Canadian Medical Association

Richmond Hill, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1956. Died May 7, 201 7, aged 87. Survived by his wife Marilyn, 4 children and 5 grandchildren. "Don took a circuitous route to medicine, first studying economics and history, then science and then medicine, spending a total of 11 years at Western. He visited his patients in the hospital at all hours of the day and night, and he made house calls, sometimes taking x-rays along to hold up on front of the living room lamp to help explain things. He also assisted with orthopedic surgery and, in his later years (until age 79), was sometimes simply invited into the operating room to chat with the younger surgeons to keep them calm."