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West Vancouver; University of Toronto, 1949; anesthesiology. Died Aug. 13, 2020, aged 93.
Sarnia, Ont.; University of South Africa, 1980; family medicine. Died Aug. 12, 2020, aged 74. Survived by his soulmate, Sheila Groombridge, 2 children, the children’s mother, Marlaine, a granddaughter, 2 stepchildren and 2 step-grandchildren. “A gentleman, healer and provider, he lived a remarkably diverse life that built the foundation for his career as a physician.”
Red Deer, Alta.; University of Pretoria (South Africa), 1999; family medicine. Died after being attacked in his office by a patient on Aug. 10, 2020, aged 45. Survived by his wife Anelia and 2 daughters. CMA President Sandy Buchman commented: “Our profession was shaken to its core this week as our colleague, Dr. Walter Reynolds, was tragically murdered in his Red Deer clinic. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, clinic staff and patients as they mourn this inexplicable loss. The physician-patient relationship is built on a foundation of trust, and the attack on Dr. Reynolds is an unfathomable violation of that trust. Many of us treat our patients in similar settings, and I want to acknowledge how you may be feeling as you reflect on your own work and experiences.” Dr Christine Molnar, president of the Alberta Medical Association, noted: “A couple of days has not been enough time to feel that I can properly express my sorrow. When a few media outlets came to make respectful and sympathetic requests for more reaction, I said that while there are many questions for the days ahead, right now our hearts go out to the family, friends and colleagues for the loss of their loved one. We are mindful that this is a time of shock and deep grief. A time for sorrow. A time to reflect. Our colleague, Dr. Walter Reynolds, was a family physician devoted to his family, his patients and his calling. He will be sorely missed.”
Hampden, NL; family medicine. Alexandria University (Egypt), 1984; family medicine. Died Aug. 3, 2020, aged 61. Survived by his wife Eman and 2 children. “He served as a family doctor in Hampden for 16 years. He was a caring and loving man who put his patients first.”
Gaspé, Que.; Université Laval, 2009; family medicine. Died in a bicycle accident July 23, 2020, aged 40. Survived by her husband, Louis-Vincent Lemelin, and 3 children. “Sporty, talented, ambitious, Frédérique strove for excellence in everything she did. Being around her allowed us to follow in her wake.”
Sylvan Lake, Alberta.; University of the Free State (South Africa), 1985; family medicine. Died July 22, 2020, aged 58. Survived by his wife Susan and 2 children. “Joe was a family physician who graduated from medical school in South Africa in 1985. He moved to Sylvan Lake in August of 2000, where he served the community in a full-spectrum family practice. Joe delivered numerous babies, did hospital work in Red Deer Regional Hospital and cared for patients from cradle to grave. He was a compassionate and skilled physician who deeply cared about people and had an unshakable love for life.” A patient wrote: “I loved my relationship with [this] doctor — open, honest, collaborative health care. He will be missed in the office and in my heart.”
Nanaimo, BC; University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1952; general practice. Died July 20, 2020, aged 94. Survived by 3 children, 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. “Dad trained in Scotland and opened his private medical practice in the town of his birth, Princes Town, Trinidad. There, as the town’s only doctor for many years, he was on call 24/7 and dealt with snake and scorpion bites, minor surgeries, delivering babies, and so on. Sometimes patients even expected him to look after their ailing livestock! Dad knew that basic public health — clean water, and sanitation — was a key factor in people’s medical outcomes. He believed in food self-sufficiency, and wrote countless letters and petitioned the Trinidad government to be less reliant on imported American products, which were destroying local farmers’ livelihoods. Dad’s political activities led to him being blacklisted and harassed by the Trinidad government. He and the family immigrated to Nanaimo in 1971, part of a diaspora of Trinidadian leaders and influencers who fell afoul of the government. In Nanaimo, Dad practised at the Medical Arts Centre for many years.”
Canmore, Alta.; University of Saskatchewan, 1977; infectious diseases. Died July 17, 2020, aged 68. Survived by his wife Prudence, 2 children and a grandson. “After medical school Geoff pursued post-graduate education in New Zealand and at the universities of Saskatchewan, Alberta, Minnesota, McGill and Tufts. His work had a global focus and he enjoyed outreach opportunities in Fiji, Singapore, Hong Kong and Uganda. Throughout a career spanning 4 decades as an infectious disease physician and professor at the University of Alberta, Geoff was dedicated to providing his patients with kind and compassionate care. He was an advocate for vulnerable and often stigmatized patients beginning in the early days of HIV/AIDS. He co-founded the Northern Alberta HIV Program and established the first modern Infection Prevention and Control Program in Alberta. Data and fact driven, Geoff also was a founding member of the Canadian Nosocomial Infection Surveillance Program, where he ensured the collection and use of quality surveillance data to guide patient care and health policy to prevent hospital acquired infections.”
Ottawa; Université de Montpellier (France), 1956; general practice; officer, Order of Canada. Died July 17, 2020, aged 92. Survived by 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. “During his career he was medical director at St-Anne’s, the Queen Mary Veteran’s and the Royal Victoria hospitals before serving as CEO of the Montreal General Hospital (1972-88). He also served as associate dean, professional affairs, in the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University (1975-97), and subsequently as executive director of the Association of Canadian Medical Colleges. Harvey was a staunch defender of the socialized Canadian health care system. He set up the first community health clinic (CLSC) in Quebec, and was the only Anglophone member on the Rochon Commission (1987), which reshaped Quebec health care. His accolades were many, including the Order of Canada (1995) and 2 Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medals (2002, 2012). A proud Francophile, he was dedicated to promoting and protecting health services for Franco-Ontarians. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Hôpital Montfort in Ottawa (1998-2011), Harvey fought to ensure the hospital’s survival by expanding the institution’s academic and research profiles. Harvey was a talented, passionate and righteous man who was known for a wicked dry sense of humour and an incredibly sharp mind, which he retained to the end. His life accomplishments bridged 2 cultures, both professionally and personally.”
Edmonton; University of Liverpool (England), 1966; general practice. Died July 16, 2020, aged 77.
Calgary; Shiraz University (Iran), 1988; family medicine. Died July 14, 2020, aged 59.
St. John’s; Dalhousie University, 1966; radiation oncology. Died July 13, 2020, aged 83. Survived by his wife Mely, 5 children and 9 grandchildren. “In 1950, at the age of 13, Kim moved to Canada from China, with very few English skills, to join his grandfather at the John Lee Laundry, an old-fashioned hand laundry on Gower Street in St. John’s. He completed all 11 grades in 8 years at Bishop Feild College in St. John’s. Through hard work and dedication, he was able to put himself through medical school at Dalhousie University. He was best known for his passion and commitment as a radiation oncologist in Newfoundland and Labrador for nearly 35 years, where he provided cancer care to thousands of people until his retirement in 2007. Kim was instrumental in the development of the Newfoundland Cancer Clinic (currently known as the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre) and its outreach program throughout the province. He would typically perform several clinics per year across the island in Corner Brook, Grand Falls, Burin and Gander. His involvement in teaching at the Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) medical school resulted in his appointed as clinical assistant professor of radiotherapy at MUN in 1973 and as a clinical associate professor of radiation oncology in 1983.”
Sherbrooke, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1958; cardiology; Died July 11, 2020, aged 87. Survived by his wife, Marie-Paule Couture, 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. “A cardiologist, Dr. Dumais was professor emeritus in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke, where he had also served as vice-dean of pre-doctoral medical studies.”
Calgary; Queen’s University, 1977; family medicine. Died July 10, 2020, aged 67.
Newmarket, Ont.; University of London (England), 1950; anesthesiology. Died July 7, 2020, aged 94. Survived by 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. “He trained in London and Toronto before settling in Newmarket in 1955, where he practised general medicine. After fellowship training he practised anesthesia full time until 1990. His deep commitment to his life’s work in medicine was apparent to those who knew him.”
Calgary; University of Alberta, 1974; general surgery. Died July 3, 2020, aged 75. Survived by his wife Bernice, 3 daughters and 7 grandchildren. “Gary devoted over 40 years to his medical career as a general surgeon at the Holy Cross and Rockyview hospitals.”
Edmonton. University of Alberta, 1948; general practice. Died July 3, 2020, aged 95. Survived by 2 children, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “John was a physician and surgeon for 20 years (1949-1969), with a practice on 118th Avenue in Edmonton. For 16 years (1969-1985), he was medical director of the Edmonton General Hospital.”
Victoria; University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1959; orthopedic surgery. Died July 3, 2020, aged 85. Survived by his wife Carmel, 3 sons and 4 grandchildren. “John and his young family immigrated to Canada in 1970. They first arrived in Merritt, BC, where John worked at the Nicola Valley General Hospital while training to re-certify in orthopedics. They relocated to Vancouver and then to Victoria, where John established a successful practice in orthopedic surgery. During his career, John treated and touched the lives of thousands of residents of Victoria and southern Vancouver Island.”
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Que.; University of Madrid (Spain), 1955; general surgery. Died July 1, 2020, aged 91. Survived by his wife Lucille, 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. “Originally from China, Dr. Tchang started his medical studies at Aurora University in Shanghai. He finished his studies in Madrid and finalized his surgical training in Montréal. He worked for more than 30 years as a surgeon at the Lakeshore General Hospital, in Pointe-Claire, Que., and was also a medical director at the Montreal Chinese Hospital.”
Ont.; University of Toronto, 1968; psychiatry. Died June 30, 2020, aged 77. Survived by his wife Julia, 5 children and 3 grandchildren. “Wilson believed strongly in serving his community. He was a thoughtful, kind, patient, gentle, compassionate and dedicated psychiatrist who gave back to the community as a volunteer and doctor for 46 years.”
Edmonton; University of Nairobi (Kenya), 1973; general practice. Died June 27, 2020, aged 71.
Brooks, Alta.; University of Athens (Greece), 1953; internal medicine. Died June 25, 2020, aged 94. Survived by his wife, Iris. “After medical school Dennis served in the Greek Army as a second lieutenant in the medical corps for 3 years. He immigrated to Canada in 1956 and completed a 2-year internship at the Reddy Memorial Hospital in Montréal before moving to the US, where he completed 5 years of residency in internal medicine at 4 university-affiliated hospitals. Dennis returned to Canada in 1964 and practised internal medicine in Brooks until his retirement.”
Que.; Université de Montréal, 1980; psychiatry; professor, Université de Montréal; life member, Canadian Psychiatric Association; honorary member, Canadian Medical Association; distinguished fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Died June 23, 2020, aged 66. Survived by his spouse, Suzie Lamontagne, and 2 children. “During his career, Claude served as secretary of the Association of Quebec Psychiatrists (AMPQ), then of the Federation of Medical Specialists of Québec (FMSQ) and, finally, as president of the Assembly of Chiefs in Psychiatry of the Island of Montreal. He was also an examiner for the Collège des médecins du Québec and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada . . . and treated many military personnel at the Operational Stress Disorder Clinic of Canada. He had also served as president of the American Psychiatric Association of Eastern Canada.”
Sherbrooke, Que.; Université Claude-Bernard (France), 1976; neurology. Died June 23, 2020, aged 69. Survived by 3 daughters and their father, Wadih-Pierre Saad.
St. John’s; University of London (England), 1964; obstetrics and gynecology; professor emeritus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Died June 22, 2020, aged 81. Survived by his wife Susan, 7 children and 14 grandchildren. “He leaves a great legacy of bringing thousands of children into the world, as well as creating MaterCare International, which provides safe motherhood for women in developing countries.”
Ottawa; Oxford University (England), 1955; obstetrics and gynecology. Died June 20, 2020, aged 89. Survived by 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “He emigrated to Canada in 1956, first serving as an intern in St. John’s and then as a resident in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal. He joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in 1960 as a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist, with postings in Iserlohn, West Germany, and Whitehorse. Following a period of teaching and research at the University of Alberta, the family settled in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., where Michael felt privileged to practise medicine for more than 50 years.”
Lethbridge, Alta.; Victoria University of Manchester (England), 1961; general practice. Died June 17, 2020, aged 82. Survived by his wife, Dr. Edna Pratt, 3 children and 2 grandchildren. “After working in the UK for 5 years, they immigrated to Rivers, Man., in 1967. They moved to Lethbridge in 1969, where Michael worked at the Campbell Clinic as a GP anesthetist and GP before moving to the Bigelow Fowler Clinic.”
Miramichi, NB; Dalhousie University, 1971; family medicine; life member, New Brunswick Medical Society. Died June 14, 2020, aged 75. Survived by his wife Heather, 4 children and a grandson.
Renforth, NB; McGill University, 1950; internal medicine; assistant professor, Dalhousie University; life member, New Brunswick Medical Society; past president, New Brunswick Lung Association. Died June 10, 2020, aged 94. Survived by 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “He set up a full-time rural practice after medical school, but moved to post-graduate training in general internal medicine in 1955. Ed began his internal medicine practice in Saint John, NB, in 1958, with a primary interest in respiratory disease. He was on the attending staff at Saint John General Hospital and was a consultant at the Provincial and St. Joseph’s hospitals. During his career he served as chief of the Division of Respiratory Medicine, director of the Medical Intensive Care Unit, director of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic and charge physician on the Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Team.”
Sudbury, Ont.; Université Laval, 1958; family medicine. Died June 9, 2020, aged 89. Survived by his wife, Reine-Aimée. “Dr. Lafond spent his entire career as a family physician in Sudbury. Upon retirement, he continued his contribution to the medical system by providing operating room assistance for several years.”
Ottawa; University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa), 1950; general practice. Died June 8, 2019, aged 92. Survived by 2 children, 4 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.
Comox, BC; University of Colorado (US), 1998; family medicine. Died of brain cancer June 8, 2020, aged 57. Survived by her husband, Andy Brown, and 3 children. “[After medical school] she moved to Pocatello, Idaho, to finish her residency. She was doing all this while breastfeeding the first of her 3 children. The family would spend 8 years in Pocatello before ultimately deciding to move to Comox in 2006.”
Moncton, NB; University of Bogota (Colombia), 1986; radiation oncology. Died June 1, 2020, aged 56.
Corner Brook, NL; Dalhousie University 1961; general practice; past president, Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association (NLMA). Died May 31, 2020, aged 84. Survived by his wife Nancy, 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “Following a year at the cottage hospital in Port aux Basques, NL, Gerald moved to his home town of Corner Brook, where he worked as a much loved general practitioner for 37 years. While successfully managing his busy practice, he also was on active staff in the Department of Family Practice at Western Memorial Hospital from 1962 to 1999. He also served as the hospital’s chief of staff from 1982 to 1988. Gerald was a very active member of the NLMA from 1961 to 2010, working on many advisory committees and serving as president in 1981-82. He was awarded honorary membership in the Canadian Medical Association in 2016 for his many years of service.”
Sudbury, Ont.; University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1976; child and adolescent psychiatry. Died May 31, 2020, aged 67. Survived by his wife Sadie, 3 children and 9 grandchildren. “Douglas was a strong advocate for mental health during his 37 years of practice as a psychiatrist who worked with children, seniors and the First Nations community of M’Chigeeng. He was well known to many individuals through his work with adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.”
Regina; University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1969; family medicine. Died May 31, 2020, aged 75. Survived by his wife Erna, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “In 1972 he began working as a family physician in Regina, and he practised medicine locally for 32 years. Following that, he worked for the Ministry of Health for 12 years as a medical consultant.”
Windsor, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1963; family medicine. Died May 28, 2020, aged 83. Survived by his wife, Mary Jane.
Calgary; University of Calgary, 1977; psychiatry. Died May 28, 2020, aged 67.
Edmonton; Harvard University (US), 1979; pediatrics. Died May 27, 2020, aged 66. Survived by her husband, David Laughton, 3 children and 2 grandchildren. “Debbi came to Edmonton with her Canadian husband in 1987, and was one of the first developmental pediatricians in Canada and the first in Northern Alberta. She devoted her career to alleviating the shortages that exist in medical resources available to support children with developmental and emotional-behavioural differences, and their families. She provided leadership for the creation of innovative clinical programs based in Edmonton, and of new local and countrywide educational programs in developmental pediatrics at all stages of a physician’s career. Considered by her colleagues to be a superb clinician and medical educator, she was recognized in 2019 by the Canadian Paediatric Society with a life membership for ‘outstanding work in the areas of developmental disabilities and child mental health.’ ”
Burnaby, BC; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1956; internal medicine, cardiology; professor emeritus, UBC. Died May 27, 2020, aged 88. Survived by 2 sons and 5 grandchildren. “Dwight was born in Shanghai, and during WW II he spent 2 years in a Japanese concentration camp. His parents sent him to the US, and then to Canada, after the war. He had a fulfilling career as a cardiologist at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver until he retired. He was proud to have led the design and building of the first Intensive Care Unit in Canada, where he was the director for many years. He was equally proud to have been asked to serve as chief of staff at the hospital, and was also honoured to be named a Master of the American College of Cardiology, which is a rare honour and marked one of the few times it has been bestowed on a cardiologist outside the United States. Dwight also did significant volunteer work, including service as president of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, and he taught medical school students from UBC for most of his career.”
McGill University, 1968; nuclear medicine. Died May 26, 2020, aged 83. Survived by his wife, Suzanne d’Apollonia, 3 children and 10 grandchildren.
Mississauga, Ont.; University of London (England), 1945; pediatrics. Died May 26, 2020, aged 98.
Moncton, NB; Laval University, 1957; anesthesia. Died May 24, 2020, aged 92. Survived by his wife Ramona, 6 children, 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. “He lived in Moncton for more than 40 years, and devoted his life to the sick, first as a doctor at the Hôpital de l'Enfant-Jésus RHSJ de Caraquet, NB, where he was a founding member, and subsequently as a specialist in anesthesia-resuscitation in Quebec hospitals and at the Center hospitalier universitaire Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont in Moncton.”
Kamloops, BC; University of Alberta, 1958; family medicine. Died May 23, 2020, aged 91. Survived by his wife Jessie, 4 daughters and 2 grandchildren. “Sterling wanted to go into education, but his father, a dental surgeon, suggested he study medicine, like his sister Shirley had. Between the 2 of them, they practised for 100 years. Public health was a calling for Sterling. He interned in California at the Oakland Medical Center’s Emergency Room, then worked in high-need areas like Williams Lake in BC and rural Alabama in the American Deep South. As a young doctor, he thrived at the Burris Clinic in Kamloops. Wherever he practised, he never said no to a consultation. He did rounds at prisons. He ran a VD clinic. He was the ‘Hockey Doc’ for the Kamloops Blazers. Once he counted the number of babies he had delivered — hundreds, he thought, maybe a thousand. His clinic was everywhere, and travel his only down time. Retirement didn’t suit Sterling. He took on locums and then evaluated workers’ compensation claims. For his immediate family, his peers in medicine and his wide circle of friends, he was always the go-to for any ailment. Even at his retirement home, he was happy to give a second opinion.”
St. Albert, Alta.; Lucknow University (India), 1958; general surgery. Died May 21, 2020, aged 83. Survived by 4 children and 3 grandchildren. “In 1963 Anil completed his medical fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in England and began to practise in the UK. In 1970 he moved to St. Albert and practised there until his retirement in 2012. He was loved and respected by his many colleagues and patients that he was privileged to serve.”
Bruce, Enfield, NS; Dalhousie University, 1981; family medicine. Died May 21, 2020, aged 63. Survived by his wife Lillian and 2 daughters. “Bruce loved being a family doctor. His colleagues and patients at the Elmsdale Medical Centre brought him great joy over his long medical career.”
Ottawa; University of the Punjab (Pakistan), 1956; anatomic pathology; PhD (University of Liverpool, England); Fulbright Scholar. Died May 21, 2020, aged 85. Survived by his wife Hanne, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “Dr. Khaliq was a Fulbright Scholar in New York in 1957. He brought his family to Canada in 1974, and was division head of anatomic pathology at the Saint John Regional Hospital in New Brunswick, as well as associate professor of pathology at Dalhousie University. He educated numerous medical students and residents over the years, and was known to be an exceptional teacher. He retired in 1999.”
Ajax, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1965; family medicine; life member, Canadian Medical Association, Canadian College of Family Physicians and Ontario Medical Association. Died May 20, 2020, aged 87. Survived by his wife Joyce, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Following his intern years, Dr. Craig was a mainstay at Toronto General Hospital for 2 remarkable decades, where he partnered in the leadership of the Department of Family Medicine and delivered thousands of babies. After participating at the St. Clair-Dufferin Medical Centre, Cecil opened his own family practice while on staff at both the Toronto General and North York General hospitals, [where he taught] hundreds of young doctors throughout his career. On any given weekend, Dr. Craig could be found triaging as on-call physician for the many difficult cases that came into the Emergency Department of the North York General Hospital. He held many different teaching positions before retiring from solo practice in Markham, Ont., in 2016.”
Newmarket, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1961; internal medicine. Died May 16, 2020, aged 83. Survived by his wife Joan, 2 children and 7 grandchildren. “Jim was an accomplished and devoted physician who specialized in internal medicine, endocrinology and nuclear medicine. He began his practice in 1967, with the opening of the Centenary Hospital in Scarborough, Ont., and retired in 2014 at age 78, after 47 years of caring for countless patients. Jim served as chief of medicine at the Centenary for 12 years, and was instrumental in the expansion of the hospital, the founding of an isotope lab and the establishment of the Coronary Care Unit. He was recognized as a top endocrinologist in Ontario, highly respected for his astute diagnostic skills and the phenomenal quality of care he provided for patients.”
Amos, Que.; Université Laval, 1960; orthopedic surgery; member, Order of Canada. Died May 15, 2020, aged 87. Survived by 4 children, 9 grandchildren and a great-grandson. Radio-Canada reported: “In 2000 he became a member of the Order of Canada for his ‘remarkable commitment to the development of the Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region,’ which made him a legendary figure in this corner of the province.”
Mississauga, Ont.; University of Toronto (U of T), 1951; general practice. Died May 12, 2020, aged 95. Survived by his partner Joan, 5 daughters, 1 chosen daughter, 10 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “After graduating from the U of T he opened his general practice on Brown’s Line, where he cared for the Alderwood community for over 40 years. He was always proud to be a founding doctor at the Queensway General Hospital, and after he closed his office he continued working on the surgical team there until he was 86, having practised medicine for 60 years.”
Saint John, NB; Komenskeho University (Czechoslovakia), 1979; anesthesia. Died May 11, 2020, aged 66.
St. John’s; Yonsei University (South Korea), 1956; family medicine. Died May 10, 2020, aged 90. Survived by his wife, Suk-Gue, 5 children and 9 grandchildren. “After his training in South Korea and New York, he and Suk-Gue eventually moved to Old Perlican, Trinity Bay, in 1966 to start his Newfoundland career. In later years he often reflected that ‘it felt like he was going home.’ In 1968 he started to work in the Brookfield Cottage Hospital, New-Wes-Valley, Bonavista Bay, where he stayed for 25-plus years. While there, he established a lasting legacy of compassion, caring, and medical/surgical excellence, all accented with a clinical acumen that was unmatched. He was, by all accounts, an excellent mentor to the medical and nursing students and family practice residents who happened to venture into his orbit. Over the course of his 45-year medical career he achieved many great accomplishments, but a notable one was receiving the 1988 Canadian Family Physician of the Year Award, the first time that this prestigious award had been presented to a Newfoundland doctor. This award best represented his special relationship and commitment to his adopted country, province and outport home, in Brookfield.” VOCM Radio reported: “His commitment and care to the people of the area was so respected and appreciated that the Brookfield Hospital was renamed the Dr. Y.K. Jeon Kittiwake Health Centre in his honour in 2015.”
Upper Kingsclear, NB; Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), 1978; vascular surgery. Died May 9, 2020, aged 73. Survived by his wife, Jane Sheridan. “John was raised in Belfast, where he trained in general surgery and obtained his fellowship in surgery and obstetrics from Edinburgh, graduating in 1971. He immigrated to Kingston, Ont., to further his training in vascular surgery at Queen’s University, where he obtained his Canadian fellowship. After moving to New Brunswick in 1978 he had a full, active and satisfying surgical career, and enjoyed teaching residents as well. He loved his work, his patients and his co-workers.”
London, Ont.; University of Western Ontario (UWO), 1943; internal medicine, rheumatology; dean of medicine, UWO, 1965-78; founding board chair, London Intercommunity Health Centre; professor emeritus, Western University; member, Order of Canada. Died May 9, 2020, aged 99, due to complications following a broken hip. Survived by 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. “Because of World War II, the class of Meds ’44 was accelerated, with graduation in August 1943 (Meds 43B). Following a 9-month internship at the Montreal General Hospital, Doug joined the Royal Canadian Navy Volunteer Reserve as a surgeon lieutenant. After the war, he completed his post-graduate training at the Montreal General Hospital, followed by 2 years of general practice at the Smith Clinic in Hawkesbury, Ont. From 1950-52, Doug did further post-graduate training at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and then returned to London to practise. His service as dean from 1965-78 was followed by the position of vice-president, health sciences, until 1984, and then service as vice-provost, health sciences, until 1987. At age 94, Doug decided to enhance his fitness level and joined a local gym. He valued physical fitness, and ran with Terry Fox when he went through London in 1980. Doug continued to participate in the Terry Fox Run for years, even though he was forced to walk in his final few years.”
Ottawa; University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1947; general practice; director, Carleton University Health Services, 1979-89; Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), Carleton University. Died May 5, 2020, aged 95. Survived by 5 children and 12 grandchildren. “Upon graduation Mary came to Canada to take up medical residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Queen’s University. Married to Dr. John O’Brien, a wing commander in the Royal Canadian Air Force, she gave up her residency to have 5 children throughout many international military postings. She returned to work as a physician in Ottawa in 1964. She began general practice at Carleton University Health Services in 1969, and served as its director from 1979 until her retirement in 1989. While at the university she was instrumental in establishing the renowned Disabled Students Program, and she played a key role in developing the university’s Employee Assistance Program.”
Vancouver; University of Alberta, 1960; general practice. Died May 5, 2020, aged 84. Survived by his spouse, Joseph Gallentine, and their Westie, Rosco. “He went to medical school at the University of Alberta and did his residency at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. He began his GP practice of 42 years in North Burnaby, and was always devoted to all of his patients.”
Trois-Rivières, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1989; cardiology. Died May 4, 2020, aged 55.
Erin, Ont.; University of Saskatchewan, 1980; internal medicine, geriatric medicine. Died of brain cancer May 2, 2020, aged 64. Survived by her husband, W. John Snelgrove, and 2 children. “In spite of being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 22 while in her second year at medical school, Christine, as was typical of her, persevered. She completed medical school and went on to specialize in internal medicine and sub-specialize in geriatric medicine. She had a very successful career in geriatric medicine, practising in Winnipeg, Kelowna, BC, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Toronto and, finally, in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the William Osler Health System in Brampton and Etobicoke, Ont. Christine was a respected colleague and role model for many of her co-workers, and a beloved doctor for her elderly patients and their families. She loved and respected them in return. To say she is already deeply missed by family, friends, colleagues and patients is an understatement.”
Ottawa; University of Otago (New Zealand), 1963; anesthesiology. Died May 1, 2020, aged 81. Survived by her ex-husband, William MacNeill, 2 daughters and a grandson. “Helen enjoyed a long career in medicine, including 20 years as a pediatric anesthetist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario.”
Delta, BC; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1958; family medicine. Died April 29, 2020, aged 86. Survived by his spouse Rochelle, 3 children, 2 stepchildren and his grandchildren and step-grandchildren. “Don thrived in his career in family medicine, practising in Kerrisdale, BC, and at the UBC Student Health Service, where he retired as director in 1996. He also served as an auxiliary medical officer for the Royal Canadian Air Force and as president of the Vancouver Medical Association. He was awarded the Dr David M. Bachop Gold Medal for Distinguished Medical Service by Doctors of BC in 2011.”
Laval, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1955; thoracic surgery. Died April 29, 2020, aged 90. Survived by his wife, Lizette Corbeil, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “A vascular and thoracic surgeon, Dr. Pagé worked at the Sacré-Cœur Hospital in Montréal, where he founded the Department of Vascular Surgery. During a career lasting more than 37 years, he served as head of vascular, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, and head of the Department of Surgery. He also obtained the rank of full professor in the Department of Surgery at the Université de Montréal.”
Laval, Que.; American University of Beirut (Lebanon), 1964; endocrinology and metabolism. Died April 28, 2020, aged 82. Survived by his wife, Yacout Chammas, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “Dr. Kandalaft was a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Sherbrooke from 1971 to 1987, and subsequently practised as an endocrinologist in Laval from 1987 to 2008.”
Picton, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1954; general practice. Died April 28, 2020, aged 88. Survived by her husband, Dr. Robert Clapp. “Sally interned at the Toronto General, but turned down an invitation to do surgery and returned home to Wellington, Ont., to practise from 1955-60. After marrying Bob, Sally moved 12 miles down the road to Picton to practise medicine until 2002. She loved practising and her patients, and in 1991 was recipient of the Ontario Medical Association’s Glenn Sawyer Service Award, which recognizes service to the profession and community.”
St. Albert, Alta.; University of Alberta, 1984; psychiatry. Died April 28, 2020, aged 61. Survived by his wife Anne, 3 stepdaughters and 3 grandchildren. “He was a kind, compassionate and dedicated psychiatrist, and worked for Alberta Health Services in Edmonton and the surrounding area for almost 35 years.”
St. John’s; Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1980; pediatrics. Died April 28, 2020, aged 66. “Debbie graduated from high school in 1972 and went to Dalhousie University to study science, with the ambition of getting into medical school. Being an intelligent woman, she ascertained (rightfully so) that, at the time, being accepted to med school as a female might be tricky, so she applied as D.H. Reid instead of Debbie, and it worked — she was accepted at Memorial and, after graduating, went on to pediatric training in London, Ont. When her training was complete it was back to St. John’s, where she spent her entire career in pediatric medicine and pediatric critical care, first at the original Janeway Hospital and then at the new Janeway. And how she loved her work at the hospital, how she loved the kids and their families. She would go to great lengths for ‘her kids,’ taking in movies and treats and books, anything to keep up their spirits. She adored them. Debbie died the way she wanted, privately and on her terms. She gave up chemo when it became apparent that she was sicker with it than without it. And she chose to die at home, in familiar surroundings. The hospital was not for her! She had spent all her adult life in the hospital, usually in the pediatric intensive care unit that she not only established but also ran — like the captain of a ship. And her ‘crew’ was intensely proud of her and loyal to her. [When she retired due to ill health], a plaque was placed at the Janeway. It read, in part: ‘In honour of Dr. Debbie Reid, Founder of Modern Pediatric Critical Care in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.’ ”
Montréal; Queen’s University, 1959; general surgery. Died April 28, 2020, aged 85. Survived by 3 children, his companion, Laida Boyadjian, and 4 grandchildren. “After attending medical school at Queen’s University, Andy went on to save many lives as a general surgeon at the Montreal General Hospital.”
Richmond, BC; University of Calcutta (India), 1955; internal medicine. Died April 27, 2020, aged 88.
Broadlands, Que.; Dalhousie University, 1955; general practice. Died April 27, 2020, aged 90. Survived by his wife Sandra, 2 daughters, their mother, Gladys Swan, and 2 grandchildren. “Matt was well known in the Campbellton, NB, area, where he practised as a doctor for more than 50 years.”
Lachine, Que.; Université de Pierre et Marie Curie (France), 1956; general surgery. Died April 25, 2020, aged 91. Survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “Born in Egypt, he completed his medical studies in France before settling in Canada in 1956. He practised thoracic and vascular surgery at the Verdun Hospital in Quebec for almost 40 years, 10 of which were as head of the Department of Surgery.”
Orangeville, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1956; general surgery. Died April 25, 2020, aged 88. Survived by 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “In 1950, following in his father’s footsteps, he attended the University of Toronto, graduating from medical school in 1956 and from general surgery training in 1962. David practised general surgery from 1962 to 1997, and served as chief of staff at the Orangeville Hospital from 1983 to 1989. Known over his career for his quiet leadership and diplomacy, he believed strongly in community service and worked tirelessly in different roles to strengthen relationships within the health care field and between health care and other community services. David served on several local, provincial and national health care advisory committees, as well as the Dufferin County Board of Education and the Orangeville Planning Board. In the 1990s, he led the Dufferin Area Hospital’s Steering Committee on Alternative Health Care Delivery Systems, which was tasked with developing a blueprint for health care in the new millennium. He also chaired the Wellington-Dufferin District Health Council for 4 years, and went on to lead the Headwaters Area Linkage Committee, a group that convened the leadership of all area community services. Well into his 80s, David continued to help recruit young physicians to Dufferin County.”
St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1953; general practice. Died April 24, 2020, aged 93. Survived by his wife, Armande Senay, 3 children and 2 grandchildren. “After medical school he began a long career as a general practitioner, and delivered more than 2000 babies at the hospital and also in homes. Accustomed to the long hours of medical practice at the time, when he usually worked between 70 and 90 hours per week, both in office and at home, he decided to take a ‘pre-retirement’ in 1992 by joining the CLSC staff at St-Laurent, where they were only asked to work 35 hours a week! He finally retired in 1996, after 43 years in practice.”
Alberton, PEI; University of Toronto, 1959; psychiatry. Died April 23, 2020, aged 87. Survived by his wife Sherri, 4 children and 4 grandchildren. “Ralph practised psychiatry for many years in Peterborough, Ont., before retiring in Alberton in 2008.”
Huntsville, Ont.; National University of Ireland, 1970; ophthalmology. Died April 20, 2020, aged 74. Survived by his wife Mary, 3 children and a granddaughter. “After an internship in Chicago, he did his residency in ophthalmology at McGill. He worked in Sudbury, Ont., before coming to Hamilton in 1990, and he served Hamilton and surrounding communities for more than 3 decades. He was an outstanding clinician, a gifted surgeon and, more than anything, a true gentleman who had compassion for his patients and a warmth that earned him a great many friends. All members of the Department of Ophthalmology, including physicians, nurses and technicians, will miss him dearly. He was a long-standing member of the Hamilton Academy of Medicine and St. Joseph’s Hospital, and was also a teacher in the residency training program in ophthalmology at McMaster University.”
Brentwood Bay, BC; University of the Orange Free State (South Africa), 1988; anesthesiology. Died April 19, 2020, aged 55.
Québec; Université Laval, 1965; psychiatry. Died April 18, 2020, aged 80. Survived by his wife, Nicole Fontaine, and 2 daughters.
Toronto; University of Oslo (Norway), 1962; endocrinology and metabolism. Died April 18, 2020, aged 83. Survived by 4 sons and 3 grandchildren. “Jan’s curiosity, ambition and sense of adventure led him to receive training, practise medicine and conduct research in several countries. This included time in Norway, Denmark, the Républic Démocratique du Congo, Canada, and several states in the US. Jan settled down in Ottawa, where he was hired as a professor at the University of Ottawa and served as a physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Ottawa Civic Hospital. During this time, he conducted research focused on diabetes and continued to see patients regularly. Jan genuinely cared for his patients, and was known to listen carefully and take the time needed to help address their challenges. His hard work was recognized when he received the Frederick G. Banting Award from the Canadian Diabetes Association in 1985.” Colleague Mark Silverman commented: “Jan Braaten was my mentor and the reason I became an endocrinologist. I am honoured to have known him, and I remain thankful for what he taught me as a physician, teacher, mentor and friend.”
Selkirk, Man.; Canadian army, WW II; University of Manitoba, 1953; family medicine; past president, College of Family Physicians of Canada. Died April 16, 2020, aged 101. Survived by 4 children, 3 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “Dad spent a large part of his medical career affiliated with both Misericordia and St. Boniface hospitals in Winnipeg. He was instrumental in founding the Department of Family Practice and residency program at St. Boniface Hospital, and served as president of the Manitoba College of Family Physicians. He was a wonderful teacher, and was responsible for instructing some of Canada’s finest family physicians. An award in his name is given to a member of the Manitoba College of Family Physicians who wishes to develop or improve his/her skills as a teacher and preceptor of medical trainees.” A former colleague wrote: “Dr. Murphy taught me that a family doctor is an important part of the community by example. I learned from him how to choose and chair a committee. His influence on my career was profound, and I am forever grateful.”
Montréal; Université de Montréal, 2010; public health, preventive medicine; faculty member, Department of Community Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke. Died because of COVID-19 infection April 15, 2020, aged 45. The CBC reported: “He was the first health care worker in Quebec to die because of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) expressed its ‘deepest condolences’ to Dao’s friends, colleagues and loved ones. ‘The medical community is mourning the loss of one our own, while also acknowledging all those who have passed away across the country and around the world,’ said CMA president Dr. Sandy Buchman.”
Vancouver; University of London (England), 1958; general practice. Died April 14, 2020, aged 87.
Toronto; University of Cape Town (South Africa), 1955; psychiatry. Died April 9, 2020, aged 87.
Trois-Rivières, Que.; Université de Sherbrooke, 1976; orthopedic surgery. Died April 8, 2020, aged 68. Survived by his wife, Cécile Provencher, 3 children and a grandchild.
Mount Pearl, NL; Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 1972; general practice. Died April 8, 2020, aged 77. Survived by 2 children, their mother Peggy, and 4 grandchildren. “He was so proud to become a Canadian citizen in the late 1970s, and he loved Newfoundland. He often remarked, ‘Why would anyone want to go anywhere else!’ Our Dad had a long and successful medical career, which he truly loved. He worked at the Waterford Hospital in geriatric care for 33 years, held evening clinics at Mount Pearl Medical Centre for 30 years, and enjoyed working ‘overseas’ on Bell Island.”
Courtice, Ont.; Polish School of Medicine (Scotland), 1948; general practice. Died April 7, 2020, aged 97. Survived by 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Dr. Manitius earned her medical degree in Scotland and practised medicine in Scotland, Argentina and Canada. She was the first female physician in Durham Region of Ontario, and founded the Cardiac Rehabilitation Organization in 1970.”
Longueuil, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1958; orthopedic surgery. Died April 7, 2020, aged 88. Survived by his wife, Lise Simard, 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Sainte-Thérèse, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1962; otolaryngology. Died April 7, 2020, aged 82. Survived by 3 sons, 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
Guelph, Ont.; Cambridge University (England), 1956; diagnostic radiology. Died April 6, 2020, aged 89. Survived by his wife Cheryl, 4 children, 5 stepchildren, 5 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren. “Shortly after arriving in Canada, Brian realized he was getting too involved in patients’ personal problems and would be better off at arm’s length. This meant radiology or pathology. He preferred the living to the dead . . . so radiology was the choice. He was accepted into the Toronto General Hospital program in 1958, and in 1962 he joined the Radiology Department in Galt, Ont., now part of Cambridge. During his career Brian was a pioneer in diagnostic ultrasound, which he brought to the Cambridge Hospital in 1975. This was the first non-teaching hospital in Canada to have ultrasound. His medical career included work in public and private practice in Canada, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.”
Victoria; University of Calgary, 1965; general practice. Died April 1, 2020, aged 80, due to complications of Parkinson’s disease “which he courageously and meticulously dealt with for 20 years.” Survived by his wife Sharon, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “Barry was a general practitioner in Victoria for 39 years at the Saanich Medical Clinic on Saanich Road. He loved delivering babies, any time, day or night. He counted them, over 1000 babies, and he knew the names of them all.”
Taber, Alta.; University of Manitoba 1968; general surgery. Died March 30, 2020, aged 79. Survived by his wife Diana, 2 daughters and his grandchildren. “Norm earned a degree in agriculture before moving to medicine. He eventually trained in general surgery at the University of Manitoba and the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota.”
North Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1961; psychiatry. Died March 30, 2020, aged 87. Survived by 3 children and a granddaughter. “Born in Denmark, Paul came to Canada in 1950 and fell in love with the West Coast. He put himself through UBC medical school as a boilermaker in Kitimat, BC, during the summers, and with scholarships. Dr. T, as he was often called, had a private practice in West Vancouver for decades and helped thousands of people throughout his impressive career. He co-founded the Crisis Centre in 1969, a suicide prevention hotline, was a professor at UBC and assisted Aboriginal communities in southern British Columbia. In addition, he founded the Pacific Bipolar Foundation, educating and supporting families and individuals living with the disorder. Other positions included president of the BC Psychiatric Association, and president of medical staff and chief of psychiatry at the Lions Gate Hospital. He also led Community Psychiatric Services, a mental health outpatient program on the North Shore.”
Toronto; University of St. Andrews (Scotland), 1957; diagnostic radiology. Died March 28, 2020, aged 86. Survived by his wife Evelyn, 1 child and his stepchildren. “After graduation he came to Canada for an internship at Montreal General Hospital. This was followed by a year as house officer at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bermuda. He then returned to Canada and took a 4-year residency in radiology at Toronto General Hospital and St. Michael’s Hospital. He was awarded the McLaughlin Fellowship to further his training in Sweden, Italy and the United Kingdom, where he focused on current angiography and knee-joint arthrography. He was on staff of several University of Toronto hospitals, and served at St. Michael’s, the Humber Memorial (now Humber River) Hospital, where he was chief radiologist, and lastly for 15 years at Ontario’s Milton District Hospital.”
Guelph, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1963; general practice. Died March 26, 2020, aged 80. Survived by his wife Doreen, 3 children and 10 grandchildren. “Norm was born in the Belgian Congo in 1940 and raised on the mission field in Angola, Zambia and Southern Rhodesia. Following in his father’s footsteps, he graduated from the University of Toronto medical school and soon joined the mission field himself — he even met [his wife] at the Grenfell Mission in St. Anthony, Nfld. Years of service followed at the Murchison Mission Hospital in South Africa, working with the Zulu people. Norm and his family returned to Canada in 1974 and settled in Scarborough, Ont., where he began a long career as a rehabilitation physician at both the Riverdale Hospital (now BridgePoint Active Healthcare) and the Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital (now Sunnybrook Holland Centre). He retired in 2005.”
Rimouski, Que.; University College Dublin (Ireland), 1969; general practice. Died March 26, 2020, aged 81. Survived by a son.
Montréal; Université Laval, 1965; otolaryngology. Died March 22, 2020, aged 80. Survived by 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren and his ex-wife, Norma Blouin.
Calgary; McGill University, 1954; general surgery. Died March 21, 2020, aged 89. Survived by his wife, Anne Poole, 4 children, 7 grandchildren, 5 stepchildren and 4 stepgrandchildren. “After finishing his training he returned to his native Eastern Townships in Quebec, where he became a much loved and respected surgeon in Sherbrooke. Despite his move to Calgary, where he gained first-hand knowledge of hockey’s ‘battle of Alberta,’ he remained a passionate fan of the Habs.”
Ottawa; University of Toronto (U of T), 1958; internal medicine, pulmonary medicine; past president, Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Ontario Medical Association and Federation of Medical Women of Canada; former chair, Canadian Forces Health Services Council; former associate secretary general, CMA. Died March 21, 2020, aged 86. Survived by her husband, Dr. Danilo Antonio Guzman (Tony), 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Starting university at the age of 16, having skipped elementary school grades, Carole made an impact. She graduated from the U of T Medical School in 1958, long before it was common for women to do so. Along the way she played basketball for the university and led a university-wide fundraising effort to benefit refugees to Canada. Carole’s achievements continued throughout her working life as a physician, serving for much of her career as a high-level civilian doctor at the National Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa. She founded a number of clinics, including the first Canadian outpatient rehab program for patients with chronic lung disease, and was part of the first Canadian team to assess the efficacy of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in 1963. She also taught medicine at the University of Ottawa. Carole was the rock of her family, teaching generosity, modesty and compassion. She inspired her children and others with her intellect, her resolve, and her pattern of breaking glass ceilings. The world could use more Caroles, teaching compassion, generosity, and integrity while demonstrating inspirational achievement and fearless determination.” When she retired as the CMA’s associate secretary general in 1999, CMAJ reported: “Dr. Carole Guzman, a trailblazer for women physicians who has a passionate interest in the evolution of Canada's health care system, has served the CMA for 20 years. She began as a committee member in 1979 and became a board alternate in 1984 and a board member in 1988. She was president of the Ontario Medical Association in 1989, and 2 years later assumed the CMA presidency. Guzman was the second woman to head both of these organizations.”
Toronto; University of Toronto (U of T), 1962; neurosurgery. Died March 18, 2020, aged 82. Survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “After medical school Robin continued his medical training, first as a junior intern at St. Michael’s Hospital, followed by 6 months in pathology at the Banting Institute and 6 months on a neurosurgery rotation at Toronto General Hospital before beginning an orthopedic residency at the Hospital for Sick Children. But while Robin plugged away in orthopedics, he continued to think about his previous rotation and eventually made the difficult and fateful decision to switch specialties, returning to U of T’s neurosurgery training program. In 1970, he became a fellow of the Royal College and a year later was appointed to the Department of Surgery at Sick Kids, training under Dr. E. Bruce Hendrick, the hospital’s first full-time neurosurgeon. Robin’s mandate at Sick Kids was to take clinical responsibility for the pediatric trauma and cerebrovascular programs, to assist with the development of the department’s (and Canada’s first) craniofacial team, and to structure the post-graduate educational program for the neurosurgical residents and fellows. He was a full professor at U of T and the inaugural holder of the Harold J. Hoffman/Shoppers Drug Mart Chair in Pediatric Neurosurgery at the university. At Sick Kids, he was neurosurgeon-in-chief from 1996 until his retirement in 2003. Robin also served as president of the American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery in 1992-93 and the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery in 1993-94.”
Thornhill, Ont.; Istanbul University (Turkey), 1948; ophthalmology. Died March 14, 2020, aged 96. Survived by a son and 2 grandchildren. “Dr. Alaton, an ophthalmologist who came to Canada in 1958, felt enormous gratitude toward this country.”
Montréal; University of Zagreb (Croatia), 1971; general surgery. Died March 14, 2020, aged 72. Survived by his wife Marilène, 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. “Dr. Poljicak has worked his entire career as a general surgeon and oncologist surgeon, first at Notre-Dame Hospital for almost 40 years (1982-2016), then at the CHUM. A medical graduate from Croatia, he studied surgery in Switzerland, France and Montréal, and was dedicated to the diagnosis and surgical treatment of breast diseases. He taught the next generation of doctors the importance of empathy in health care.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta (U of A), 1974; emergency medicine; past president, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Died March 13, 2020, aged 71. Survived by his wife Lynn, 3 children and 2 grandsons. “David practised emergency medicine at the Misericordia Hospital until 2006. During that time he served as chief of emergency medicine and ambulatory care, and was associate clinical professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the U of A. He was a forefather in the development of the specialty of emergency medicine, and served his profession and Canadians in a manner that was exceedingly rare. He committed countless hours to causes that improved medical education, prehospital care and the advancement of his profession. David gave generously of his time and talents, and was a beloved mentor, educator and role model to scores of physicians, paramedics and nurses, many of whom in turn provided him exemplary care during his final years.”