Canadian Medical Assocation

Winnipeg; Alexandria University (Egypt), 1960. Died March 12, 2018, aged 88. Survived by his wife Sylvia, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. “George arrived in Winnipeg in 1966 and took a position in anesthesiology at the Deer Lodge Hospital and the Grace Hospital. As an anesthesiologist, his patients were usually in a deep sleep and he missed interacting with them. For this reason, he left anesthesiology in 1969 and established a family practice at the Westwood Clinic, where he practised for 20 years. George became a much-loved member of the community, and made numerous friends among his patients. He loved delivering babies, and was a constant presence on the labour and delivery unit. Family practice was his passion, and he spoke fondly of being part of his patients’ lives. George could not go anywhere in town without running into his patients, colleagues and friends. This meant that a 20-minute visit to the grocery store often took 2 or 3 hours, because he would always stop to chat.”