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Canadian Medical Assocation

Ottawa; Queen’s University, 1947; orthopedic surgery; former chief of orthopedics, Ottawa Civic Hospital; first medical director, Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre; professor of surgery, University of Ottawa; past president, Canadian Orthopedic Association; founding member and past president, Scoliosis Research Society; honorary professor of surgery, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. Died June 24, 2018, aged 94. Survived by his wife Molly, 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “In 1954 he began his surgical practice in Ottawa. During his career he became internationally recognized for his skills as a surgeon, teacher, mentor and innovator in the development of modern spine surgery. Believing deeply in sharing his knowledge and techniques to benefit others, he trained medical professionals from around the world, and he never accepted royalties for the medical devices he invented. He also had a long, productive relationship with the National Research Council.”