PERSAUD, Dr. Bhisma Pitama


It is with sadness the family announces the death, from an unexpected illness of Dr. B. P. Persaud (Sat), in Hospice Renfrew on Tuesday 23rd April.

A proud graduate of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland. He practiced in Banbridge Northern Ireland, and Guyana before settling in Arnprior where for 50 years he cared for many generations of patients from first breath to last. For 17 years he was Director of Bonnechere Manor in Renfrew.

Medicine was his life and priority.

His ethics kind commitment was inspirational to many.

His relational with the nursing staff at the Arnprior Hospital was an excellent one. Especially the OR staff for when he cooked delicious food for special occasions. On days he was assisting.  When away from his medicine he was found relaxing on the golf course working towards his eleventh hole in one. 10 holes in 1 was good but 11 would have been better.

He was an avid reader and consummate artist.

He enjoyed traveling the Soviet Union and Scandinavia in the 70s, African Safaris, South American rain forest, as a member of Remote Area Medical Corp. to bring medicine to the indigenous people; Bali, Sepang and other parts of Asia.

His family Danesh (Toronto), Devan and Mirko (Arnprior), Rohan and Etsuko, Ellie and George (Sydney Australia) Aran and Felicio, Sophie and Hannah (Seoul, South Korea) Thara and Graeme, Norah, Holly and Saoirse (Dublin Ireland).

Must continue on their life’s journey without him.

We would like to express our deep-felt gratitude to Dr. Neilson, the nurses and volunteers at the Hospice for the compassionate care they gave to our love one during the last days of his life.

Dr. Persaud’s final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior where visitation will take place on Friday evening, April 26th from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Saturday morning, April 27th from 9:45 to 10:45. A Tribute to Dr. Persaud will follow in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 a.m.

For those who wish to honour his work and memory support for Families de la Esperance Puerta Vallarta. (Families at the Dump) or Renfrew Hospice for their exceptional mission would be appreciated – in lieu of flowers.