We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Chief of Staff at SMH, Dr. Trevor Hunt. Dr. Hunt, a paediatrician, started at SMH in 1975 and was Chief of Staff at SMH for 11 years. Greatly known for his sense of humour, extensive knowledge and kind, caring demeanor, Dr. Hunt was well-loved by all at SMH and the community.
As a long-time physician in the south Simcoe region, Dr. Hunt was recognized for his work in 2010 as the first recipient of the Dr. Alexander MacIntyre Award for Excellence and Dedication in the Community and Medical Field. The award was created by the Alliston Physician Recruitment and Retention Committee. A physician for over 40 years, he captured the hearts of many and was nominated by several colleagues at the hospital and local clinics.
In 2015, SMH recognized Dr. Hunt (along with Dr. Nigel Gripper) with a tree planted in his honour and accompanying plaque as an ‘Unsung Hero’.
“Dr. Hunt was a true leader whose legacy will live on at Stevenson Memorial Hospital for years to come,” says Jody Levac, President and CEO, SMH. “The time and commitment he gave his patients for decades will never be forgotten. We will ensure his legacy lives on and his tree is replanted as our redevelopment comes to fruition,” he adds.
Current Chief of Staff, Dr. Jaco Scheeres sees Dr. Hunt as an inspiration.
“Dr. Hunt worked well into his later years as he was so dedicated to his role as physician, and ultimately his patients and our community,” says Dr. Scheeres. “He never let go of his sense of humour, no matter what situation was at hand. He is a shining example of what a physician should be and it was an honour to know him,” he adds.
The Canadian flag at SMH will be lowered this week in honour of Dr. Hunt’s passing.