From Left to Right: Yousef Emara, Dr. Barry Emara, Leila Emara, Dr. Rasha Stino and Ziyad Emara
For Immediate Release
June 26, 2017
Dedication ceremony held to honour the late Dr. Yehia Emara

WINDSOR, ON  The family of the late Dr. Yehia Emara gathered humbly among staff and friends at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare (HDGH) Monday to honour a gifted researcher, dedicated father and loving husband. Dr. Emara completed his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Wales, United Kingdom and immigrated to Canada in 1967 from Egypt.

Emara passed away tragically at the age of 72 in a car crash and was a strong advocate, teacher and supporter of Canada's healthcare system. His name now adorns signs at Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare where the building at the back of its Prince Road campus proudly reads The Dr. Y Emara Centre for Healthy Aging and Mobility.  The Dr. Y. Emara Centre is home to HDGH's Complex Medical Care and Problem Gambling programs, a 30-bed geriatric rehab unit as well as Windsor's only hospital-based Palliative Care program.

"My father would always remind us how lucky we are to live in this great county where all are entitled to receive healthcare," said his son Dr. Barry Emara a Windsor Ophthalmologist while speaking proudly of his late father. "Always remember how lucky we are to call Canada home and also remember this when our county turns 150 years old in just a few days," he concluded.

Visitors and patients of the Dr. Y Emara Centre can now find some of his greatest professional treasures and photos in the new display case mounted at its entrance. Dr. Yehia Emara will always be remembered for his dynamic personality, high-capacity to work hard and his proud Canadian attitude who embraced his new home recognizing incredible opportunity, tremendous freedom and especially the universal health care system that is the envy of the world.

Media Contact:
Bill Marra, Vice President External Affairs,
Executive Director, Changing Lives Together Foundation 
(519) 919-0033 (cell)
About Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare

Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare is a premium healthcare centre offering Rehabilitation Services; Specialized Mental Health & Addictions; Complex Medical and Palliative Care; and Children and Youth Mental Health Services. HDGH has a unique blended model of specialized inpatient beds; outpatient residential beds; as well as outpatient and community services.