Canadian Medical Association

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.; University of Ottawa, 1971; family medicine; former president, medical staff, Sault Ste. Marie General Hospital and Plummer Memorial Public Hospital. Died Oct. 11, 2018, aged 72. Survived by his wife Susan, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “When Dr. Mario arrived in Sault Ste. Marie in 1972, the community was waiting for him. He had agreed to take over a family medicine practice, and he opened his doors the first day to a full waiting room and 18 women on his delivery list. Many of his patients were Italian immigrants who spoke little or no English. With his trusted support staff, he served this part of his practice with a special commitment and love. He also did the much needed groundwork for our greatly admired and competent departments of emergency and family medicine that exist today. When the Northern Ontario Medical School was founded, Dr. Mario became an associate professor, teaching many medical students and family medicine residents.”