In Memoriam - Dr. Colette Guiraudon



Dr. Colette Marie Jeanne Guiraudon

June 15, 1933 – March 23, 2016

Dr. Guiraudon graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Paris where she subsequently gained a Master’s degree for research into thyroid disease.  For two decades she had a distinguished career as an orthopedic pathologist in Paris.  In 1982 she moved with her husband to Canada where she built her second career in cardiovascular, renal and transplant pathology. Dr. Guiraudon retired from the university and hospital in 1998.It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Emerita Professor, Dr. Colette M. Guiraudon, on March 23rd, 2016, at University Hospital in London, Ontario.

During her time at University Hospital Dr. Guiraudon was the Director of Electron Microscopy & Immunopathology (1987-1993), the Director of Surgical Pathology (1988-1997), Acting Chief, Department of Pathology (1993-1996) and Director of Transplant Pathology (1997-1998).

Dr. Guiraudon taught in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medicine and participated in the Graduate Program as an advisor and examiner.  Her research focus at Western University was in cardiac pathology and renal transplantation and she was funded by the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario.

Dr. Guiraudon held dual French and Canadian citizenship.  Colette was an avid swimmer and gardener. Her colleagues speak of her cooking abilities, her vitality and warm personality, all of which made her an ideal hostess both personally and professionally.  Dr. Guiraudon was married to Dr. Gerard Guiraudon and they had three children.