Canadian Medical Association

Ottawa; University of Aberdeen (Scotland), 1950; Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF); general practice, emergency medicine. Died of kidney failure June 13, 2022, aged 95. Survived by 2 children, 2 grandchildren, and his friend and companion, Ruth Craig. “After 3 years with the RCAF, Sandy was in general practice in Ottawa’s west end until 1972. He then became chief of the Emergency Department at the Ottawa Civic Hospital, where he practised until 1992. Sandy started and developed 1 of the first emergency medicine training programs in Canada in 1978. He died on his own terms. He felt that, at age 95, dialysis was neither a sensible option nor a good use of scarce medical resources.” Dr. Christine Johns commented: “Sandy was my professor from 1983 to 1986 while I was in the Emergency Medicine Program of the Canadian College of Family Physicians in Ottawa. He continued to be a fabulous mentor, chief and colleague thereafter.”

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