August 24, 1943 – October 17, 2017
Belbeck, Dr. Larry William – at Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, in his 75th year. Loving father of David and his wife Shilpa and Michael. Loving grandfather to Maya and Katelyn and sadly missed by his sons’ mother Barbara and his sister-in-law Bonnie Mercer. Dr. Belbeck will be fondly remembered for: being an extraordinary teacher at McMaster Medical School and the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy; his part-time work in local veterinary clinics. Friends will be received by the family on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 3 pm until the Service at 4 o’clock at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Reception to follow next door at the Cattel Centre. Private family interment will take place in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, London. Expressions of sympathy to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Bridge (Hamilton) – from Prison to Community, would be appreciated by the family.
So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you & your family
I’m sorry for your loss. Dr. Belbeck was always willing to stay after class and help a student. Always with a welcoming smile. He is greatly missed.
So sorry for your loss, Dr. Belbeck was a great professor and cared for his students.
Dr. Belbeck’s passion for knowledge and teaching will be greatly missed. He was an inspiration and such a great addition at the CAO. He helped me understand so many concepts and inspired me to work harder. I will miss him and his smile. My thoughts are with his friends and family.
Condolences to your family on this transition in your lives. My prayers are with you. May you find strength at this moment in your time of need from family and friends.
I am very grateful I had Dr. Belbeck as my physiology professor in my final year at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy. He taught me how to critically think about pathophysiology cases through an allopathic lense so I can have a broader healing thought process to my Osteopathic knowledge. Warmest condolences and wishing your family hope in the midst of sorrow and comfort in the midst of loss and pain.
So sorry for your loss. Dr. Belbeck was my physiology teacher at the CAO. He was always so interesting to listen to and I learned a lot from him. I always looked forward to his classes. Thinking of you and your family during this time.
My sincere condolences to David, Michael and Barbara and families. Dr. Belbeck was a brilliant vet, researcher and educator with a unique sense of humour (sometimes over my head). I knew him through his family and as a co ordinator for Mac Medical School Admissions processes years ago. When he did vet work, and saw your pet, your pet could not have been in better hands. He worked hard and was committed to many professional interests. His legacy will be to the many students he taught, the animal research in which he was involved, the vet patients he saw and his love for his sons. I have many good memories of Larry and still remember his favourite cats were the black and white ones which are the most common genetically I think he once told me.
May he find peace and may his family find solace in good memories. Sincerely Carolyn Gray
My deepest sympathies and prayers to Dr. Belbeck’s family. Rest in Peace Dr. Belbeck.
A very interesting man who loved to share what he knew. I’m glad I got to know him at the CAO. He will be more missed.
It was a pleasure to know Dr. Belbeck. I’m sure his presence will be missed as a teacher, mentor and influencer among his many students, faculty and friends at the CAO.
The Heavens welcomed an Angel today, Dr. Belbeck. May your soul rest in Eternal Peace. Amen. Thank you for being the wonderful teacher you were and making the impact in our lives that you did. Honoured to have been a student of your’s and recipient to all the beautiful knowledge you imparted to us. My deepest condolences to your family, Doc, to bear this loss.
He is just away,
in a land of light and peace,
where warmth and love abound
and worldly difficulties cease…
He is just away,
but his memory remains
and the love he left within your hearts
will help to ease your pain.
May his memory
live on and on
as your sorrow fades away.
I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. Dr. Belbeck was a great teacher and a wonderful man. We were honored and blessed to have known him. He will be greatly missed by all of us.
We were shocked and saddened to read in the paper of Larry’s passing. Many memories of the Belbeck family being friends of Larry’s Grandparents and Parents and knowing Larry through his growing up years. He was very intelligent, hard working and dedicated to his profession. Thinking of all the family at this sad time and extend our sincere sympathy.
Fred & Shirley Wood
I want to extend my sincere sympathies for the Belbeck family. Dr. Belbeck was a brilliant teacher and clearly loved his students. He always had a unique analogy to help us learn and was patient with us when we didn’t understand. It is so rare to find someone that brilliant and that humble. We were so blessed to have him as a teacher and we are grateful for the time we were able to have with him.
My deepest condolences to David, Shilpa, Michael and Barbara and families. Rest in Peace Dr. Belbeck.
Lately I’ve been scanning my mothers old pictures from the 50s and there are lots of pictures of Larry as well as Hance,Pearl,Forbes and Dorthy there. Seems like our families got together most weekends. Time flies and I haven’t seen Larry since 88. Sorry for your loss.
Jim Keron and family.
My deepest sympathies & prayers to David, Shilpa, Michael & Barbara and Families. Rest in peace Dr Larry Belbeck
Dr. Belbeck was a wonderful and caring man. I will never ever forgot for the rest of my life what he did for me when my father passed away April 1992 in Scotland U.K. All I had was an expired British Passport in my maiden name and if it wasn’t for him calling the British and Canadian Consulates to get clearance for me to travel I may not have made it to Scotland in time for my dads funeral. He has always been there for myself and my husband Bruce who met him through the Hamilton S.P.C.A. where my husband worked. Dr. Belbeck never really asked for anything in return except for 1 small thing for me to bring him home a ceramic cat from Scotland which I did.
Our prayers, thoughts and condolences go out to Dr. Belbecks family and this very sad time.
May God Bless and guide you through your loss.
Abbie, Bruce & Grant Boyko
Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to David, Shilpa and family at this time. May God place peace within your hearts.
I am very sorry to read about the loss of Dr. Belbeck. In the office of Admissions & Records, Health Sciences, we worked for many years with Dr. Belbeck conducting the McMaster Medical School & Nursing School selection processes. He was a very intelligent man, generous with his knowledge and time, with a quick sense of humour. We all enjoyed his company and guidance. When my 2 year old puppy had cancer and my own vet was ready to put her down, Dr. Belbeck took on the surgery himself and was successful in giving us an additional 10 years with our pet. He had a heart big enough to care for us all. My thoughts are with his family, hoping that their wonderful memories comfort them always.
Rest In Peace Dr. Belbeck. I was a co-op student in my leap year at high school and Larry took me on in the animal lab research facility at McMaster. He taught me so much and had so much faith in me. He would take me to lectures at the University of Guelph and I think of him often as I walk across campus there today as a student. His willingness to encourage and teach through opportunity and self-initiative instilled in me my love of learning. He was a great teacher and I will never forget him. Thank you Dr. Belbeck. My thoughts are with the family.
This is a very late entry in the book of condolences, 6 months later, but I just found out about Dr. Belbeck’s passing today while reading my Guelph alumni magazine & seeing this news reported. My heartfelt condolences go out to Dr. Belbeck’s family & loved ones.
I worked for Dr. Belbeck in Central Animal Facilities, McMaster University, back in 1986, prior to attending the University of Guelph. He was a brilliant clinician, an incredible source of information, extremely hard working & had an excellent sense of humour. I learned so much & will always be thankful for the opportunity I had working with him. Rest In Peace, Larry – God Bless.
My condolences to Larry’s family. I was a 1966 OVC classmate of Larry’s.