Canadian Medical Association

Victoria; University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) 1969; anesthesiology. Died of cancer July 30, 2020, aged 74. Survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “Loes first studied neurosurgery in Amsterdam, then worked at the Neurological Institute in London in 1973. In 1974 she became the first resident in the University of Calgary’s Residency Training Program in Neurosurgery at Foothills Hospital. She left in 1975 to do research, after which she transferred to anesthesiology. She loved anesthesiology and made many friends over the years among the doctors and nurses. During her 30-year career she worked in Red Deer, Alta., Calgary, Comox, BC, and Victoria. Serious back problems forced her to retire in 2016, but she missed practising anesthesia for the rest of her life.”

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