Canadian Medical Association

Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1975; orthopedic surgery; former chief of surgery, University of Alberta Hospital and Grey Nuns Community Hospital; former site medical director, University Hospital. Died Feb. 19, 2018, aged 67. Survived by his wife, Mary Ritchie, 4 children, 2 stepchildren and 5 grandchildren. “Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Johnston, who left him too early from melanoma in 2004. In 2006, Bill helped establish the Mary Johnston Chair in Melanoma Research at the Cross Cancer Institute, Canada’s first melanoma research professorship, made possible by a $1 million donation in honour of Mary from her family and friends. Mary and Bill Johnston’s dedication to melanoma research will live on through the important work made possible by this professorship and research chair.”

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