Canadian Medical Association

Orillia, Ont.; Cambridge University (England), 1956; urology. Died Jan. 29, 2019, aged 87. Survived by his wife Cathy, a son, 2 stepchildren and 2 grandsons. “In 1966 the family came to London, Ont., where David attained his fellowship in urology. In 1974, with urging from friends in Orillia, David opened that city’s first urology service. Retiring after 25 years of practice, David did urology locums in New Zealand and Australia. While on the way home from the southern hemisphere, David and Cathy were introduced to Dr. Cynthia Maung, an ethnic Karen who fled the brutal uprising in Burma in 1988 and then practised at the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thai/Burma Border. This encounter led to a new career and a charitable pursuit, Project Umbrella Burma, which saw David teach surgery at the clinic for 6 months each year for 10 years. He and Cathy, with Saw Kshakalu, founded and continue to support the Kaw Tha Blay College for ethnic Karen students from Burma/Myanmar.”