The Dr. William James Deadman Endowment Fund

Dr. William Deadman was a pioneer in the field of forensic medicine and believed in the necessity of continuing education. His family is honouring his commitment in a way that will help forensic pathology students for years to come.

Dr. William James Deadman, Pathologist and Bacteriologist, Hamilton General Hospital circa 1947.

Dr. William James Deadman, Pathologist and Bacteriologist, Hamilton General Hospital circa 1947.

Dr. John Deadman and Beatrice Deadman have made a one-time gift in addition to establishing a permanent fund to honour John’s father, Dr. William Deadman.

The Dr. William James Deadman Endowment Fund will pay tribute to Dr. Deadman, who established the largest forensic medicine lab outside of a university teaching centre at Hamilton General Hospital and served as its pathologist from 1919 until 1956.

The $100,000 endowed fund will be used for bursaries to support continuing education and training for students, fellows and clinicians in the pathology program.

“This gift will enhance my father’s lifetime of pioneering work in forensic pathology. If you have a cause you are passionate about, do something to support it. Giving an endowment gift is a very beneficial thing to do.”
Dr. John Deadman

Endowment gifts help ensure Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation’s long-term ability to provide essential support for patient care, equipment and research. Endowed funds are crucial for The Foundation as a way to provide a sustainable revenue source regardless of the economic climate.

The power of an endowment gift is that it benefits health care today and for generations to come.

Watch the video below to learn more about the family’s gift.

The Legacy team at Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation is happy to help you leave your legacy.
Email legacy@hhsc.ca or call 905-522-3863.