William Goldsmith

Dr. William Goldsmith

Saturday, August 12th, 1950 Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

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Obituary for Dr. William Goldsmith

Dr. William (Bill) Oliver Goldsmith, in his 69th year, passed away peacefully with his children by his side on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at Guelph General Hospital after a brief illness. Cherished father to Katie, Anne (Greg), Ben (Holly); grandfather to his 4 loving grandchildren Miles, Sienna, Jack and Isla; and brother to Dr. Robert (Martina) Goldsmith. Predeceased by his parents Byron and Verda Goldsmith.
Born in Hamilton on August 12, 1950 where he attended medical school at McMaster University followed by a Residency at The University of Western Ontario in London. Bill settled in Guelph to start his practice in Family Medicine in 1977, where he served the community and its members until his retirement in 2017. During his career, he was an active board member of the College of Family Physicians as well as the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington.
Over the years, Bill often found himself behind the lens. An avid photographer, he enjoyed capturing our family’s moments and memories and the natural beauty of the world through his eyes. He also enjoyed cooking, golf, fishing and curling.
Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and all other staff of the ICU, 5th and 7th Floors of the Guelph General Hospital for the excellent and compassionate care they gave to both Bill and our family.

Friends, family and patients will be received on Monday, September 23rd at the Gilbert MacIntyre and Son Funeral Home, 1099 Gordon Street, Guelph, ON from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A celebration of life will be held in the Chapel on Tuesday, September 24th at 10am followed by a gathering in the Fellowship Lounge.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make donations may do so to the Alzheimer Society of Waterloo Wellington or a charity of your choice. Cards are available at the Funeral Home (519-821-5077) or donations and condolences may be made online at

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  • Visitation

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario
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    Monday, September 23rd, 2019
    2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, September 23rd, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Monday, September 23rd, 2019
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Service

    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Hart Chapel
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
    Ceska Brennan
  • Reception

    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 |
    Hart Fellowship Lounge
    1099 Gordon St
    Guelph, Ontario
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    Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
    Following the service

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I am so genuinely sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. William Goldsmith. Expressing deep sympathy to Anne and family. Erin Angus.
Comment | Posted at 03:21pm via Condolence

Brock Chittim

A great doctor and a great man.
We will miss him.

Comment | Posted at 06:50pm via Condolence

Christina Brown

My deepest condolences to the Goldsmith Family especially to his brother Bob. I had the pleasure of working for the Goldsmith's. Saddened to hear of Bill's passing. Rest in peace.
Comment | Posted at 04:39pm via Condolence

Jennifer Mackie

As a former partner and colleague of Bill’s, I am saddened by his sudden passing. Thinking of his brother Bob and his family at this difficult time. Carl and Jennifer Mackie
Comment | Posted at 09:20am via Condolence

John Mattys

Bill was a true friend and my best friend. He was always there for me and had my back when I needed him most. Will never forget his kindness in reaching out to my father when my dad had congestive heart failure. Dad was so happy to hear from the "Golden Boy " as he called Bill. My deepest sympathies to all of you. Will never forget him and will try to live up to the high standard he showed me in everything he did. John Mattys
Comment | Posted at 08:29am via Condolence

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