Canadian Medical Association

Pembroke, Ont.; National Taiwan University (Taiwan), 1959; family medicine. Died April 3, 2021, aged 92. Survived by his wife, Dr. Wen-Mei Pan, 4 children and 2 grandchildren. “After arriving in Canada, Dr. Eng served as medical superintendent on the Fisher River Cree Nation and Peguis First Nation communities in Manitoba from 1965 to 1971, and worked closely with band leaders to promote health, education and welfare. After coming to Pembroke in 1971 he became a tireless advocate for public health and education, and was a pioneer in advocating for the rights of non-smokers. He founded the Renfrew County Non-Smokers Association in the early 1970s, and was instrumental in passing one of Canada’s first non-smoking bylaws that controlled smoking in indoor public spaces and the workplace. This work earned him the National Heather Crowe Award. Later, he helped establish the Renfrew County Multicultural Society, and through private, church and government sponsorship he and Dr. Pan helped resettled 3 Chinese Vietnamese refugee families in the Ottawa Valley from 1979 to 1981. Throughout his medical career, he was also a regular contributor to local and national newspapers, commenting on medical and public policy issues as they affected public health, and physician qualifications. Through his work with Project 1000, he was successful in increasing the recruitment of international medical graduates in Canadian medicine. After retiring from active medical practice at age 83, he became a staunch advocate for the rights of senior physicians. His voice will be missed. He will be missed.”

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