Canadian Medical Association

Victoria; University of Toronto, 1946; orthopedic surgery. Died July 20, 2019, aged 95. Survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “After medical school, a surgical position at the Mengo Hospital took the family to Kampala, Uganda. In 1959 Donald’s surgical career moved into orthopedics at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 1969, a second surgical assignment in Uganda with the Canadian International Development Agency also began a long association with the Leprosy Mission and its work to destigmatize that disease. From 1977 until his retirement in 1989, Donald was medical director of the Hugh MacMillan Medical Centre in Toronto, which served disabled children and their families. Among other innovations, he supported early engineering efforts to build the many kinds of specialized wheelchairs we see today.”