Canadian Medical Association

Saskatoon; University of Saskatchewan, 1957; family medicine. Died March 11, 2021, aged 89. Survived by his wife Marie, 2 children and 6 grandchildren. “After medical school, Dr. Krochak established his general/family practice in Saskatoon in 1958, and dedicated nearly 60 years to his patients and to the art and science of medicine. He humbly cared for more than 3 generations, and was adored, loved and respected by so many patients and families whose lives he touched. Over the span of his career, Dr. Krochak was on staff at all 3 Saskatoon hospitals and most long-term care facilities in the city, including St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, a home to so many people and staff near and dear to his heart. Michael’s commitment to the profession steered him to serve in many leadership roles in medical organizations locally and beyond. He held senior positions with the Saskatchewan Medical Association, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Saskatoon and District Medical Society, and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America. He served as chief of the Department of General Practice at St. Paul’s Hospital for 9 years, and shared his medical skills and expertise with generations of medical students from the University of Saskatchewan. Michael’s dedication and expertise were recognized by many prestigious awards and honors, including being named Saskatchewan’s Family Physician of the Year in 2001. He was humbled when he was named one of Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year in 2002, and when the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians established the annual Dr. Michael Krochak Award for Contributions to Family Medicine in 2007.”

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