The W. Gordon Hamilton Bursary in Medicine

Established by family and friends in memory of Dr. Gordon Hamilton, M.D. 1913.

My maternal grandfather, Dr. William Gordon Hamilton practiced as a family doctor until his death in 1955 in Westport, Ontario. He was originally from Elgin, Ontario and grew up on a farm in the area with 6 brothers and one sister. He had 2 sons, Harry Hamilton (1949) and Greg Hamilton (1955), graduates from Queen's Medicine. As well, his son-in-law Maurice Farrell (1955) and grandson Chris Farrell (1982) also went to Queen's Medicine. I studied medicine in Toronto. Queen's and medicine have a special place in our family and we would like to honour my grandfather as a result!

He worked as a teacher to supplement his income while earning his degree. After interning at St. John's Hospital in Brooklyn, N.Y., he returned to Westport, Ontario where he worked as a family doctor until his death in 1955. His strong sense of family and pride in Queen's were passed on to his large family of ten children. This generation had 2 medical graduates of Queen's (Harry '49 and Greg '55), and a son-in-law as well: Maurice Farrell Meds '55 (my father). We hope this bursary can be used to help off set the soaring tuition costs for medical students, especially those from rural communities as my grandfather was.