Canadian Medical Association

North York, Ont.; Seoul National University (Korea), 1945; anesthesiology. Died April 30, 2019, aged 97. Survived by 4 children and 8 grandchildren. “She was born in North Korea during the Japanese occupation of Korea. As a very determined 14-year-old, realizing the importance of education, she set out solo on a long and dangerous journey to the south to attend boarding school. She received a scholarship to study medicine in the US in 1951, and never returned to her home country. It was rare to see a woman as a doctor at that time, and even rarer, a petite Asian woman skilled in anesthesia: our true pioneering feminist. Her long career started at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and Hackensack Medical Centre in New Jersey. Later, she moved to Canada to practise at hospitals throughout Ontario: Ottawa Civic, Elliot Lake General, Plummer Memorial, Sault Ste. Marie General, Toronto General, Doctors’ and Mount Sinai hospitals and, finally, Shouldice Hospital.”