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Westlock, Alta.; University of Birmingham (England), 1963; general practice. Died Jan. 21, 2019, aged 79. Survived by 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
St. John’s; Dalhousie University, 1961; diagnostic radiology. Died Jan. 19, 2019, aged 84. Survived by 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. “After medical school Spencer worked for several years as a general practitioner. He then went to McGill to do a residency in radiology, and in 1970 started work as a pediatric radiologist at the Janeway Child Health Centre, where he stayed until his retirement at the age of 72. Spencer was passionate about his work and loved his colleagues. He also enjoyed teaching and spent much of his career with a student sitting next to him. He was honoured when a radiology teaching award was named after him.”
Québec; Université Laval, 1962; endocrinology. Died Jan. 16, 2019, aged 81. Survived by his wife, Nicole Cantin, 5 children, 16 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Dr. Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, president of the Canadian Society of Endocrinology and Metabolism (CSEM), commented: “This eminent researcher and endocrinologist was Canada’s most-cited scientist, with more than 1,340 publications and 50,000-plus citations. In recognition of his work, he was awarded the Order of Canada and the National Order of Quebec, and as an esteemed member of CSEM, Dr. Labrie was recognized with the Dr. Fernand Labrie Fellowship Research Grant. He also founded one of the largest endocrinology research groups in the world at Université de Laval. His significant contributions to clinical medicine include the first treatment to prolong life for patients with prostate cancer. Additionally, his research on androgens and estrogens in women after menopause has contributed to the prevention and treatment of breast cancer.”
Avoca, Que.; McGill University, 1943; internal medicine. Died Jan. 14, 2019, aged 100.
Guelph, Ont.; University of Ottawa, 1954; internal medicine. Died Jan. 10, 2019, aged 92. Survived by his wife Madeleine, 6 children, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Montréal; Medical University of Sofia (Bulgaria), 1958; general practice. Died Jan. 9, 2019, aged 84.
Stoney Creek, Ont.; Madras Medical College (India), 1979; anesthesiology. Died Jan. 5, 2019, aged 61. Survived by his wife Beenu and 2 children.
Windsor, Ont.; McGill University, 1945; anesthesiology. Died Jan. 4, 2019, aged 96. Survived by 4 children, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “Bill was a trusted and intensely loved anesthetist in Windsor and Essex County for over 45 years. He was often called out in all hours of the night by family and friends for medical advice, and was a trusted friend and companion to many. His love of medicine never left his heart.”
Scarborough, Ont.; University of Hong Kong, 1960; psychiatry. Died Jan. 3, 2019, aged 84. Survived by his wife Christine, 1 child and 3 grandchildren. “Man Pang practised psychiatry in various locations in Hong Kong, British Columbia and Ontario. He was among the first to employ computers in the field of addiction research, and held many positions, including acting head of the Addiction Research Foundation of Ontario. He was also an assistant professor at the University of Toronto and associate professor at Western University. He took great pride in serving and treating his patients with skill and compassion for nearly 5 decades, and published a plethora of academic papers, book chapters and articles.”
Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1965; University of Toronto (ophthalmology), 1968-72; former staff and head, Surgical Day Care, Eye Care Centre, Vancouver General Hospital (VGH); clinical associate professor, UBC. Died Jan. 2, 2019, aged 78. Survived by a daughter and 2 grandchildren. “Mac was with the UBC/VGH Department of Ophthalmology from 1972 to 2005. He was a strong and principled individual with a mischievous nature and a wicked sense of humor. His greatest passion was his family, with whom he spent countless Sunday dinners cooking for, conversing, and debating. He died peacefully at home.”
Quispamsis, NB; University of Ain Shams (Egypt), 1960; radiology. Died Jan. 1, 2019, aged 85. Survived by his wife Nadia, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Samuel was born in Egypt and was a family physician and then an internal medicine specialist while living there. After moving to Canada in 1969, he attended McGill University and completed his residency in radiology. In 1975 he moved to Newfoundland, where he practised radiology in Stephenville and then in Carbonear, before retiring at a youthful 75 years of age.”