Canadian Medical Association

Casselman, Ont.; University of Ottawa, 1973; family medicine. Died July 16, 2018, aged 70. Survived by 2 daughters and 6 grandchildren. “When she graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1973, Patricia was 1 of only 2 female students to receive a medical degree. Upon graduation, she chose to practise in Casselman, a largely rural and under-serviced area east of Ottawa. She taught herself French, and practised continuously in the same community for 44 years. A tireless and dedicated practitioner, Patricia was a rare breed of doctor, one who continued the now uncommon practice of making house calls. She also provided palliative care to patients who wanted end-of-life care at home. Over 44 years, she touched the lives of thousands of people in her community.”

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