dr. Heather O’Brien. Their sincere compassion and wonderful care were a blessing.

A Celebration of Life will take place at the Royal Canadian Legion (96 Great Northern Rd) on Monday, July 22, 2024. All are invited to visit between 1:00 and 4:00 for a light-hearted remembrance. Memorial donations to the Kidney Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Northwood Funeral Home Cremation and Reception Centre (942 Great Northern Rd, 705-945-7758).