Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; University of Sheffield (England), 1948; general practice; Order of Canada. Died Oct. 31, 2021, aged 95. “She will be remembered as the only woman on the medical staff of the Royal Columbian Hospital when she started her 40-year practice, and for her dedicated service to her patients in Burnaby and New Westminster, BC. Joan and Sir Edmund Hillary had a long friendship. She was the locus tenens 6 times in his mountain hospital in Kunde, Nepal, and became good friends with the community [that lived] within sight of Mount Everest. In 1991 she was awarded the Order of Canada for her services to the Sherpa people.”

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