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October 26, 2020

Mourning the passing of David Braley

We are saddened by the passing of David Braley.

He was a champion for the people in our community. He contributed so much to Hamilton and dedicated many of his charitable efforts to improving health care and research.

Mr. Braley left his mark at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) where his name adorns our globally-recognized David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute at our Hamilton General Hospital campus.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to his family,” says Rob MacIsaac, president and CEO, HHS. “He will be missed by many.”

David Braley supported research that had a global impact. He gave the initial $10 million for the construction of the $105 million David Braley Cardiac, Vascular and Stroke Research Institute completed in 2010. The building houses two research institutes: the Population Health Research Institute (PHRI) and the Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute (TaARI).

They combine to form the largest research institute in Hamilton and one of the largest in Canada, with some 500 researchers and research staff between the two groups. It has global reach, with PHRI research involving 1.5 million participants in 102 countries, and making a difference to the world’s health.

Flags at our sites will be lowered to mark Mr. Braley’s passing.