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Vancouver; University of Saskatchewan, 1981; general pathology. Died Jan. 24, 2021, aged 74. Survived by a son. Colleague Daniel Holmes, head and medical director of the Providence Health Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, commented: “Enid started her professional career as a laboratory medical technologist, then broadened her education to include her medical degree, as well as specialization in general pathology and a fellowship in transfusion medicine. Enid’s professional career as a pathologist began as the laboratory director at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Vancouver, extending to Mount Saint Joseph Hospital soon afterward. In 1999 she became chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital, a post she held until her retirement in 2015. In addition to her responsibilities as a pathologist, Enid embraced the challenges of hospital administration, mentoring many physicians and technologists in leadership roles. Her leadership initiated and coordinated process-modernization of the laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital, with the goal of excellence in patient care, a passion that guided her administrative decisions. Under Enid’s leadership, lean process improvement, the special coagulation program, clinical mass spectrometry and molecular diagnostics were established at St. Paul’s. Enid will be remembered for her warm and generous spirit, her upbeat and sometimes irreverent sense of humour, her love for travel and adventure, and her passion for ancestry research.”

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