Born 91 years ago on the island nation of Trinidad & Tobago, Louis Sharpe aspired to a different life than that of government service, which he initially enjoyed. He set off for Canada, and McGill University to complete a Bachelor of Arts and ultimately a Doctorate of Dental Surgery, completed in 1963. From there he moved south, practising at New York Polyclinic, extending his studies to a Dental Fellowship in Anaesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital, and teaching briefly at Columbia University. He established his own dental practice in New York where, in 1964, he met his future wife, Gisela (nee Molk). They spent many happy years in the city, and had a son, Robert. In 1977 Louis moved his family to Almonte, Ontario where he practiced dentistry until his death. Louis had an immediate charm and a mischievous wit. His quirky sense of humour and easy laughter gave him a talent for putting others at ease and for making them feel welcome and important. Rarely would he be seen in public without suit and tie. He was passionate about fishing, classic British mystery novels, dentistry, and about his family. Louis passed quickly and peacefully at the Ottawa Heart Institute on July 27, 2017. The family wish to extend thanks to the compassionate physicians, nurses and all the kind staff who cared so well for him.
His family will sorely miss him.
A funeral will be held at Holy Name of Mary Parish in Almonte on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 11am. Condolences may be made by visitingwww.crgamble.com.
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