Canadian Medical Assocation

Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1955; medical microbiology; professor emeritus, University of Alberta; former captain, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. Died June 3, 2017, aged 93. Survived by his wife, 2 children, 2 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Steve was an avid learner, educator and researcher. He was a compassionate, dedicated and caring physician, and a true advocate for patient care, whether as a GP or consultant. From teaching newcomers English to establishing courses in medical microbiology at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and the University of Alberta, he taught countless nurses, dentistry students, dental hygiene students, lab techs, medical students and residents who influenced many over their careers. Steve became medical director of the Misericordia Hospital in the 1960s, and subsequently became medical lead of bacteriology and infection control at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, a position he held until his retirement. Throughout his career, Steve was also the director of bacteriology at Sam Hanson and Associates Laboratories. His published research focused on tuberculosis and infection control.”