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St. John’s; Dalhousie University, 1974; ophthalmology; clinical associate professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Died April 16, 2021, aged 75. Survived by his wife Mary, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. “After general practice on Newfoundland’s south coast, Val was accepted in to a residency program in ophthalmology at the University of Saskatchewan. He spent 3 years in Saskatoon before finishing his training in 1980. This was followed by a fellowship at McGill University. Despite offers from across the country, he decided to ‘follow his heart’ and return home to St. John’s in 1982. His years in practice were busy but fulfilling. Val was a trailblazer in his field, and he influenced and guided many of the colleagues that followed him.”
Dartmouth, NS; Dalhousie University, 1951; psychiatry. Died April 15, 2021, aged 94. Survived by his wife Esther, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Harry completed his residency in psychiatry in 1955 and was medical director of the Nova Scotia Hospital for 20 years. He also maintained a private clinical practice and worked as an associate professor at Dalhousie.”
Montréal; Université de Montréal, 1966; diagnostic radiology. Died April 14, 2021, aged 81. Survived by his wife, children and grandchildren.
Coquitlam, BC; University of Saskatchewan, 1969; general practice; former deputy registrar, College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC (CPSBC); honorary member, Canadian Medical Association, for “making significant contributions to the community and to the medical profession.” Died April 13, 2021, aged 81. Survived by his wife Carolyn (Lynn), 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “Dr. Waymouth was deputy registrar at the CPSBC from 1988 until 1999, when he retired. Prior to that he practised medicine in Port Coquitlam from 1970 to 1988. He also held a bachelor of education degree and before medicine he taught high school in Regina. His work at the college was primarily a synthesis of his background in both education and medicine. He was particularly interested in ways to improve ‘physician performance.’ In 2002 he was made an honorary member of the CPSBC ‘for contributions made to medicine.’ ”
Lethbridge, Alta.; University of the West Indies, 1980; psychiatry. Died of COVID-19 complications April 13, 2021, aged 66. Survived by his wife Harriet and 2 children. “After earning his medical degree in Jamaica, Dr. Edwards received a government scholarship to study psychiatry in London from 1983-88. After completing his government service in Trinidad, the family migrated to Yarmouth, NS, where he worked at the regional hospital from 1995-2002. Wayne and his family moved to Lethbridge in 2003, and all family members became Canadian citizens 2 years later. He initially practised at the Bigelow Fowler Clinic South before opening a private clinic. His practice included working at the hospital, the Children’s Mental Health Clinic, the Adult Mental Health Clinic, a stint at the University of Lethbridge, and monthly visits to the clinic in Milk River, Alta.”
Saint John, NB; Dalhousie University, 1970; family medicine; honorary member, Canadian Medical Association; life member, New Brunswick Medical Society. Died April 7, 2021, aged 78. Survived by his wife Carol, 6 children and 10 grandchildren. “Bill practised family medicine for over 40 years. The activities he enjoyed most for relaxation were his annual fishing trips with his family and friends, aka ‘the young and the breathless.’ ” When he retired in 2011, CBC News reported: “Dr. William Patterson is retiring after 41 years in practice. ‘The last 3 weeks are going to be very difficult because a lot of patients are leaving with their charts every day,’ Patterson said. “He started telling his patients he was retiring 3 years ago, and helped some find new doctors who were taking on patients. ‘Many have doctors, but many don’t, and that’s the hard part,’ he said.”
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC; Université de Montréal, 1955; family medicine, anesthesiology. Died April 6, 2021, aged 93. Survived by his wife, Rachel Quesnel, 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Regina; Madras University (India), 1966; internal medicine, hematologic pathology. Died April 4, 2021, aged 79. Survived by his wife Cathleen, 2 children and 3 grandchildren. “He settled in Regina in 1980, where he enjoyed a very rewarding career spanning 38 years. Admired and loved by colleagues and patients alike, his passion for medicine was evident.”
Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1958; obstetrics and gynecology. Died March 21, 2021, aged 86. Survived by his wife Ruth, 3 children, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “After medical school, Ferd went alone to the interior of the Belgian Congo, and Ruth joined him 2 months later. They spent 7 years in Kajiji, where Ferd established a nursing school and provided medical service to a people who otherwise would not have been able to access care. The family returned to Winnipeg in 1967, where Ferd completed his residency. In 1970 Ferd was contacted by a representative of the president of Zaire, where President Mobutu Seseseko had established a large hospital. Ferd became the medical director for maternity at that hospital. Later, when we returned to Canada, we could brag that our father worked at the hospital that once held the record for most births in one day — over 120. After 4 years in Kinshasa, the family returned to Winnipeg in 1974, and Ferd began to work at the Manitoba Clinic. Ruth remembers him being on call every second night and every second weekend. There was still some time for family meals, but they were often scheduled around deliveries.”
Oakville, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1957; general practice. Died March 21, 2021, aged 88. Survived by his wife, Dorothy Jane, 3 children, 1 grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren. “After medical school he practised family medicine in Oakville for 30 years, retiring in 1987.”
Surrey, BC; University of Sydney (Australia), 2005; family medicine. Died March 20, 2021, aged 42. Survived by his wife Navjot and 3 children. “After completing a BSc in physiology at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Andy traveled to Australia to study medicine at the University of Sydney. After completing a family medicine residency at UBC, Andy practised in Hope, BC, before building his practice in Surrey. Andy was adored by both his patients and the family medicine residents he taught.”
Halifax; Rhodes Scholar; Dalhousie University, 1973; family medicine. Died March 19, 2021, from injuries sustained in a pedestrian-vehicle accident, aged 75. Survived by his partner, Cathy Cervin, 3 children, 4 grandchildren and 2 stepchildren. “Family medicine was the bedrock of David’s long and impactful professional career. He was dedicated to the worth and value of compassionate, patient- and relationship-centred care. An avid reader and original thinker, he embraced narrative medicine, the deep understanding of the person with their unique story, beliefs and values, as the path to healing in the day-to-day work of family doctors. He began to practise in Fredericton in 1973, and joined the Department of Family Medicine at Dalhousie in 1978 as a leader in continuing medical education and care of the elderly. Although he held many other posts, he kept his Dalhousie faculty appointment for the rest of his life. As professor and head of Dalhousie Family Medicine from 1987-95, he led and taught through understanding and gentle challenge. His motto: ‘When we tell a person something, we remove their chance to discover it themselves.’ He asked astute questions, and encouraged and supported people to discover their own answers. Kind, humble and patient, he delighted in the achievements of those he mentored. A timeless sense of duty, instilled by his parents, shaped his approach to life and work. David was always ready to lend a hand, and most happy when he felt he was contributing. His commitment to making a difference moved him to lead many influential committees at the College of Family Physicians of Canada, take on the role of hospital chief of staff in Cumberland County, and to lead primary care reform and create a health human resource plan for the province of Nova Scotia. When Dalhousie Family Medicine needed him, he came back from retirement to be interim head from 2017-2020. David touched all who knew him, and transformed the lives of the countless people he mentored and taught.”
Calgary; University of Toronto, 1953; internal medicine. Died March 13, 2021, aged 92. Survived by 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Respected as an astute clinician, John was appointed as the first head of medicine at the newly opened Foothills Hospital in 1966. When the Faculty of Medicine began in 1967, John was the first associate dean of clinical affairs, director of continuing medical education and professor of medicine. In 1989 he left the Foothills to become involved with the new Calgary Geriatric Program, and in 2003 he retired from active clinical practice.”
Saskatoon; University of Saskatchewan, 1957; family medicine. Died March 11, 2021, aged 89. Survived by his wife Marie, 2 children and 6 grandchildren. “After medical school, Dr. Krochak established his general/family practice in Saskatoon in 1958, and dedicated nearly 60 years to his patients and to the art and science of medicine. He humbly cared for more than 3 generations, and was adored, loved and respected by so many patients and families whose lives he touched. Over the span of his career, Dr. Krochak was on staff at all 3 Saskatoon hospitals and most long-term care facilities in the city, including St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, a home to so many people and staff near and dear to his heart. Michael’s commitment to the profession steered him to serve in many leadership roles in medical organizations locally and beyond. He held senior positions with the Saskatchewan Medical Association, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan, College of Family Physicians of Canada, Saskatoon and District Medical Society, and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America. He served as chief of the Department of General Practice at St. Paul’s Hospital for 9 years, and shared his medical skills and expertise with generations of medical students from the University of Saskatchewan. Michael’s dedication and expertise were recognized by many prestigious awards and honors, including being named Saskatchewan’s Family Physician of the Year in 2001. He was humbled when he was named one of Canada’s Family Physicians of the Year in 2002, and when the Saskatchewan College of Family Physicians established the annual Dr. Michael Krochak Award for Contributions to Family Medicine in 2007.”
London, Ont.; University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1950; major, Royal Army Medical Corps; internal medicine, gastroenterology. Died March 4, 2021, aged 93. Survived by 4 children and 6 grandchildren. “[After several previous moves] the family made one last move from Glasgow to London, Ont., in 1969 to settle permanently. Bill joined the staff at Victoria Hospital and established its gastrointestinal unit and training programs. He eventually served 5 years as the Victoria’s chief of staff. He was an active researcher with over 100 publications to his name, and was a professor of medicine at the University of Western Ontario.”
Calgary; Université Laval, 1979; family medicine. Died of cancer Feb. 27, 2021, aged 69. Survived by his wife Zorica, 4 children and 2 grandchildren. “Louis was born in Quebec and was from the fifth generation of physicians in his family. After a trip to the mountains in his youth, Louis decided to make the west his home. ‘God's country,’ he lovingly called it. As a physician, Louis’s dedication and care for his patients was endless. He always went above and beyond to ensure everyone around him received care.”
Laterrière, QC; Université de Sherbrooke, 2013; gastroenterology. Died of cancer Feb. 25, 2021, aged 30. Survived by his wife, Dr. Camille Filion, and a son. “Michael will be sadly missed by co-workers at the Hôpital de Chicoutimi and elsewhere.”
Shediac, NB; Dalhousie University, 1973; family medicine; life member, New Brunswick Medical Society. Died Feb. 25, 2021, aged 73. Survived by his wife Diane, 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. “After medical school, Kim embarked upon a 40-year professional career that once comprised one of the largest family medicine practices in Moncton, NB. Kim prided himself on being ‘a foot soldier’ in family practice, and said there was not a day he was not happy to go to work. Kim enjoyed tremendously working with his partners at the clinic, who were not only professional colleagues but also close personal friends. The group constructed their new building on Mountain Road in the early 1980s, a project that Kim was passionate about. As the clinic welcomed new physicians over the years, Kim was an excellent mentor and was always available to assist or support his colleagues. Always early to make rounds, he thoroughly enjoyed his morning visits to the doctors’ lounge to pick up mail and hear the latest tales from Dr. Noonan! While the work of a family physician is multifaceted and varied, there was never any question about what Kim enjoyed the most, and that was welcoming new babies into the world — over 2300 of them! In the last few years he was delivering babies for mothers he had also delivered.”
Kingsburg, NS; McGill University, 1960; pediatric surgery. Died Feb. 24, 2021, aged 88, from congestive heart failure due to amyloidosis. Survived by his wife, Dr. Sonia Salisbury, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “David began his professional career as a veterinarian. Before long, he was back in school at McGill University to study medicine. In 1973 the family moved to Nova Scotia, where David took a position as a cardiac surgeon at the IWK Hospital in Halifax. David had a profound impact on the way cardiac surgery is practised in the Maritimes. He founded the Maritime Heart Centre, which continues to provide clinical and material support for cardiac patients. He served on more than 20 provincial and national committees, including the Canadian Heart Foundation and the Executive Council of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He received numerous research grants and had numerous publications, and was especially proud of his widely-published work with Dr. Drew Armour on the neural control of the heart. After ‘retirement’ he got his bachelor of fine arts at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and for beer money he took shifts in the OR with his old colleagues. His honours included McLaughlin and James IV travelling fellowships. As well, he was awarded senior membership with Doctors NS and a Distinguished Service Award from the Canadian Medical Association. One of his other honours requires further citation. On a business card, he wrote: ‘Purveyor of Lamb to Pope John Paul II.’ Technically this was true — by way of his good friend Dr. John Sullivan, some of Dave’s lamb from his flock in Kingsburg made it to the head table when the Pope visited Halifax in 1984.”
Kingston, Ont.; McGill University, 1955; psychiatry. Died Feb. 22, 2021, aged 90. Survived by his wife Patricia, 5 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “After earning a travelling fellowship that allowed him to study under Jean Piaget in Switzerland, Bob came to Kingston to practise and teach at Queen’s University and the Kingston General Hospital. He believed therapy should be family focused, and developed the Child and Family Clinic as well as an inpatient pediatric psychiatry unit. He also consulted with the Children’s Aid Society, the school board, and juvenile and family courts. His joy was clinical practice, so in 1980 he moved to Victoria to practise as a community clinician. He also consulted with the health ministry to develop child and adolescent mental health services, and with the youth forensic court. His passion was working with teens. His life’s work was focused on trying to help anxious, confused, disturbed teens to try to wend their way successfully through their adolescence to a happier and more settled adult life — a journey he had discovered was possible, and wanted others to discover too.”
Vancouver; Shiraz University (Iran), 1985; public health and preventive medicine. Died Feb. 21, 2021, aged 52. A patient wrote: “Dr. Jafari was my doctor for 7 years and he was very skilled in helping me in my treatment. I knew he was genuinely interested and pleased about my progress.”
Nanton, Alta.; medical degree, 1991; family medicine. Died Feb. 20, 2021, aged 55. Survived by his wife Beverly.
Burlington, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1955; family medicine; professor emeritus, McMaster University. Died Feb. 19, 2021, aged 89. Survived by 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “John was a devoted family physician in Hamilton, and he eventually developed a focus on the improvement of medical education at all levels. Over the course of his esteemed career he held many leadership positions in the medical community. He provided guidance to many learners over the years.” Colleague Jacqueline Wakefield commented: “Dr. Premi launched an innovative continuing education approach for Canadian family doctors, the Practice-Based Small Group Learning Program, which received the Continuing Professional Development Award from the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) in 2012. It now serves over 6000 members across the country. He served as director of the Charlton Family Practice Unit in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, and was the chair and assistant dean for continuing education in the McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences during the 1980s. Dr. Premi was also a fellow and lifetime member of the CFPC. ”
Victoria; University of London (England), 1966; general practice. Died Feb. 17, 2021, aged 82.
Halifax; University of London (England), 1953; internal medicine. Died Feb. 16, 2021, aged 94. Survived by his wife Fiona, 4 children and 6 grandchildren. “Three years after graduating from the medical college of St. Bartholomew’s Hospital London, John, at age 30, joined the International Grenfell Association (IGA), a Christian medical mission that served the isolated and underserved communities of northern Newfoundland and southern Labrador. An adventurous spirit was required, as many communities could only be reached by dog team in winter and boat or floatplane in summer. During his 25-year tenure with the IGA, John played a central role in improving the quality of health care, such that, especially after construction of the regional Charles Curtis Memorial, it rivalled any across Eastern Canada. He contributed in many other ways to the welfare of the community. For instance, he spearheaded the first long-term senior care facility in the region. Later, its larger replacement was named in his honour. The people he served and respected, together with medical staff he worked closely with, always remained dearest to his heart. In 1981 John left the IGA to lead the development of a new Geriatric Division at the Camp Hill Hospital in Halifax. He also co-founded the Alzheimer’s Society of Nova Scotia to help address the devastating nature of this disease.”
St. George, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1957; general practice. Died Feb. 16, 2021, aged 86. Survived by his wife Dorothy, 6 children, 15 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Victoria; University of British Columbia, 1970; general practice. Died Feb. 13, 2021, aged 87. Survived by 10 children, 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “After medical school in Vancouver he at first practised locally, and then did several locums in Northern Canada. He finally settled on BC’s Salt Spring Island, where he is still fondly remembered. At his retirement, many of his patients put on a gala performance to raise funds and create a bursary in his name. Roland chose to dedicate the bursary to assisting single parents wanting to attend college.”
Dundas, Ont.; National Autonomous University of Mexico, 1950; general pathology. Died Feb. 11, 2021, aged 95. Survived by 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Manuel taught for many years at the University of Ottawa and was a general pathologist at both of the major teaching hospitals in Ottawa. The Dr. M. Orizaga Award for Excellence in Resident Teaching in Pathology has been conferred annually at the University of Ottawa since his retirement.”
Regina; St. George’s University (Grenada), 1993; family medicine. Died Feb. 8, 2021, aged 70.
Tsawwassen, BC; St. Mary’s Medical School (England), 1960; psychiatry. Died following a major stroke Feb. 7, 2021, aged 84. Survived by 3 children. “In England she attended the Bedford High School for Girls as a ‘scholarship girl,’ and then was one of the very few women at the time to attend St. Mary's Medical School in London. [After moving to Canada], Sue became a respected psychiatrist with the BC Children’s Hospital and a full professor with the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. She also wrote 2 books and numerous journal articles. As a passionate child psychiatrist, feminist and advocate for victims of abuse by doctors and therapists, Sue touched many lives. After retiring at age 78, she continued to volunteer for the Therapy Abuse Link Line, helping countless others.”
Orléans, Ont.; Université Laval, 1966; otolaryngology. Died Feb. 4, 2021, aged 76. Survived by his wife Thérèse, 1 child and 5 grandchildren.
Richmond, BC; Komenskeho University (Slovakia), 1974; family medicine. Died Feb. 3, 2021, aged 70.
Shediac Bridge, NB; University of Ottawa, 1965; diagnostic radiology; senior member, New Brunswick Medical Society. Died Feb. 3, 2021, aged 82. Survived by his wife Jeanne, 7 children, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “He was a radiologist at the Hôpital régional Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont in Moncton, NB, for 30 years, and served as the chief of radiology for 15 years. He finished his career providing radiologic services at the Stella-Maris-de-Kent Hospital. He served on numerous committees, including as president of the Hôpital régional Dr-Georges-L.-Dumont Medical Staff, of the Moncton and District Medical Society, of the NB Association of Radiologists, and of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New Brunswick. He also played a key role in creating Moncton’s Dr. Léon Richard Oncology Centre. For Georges, being a physician was more of a calling than an occupation.”
Ancaster, Ont.; Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 1960; internal medicine. Died Jan. 31, 2021, aged 83. Survived by his wife Muriel, 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “Richard was a popular and beloved internal medicine specialist at Hamilton Health Sciences, and a respected teacher of generations of medical students at McMaster University.”
Orillia, Ont.; McMaster University, 1994; family medicine. Died Jan. 28, 2021, aged 51. Survived by his wife Michelle and 3 children. “Medical school was followed by a residency in family medicine at the University of Toronto. Jamie completed his second year of residency with the Rural Ontario Medicine Program in Orillia, where he then set up practice. Jamie cared for his patients and dedicated countless hours to them over the past 25 years. He was proud to be part of the First Medical Group Orillia team, and was on staff at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.”
Calgary; University of Pretoria (South Africa), 1984; family medicine. Died Jan. 27, 2021, aged 62. Survived by his wife Sujin, 4 children and 1 grandchild. “Johann passed away following a 3-week battle with COVID-19 in Stellenbosch, South Africa. He was a medical doctor, an avid photographer and a skilled pilot.”
Vancouver; University of Saskatchewan, 1981; general pathology. Died Jan. 24, 2021, aged 74. Survived by a son. Colleague Daniel Holmes, head and medical director of the Providence Health Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, commented: “Enid started her professional career as a laboratory medical technologist, then broadened her education to include her medical degree, as well as specialization in general pathology and a fellowship in transfusion medicine. Enid’s professional career as a pathologist began as the laboratory director at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Vancouver, extending to Mount Saint Joseph Hospital soon afterward. In 1999 she became chair of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital, a post she held until her retirement in 2015. In addition to her responsibilities as a pathologist, Enid embraced the challenges of hospital administration, mentoring many physicians and technologists in leadership roles. Her leadership initiated and coordinated process-modernization of the laboratory at St. Paul’s Hospital, with the goal of excellence in patient care, a passion that guided her administrative decisions. Under Enid’s leadership, lean process improvement, the special coagulation program, clinical mass spectrometry and molecular diagnostics were established at St. Paul’s. Enid will be remembered for her warm and generous spirit, her upbeat and sometimes irreverent sense of humour, her love for travel and adventure, and her passion for ancestry research.”
North York, Ont.; National Taiwan University (Taiwan), 1951; geriatric medicine, family medicine. Died Jan. 21, 2021, aged 92. Survived by his wife Lilly, 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. “In the 1970s the family moved to North America to further the children’s education. Due to medical licensing requirements he had to retrain, and started as an intern at Toronto General Hospital at age 47. He completed geriatric training in Winnipeg before finally settling in Toronto, where he established himself as a prominent member of the Taiwanese-Canadian community. After moving to Toronto he continued his medical practice as a family physician in North York and downtown Toronto. Due to his fluency in Japanese and Taiwanese, he also served as a physician to those respective communities.”
Burlington, Ont.; Université Laval, 1953; pediatrics. Died Jan. 20, 2021, aged 92. Survived by his wife, Elizabeth Gibb Demers, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “Dr. Demers was an accomplished pediatric cardiologist and professor of medicine at the Université de Sherbooke, where he also served as chief of pediatrics and vice-dean of medical education. He ended his career as director of associate affairs at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, where he made a notable contribution to medical education.”
Sydney, NS; Dalhousie University, 1984; physical medicine and rehabilitation. Died Jan. 15, 2021, aged 63. Survived by his companion, Anne MacDermid, and a daughter. “After medical school Doug worked at the Pier Medical Clinic for a year, and then did his residency at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre. He was involved in the planning of the Regional Rehabilitation Unit for Cape Breton at Harborview Hospital. This unit, the only one of its type in Nova Scotia outside of Halifax, opened in September 1990. Dr. Watt worked there until becoming ill in 2019.”
Victoria; University of Toronto, 1947; anesthesiology. Died Jan. 15, 2021, aged 98.
North York, Ont.; McGill University, 1955; internal medicine. Died Jan. 15, 2021, aged 90. Survived by 4 children and 10 grandchildren. “Extended family, friends and colleagues will remember his intelligence, caring and jokes, and his significant contributions in allergy and immunology.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1970; ophthalmology. Died Jan. 14, 2021, aged 76. Survived by his wife, Judith Dutton, 2 children and 3 grandchildren. “He was a dedicated ophthalmologist, practising until late November of 2020 and never retiring. His office was always welcoming, efficient and friendly. He will be sadly missed by his staff and patients. Recently retired from the Eye Institute of Alberta at the Royal Alexandra Hospital, he will be fondly remembered by his colleagues and students there.”
Sherbrooke, QC; Université Laval, 1959; general surgery. Died Jan. 13, 2021, aged 90. “Dr. Goulet received his specialty training in San Francisco. He practised at the Hôpital la Providence in Magog, QC, throughout his career, and served as director of professional services.”
Caledon Village, Ont.; Ranchi University (India), 1977; family medicine. Died Jan. 11, 2021, aged 69.
Québec; Université Laval, 1957; orthopedic surgery. Died Jan. 11, 2021, aged 90.
Hatley, QC; Université Louis Pasteur (France), 1982; family medicine. Died Jan. 9, 2021, aged 69.
Ancaster, Ont.; McMaster University, 1986; family medicine. Died of brain cancer Jan. 8, 2021, aged 62. Survived by 2 sons. “After Bill’s 25-year-long battle with brain cancer, the family . . . would like to say a special thank-you to all the doctors, nurses, personal support workers, support teams and health professionals who assisted Bill throughout his journey.”
Etobicoke, Ont.; Krakow Academy of Medicine (Poland), 1972; psychiatry. Died Jan. 7, 2021, aged 78. Survived by his wife Mariola, 2 children and 1 grandchild.
Vancouver; University of Manitoba, 1978; family medicine. Died Jan. 5, 2021, aged 68.
Edmonton; Université Laval, 1956; diagnostic radiology. Died Jan. 5, 2021, aged 90. Survived by 5 children, 20 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. “He was a dedicated physician who treated is colleagues and staff like his extended family.”
Riverview, NB; University of Glasgow (Scotland), 1967; pediatrics; former head, pediatrics, the Moncton Hospital and Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital, NB. Died Jan. 5, 2021, aged 77. Survived by his wife Barbara, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “His first job in pediatrics was at the Western Memorial Hospital in Corner Brook, NL, from 1976-80. After many moves, the family settled in Riverview in 1980, and he worked at the Moncton Hospital until his retirement in 2008, and at the Georges-L.-Dumont Hospital until 1996. David was proud to work in pediatrics, and was always well respected by his colleagues and the families of children he treated. He was dedicated to his profession, and held positions with the New Brunswick and Atlantic medical societies. He also mentored young physicians, and served as a lecturer in the Department of Pediatrics at Dalhousie University. He proudly received the Certificate of Merit for New Brunswick from the Canadian Paediatric Society in 2009.”