Canadian Medical Association

Kingston, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1956; general pathology. Died Aug. 9, 2021, aged 88. Survived by his wife Lois and his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “At the young age of 17 Bill started medicine at Queen’s, where he was 1 of the students who lived in Medical House. In 1961 he and his young family departed for London, England, where Bill continued his training for 2 years at the Post-Graduate Medical School of London, where he was among the first Canadian physicians to receive training in the application of a then nascent technology, the electron microscope, to pathology. During this time, he held research fellowships in pathology from both Queen’s and the National Cancer Society. His research also earned him an MSc from Queen’s in 1962. In 1963 the family returned to Canada, where Bill started his career in the Department of Pathology at Queen’s, joining the staff at Hotel Dieu Hospital and later transferring to Kingston General. Until his retirement as a full professor of medicine in 1996, Bill taught pathology to generations of Queen’s medical students for 34 years. He was recognized over the years by the students for his teaching excellence. Bill was proud of his contributions to the growth of the department, and felt blessed to have worked with so many exceptional colleagues and residents. He formed many close friendships with his classmates and colleagues, and cherished playing bridge and celebrating New Year’s Eve with the same small group for nearly 50 years. Bill also looked forward every year to renewing friendships with colleagues from around the world at international pathology conferences.”

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