Canadian Medical Association

Saanichton, BC; Ludwig Maximilians University (West Germany), 1956; general practice. Died Aug. 13, 2019, aged 100. Survived by 3 children and 2 grandchildren. “[After medical school in West Germany and further training in Toronto] Dr. Antonio departed for his beloved Jamaica to set up his first practice. In 1965 the family returned to Canada, moving first to Halifax, where Dr. Antonio continued his studies, focusing on pediatrics. Following this the family moved to Sioux-Lookout, Ont., for a year to work for the federal government. However, the cold winter of Northern Ontario was not to his liking, and the family trekked across the country in 1968 to settle in Duncan, on Vancouver Island, where the winters were much warmer. Dr. Antonio joined a thriving group practice and continued to work for the next 22 years, until his retirement in 1990. He taught us that no matter where you start and no matter how far you journey, it is always possible to achieve your dreams.”