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Victoria; University of Calgary, 1973; family medicine. Died May 13, 2022, aged 78.
Oakville, Ont.; University of London (England), 1949; former surgeon lieutenant, Royal Navy; general practice. Died May 6, 2022, aged 94. Survived by his wife Ann, 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “Lured by a residency, Frank and his treasured Jaguar immigrated to Canada in 1955. After landing in Montréal, he proceeded to drive across this vast country to Victoria, where he held a position at the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital. In 1956 the family moved to London, Ont., for another residency and research fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Western Ontario. A year later an opportunity arose to set up a private practice at the Queensway Hospital in Etobicoke, Ont., where Frank became head of family and general practice, a position he held from 1966 to 1982. Frank retired from his Ontario practice in 1989 to take Ann back to British Columbia and fulfil a promise he had made to her many years prior, and continued to work as a locum doctor. Finally, in 1999, the decision was made to move back to Burlington, Ont., to be closer to family and become full-time grandparents.”
St. Catharines, Ont.; University of Manitoba, 1966; general practice. Died May 4, 2022, aged 80. Survived by his family.
Calgary; Loma Linda University (California), 1979; anesthesiology. Died May 4, 2022, aged 67. Survived by his wife Dalyce, 1 child and 3 stepchildren. “Glenn was finally freed from the grip of Alzheimer’s disease at age 67. One of his most marked characteristics was his strong sense of justice — he was always looking out for and prepared to fight for the underdog. He was a politically active physician, and was heavily involved in the Alberta Medical Association. Believing he had an obligation to follow the example of physicians who had paved the way for him, he participated actively in many committees and organizations. He loved anesthesia, and was an inspiring and encouraging mentor.”
Campbell River, BC; University of Wales (Wales), 1970; general practice. Died May 2, 2022, aged 76. Survived by his wife Heather, 4 children and 4 grandchildren. “Phil was a dedicated and respected physician in Campbell River for 25 years. He truly enjoyed giving back to his community.”
Powell River, BC; McGill University, 1963; internal medicine. Died April 30, 2022, aged 83.
Toronto; Victoria University of Manchester (England), 1964; general practice. Died April 23, 2022, aged 82. Survived by his wife Irene and 3 children. “After medical school he immigrated to Canada and established his practice in the St. Clair Avenue West and Dufferin neighbourhood of Toronto. There, he dedicated the next 50 years of his life to proudly serving the community as ‘Dottore Yau,’ all the while perfecting his Italian.”
Essex, Ont.; University College Cork (Ireland), 1972; general practice, palliative care. Died April 23, 2022, aged 73. Survived by 2 children and 3 grandchildren. “Dr. Sheehan practised medicine for 50 years. During that time, he contributed greatly to Windsor/Essex Health Services through his innovative development, implementation and expansion of community- and hospital-based palliative care programs, which still serve many today.”
St. Catharines, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1956; urology. Died April 22, 2022, aged 92. Survived by his wife Shirley, 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “After graduating from medical school and completing surgical training at Toronto Western Hospital, he returned to St. Catharines to set up his practice. He was co-founder of the St. Catharines Urological Clinic, and a past president of the Buffalo Urological Society.”
Ottawa; Medical University of Lublin (Poland), 1971; general practice. Died April 22, 2022, aged 75. Survived by his wife Rysia, 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Mississauga, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1963; plastic surgery. Died April 20, 2022, aged 82. Survived by his wife Pat, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “John’s impact on the medical profession spanned 5 decades. A pioneering surgeon, he advanced the profession through his leadership as president of both the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons (CSPS), and as associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery, a publication he co-founded in 1992. John was also an educator. He taught countless medical residents, and was a lecturer at the University of Toronto and an examiner for the Medical Council of Canada. To mark his contributions, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the CSPS.”
Vancouver; University of Edinburgh, 1961; medical oncology. Died of prostate cancer April 19, 2022, aged 85. Survived by his wife Gay, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “In 1969 the family moved from Scotland to Kamloops, BC, where Keith practised internal medicine and medical oncology at the Royal Inland Hospital. He was also the long-time head of the Kamloops Cancer Clinic until his retirement in 2003.”
Calgary; University of Manitoba, 1969; neurology; clinical professor, Cumming School of Medicine. Died April 15, 2022, aged 77. Survived by his wife Beverly, 6 children and 7 grandchildren. “After medical school, he received post-graduate training in internal medicine at the University of California (Irvine) and in neurology at McGill University. In 1983 he was recruited to the University of Calgary, where he would join the MS Research Clinic and the University of Calgary Medical Group Cognitive Assessment Clinic. He accepted the role of site lead at South Health Campus in 2019. Over a career spanning 40-plus years, Dave had functioned as principal investigator or co-investigator in more than 100 clinical research trials, and contributed to numerous papers evaluating the efficacy of treatment interventions concerning multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer disease. A few of Dave’s accolades included receiving the Academic Faculty Mentoring Award from the University of Calgary, as well as the Dean’s Letter of Excellence for Teaching. He also received the National Professional Care Award from the MS Society of Canada. As the leader of the LONG MAY YOU RIDE bicycle team, Dave avidly cycled throughout the year in support of Canadians living with multiple sclerosis. In 2021, he cycled over 3000 km as part of the Tour du Canada.”
Pointe-Claire, PQ; medical school (France), 1953; medical microbiology. Died April 15, 2022, aged 95. Survived by 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Bernadette received her medical degree in Paris in 1953. Later, she earned an MSc in microbiology at the Université de Montréal, and also completed a residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital while raising a young family. She specialized in microbiology at Ste-Justine Hospital, and taught microbiology at the Université de Montréal. She retired in 1991 after serving as medical director of the virology laboratory of Ontario Public Health in Toronto.”
Toronto; University of Western Ontario, 1961; general practice. Died April 15, 2022, aged 92. Survived by 4 children, 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Having received an opportunity from his father, Byrnes guided the evolution of his father’s medical practice, Shouldice Hospital, into a world-renowned abdominal hernia centre of excellence. He was dedicated to delivering the highest standard of patient care to tens of thousands, with unwavering focus on the patient experience, creating a holistic healing method referred to as the ‘Shouldice experience.’ He never believed that success was achieved by 1 person alone, and spoke about the importance of all who contributed. Byrnes was a member of the Canadian, American and international hernia societies, and as such, hosted national and international symposia, and lectured and published widely.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1964; general surgery. Died April 13, 2022, aged 83. Survived by his wife Loretta, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Robert’s career spanned over 50 years. He touched and saved the lives of countless patients, and educated a generation of new physicians.”
Victoria; University of Alberta, 1978; family medicine. Died April 8, 2022, aged 67. Survived by her husband, Lorne Verhulst, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Carol was a compassionate family physician who was much loved by her patients.”
Hampstead, PQ; McGill University, 1982; pediatrics. Died April 8, 2022, aged 64. Survived by his wife, Anita Szabadi, 3 children and 4 grandsons. “In a medical career spanning 45 years, Ron was a leader and honoured founder of pediatric critical care medicine at the Montréal Children’s Hospital and McGill University, as well as across Canada and throughout the world. Ron’s passion for teaching will live on through the countless residents and fellows he trained and mentored for decades. He was dedicated to each child in his care, and worked tirelessly to heal them. Ronnie cherished every encounter with everyone around him.”
Port Dover, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1956; general surgery. Died April 7, 2022, aged 89. Survived by his wife Joyce, 5 children, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “After his surgical residency in London, Ont., Jim moved to Collingwood General Hospital in Ontario for a few years, and then was recruited by Dr. Ross Parker in 1965 to come to Simcoe, Ont., to join his practice and work out of the Norfolk General Hospital. After Dr. Parker retired, Dr. Jim added Drs. Fisher and Olsen to the practice, and this was a thriving partnership for many years. Dr. Jim was appointed chief of surgery in 1974, and remained in that position until he retired in 1999. As a student of his craft, he was always adding new specialties to his practice, and was instrumental in bringing new surgical procedures to the Norfolk hospital. Over the years, he became a specialist in gynecologic and arthroscopic surgery, so patients didn’t have to be shipped out to London or Hamilton. He was also a tireless fundraiser as well. After he retired he was instrumental in helping to raise money for the first CT scanner at the Norfolk General. Dr. Jim also had a thirst for missionary work. He got started in Bangladesh in 1992, where he and Joyce served at a remote mission hospital for 3 months. He continued that work after he retired, with further tours in Bangladesh, and then in Togo, Africa, and Inuvik, NWT. Dr. Jim finally hung up the gloves, so to speak, in his mid-70s.”
North York, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1968; obstetrics and gynecology. Died April 7, 2022, aged 83. Survived by her husband, Heng Cheah, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “After graduating from university in Singapore, she set sail for Canada to further her studies. She was 1 of only 3 women in her medical school class at Queen’s University, and 1 of very few women to pursue a career in surgery. She had a rich and fulfilling career as an obstetrician/gynecologist in Winnipeg, bringing multiple generations of babies into the world, often from the same family.”
Paradise, NL; Dalhousie University, 1959; family medicine. Died April 5, 2022, aged 87. Survived by 4 children, 6 grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. “Greg grew up on Calver Street in St. John’s, and after medical school was a family doctor in Grand Bank, Placentia and St. John’s. He delivered many, many babies along the way, with the name Gregory in good preponderance.”
Peterborough, Ont.; University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1962; anesthesiology. Died April 3, 2022, aged 83, from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease. Survived by his wife Anne, 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “After medical school, Charles was recruited by Dr, Gordon Wyant to the University of Saskatchewan as research professor, but soon was asked to fill Dr. Wyant’s position as chair in University Hospital’s Department of Anesthesia. However, since it was his love of research that led him to move to Canada in 1973, he accepted a research professorship at Dalhousie University in 1978. There was a desperate shortage of critical care physicians in Halifax at the time, and Dr. Hope self-trained to focus on critical care and neurological specialization, as well as undertaking his research and general anesthesia roles. Later, he accepted posts as professor and chair of the department, and worked at both Dalhousie and the Victoria General Hospital. Within a short time he founded a sub-specialty of neurosurgical anesthesia, consolidated critical care, and arranged research and clinical fellowships for several staff members, all of whom were launched on internationally recognized careers. During his 13 years as chair of anesthesia at Dalhousie, Charles was a very effective leader and champion of all aspects of anesthesia in Nova Scotia. He was also highly active within the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society. Locally, he was very much involved in developing computerization and the linking of 3 clinical departments (radiology, anesthesiology and cardiology) to the Dalhousie ethernet. He retired from this position in 1998.” A colleague wrote: “As department head, he showed all the character of a great leader. He was respected by all the other heads of department, and positioned our department prominently within the hospital structure. [He was] a decisive and fair person, who dealt with difficult internal situations that many would have shied away from. Overall, he was an inspiration and a person to aim to emulate. I always appreciated his counsel and friendship.”
Forest, Ont.; University of Toronto (U of T), 1983; family medicine. Died March 31, 2022, aged 64. Survived by his wife Deb, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “When he graduated he was president of the Class of ’83 at the U of T medical school. After his residency at Western, they chose to settle by Lake Huron, where Ken could build and nurture his family practice. He loved being a family physician for the folk of Kettle Point and Forest. He loved his patients and staff, and carried their stories and lives close to his heart. He could become a fierce gale on behalf of a patient, often doing things like waking up early to chat with a specialist at the coffee machine at Bluewater Health to advocate for a timely referral. He was honoured to be a third-generation family physician, carrying on his family’s legacy of service to his community, making home visits in his breezy convertible on country roads like his physician grandfather had done with his horse and buggy.”
Burlington, Ont.; University of London (England), 1972; pediatrics. Died March 31, 2022, aged 73. Survived by his wife Lee, 2 children and 8 grandchildren. “He was a beloved and respected pediatrician in Burlington for 40 years. He leaves behind many incredible colleagues in pediatrics, emergency services, nursing and other areas. He also served on the boards of the Canadian Paediatric Society and the medical journal Paediatrics and Child Health. In 2014 he was recognized with the society’s great honour, the Distinguished Community Paediatrician Award.”
Montréal; McGill University, 1958; internal medicine, nephrology. Died March 31, 2022, aged 88. Survived by his wife, Mimi Gurstein Goldenberg, 2 children, 3 stepchildren and 10 grandchildren. “He was the chief of nephrology at the Jewish General Hospital, and practised for over 60 years. A distinguished and respected physician, Danny was loved by his patients, students and colleagues.”
Guelph, Ont.; Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1975; physical medicine and rehabilitation. Died March 27, 2022, aged 72. Survived by his wife Cathy, 4 children and 2 grandchildren. “After being named to the Philadelphia Flyers reserve list, he made the difficult decision to forgo his hockey career to complete his medical studies. After graduating from Memorial University, he went on to combine his love of sport and medicine by specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation.”
Kelowna, BC; Queen’s University, 1960; orthopedic surgery. Died March 26, 2022, aged 85. Survived by his wife Violet, 1 child and 2 grandchildren. “After medical school, he moved back to Windsor and undertook advanced training in the Wayne State orthopedic program in Michigan. He stayed in Windsor to practise orthopedics, and was instrumental in establishing the Children’s Rehabilitation Centre. He volunteered for a number of years as the centre’s doctor, looking after the complex problems that so many children in Essex County presented at the time.”
Toronto; University of Manitoba, 1976; general practice. Died March 25, 2022, aged 69. Survived by his wife Devika and a son. “Don worked as a GP for 45-plus years. To his patients, he was caring and compassionate, often running late because every patient was listened to.”
Waterloo, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1958; dermatology; past president, Canadian Dermatology Association. Died March 24, 2022, aged 89. Survived by his wife Merle, 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “Bill opened his dermatology practice in Kitchener, Ont., in 1964, and served the Kitchener-Waterloo community for 53 years before fully retiring in 2017. He served as president of the Canadian Dermatology Association in 1989, and was recognized by his peers as Practitioner of the Year in 1984.”
Guelph, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1956; family medicine. Died March 23, 2022, aged 90. Survived by 4 children and 2 grandchildren. “He spent his entire working life serving patients and their families in Exeter, Ont. It was what doctors did in those days, putting in long hours, making house calls, being on call for emergencies over holidays and weekends, and delivering babies at South Huron District Hospital. Recognizing the quality of his work, the university approached him about a teaching position in its family practice unit, but he would not desert his patients for the halls of academia. In the days before the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, families were sometimes unable to pay for their medical care, but this did not affect the quality of care he provided. After retiring from his family practice, he continued to provide care and support for the residents at the Exeter Villa home for seniors.”
Brockville, Ont.; Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College (India), 1961; obstetrics and gynecology. Died March 22, 2022, aged 85. Survived by his wife Jyostna, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “He was born in India, where he spent only a few months before going to Uganda, where he spent most of his childhood. He returned to India to attend medical school, and he and Jyostna had many adventures living in Uganda, the UK and Ireland before they finally immigrated to Ottawa in 1972. He was a dedicated, hard-working obstetrician/gynecologist at the Ottawa Hospital for over 40 years, always enjoying his line of work to the fullest.”
Red Deer, Alta.; University of Manitoba, 1957; general surgery. Died March 21, 2022, aged 95.
Walkerton, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1957; general practice. Died March 20, 2022, aged 88. Survived by his wife Karen, 7 children, 17 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Etobicoke, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1963; general practice. Died March 20, 2022, aged 87. Survived by his wife Carolyn, 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
London, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1967; family medicine. Died in an automobile accident March 18, 2022, aged 79. Survived by his wife Toula, 3 children, 1 stepson and 4 grandchildren. “As 1 of the first graduates of the family medicine residency program in 1970, he was a well-known and highly respected clinician who enjoyed practising and promoting comprehensive family medicine. In 1978 he became a full-time clinical academic physician in the Department of Family Medicine at Western. He practised at the Byron Family Medical Centre, where he served as medical director for 18 years. He later served as committee member, chair and inspirational leader of the Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario. John completed his master of clinical science degree in family medicine in 1984, and was appointed director of the Graduate Studies Program. During his 18 years as director, he championed the international growth of graduate academic training in family medicine. He authored several publications and made numerous presentations at local, provincial, national and international family medicine forums. He was an exemplary educator and won accolades from students, as well as many teaching awards. These included the McWhinney Teaching Award, the prestigious Dean’s Award of Excellence in Education, and the Family Physician of the Year award. He also established the J.F. Sangster Graduate Studies in Family Medicine Award to support students enrolled in graduate programs in family medicine.”
Verdun, PQ; Université de Montréal, 1950; general practice. Died March 17, 2022, aged 97. Survived by 4 children and 7 grandchildren. “He pursued a career as a doctor and professor at the University of Ottawa for 35 years.”
Moncton, NB; McGill University, 2001; internal medicine, gastroenterology. Died March 17, 2022, aged 51. Survived by his wife Shannon and 1 child. “Gaby attended the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, and then furthered his education at Concordia and McGill universities in Montréal to become a physician. He continued his training at Dalhousie to become a gastroenterologist. He enjoyed his work, first at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, and then at the Moncton Hospital. He especially appreciated his medical and nursing colleagues.”
Collingwood, Ont.; University of Manitoba, 1953; general practice. Died March 17, 2022, aged 94. Survived by 2 children and 3 grandchildren. “Cliff started his medical practice in Tisdale, Sask., and practised there for 28 years. In 1979 the family moved to Ottawa, where he served as secretary-treasurer of the Canadian Medical Protective Association until his retirement in 1995.”
Royston, BC; University of British Columbia, 1999; family medicine. Died March 14, 2022, aged 49. Survived by his wife Dennyse and 2 children. “After medical school they moved to Nova Scotia, where Brad completed his family medicine residency at Dalhousie University. After 3 years of working as a family physician in Toronto, Brad and Dennyse set off and travelled around the world for 365 days. In 2005 they settled in the Comox Valley of BC, and Brad joined the Comox Medical Clinic. He cared deeply about his patients and co-workers, and the well-being of everyone and their families.”
Sechelt, BC; University of British Columbia, 1955; anesthesiology. Died March 14, 2022, aged 94.
Vancouver; Royal Canadian Navy, WW II; University of Toronto, 1950; pediatrics. Died March 14, 2022, aged 96. Survived by his wife, Grace Wooster Jukes MacLean, 3 children, 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 stepsons and 3 step-grandchildren. “After the war he returned to Toronto to attend medical school, and when he graduated in 1950 there was only 1 woman in the graduating class of 165. In 1955 Bob was certified by the Royal College, and he then joined his friend and colleague, Jack Whitelaw, in practice in Vancouver. From 1955-92 Bob worked in this busy pediatric consulting practice, which included a group of highly esteemed and excellent pediatricians. He was head of newborn care at the Grace Hospital and then BC Women’s Hospital for over 30 years, and earned a reputation as a fair and effective administrator. Bob was a legendary teacher and clinician who taught medical students and residents throughout his career. His special interest in children with cystic fibrosis stemmed from his residency in New York City. He served as director of the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Medical Advisory Committee for 6 years, and as chairman for 2 years. For his work with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, he was awarded the Breath of Life Award. When Bob retired from active pediatric practice he continued in administrative roles as VP medicine and acting CEO at Grace Hospital, and VP medicine at BC Women’s Hospital.”
Winnipeg; Andhra Medical College (India), 1964; orthopedic surgery. Died March 13, 2022, aged 82. Survived by his wife Veni, 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
Québec; Université Laval, 1965; diagnostic radiology. Died March 10, 2022, aged 84.
Monarch, Alta.; Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), 1956; pediatrics. Died March 8, 2022, aged 90.
Québec; Université Laval, 1962; urology. Died March 7, 2022, aged 83. Survived by his wife, Francine Bourbeau, 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
St. John’s; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1973; general practice. Died March 6, 2022, aged 80. Survived by his wife Marian, 4 children, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Warman, Sask.; Semmelweis University (Hungary), 1953; family medicine. Died March 6, 2022, aged 93. Survived by his wife Esther, 3 children, 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. “After fleeing to Canada following the 1956 revolution in Hungary, Joseph received an opportunity for an internship at City Hospital in Saskatoon in 1957. He first had to sit his examinations in basic sciences in English, a new language for him, and then his licensing exam. Later, he received his fellowship in family medicine. Joseph was extensively involved with many hospital committees and served as chief of staff at City Hospital. He had a very busy family practice, which included house calls, nursing home visits and surgical assists, and had an extended career treating multigenerational families. Eventually, Dr. Balaton was joined in his practice by his 3 children — all physicians — who worked with him for different lengths of time. After semi-retirement from family practice in 1996, Dr. Balaton continued with surgical assists until 2000.”
Kingston, Ont.; University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1952; Royal Army Medical Corps; public health and preventive medicine; professor emeritus, Queen’s University. Died March 5, 2022, aged 93. Survived by his wife Letitia, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “After Bob moved to Canada he initially worked at the University of Saskatchewan. In 1968 he joined the Faculty of Medicine at Queen’s University, where he served as professor, Department of Family Medicine, and professor and head, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology. He had a distinguished career as an epidemiologist, publishing in diverse fields that included accidental injuries, the delivery of health services, environmental issues, and sudden infant death syndrome. Bob was a Fellow of the American Public Health Association, the Royal College of Physicians, UK, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the American College of Epidemiology. He retired from Queen’s as professor emeritus in 1996. His retirement from academic medicine did not end his medical career, however. After Queen’s, Bob began to practise as a physician psychotherapist at a clinic in Toronto, which also gave him an excuse to visit his grandsons frequently. Bob found this new practice fascinating, and he was deeply committed to his patients. He retired finally and fully at age 79.”
Victoria; Cambridge University (England), 1952; anesthesiology. Died Feb. 27, 2022, aged 93. Survived by his wife Vicki, 3 children and 3 grandchildren. “Born and educated in Britain, a Cambridge man, he immigrated to Canada after doing his National Service with the Special Air Service as a flying doctor in Malaysia. He ended up in Victoria, where he practised anesthesia for 35 happy years.”
Victoria; University of Ottawa, 1975; urology. Died Feb. 26, 2022, aged 72. Survived by his wife, Carolann. “Gary was a dedicated and respected urologist who served the Victoria community and beyond for 34 years. He was a deeply caring and compassionate physician to his patients and their families. He was a member of the Medical Advisory Board, Canadian Interstitial Cystitis Society, and chairman of the Urology Quality Assurance Committee, Vancouver Island Health Authority. He was also a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of British Columbia, and served as chief of urology at the Vancouver Island Health Authority for 24 years. In addition to chairing many other medical boards, he was also principal investigator for over 87 clinical research trials. In 2000, Gary and Dr. Charles Ludgate founded the Island Prostate Centre in Victoria in order to provide much needed support and education and care for prostate cancer patients and their families. It is still thriving today.”
Toronto; Semmelweis University (Hungary), 1956; pediatrics. Died Feb. 26, 2022, aged 92. Survived by his wife, Dr. Agnes Reicher, 4 children and 4 grandchildren.
Vancouver; Oxford University (England), 1947; general practice. Died Feb. 25, 2022, aged 97. Survived by 4 children and 6 grandchildren. “He served as a medical officer with the Royal Air Force before immigrating to Canada in 1952. He was a general practitioner in New Westminster, BC, until his retirement in 1994.”
Calgary; University of Manitoba, 1960; diagnostic radiology. Died Feb. 23, 2022, aged 85. Survived by his life partner, Colena Manning, 3 sons and 10 grandchildren. “A respected and caring physician, Gary served his health care community for 50 years.”
London, Ont.; Ain Shams University (Egypt), 1975; psychiatry. Died Feb. 23, 2022, aged 69. Survived by his wife, Dr. Madeleine Moussa, 2 sons and 3 grandsons.
St-Jacques, NB; Université Laval, 1978; emergency medicine and administration; senior member, New Brunswick Medical Society; honorary member, Canadian Medical Association. Died Feb. 23, 2022, aged 66. Survived by his wife Suzie, 3 children and 1 grandchild. “Recently appointed to the New Brunswick Health Council, Édouard had been vice-president of medical, academic and research affairs for the Horizon Health Network since 2008. From 1997 to 2001 he was vice-president of medical affairs at Regional Health Authority 4, and was its president and chief executive officer from 2001 to 2008. Édouard began his medical career in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1979 as a medical officer at air bases in Canada and Germany. An emergency physician since 1987, he devoted himself to his patients in various hospitals. . . . He also served as chair of the NB Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Advisory Committee, and was a member and past chair of the NB Trauma Program Advisory Committee, and vice-chair of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation. Édouard was a unique person who was skilled as both an excellent emergency room clinician and medical leader.”
Toronto; McGill University, 1957; psychiatry. Died Feb. 22, 2022, aged 91. Survived by his wife, Iris Crossland Heath, 3 children and 2 grandchildren. “He was a renowned psychoanalyst and world traveller, with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge.”
London, Ont.; University of Toronto (U of T), 1943; general practice. Died Feb. 21, 2022, aged 101. Survived by 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “He served in WW II as a regimental medical officer attached to No. 86 Bridge Company in Canada and Northwest Europe. . . . In 1948 he opened an office for general practice in his hometown of Campbellford, Ont. However, after 4 years of solo practice his war-related tuberculosis became active again, and he was admitted to Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto for treatment and recovery. Seeking a branch of medicine in which he could have regular hours, he returned to U of T for a year to get his diploma in public health. His first assignment was with the Simcoe County Health Unit, working out of Orillia, Ont., for 8 years. He then served as medical officer of health in Peterborough, Ont., for 4 years. In 1966 he shifted direction, serving as editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal until 1975. He lived a remarkable life that was bookended by global pandemics.”
Sherbrooke, PQ; Université de Sherbrooke, 1973; gastroenterology. Died Feb. 19, 2022, aged 72. Survived by his wife, Gisèle Lamoureux, and his children and grandchildren. “He practised in Sherbrooke until his retirement in 2017. During his career, he passed his passion for medicine on to many.”
London, Ont.; Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), 1976; internal medicine. Died Feb. 18, 2022, aged 71. Survived by his wife Colleen, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “His life was lived in service to many. As a physician for 38 years, he was a well-respected and significantly accomplished cardiologist, much of that with London Health Sciences Centre.”
Dartmouth, NS; University of Santo Tomas (Philippines), 1962; anesthesia. Died Feb. 18, 2022, aged 84. Survived by her husband, David. “After medical school, Angelita moved to the United States in 1964 and received specialist training in anesthesiology. In 1969 she moved to Toronto and began work at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Angie and David moved to Chatham, Ont., in 1977, where Angie worked until her retirement from anesthesia in 2005. When they weren’t travelling, she did surgical assisting until her full retirement from medicine in 2008.”
Carleton Place, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1949; family medicine. Died Feb. 17, 2022, aged 98. Survived by 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “His first position was as civilian medical officer of health at the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Fort Nelson, BC, where he operated a 14-bed hospital there. ‘Young’ Dr. Roy opened his practice as a general physician and surgeon in Carleton Place in 1952, and ventured back to the Ottawa Civic for a second year of education in general surgery, trauma and his favourite, orthopedics. He was on the building committee for the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, and an active staff member there since its opening in 1955. He held all executive offices at the Carleton Place and Almonte, Ont., hospitals over the years, as well as all offices in the Lanark County Medical Society. A natural teacher, he was also involved with the University of Ottawa as a lecturer, and he also provided education and training for residents.”
Vancouver; University of Manitoba, 1948; general practice. Died Feb. 16, 2022, aged 98.
Ottawa; Queen’s University, 1988; family medicine. Died Feb. 10, 2022, aged 71. Survived by his wife, Yvette Dalrymple, and 4 children. “Bob was a general physician in Sudbury, Ont., for over 20 years, and a carpenter by trade for many years before that. He spent his early years travelling the world and living abroad, including a 12-month stay in Rumtek, India. There, he developed his passion for Buddhism and for medicine, tending to the needs of the local population. Inspired by his time spent in India, Bob returned to Canada and began his formal education as a medical doctor at age 32.”
Sudbury, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1960; anesthesiology. Died Feb. 8, 2022, aged 87. Survived by his wife, Norma Dale Dunn, 1 child and 2 grandchildren. “After medical school he returned to Sudbury as a GP at the INCO Medical Centre and Copper Cliff Hospital. After 12 years in general practice, he returned to Western to obtain his fellowship in anesthesiology. Starting in 1976, he did cardiovascular anesthesiology at Sudbury Memorial Hospital for 30-plus years.”
Oshawa, Ont.; Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1965; medical oncology. Died Feb. 5, 2022, aged 83. Survived by his wife Debbie and a stepchild. “His dedication to delivering compassionate care to his patients, along with his commitment to improving health through medical research, will be a lasting legacy remembered by patients, friends and colleagues.”
Chicoutimi, PQ; Université Laval, 1963; otolaryngology. Died Feb. 4, 2022, aged 86. Survived by his wife, Denyse Gauthier, and his children and grandchildren.
Dieppe, NB; Laval University, 1953; anesthesia; life member, New Brunswick Medical Society. Died Feb. 4, 2022, aged 97. Survived by his wife, Thérèse Loiseau Daigle, 6 children and 6 grandchildren. “After medical school he spent 2 years practising in Rogersville, NB. He then went to the Hôtel Dieu Hospital in Québec to specialize in anesthesia, and he practised this specialty at Hôtel Dieu/Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital in Moncton, NB, from 1960 to 1990.”
Toronto; Semmelweis University (Hungary), 1954; psychiatry; former associate professor, McGill University; professor emeritus, Vanderbilt University. Died Feb. 4, 2022, aged 92. Survived by his wife Joan and a son. “Due to the 1956 uprising in Hungary, he was in Canada by mid-January of 1957, and a fellow at Wilder Penfield’s prestigious Montréal Neurological Institute. Penfield had been made aware that, as a medical student, he had won first prize for work he had done in collaboration with a fellow student on post-traumatic epilepsy. Desiring to continue his training in psychiatry, he picked the place Heinz Lehmann worked because he had heard about his work on chlorpromazine. He went to Verdun Protestant Hospital on July 1, 1958, and within a couple of months he became involved in research on phencyclidine (angel dust). This mentorship turned into a close collaboration and friendship. . . . During his career he authored, co-authored, and edited more than 60 books and well over 800 scientific articles. A mention must be made of Psychopharmacology, which was published in 1969. It was the first textbook in this discipline, and the basis for his subsequent research and teaching.”
Vancouver; University of Alberta, 1975; internal medicine; past president, Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology; past chair, Royal College Clinical Immunology and Allergy Specialty Committee; founder, adult training program in clinical immunology and allergy, University of British Columbia (UBC), and first program director; past president, BC Society of Allergy and Immunology. Died Jan. 31, 2022, aged 71. Survived by his wife Pat and 3 children. UBC reported: “He was the founding father of the Canadian Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation (CAAIF), which was launched in 1995. At that time clinical immunology and allergy was a small subspecialty with little visibility, and it attracted few trainees. He had the vision of establishing CAAIF as a non-profit charitable foundation to help fund fellows in our field. In his 25 years on the CAAIF Board he never stopped working toward a future of financial self-sustainability in research and education for our subspecialty. Dr. Stark also established the fully accredited adult clinical immunology and allergy residency program at UBC, and served as the inaugural program director. His dedication to the field was unparalleled, and made a lasting impact.”
Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1958; internal medicine. Died Jan. 30, 2022, aged 87. Survived by his wife, Betty Anne, 1 child and 2 grandchildren. “After completing a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic, he returned to Winnipeg and went into private practice with his father and uncle. In 1967 he joined the medical faculty at the University of Manitoba, and was appointed associate medical director of the newly formed Joint Respiratory Program. His primary responsibility was to run Manitoba’s tuberculosis prevention program, a position he held for many years. It was as a specialist in TB that Earl made his mark in an illustrious career spanning many decades. He modernized the protocols for the control of TB in Manitoba, advocated for the closure of the largely ineffectual sanatoria, and introduced cutting-edge drug therapies and innovative treatment regimens. This ensured that patients received the full benefits from their life-saving medicine. He travelled extensively throughout Canada’s north and internationally, advising governments and health agencies on TB prevention and control. Earl co-authored an influential text on TB, and was actively involved in research. He was executive director of the Canadian Lung Association from 1975 to 1982. He also served as secretary general of the North American region for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (1979-92), and received its Distinguished Service Award in 2000.”
Calgary; University of Calgary, 1975; family medicine; past president, Alberta Medical Association. Died Jan. 29, 2022, aged 80. Survived by a daughter and his grandchildren. “John was a highly respected member of the medical community, and was an advocate for both his patients and colleagues. After retiring from private practice, John finished his career caring for patients in long-term care and providing stroke rehabilitation and palliative care. He served as the president of the Calgary General Hospital, Alberta Medical Association and the Rotary Club International, as well as multiple board positions throughout his career and retirement.”
Ottawa; University of Ottawa, 1953; general surgery. Died Jan. 24, 2022, aged 95. “Dr. Levesque practised general surgery in Sudbury, Ont., and Ottawa. Subsequently he was a medical adviser at the Canada Pension Plan in Ottawa.”
Sudbury, Ont.; University of Ottawa, 1955; pediatrics. Died Jan. 23, 2022, aged 94. Survived by his wife Lena, 7 children and 9 grandchildren. “After his training he returned to Sudbury, where he practised pediatric medicine for the next 40 years. John was very active in the medical community. He was an active member of the Sudbury District Medical Society and the Canadian Medical Association, and served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Medical Association.”
Surrey, BC; Westminster Medical School (England), 1956; family medicine; past president, Canadian Medical Association (CMA), 1988-89, and British Columbia Medical Association (BCMA), 1986-87. Died Jan. 23, 2022, aged 92. Survived by a daughter and 5 grandchildren. His daughter Catharine commented: “Dad practised at Sandell Medical in Surrey for 37 years. He retired in 2004, but continued to do locums until he was 88.” Although COVID-19 didn’t cause her father’s death, she said it was a contributing factor. “COVID was really hard on people like my Dad. He was a very sociable fellow, and the virus meant that visits from his friends were no longer possible. It was very hard on him.” Dr. Brian Day, a Vancouver orthopedic surgeon who served as president of the CMA in 2007-08, recalled: “John’s first exposure to medicine was as a young child making house calls with his GP father, whose practice was based in a working-class area of Birmingham, England. John had grown up during the turmoil of the Great Depression, and at a young age he had observed patients suffering from illnesses such as polio and tuberculosis and seen the serious impact of poverty on patients in need of care. His father died prematurely of tuberculosis, leaving his mother a young widow. A positive result of such difficult childhood experiences was his expanding interest in medicine, which he chose as a career. After 10 years working under the British National Health Service, John immigrated to Canada in 1966, and grew to love his adopted province and country.” Dr. Day added that even while serving as CMA president, “John continued to serve his own patients at every opportunity and continued to do an 8-hour emergency shift in the Surrey Memorial every week.” When Dr. O’Brien-Bell was asked about his availability for interviews while serving as CMA president, recalled Dr. Day, he told reporters that he was busy with his patients once he left home. “He gave out his home telephone number, telling them, ‘The best time to call is around 7 a.m., before I've left the house.’ ” Dr. Day concluded: “Like many others, I am a better person for having known and learned from John. Leaders like him are a rarity in this modern era.” Dr. Derryck Smith, a past president of the BCMA and former member of the CMA Board of Directors, added: “John died after a full and satisfying life of service to the profession.” Matt Borsellino, former national editor at the Medical Post, wrote: “In my 20 or so years of communicating with Dr. O’Brien-Bell, I found him to be straightforward and generous. That’s a particularly effective combination for anyone trying to get his message across to the media. To my mind, there was never anybody like that before he came along, and there’s certainly been nobody since.” Lucian Blair, a former director of communications and government relations at the CMA, added: “Throughout his long and distinguished career, Dr. John O’Brien-Bell was always guided by his personal holy trinity: medicine, medical politics, and media relations. And it was the last of these that he passionately pursued. He never saw a camera he wouldn’t pose for, a mic he wouldn’t speak into or a reporter he wouldn’t try to charm.” His CMA biography stated: “Dr. O’Brien-Bell was a media-savvy physician who didn’t always wait for reporters to call him. He told CMAJ that raising the CMA’s profile was one of his major goals as association president. ‘We have to be seen addressing health care issues in a high-profile way. I hope to have met with all of the major papers by the end of November  because I think it is important to let the media know you're there. I am there, and they can call me any time they want.’ ”
Fredericton; McGill University, 1957; internal medicine, cardiology; life member, New Brunswick Medical Society. Died Jan. 22, 2022, aged 90. Survived by his wife Barbara, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “After their marriage they settled in Fredericton, where Don was a hard-working and well-respected cardiology consultant for many years. He was an integral part of the development of the Coronary Care Unit and Echocardiography Program in Fredericton. He loved his work, especially teaching students and chatting with his colleagues in the doctors’ lounge. That is why he delayed complete retirement until he was almost 80.”
West Vancouver; Cairo University (Egypt), 1955; psychiatry. Died Jan. 22, 2022, aged 89.
Montréal; University of Ottawa, 1966; plastic surgery. Died Jan. 20, 2022, aged 83. Survived by his wife, Mati Bergna, 4 children and 13 grandchildren. “A dedicated plastic surgeon and professor for over 50 years, Gaston was a pioneer in many ways. He introduced live-surgery teaching to the field of plastic surgery in 1983, and it is now a routine educational tool for all surgical meetings. He was also one of the first surgeons to open a private operative facility in Montréal, and was integral in establishing safety standards for private clinics and the current certification process. Until his retirement in 2021, his private clinic was an essential teaching site for McGill plastic surgery residents for 40 years, and countless trainees benefited from his extraordinary surgical experience. He always made residents and students feel welcome, and he taught with conviction. His leadership in cosmetic surgery was recognized by his presidency of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, an organization that commemorated his impact on the field with a Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Bracebridge, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1945; general practice. Died Jan. 20, 2022, aged 100. Survived by 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
La Baie, PQ; Université Laval, 1971; general practice. Died Jan. 20, 2022, aged 77. Survived by his wife, Claude Boivin, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “For almost 50 years, Dr. Larouche provided care to the people of Saguenay.”
Langley, BC; University of Toronto, 1947; general surgery. Died Jan. 19, 2022, aged 97.
North York, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1972; cardiology. Died Jan. 19, 2022, aged 77.
Toronto; University of Toronto, 1960; anesthesiology. Died Jan. 18, 2022, aged 86. Survived by his wife Estelle, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Gordon grew up in Toronto and moved to Montreal after earning his medical degree to do his residency at the Jewish General Hospital. Gordon began a distinguished medical career as an anesthesiologist at both the Jewish General and Royal Victoria hospitals in Montréal. Ultimately, Gordon returned to his hometown to finish his medical career as the deputy chief of anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital.”
Vancouver; National University of Ireland, 1978; internal medicine, respirology. Died Jan. 18, 2022, aged 66. Survived by his wife Céline, 4 children, 2 stepchildren, 1 grandchild, and his ex-wife, Trish. “After completing his internal medicine training, he spent 2 years in Lesotho (southern Africa) working as a general internist. He then completed training in respiratory medicine and epidemiology at McMaster University, where he was recruited to the medical faculty in 1987. In 1989 he moved to the University of British Columbia (UBC) where, apart from a brief return to Ireland, he spent the remainder of his professional career. Mark not only established an international reputation with a clinically orientated research program focusing on the management of asthma, but also had a very busy clinical practice. Although his research success was a source of pride, he greatly enjoyed caring for his patients.” The UBC Faculty of Medicine commented: “Mark’s extraordinary contributions and impact on human health made an indelible mark on the people he influenced as a clinician, researcher, colleague, mentor and friend. He has been at the forefront of shaping health outcomes for the Canadian and global respiratory communities in ways that will live on for many years to come.”
Knowlton, PQ; University of Ottawa, 1969; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Jan. 18, 2022, aged 79. Survived by his wife, Alison Milligan. “Jean was on staff at the SMBD Jewish General Hospital in Montréal for 16 years. He had a busy gynecology and obstetrical practice, was a clinical assistant professor and co-ordinator of the Gynecology Oncology Department. In 1991, he and Alison moved to the Eastern Townships of Québec, where Jean joined the Brome-Mississquoi-Perkins (BMP) Hospital in Cowansville. As chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jean and his team gave the BMP national recognition when it became the first hospital in Canada to be awarded Baby Friendly Hospital status, a World Health Organization and UNICEF accreditation. It was also voted the best hospital teaching centre by senior residents in obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University. Jean was very proud of the honour that his colleagues and hospital administrators at BMP bestowed on him when they named the new obstetrical/gynecology clinic the Dr. Jean de Saint Victor Gynecology and Obstetrics Clinic in 2013.”
Saint John, NB; Dalhousie University, 1975; ophthalmology; life member, New Brunswick Medical Society. Died Jan. 17, 2022, aged 73. Survived by his life partner, Donna Black, 4 children, the children’s mother, Catherine, 2 stepchildren and 10 grandchildren. “After medical school at Dalhousie and his residency at McGill, he returned home to Saint John in 1980 to begin his 42-year private practice, with 25 of those years spent partnering with Dr. Ed Doherty. Don sadly closed the doors to his practice in 2021. Out of his passion for ophthalmology grew his endless devotion to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). He volunteered throughout an entire generation, both locally and nationally and in various capacities, and this resulted in improved, quality services in blindness prevention and Braille literacy. Don served as CNIB regional and provincial chair, as a member of the CNIB’s national board, and as national chair of the E.A. Baker Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness, which provided post-graduate fellowships in ophthalmology and research. He also served as chair of the National Coalition on Vision and of Blindness International. Don was also made an honorary member of CNIB, and was recipient of its Arthur Napier Distinguished Service Award in 2009, as well as the Century of Change Award in 2018.”
Calgary; Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 1966; family medicine. Died Jan. 16, 2022, aged 89. Survived by his wife Kitty, 4 children and 9 grandchildren. “He cared for his patients as a dedicated family physician, particularly in Foam Lake, Sask., and Calgary.”
Comox, BC; University of Alberta, 1968; urology. Died Jan. 15, 2022, aged 78. Survived by his wife Mavis and his family. “Mike specialized in urology in Edmonton, and practised there for most of his career. He moved to Comox in 2007, and retired there in 2010. His favourite place in the world was Lake Edith in Jasper, Alta., where he was able to live for half of the year in the family cottage in his retirement years.”
Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1967; diagnostic radiology. Died Jan. 15, 2022, aged 81. Survived by his wife Janet, 4 children and 3 grandchildren. “Grant completed his BSc, MD and residency in radiology at the University of Manitoba. After furthering his training in gastrointestinal radiology under Dr. Alexander Margulis in San Francisco, he returned to Winnipeg and worked as a diagnostic radiologist until his retirement in 2005. Based principally at St. Boniface Hospital and the Medical Arts Building, he was an associate professor of diagnostic radiology at the University of Manitoba and a partner and past-president of the Manitoba X-Ray Clinic. He felt fortunate to do meaningful work with dedicated and accomplished colleagues.”
Guelph, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1957; urology. Died Jan. 15, 2022, aged 91. Survived by his wife Gwendolyn, 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “Over the years, Jim served as president of the medical staff at Guelph General Hospital, chairman of the Urology Section of the Ontario Medical Association, and chief of surgery and chief of medical staff at St Joseph’s Hospital. He held in high regard his colleagues in any role, always speaking of the great team of nurses, technicians, kitchen staff and cleaners, and worrying if something went amiss for any of them. He cared deeply for his patients, and some of his favourite clinical work included travelling to see his patients ‘up highway 6’ in Fergus, Hanover, Mount Forest and Durham.”
Toronto; University of Toronto (U of T), 1972; neurosurgery. Died Jan. 15, 2022, aged 74. Survived by his wife Gina, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Fred lived and breathed neurosurgery. It was his life, his passion, his fire. He impacted countless lives with a tireless dedication to his patients, and a passion for innovation and for mentorship of the next generation of neurosurgeons. . . . He was a full professor at the U of T, practising in the Division of Neurosurgery, Krembil Brain Institute, Toronto Western Hospital. He authored more than 100 publications and over 25 book chapters, and received countless accolades and honours. Dr. Gentili was a pioneer in his field. He was named the first director of the Skull Base Centre (U of T) and was a founding member of the North American Skull Base Society.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1973; psychiatry. Died Jan. 12, 2022, aged 73. Survived by his wife Jeanne, 5 children and 6 grandchildren. “Dr. Lundeen was proud to be a medical staff member at the Edmonton General Hospital, and to serve as a clinical instructor at the University of Alberta. He later joined the Grey Nuns Hospital, primarily devoting his gifts and expertise to the Outpatient Psychiatry Department. He was a dedicated psychiatrist who cared deeply for his patients and his work.”
Rothesay, NB; Dalhousie University, 1968; physiatry; lieutenant-colonel (retired), Canadian Forces Medical Service; assistant professor, Dalhousie University and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Died Jan. 11, 2022, aged 81. Survived by a son. “In his 53 years of practising medicine he touched innumerable people in Atlantic Canada, especially in southern New Brunswick, where he served as director of the Rehabilitation Unit at the West Saint John Community Hospital from 1977-82, and then as director of the Rehabilitation Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital from when it opened in 1982 until 2002. Despite fighting cancer, he continued to be active in private practice until 2019. Most recently, he served in COVID-19 vaccination clinics until the summer of 2021. He received many awards, including the Canadian Forces Decoration, and was a life member of the New Brunswick Medical Society. However, he was most rewarded by seeing the lives of his patients improve. He also had a long career with the Canadian Armed Forces, starting with infantry training in 1957 and continuing up until his retirement from the military in 1992.”
North York, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1960; pediatrics. Died Jan. 7, 2022, aged 86.
Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1969; internal medicine. Died Jan. 7, 2022, aged 79. Survived by his wife Patricia, 2 children and 3 grandchildren. “Following his residency, he pursued fellowship training in the relatively new specialty of infectious disease at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Godfrey was offered a job at UCLA, but felt that Manitoba had done so much for him and he chose instead to return to Winnipeg in 1975. It was here that he started his career as one of the few infectious disease physicians in Manitoba and in Canada. Mid-career, he challenged himself and did an additional Royal College fellowship in medical microbiology at the University of Toronto. Godfrey had a stellar academic career. He was considered an international authority on infectious diseases, and authored or co-authored more than 230 peer-reviewed papers, including 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine. He was a founding member of the Canadian Society of Infectious Disease (now the Association of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease Canada), and served as its president in 1984-85. The association awarded him the Distinguished Service Award in 2004, and the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010. At the time of his retirement, and in recognition of his contribution to the University of Manitoba, he earned the title of professor emeritus, internal medicine and medical microbiology. Godfrey spent most of his career at the St. Boniface hospital, where he served as head of infectious disease and medical microbiology. Until his retirement in 2007, he provided compassionate and outstanding care to all of the patients he saw in his clinic and the hospital for more than 30 years. In 2012, Doctors Manitoba awarded him honorary membership in the Canadian Medical Association. As a final contribution to Manitoba, from 2005 to 2007 he was medical director of clinical microbiology, Diagnostic Services of Manitoba, and played a leading role in restructuring microbiology services across Manitoba.”
Ottawa; University of Aberdeen (Scotland), 1953; family medicine. Died Jan. 7, 2022, aged 91. Survived by his wife May, 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “After medical school, the newlyweds left Scotland to seek a better life in Canada. And they found it. Ron first found work as a doctor in the Royal Canadian Air Force, followed by a short stint at the Hamilton General Hospital. In 1959 they took the big step of moving to Wawa, Ont. — then accessible only by rail — where Ron worked at the local clinic and practised family medicine. In 1961, Ron and May moved to Port Arthur, Ont., where he served as a GP at the city clinic while also establishing a busy practice as a respected and devoted family doctor. In 1969, the family moved to Ottawa, where Ron served as medical director at Metropolitan Life Insurance until his retirement in 1988. He also devoted considerable time during these years to work at the Addiction Research Foundation and Our House, a drug rehabilitation clinic.”
Winnipeg; University of Glasgow, 1957; general pathology. Died Jan. 6, 2022, aged 88. Survived by his wife Joyce, 2 children and 3 grandchildren. “Robert was born and raised in Scotland, amid the backdrop of the Great Depression and WW II. At age 16 he got his first job, collecting fares on the Glasgow tram cars. He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, specializing in pathology, and after graduation he fulfilled his military service obligation as an officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps. In 1968 Robert moved his young family to Winnipeg to accept a position in the Department of Pathology at St. Boniface General Hospital, where he worked for 40 years until retirement.”
Vancouver; Istanbul University (Turkey), 1953; psychiatry. Died Jan. 6, 2022, aged 94. Survived by his wife Wynn, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “His long medical career started with science and medical degrees from the University of Istanbul, and then continued across Europe, and finally to Canada. His kindness, care and concern for people defined him, and those traits also defined his approach to child and adolescent mental health for over 30 years. On July 1st, 1958, his first day in Canada, with a cardboard suitcase in hand, he started his first of many professional medical positions in Canada at the Kitchener-Waterloo General Hospital in Ontario. He also worked at various facilities in Montréal, and after moving to Vancouver he continued to provide care at The Maples and, ultimately, at the Vancouver General Hospital, where he headed the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Unit for more than a decade before ‘retiring’ to a private practice on Vancouver Island.”
Windsor, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1963; family medicine; life member, Essex County Medical Society. Died Jan. 6, 2022, aged 84. Survived by his wife Laure, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “Dr. Don was a compassionate and dedicated family physician who devotedly and with utmost care attended to the needs of his patients and their families for 47 years. For him, medicine was a vocation and a passion. He touched the lives of so many people with his easy going personality and his light hearted sense of humour that kept everyone smiling.”
Chilliwack, BC; University of British Columbia, 1991; family medicine. Died Jan. 6, 2022, aged 56. Survived by his wife Jodie and 3 children. “He began practising in Abbotsford, BC, in 1992, and was well known and respected within the city due to his work in the Emergency Department, in his private family practice, and as a hospitalist. He was beloved by his patients and admired by his colleagues. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for improving health care, Jonathan founded a medical software company, Pixalere. Over the years, he continued to expand the application of the software, which is now used worldwide for wound-care management. His vision for incorporating technology into health care led to involvement in many other areas as well.”