Canadian Medical Association

Kentville, NS; Dalhousie University, 1956; neurosurgery. Died May 23, 2022, aged 89. Survived by his wife Margaret, 5 children and 8 grandchildren. “Stu spent his first year in practice as a GP in Fredericton, but he then decided his call was to neurosurgery. He received his fellowship in neurosurgery in 1961, and was awarded the McLaughlin Travelling Fellowship in 1964. He then spent time in neuro centres in Europe and North America before returning to Halifax, where he set up his practice and worked for over 30 years. He was professor and head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Dalhousie from 1974-82. He was also instrumental in setting up the Neuro-Pediatric Unit at the IWK Hospital in Halifax. His accolades were many, but that was not what he aspired for. He was there for his patients, and his aim was to make them better. Apart from being skilled technically, he had a caring bedside manner and was always available to referring family doctors. The Neuro Unit on the 2nd floor of the VG Centennial Building was like a family, everyone working together as a team. Health issues forced him to retire early, but . . . never a day went by without Stu wishing he was back working in the OR.”

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