In Memory of Norton Wolf
It is with great sadness that we share news of the sudden passing of London business icon and community philanthropist, Norton Wolf.
With a strong interest in local health care research, Norton and his wife Lucille have been generous friends and supporters to the work of St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program.
In 2013, the Wolfs made a landmark $1 million philanthropic gift through The Bernard & Norton Wolf Family Foundation to help create a dedicated centre for St. Joseph’s Breast Care Program. As a result of their gift, The Norton & Lucille Wolf Breast Care Centre was named in their honour.
Also in 2013, with a generous multi-year commitment through the St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation, the Wolfs created The Lucille & Norton Wolf Health Research Lecture Series to provide support for the speaker program as part of the London Health Research Day.
This year, the family established the inaugural Lucille & Norton Wolf London Health Research Day Trainee Publication Awards, scheduled to be handed out for the first time at the 2015 London Health Research Day April 1. The award provides prizes to the top three trainee peer-reviewed publications in the last year and recognizes the outstanding research discoveries of trainees, medical residents and fellows working in labs across the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, our hospital-based research institute.
Norton Wolf’s personal generosity and passion for family and community has inspired many in our community, and many of us at St. Joseph’s who had the great privilege of working with him.