Canadian Medical Association

London, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1985; anesthesiology. Died Dec. 18, 2017, aged 58. Survived by his wife, Ingrid Thie, and 4 children. “In lieu of flowers or donations, he wishes for you to do something meaningful for a loved one, for life is short.” An OR nurse wrote: “What a wonderful picture you have chosen to run with Rooney’s obituary. This was the face of the person we met every morning in the OR — such a kind, decent human being.”