Dr. Sidhwa was born January 28, 1953 in Karachi, Pakistan and moved with his parents to Tanzania, Africa at the age of 4. Later moved to England to continue his “A” Levels in preparation for medical school. Prior to beginning medical school he also received training and worked as an Emergency Medical Technician. He then moved to Canada to attend McMaster University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree with honors. Following this he attended the American University School of Medicine in Monserrat, then to Chicago, IL for his residency. He was married in Chicago and they moved to Reading, PA for internship and later to practice medicine. Following the birth of his 2 children he and his family returned to Canada to practice medicine. From Canada they moved to Albany, GA then Fernandina Beach, FL. While living in FL and practicing as an ER physician at Southeast GA Health System Camden Campus, he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma which resulted in a brief time away from medicine. After a successful stem cell transplant he returned to medicine gradually by working in hyperbarics at Baptist Hospital and as an urgent care physician at Amelia Urgent Care in Fernandina Beach, FL. In 2009 he came to work at Baptist Primary Care in St. Marys, Georgia. He was a private pilot who volunteered for Pilots and Paws, as well as Angle Flights and Mercy Flights. He also volunteered at the Nassau County Health Department. He loved to travel and share his adventures with his friends, family, and patients.
He is survived by his wife, Tracey Sidhwa, mother Dina Bejan Sidhwa, daughter Michelle Dehn and her husband Charlie, grandsons, Cyrus and Archer, Michelle’s mother Elsa Brelsford, step Daughter Jenna Ford , brother Feroz, wife Marook, nephews Farokh and Danny, niece Lila, brother Shahroukh, wife Riah, nephews Jahan and Arman, niece Kashmira. Dr. Sidhwa was preceded in death by his son, Darius Dinshaw Sidhwa and father, Bejan Dinshawji Sidhwa.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Allison Memorial Chapel in St. Marys at 11:00. The family received friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred J. Lavoie, 70, of Woodbine, passed away Monday, April 4, 2017, at
Southeast Georgia Health System, Camden.
Born June 10, 1946 in Broomall, PA, she was the daughter of Raymond and
Mildred Sterner. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Rae Joyce.
Mrs. Lavoie had resided in Camden County for the past 15 years and was of
the Catholic faith. She was a school bus driver with Wallingford School
District, retiring with 17 years of service, member of the Red Hat Society,
and a cancer survivor. Her biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with
Funeral services will be held Sunday, April 9, 2017 at Allison Memorial
Chapel in St. Marys at 3:00 pm with Michael Lynn officiating. The family
will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to services. Burial
will be held at Jacksonville National Cemetery.
Survivors include her loving husband of 53 years, Richard A. Lavoie of
Woodbine; daughter, Debbie Mumford of Brunswick; son, Richard W. Lavoie
(Melissa) of Boothwyn, PA; two grandchildren, Jadyn Lavoie and Emma Lavoie.
Allison Memorial Chapel and Funeral Home of St. Marys is in charge of