Dr. John Leonard Fisk passed away peacefully with family at his side at the Windsor Regional Hospital on March 3, 2023, at the age of 82 years. Devoted husband to Karen (nee Doughty) for 59 years. He was a loving and supportive father to Amanda Binnie (Cameron) and Aaron Fisk (Elizabeth). John was a caring and proud grandfather to Megan (Lauren), Joshua, Hannah, Zoe (Anthony), Liam (Samantha), Nolan, and Isabelle. He is survived by his younger brother and friend Philip Fisk (Jackie) and predeceased by his parents Leonard and Freda (nee Nightingale) Fisk and in-laws Raymond and Margaret (nee Storey) Doughty. John was born February 17, 1941, in St. Catharines, Ontario.
John was a clinical neuropsychologist, receiving his BSc from the University of Western Ontario and MSc and PhD from the University of Windsor, working at hospitals in the Windsor/Detroit area, notably Henry Ford Hospital. He was an internationally respected researcher and recognized leader in child neuropsychology who participated in large research studies, mentored PhD students, held adjunct professorships at numerous universities, and published important books and scientific papers in his field.
Dad was an avid fisherman, traveling regularly with his friends to flyfish in New York, Montana, and Wyoming; none of us can forget the 126 lb 12 oz tarpon he caught on our family trip to the Florida Keys in 1975. People were important to Dad. He remained close for more than 60 years to his Western University buddies (Jack, Larry, Ed, Barry, and Suds) and a network of good friends, notably Elaine and Don, Helen, Robert and Ron, Pat, Larry and Elliot, and Noleen and Sylvio. Dad was kind, generous, and had a great sense of humor. He loved music, “playing” guitar, Detroit sports, his motorcycles, the family cottage, food, wine, and travelling. There will be no funeral at his request and a celebration of life will be announced later. For those wishing, donations can be made to Ronald McDonald House Charities and condolences sent to Amanda (email@example.com) and Aaron (firstname.lastname@example.org). Special thanks to the nurses, doctors and staff of the 6th floor at Windsor Regional-Ouellette campus for their compassionate care.
Funeral arrangements under the care of the Kennedy Funeral Home in Essex. www.kennedyfh.com