Canadian Medical Association

Cornwall, Ont.; University of British Columbia, 1957; plastic surgery; former chief of plastic surgery, St. Mary's Hospital, Montréal. Died July 19, 2017, aged 84. Survived by his wife Michèle and 4 children. "His 45 years of clinical practice were divided between 3 Montréal teaching hospitals and 2 Cornwall community hospitals. Because he was determined to communicate with his francophone patients in their own language, he became fluent in French. He was also the first full-time plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the [Cornwall] area . . . and he cultivated the practice of outpatient surgery, especially for skin-cancer patients. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand and a member of the American Hand Surgery Association."