Canadian Medical Association

Saskatoon; University College of Cork (Ireland), 1973; pediatric neurology. Died Oct. 8, 2018, aged 69. Survived by his wife Margaret, 5 children and his grandchildren. “After medical school he went to Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital, where he worked for 6 years and obtained his fellowship in pediatric neurology. In 1983 he was offered a position at the University of Saskatchewan and Royal University Hospital, and it came with the promise of landed immigrant status and, later, Canadian citizenship. Noel worked as the sole pediatric neurologist in Saskatchewan for many years, and liked to jokingly refer to himself as ‘one in a million,’ given that Saskatchewan’s population at the time was one million people. He was proud to obtain his full professorship in pediatrics. He acted as the clinical director of the EEG and EMG labs and was integral in training pediatric, neurology and psychiatry residents. He also served as the pediatric residency program director for many years. He found his work very fulfilling and greatly appreciated his colleagues and friends, both locally and nationally.”