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Michel Bourgeois-Gavardin

Posted By Hall-Wynne On July 24, 2013 @ 12:00 am In Obituaries | No Comments

MICHEL BOURGEOIS-GAVARDIN, 95, of The Forest at Duke Retirement Community in Durham, NC died
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 following a brief illness. He was born November 21, 1917 in Teguier, North
Coast of Brittany, France and was the son of M. Maurice and Mme. Gabrielle Bourgeois-Gavardin. He grew up in Paris, France and entered medical school at the University of Paris in 1938 and graduated in 1945.
He served in the French Army during the occupation by German Troops and the United States Army as a Lieutenant, serving in the medical corp.
He attended McGill University in Quebec, Canada and practiced medicine for two years in Quebec and New York, specializing in Anesthesiology. He came to Duke University Medical Center in 1953 and served as an associate professor. In 1960, Dr. Bourgeois-Gavardin was appointed Chairman of the Anesthesia Department at Watts Hospital that became Durham Regional Hospital until 1982. He retired from practice in 1985. He is the author of more than 50 scientific articles in France, Canada and the United States.
He is predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Bettie Wright Bourgeois-Gavardin and daughter, Marguerite Bourgeois-Gavardin.
He is survived by nephews: Richard W. Hawkins, William A. Hawkins III, James R. Hawkins, David Smith, and Charles Smith; nieces: Becky Martin, Cora Darrah and Mary H. Williams; brother-in-law: Charles Smith and sister-in-law: Mary W. Smith.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm at Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, NC. In lieu of flowers, please direct donations to Duke Home Care & Hospice, 4321 Medical Park Dr Ste 101 Durham, NC 27704 .
The family wishes to thank all of the caregivers for their devotion and care of Dr. Bourgeois-Gavardin. The family is under the care of Hall-Wynne Funeral Service, Durham Chapel. Share your condolences at www.hallwynne.com.


Condolences for the family of “Michel Bourgeois-Gavardin”

Condolence from Carolyn Evans on July 26th, 2013 12:00 am

To the Family of Dr. B. He was one of my dearest friends. I worked for him and with him from 1965-1985. I stayed in touch with him through all these years. I will miss him. I’m thankful he had the life he had and now he is in the arms of Jesus.

Condolence from PennyTolerEasom on July 26th, 2013 12:00 am

Please know that this is the end of a very important era in my life. I worked as a staff member under Dr. B. and shared so many meaningful times and events with him professionally and socially.
He was a fine person. He will be missed. REST IN PEACE.

Condolence from Darlene Marlow on August 7th, 2013 12:00 am

Mary, I believe it was you that always came in with his wife to see Dr Young. I always loved her as well as him. He seemed SO devoted to her and it was a joy to see him come in so we could catch up. They were both wonderful people and I loved them both. Hope you are doing well. Sorry, I just saw this today. Praying for all.

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