Canadian Medical Association

Markdale, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1955; family medicine. Died May 6, 2017, aged 84. Survived by her husband, Dr. Stanley Bain, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. "She was in one of the first groups of physicians to successfully write the certification examination set by the Canadian College of Family Physicians, and she also served as the first female president of the college. Joan was particularly committed to collaborative initiatives with the Toronto Police and City of Toronto to increase awareness of and develop prevention programs for domestic violence, for which she was honoured with the B'nai Brith Women of Canada Achievement Award in 1989."

Back to top