Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Remembering Bette Stephenson, OC OOnt MD

August 21, 2019

 Mother of six | Caring family physician |
Compassionate builder of social institutions | Exemplary role model

OC OOnt MD | 2013 CMHF Laureate
July 31, 1924 – August 19, 2019

 Raised in Aurora, ON she started school earlier than most after
lobbying her parents incessantly since she was 4

 “She was firm, she was tough, but she was sensitive - she liked people …
she listened to their points of view”. - Bill Davis, Premiere of Ontario 1971 - 1985


 "She was unique - a pioneer, a founder and enabler -
this was a combination that made her difficult to oppose."
- Calvin Stiller, OC OOnt MD FRCPC FCAHS | 2010 CMHF Laureate






Read MORE:
Doctor, politician, force to be reckoned with: Bette Stephenson turns 95

She blazed trails for women in both politics and medicine — and struck fear into the hearts of reporters and opponents alike
By Steve Paikin - Published on Jul 31, 2019