William Carrick Trusler


William Carrick Trusler, MD  FRCP

November 5, 1929–March 25, 2018


Died with dignity and grace in Toronto, on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in his 89th year.


Devoted and beloved companion for 58 years of the late Carol (nee Purdy).  Deeply loved father to Michael and Wendy; and proud and caring grandfather to Owen Trusler and Finley Taylor.  Cherished son of the late George and Mona Trusler; and brother to George (Connie-deceased) and Doreen Trusler, Jane Maher (Frank-deceased), and Jim and Heather Trusler.  Dear son-in-law of the late Arthur and Ethyl Purdy; and brother-in-law to Beverly Heyd (Gordon-deceased), Heather Schreiber and the late David (Joy-deceased) and Ann Purdy. Much adored uncle to many nieces and nephews.


Bill was happiest surrounded by family and friends in the homes he and Carol created together. 


A graduate of Oakwood Collegiate and the University of Toronto (1954), Bill began his medical career in Toronto before moving to London with his young family where he established a long and distinguished private practice in radiology. 


Bill was a natural athlete and outdoorsman. He was a champion swimmer and avid skier in his youth, and in his later years was sustained by memories of Go Home Bay picnics, fly fishing at the Caledon Mountain Trout Club, and the view from the top of the Bluff at Osler.


Honorable, positive and forward-looking, with a deep capacity for unconditional love, Bill will be remembered for his quiet sense of fun, his barbequing prowess, and the way he laughed with his whole person. 


Our heartfelt thanks to the staff in the Acute Care for Elders Medical Unit at Mt. Sinai Hospital and to Monica Byrne, Marlene Dixon, Dr. Sydney Smart, and the caregivers at the Balmoral Club who made such a wonderful home for him and Carol.


The family will receive friends at the Humphrey Funeral Home A.W. Miles – Newbigging Chapel, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) on Friday, April 13th from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. A celebration of Bill’s life will be held in Rosedale United Church, 159 Roxborough Drive on Saturday, April 14th at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Sinai Health Foundation in support of Dr. John Floras Cardiology Research (supportsinai.ca/in memory) 416-586-8203 would be greatly appreciated.  Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com.