Canadian Medical Association

Canmore, Alta.; University of Alberta, 1956; pediatrics; past president, Canadian Paediatric Society; former medical director, Metro Toronto Children’s Aid Society. Died May 11, 2022, aged 90. Survived by 6 children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “In 1963 Fred started in general pediatric practice with Dr. Alvin Buckwold in Saskatoon, where he worked long hours seeing patients in the hospital, in the office and in their homes. In 1968 the family moved to Quebec to help establish the pediatric department at the new medical school at the Université de Sherbrooke. In 1972 Fred returned to Saskatoon, where he worked in private practice in the Baltzan Medical Clinic, and later as a full-time faculty member at the University of Saskatchewan medical school. In 1981 Fred moved to Regina, where he became chief of pediatrics at the Regina General Hospital. He also chaired the Perinatal Mortality Committee for 14 years, and the committee’s efforts contributed to a dramatic drop in the death toll of newborns in Saskatchewan.”

Back to top