Canadian Medical Association

Pointe-Claire, Que.; McGill University, 1964; family medicine. Died March 20, 2018, aged 78. Survived by 2 sons and a grandson. “Ina began her medical career in family practice, but early on developed an interest in palliative care. Starting in the 1970s, she worked with Dr. Balfour Mount to set up the palliative care ward at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal. In 1993 she moved to Halifax to take charge of palliative care services for the province of Nova Scotia. She returned to Montréal in 1999, where she was one of the founders of the West Island Palliative Care Residence. Ina helped found the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, which honoured her with an award of excellence in 1997. She was also a founding member of the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians, which honoured her with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.” Teresa Dellar, executive director of the West Island Palliative Care Residence, told the Montreal Gazette: “All of us at the residence in its early years benefited greatly from her experience, compassion and understanding of the needs of those at the end of life, and it was an honour to care for her in the place that she helped create. Her legacy will live on through the growth of the palliative care services across Canada.”