Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of Hamburg (West Germany), 1964; family medicine. Died Sept. 19, 2018, aged 79. Survived by 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Renate completed medical school and did her first residency in Germany in the mid-1960s, at a time when many women of her generation were staying home and raising families. In 1967 she immigrated to Canada with her husband, Helmut. While raising a young family in a new country, Renate completed a second residency in Toronto and then a third in Montréal in order to qualify to practise medicine in Canada. She went on to practise as a family physician, with many patients drawn to her calm and helpful manner.”

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