Canadian Medical Association

Ottawa; University of Toronto, 1949; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Jan. 22, 2020, aged 93. Survived by 3 children and 8 grandchildren. “Besides running a thriving practice, Emily trained numerous residents and served on the council of the Canadian Medical Protective Association. She married cardiologist Frank Berkman [since deceased] in 1958. With 3 children born in 4 years, she skillfully juggled work and family life, in part by having her medical practice in her home and by delivering babies at the Civic Hospital, which was across the street from her home/practice. [After retiring in 1988] she helped found and was volunteer medical director at the Hospice of All Saints (Hospice Ottawa) and served on the provincial palliative care association.”

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