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Dr. E.R. Yendt
August 9, 1925 - August 2, 2013
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<div itemprop="description">Yendt, E.R. MD, FRCPC. Professor Emeritus Queen&rsquo;s University. <br /> <br />(August 9th, 1925 &ndash; August 2nd, 2013) <br /> <br />Dr. Yendt passed away peacefully at home in Kingston, Ontario. <br /> <br />He is the dearly loved husband of 64 years to Mildred &ldquo;Bing&rdquo;, father of John Edmund, Jane Elizabeth &ldquo;Lizzi&rdquo;, and Cynthia Ann &ldquo;Cindy&rdquo; (Greg), grand-father of Phillip (Virginia), Finley &amp; Griffin and great-grandfather of Zinnia and Zander, all of whom he loved spending time with. Dearly loved brother of Loretta Erling (Don) and their children David, Tom and Kathy. Predeceased by brothers Kenneth, Lorne and Clare. <br /> <br />Dr. Yendt was born in Clifford, Ontario. He obtained his M.D. and residency training in Toronto and a research fellowship at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In 1955 he joined the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto and from 1962-1968 he was Assistant Director of the Farquharson Investigation Unit at the Toronto General Hospital. In 1968 he became Chairman of the Department of Medicine at Queen&rsquo;s University until 1976 after which he continued his career in clinical investigation, teaching and patient care at Queen&rsquo;s. He published his last research paper at the age of 83 and continued to see patients until the age of 86. <br /> <br />Dr. Yendt has been the recipient of numerous distinctions. In 1948 he was the Cody Gold Medalist in his medical class and in 1957 he won the William Goldie Prize, University of Toronto, for making &ldquo;a contribution of notable merit to the advancement of sound knowledge in Internal Medicine through research or teaching.&rdquo; <br /> <br />He has served as Vice-President of the American Clinical and Climatological Society 1973-1974, President of the Canadian Society of Nephrology 1968-1969, and as President of the National Cancer Institute 1984-1986. In 1988 he was the recipient of a 50th Anniversary Award from the Canadian Cancer Society and was also appointed as the Wightman Travelling Professor by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In 1993 he was awarded a &ldquo;Canada 125 Medal&rdquo; by the Governor General &ldquo;in recognition of significant contributions to compatriots, community, and to Canada&rdquo;. In 1995 he was the recipient of the Lindsay Fraser Memorial Award from the Osteoporosis Society of Canada &ldquo;in recognition of outstanding contributions to osteoporosis research and education.&rdquo; He has also held responsible advising positions on numerous boards including the Canadian Cancer Society, The Arthritis Society, the Gardner Foundation, the Medical Research Council of Canada, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. <br /> <br />His activities as a medical scientist, clinician, and educator have been in the fields of calcium metabolism and renal disease. His contributions include studies on the pathogenesis and treatment of renal stones, renal hypertension, and sarcoidosis. He is particularly well known for his pioneering investigations in the use of thiazides for the prevention of recurrent renal calculi. His last published paper demonstrated that the requirements for vitamin D vary greatly from person to person. <br /> <br />Dr. Yendt was an avid gardener and enjoyed bird watching and classical music. As many friends and family know, Dr. Yendt was also a connoisseur of fine wine. <br /> <br />The family will receive friends from 6-9pm on Thursday at Robert J. Reid &amp; Sons &ldquo;The Chapel on the Corner&rdquo;, 309 Johnson Street (at Barrie Street), Kingston. Funeral Service will take place at 2pm on Friday August 9, 2013 at St. George&rsquo;s Cathedral (corner of Johnson St. &amp; King St.). Private interment at Cataraqui Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, Ottawa Heart Institute or the Heart &amp; Stroke Foundation would be appreciated by the family. <br />&ldquo;He will be greatly missed, embedded in our hearts and memories, loved and cherished forever. &ldquo; <br /></div>