Canadian Medical Association

Dartmouth, NS; Dalhousie University, 1973; internal medicine; assistant professor of medicine, Dalhousie University. Died April 13, 2019, aged 77. Survived by his wife Judy, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “Ben was a well-established and respected physician to the people of Halifax and Dartmouth until he retired in November 2015, and was much-loved by his patients, residents and medical students. He was in charge of the Intensive Care Unit at the old Camp Hill Hospital, and was an assistant professor of medicine at Dalhousie University and a senior internist in Halifax and Dartmouth, where he taught medical students, clinical clerks and residents. Ben had an excellent rapport with the colleagues, nurses and paramedical teams he worked with. He would often take on patients with complex medical conditions, and he would spend considerable time with them to ensure accurate diagnosis and treatment. Sometimes the long delay in the waiting room frustrated his patients, but they would leave content after a caring and thorough visit. Although Ben lived in Halifax for more than 50 years, a part of him never left Nigeria, where he maintained a deep love for his close-knit family back home.”