Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; University of London (England), 1961; anesthesiology. Died July 15, 2020, aged 84. Survived by his wife Marijke, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “In 1966, John and his young bride immigrated to Canada and worked for 7 adventurous years in rural medicine on BC’s Sunshine Coast. In 1973 he came to Vancouver to practise anesthesia, first at St. Paul’s Hospital and then at the Royal Columbian Hospital. He developed an interest in chronic pain treatment midway through his career, which led him to co-found the Diagnostic and Therapeutic Nerve Block Clinic in the Royal Columbian and Eagle Ridge hospitals. During his career he was a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of British Columbia, served for 2 years as chair of the BC Anesthesia Society, 3 years as a council member of the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society, and chief of anesthesia at the Royal Columbian Hospital. John retired from anesthesia in 1997 and continued on with chronic pain treatment until 2002. He was described by his patients and colleagues as a gentleman, dedicated physician and great mentor.”

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