ROTH, Dr. James H. - It is with deep sorrow that we announce the unexpected death of Jim (Dad, Papa) on Friday, February 1st, 2013. He is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by his wife Barb and their four daughters Jodie (Yves), Sandie (Jon), Kristie (John) and Kelly (Mike), beautiful little granddaughters Kloe and Reese and his mother Jean. Jim leaves a legacy of excellence in clinical care, teaching, research and academic administration having treated thousands of patients as the co-founder and director of the Hand and Upper Limb Centre at St. Joseph's Hospital in London, Ontario. Under Jim's guidance and mentorship, the individual researchers, surgeons and clinical staff at the Hand and Upper Limb Centre were able to flourish and combine clinical care and scientific endeavours to advance the field of upper extremity surgery to the benefit of the people of Southwestern Ontario and beyond. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Private family interment, Mount Pleasant Cemetery. Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 at ALUMNI HALL at Western University at 6:00 p.m. with arrival and greeting beginning at 5:15 p.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Jim are asked to consider the Hand and Upper Limb Centre or the Western Football team. Online condolences may be made at www.westviewfuneralchapel.com 12249469
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Posted by Douglas Callan (No Relation/Patient) On Monday, November 4, 2013
Posted by Doug Callan (patient) This is the loss of an amazing man with a caring and wonderful manner. He performed CMC surgery on my left thumb and has allowed me to continue full time employment, and also to allow me to play my drums in a pain free manner. He will always be remembered.My sympathy to his family and loved ones.
Posted by susan benson whitfield (patient) On Monday, June 10, 2013
I have just seen that Dr Roth has died. I am so terribly sorry as he was a brilliant and kind surgeon. Sympathetic and with time to talk to patients, to understand their fears and concerns. I cannot tell you how much he has meant to me as an artist. He reconstructed my thumb in such a way that I could continue to paint and draw. Most importantly - HE LISTENED!
I am so sorry for his family and for everyone who will miss this wonderful man/doctor.
Posted by Randy Mulder (patient) On Tuesday, March 12, 2013
My deepest heartfelt sympathy. I was injured in a bad accident in 1983. Amputation was suggested. Dr. Koppert contacted Dr. Roth. While the prognosis was not good, Dr. Roth used his tremendous skills to save my leg. The only pleasant memory of my stay was hearing the good doctors voice . I became so fond of him that I drove to London just to see Dr. Roth but was told he had changed fields and could only be seen if I was a patient with a referral. I was very sad. He will be sorely missed
Posted by Maureen Chambers (former patient) On Tuesday, February 5, 2013
As a former patient of Dr. Roth, I appreciated his empathy, sympathy & great sense of humour. A wonderful doctor & surgeon. My condolences to his family at this time for their loss. He is also a loss to HULC and the London medical community. (P.S. he was right ... I never played the piano in the 1st place, nor did I learn to play it later in life).
Posted by Dr. Suzanne Leaf (Rheumatologist) On Tuesday, February 5, 2013
I cannot find the words to express my deep sadness - for his family; for his colleagues; for my patients that have been wonderfully managed by him. He always had patient care first, and excellence in his work. The medical community has lost a leader and gentleman.