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Peterborough, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1965; public health; lieutenant-colonel, Canadian Forces (retired); former medical officer of health, Peterborough County; former vice-president, clinical trials, Connaught Laboratories. Died Dec. 13, 2019, aged 83. Survived by his wife Eleanor and a son. “Garry was proud of his work with the Peterborough Health Unit and helped Peterborough to become the second city in Ontario to be smoke-free in public places. He also led the way for same-day cataract surgery, and helped to bring nurse practitioners to Peterborough city and county. He also partnered with Curve Lake First Nation on public health issues, and served as president of the Peterborough County Medical Society.”
Orillia, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1969; family medicine. Died Dec. 10, 2019, aged 75. Survived by his wife Peggy, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “Wayne served his community as a family physician, anesthetist and coroner for 45 years. He also spent many tireless nights working as an emergency physician at the Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital, and he delivered many local babies. He was greatly beloved by the patients under his care.”
Ottawa; University of Ottawa, Class of 2021. Died Dec. 5, 2019, aged 24. Survived by his parents, 2 siblings and his partner, Kelsey Mongrain. “Through hard work and dedication, Ryan excelled at everything that he undertook such as hockey, chess, cross country and track and field. His curious mind led him to a passion for science and an impactful passage as a medical student. He took extreme pride in mentoring students and advocating for concussion and mental health awareness. He was the founder of the Timmins (Ontario) Concussion Awareness Committee and the Side by Side Peer Support Program for medical students. Everyone who knew Ryan would agree that he was a kind, caring and gentle soul. He will be missed by many.” The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine commented: “Faculty is saddened to report that Ryan has died, leaving a hole in the hearts of all those who knew him. Ryan will be remembered as a caring, positive individual, always smiling and ready to help his fellow students learn.”
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL; Silesian Medical Academy (Poland), 1968; general practice. Died Nov. 30, 2019, aged 76. Survived by his wife, Pamela. A former patient wrote: “Our entire family has been so privileged to know and be touched in a significant way by Dr. Rawluk. His positivity and smile were so contagious.”
St. Catharines, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1955; family medicine. Died Nov. 28, 2019, aged 89. Survived by his wife Margery, 9 children and 7 grandchildren. “Dr. Longo practised family medicine in Thorold, Ont., for more than 50 years. He will be fondly remembered and respected for his patience, compassion and bedside manner.”
Toronto; University of Toronto, 1955; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Nov. 28, 2019, aged 89. Survived by his wife Allison, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Jimmy had teaching appointments in Boston, Iran, England, and Edmonton before he settled in Toronto. Specializing in perinatology, he helped set up one of the first high-risk pregnancy units in Canada at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto; he estimated he delivered 7,000 babies during his distinguished career. With a passion for history and cultures, Jimmy’s restless spirit led him to leading medical positions in Saudi Arabia, Oman and Newfoundland, and he settled in Yarmouth, NS, for 10 years before returning to Toronto. In retirement, Jimmy continued his love of life-long learning by enrolling at the University of Toronto to pursue an MA in history and write a biography of a heroic WW II Canadian navy surgeon.”
Victoriaville, Que.; Université Laval, 1961; general practice. Died Nov. 27, 2019, aged 85. Survived by 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
St. Albans, NL; Abbasis Faculty of Medicine (Egypt), 1965; general practice. Died Nov. 21, 2019, aged 84. Survived by his wife Mary, 2 children, 4 stepchildren and 14 grandchildren.
Edmonton; University of Indonesia, 1959; general practice. Died Nov. 19, 2019, aged 85. Survived by her husband Christiaan, 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “Frances was born in Indonesia and immigrated with her husband and children to the Netherlands in 1969, and then to Canada in 1975. Throughout her life she worked hard as a medical doctor.”
Sturgeon County, Alta.; University of Alberta, 1974; general practice. Died Nov. 13, 2019, aged 70. “His care was second to none, and he will be deeply missed.”
Ottawa; University of Toronto, 1949; internal medicine. Died Nov. 13, 2019, aged 93. Survived by 3 children and 2 grandchildren. “After retiring he loved volunteering at the Shepherds of Good Hope, [an organization that helps the poor] in downtown Ottawa.”
Calgary; Dow Medical College (Pakistan), 1953; general practice. Died Nov. 10, 2019, aged 91.
Longueuil, Que.; Heidelberg University (West Germany), 1955; psychiatry. Died Nov. 5, 2019, aged 95.
Powell River, BC; University of Alberta, 1964; pediatrics. Died Nov. 4, 2019, aged 79. Survived by his wife Joyce and 2 children. “Following Gerry and Joyce’s marriage in 1966, a locum in Powell River solidified their desire to return there following his completion of a residency in pediatric medicine at Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1970. Gerry passed away suddenly while walking with his wife Joyce on the Seawalk in Powell River. How fitting that he was in a location he loved, enjoying the antics of otters at the ocean’s edge.” Colleague William Barclay commented: “Gerry practised as the sole pediatrician in Powell River for 27 years, until his retirement in 1997. Intelligent, dedicated and compassionate, Gerry was available 24/7 and at a moment’s notice for GPs struggling with sick children in the ER, ward or nursery. He was highly respected by his colleagues and the resident of Powell River, and he will be missed.”
Kingston, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1955; otolaryngology. Died Nov. 3, 2019, aged 88. Survived by his wife Elizabeth, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “Don graduated from Queen’s medical school and set up practice as a general practitioner. After 4 years he embarked on residency training, and served as an ear, nose and throat surgeon for many years at both the Kingston General and Hotel Dieu hospitals”.
Montréal; Université Laval, 1977; plastic surgery. Died Nov. 2, 2019, aged 65.
Montréal; Université de Montréal, 1958; ophthalmology. Died Oct. 28, 2019, aged 86. Survived by a son and 2 grandchildren. “Line completed her postdoctoral studies in ophthalmology in Boston, Philadelphia and then in St. Louis, and became the first woman in Canada to subspecialize in ophthalmology. Upon her return to Montréal in the late 1960s she joined the Department of Ophthalmology at CHU Sainte-Justine, which was in its infancy. She worked there for almost 50 years.”
Grand Bay-Westfield, NB; Dalhousie University, 1965; family medicine, rehabilitation medicine. Died Oct. 27, 2019, aged 81. Survived by his wife Lynda, 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “During his medical career he served as president of the Saint John Medical Society and the New Brunswick Medical Society, and he was a life member of the Canadian Medical Association.”
Saint-Jean-de-l’Île-d'Orléans, Québec; Université Laval, 1960; general practice. Died Oct. 26, 2019, aged 87.
North Vancouver; University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), 1973; otolaryngology. Died as a result of brain cancer Oct. 22, 2019, aged 70. Survived by his wife Marguerite and 2 children. “After qualifying as an ear, nose and throat surgeon in 1982, Mike started his practice in North Vancouver in 1983. He continued to practise on the North Shore, maintaining a close relationship with the Lions Gate Hospital community until 2015, when he retired for health reasons.”
North Saanich, BC; University of Calgary, 1980; internal medicine. Died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis Oct. 20, 2019, aged 66. Survived by his wife Rita, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “Ray specialized in internal medicine, and based his practice in BC’s Saanich Peninsula community for nearly 30 years. He retired in 2013.”
Belleville, Ont.; University of Manitoba, 1946; pediatrics. Died Oct. 18, 2019, aged 96. Her nephew, Dr. Allan Peterkin, commented: “She practised pediatrics in Belleville for 40 years. She loved the practice of medicine, and saw it as both an art and a science.”
Burlington, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1962; occupational medicine. Died Oct. 17, 2019, aged 81. Survived by his wife Wendy, a son, and his former wife, Sheila James. “After graduating from medical school, Dr. Bill specialized in the emerging field of occupational medicine. He spent the majority of his career at the Ford plant in Oakville, Ont., following which he became a medical consultant for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board.”
Waterloo, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1979; general surgery. Died Oct. 17, 2019, aged 64. Survived by his wife Ellen, 2 children and a grandchild. “Ron was a lifelong lover of learning, and he graduated from medical school in 1979, having been granted admission after completing only 2 years of undergraduate studies. He went on to specialize in hepatobiliary surgery and to create a thriving general surgery practice in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., for 25 years. To say that Ron had a passion for his surgical practice is an understatement. He relentlessly dedicated his time to compassionately caring for and serving his many patients. Ron always preached, ‘you have to love what you do,’ and the fellow doctors and nurses that surrounded and supported him every day made that an easy mantra to follow.”
Antigonish, NS; St. Andrews University (Scotland), 1951; general practice, anesthesia. Died Oct. 15, 2019, aged 91. Survived by 2 children, 5 grandchildren and a great-grandson. “After Allan graduated from medical school and did his national service, the family emigrated to Antigonish, where he provided sole anesthetic services at St Martha’s Hospital for almost 25 years. He also served as medical examiner for many years, and was very active in promoting preventive health in areas that included a smoking ban at the hospital, compulsory seat-belt use and women’s health. He retired from medical practice at the age of 64.”
Chemainus, BC; Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), 1968; general practice. Died Oct. 10, 2019, aged 75. Survived by his wife, Mona Bell, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “The family moved to Canada in 1973, and John became a partner in the Medical Centre practice in Barrhead, Alta. In addition to his successful medical practice, John developed a penchant for amateur singing and theatre, and was involved in local a cappella and drama groups in Barrhead.”
Waterloo, Ont.; University of Toronto (U of T), 1959; ophthalmology. Died Oct. 8, 2019, aged 84. Survived by 2 children and 3 grandchildren. “Dad practised family medicine in Stratford, Ont., for 2 years, then returned to school at the U of T (at Sunnybrook Hospital) to study eye surgery. He finished up at McGill and the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal, where he found time to attend Expo 67. He practised in Waterloo from 1968 to 2004. His pride and enthusiasm for the practice of medicine and all aspects of living broadened the scope of his involvement with his patients in an otherwise narrow specialty. It is finally safe to say where all of the cotton scrubs disappeared to from the local hospitals!”
Victoria; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1976; family medicine; president, College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), 2006-07. Died Oct. 6, 2019, aged 68. Survived by his wife Nancy, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “Tom completed his residency in family medicine at Dalhousie University in 1978 and set up a medical practice in Victoria’s Western Communities, where he worked as a family physician for more than 40 years. He served in numerous capacities supporting family medicine, including everything from maternity through eldercare, from exam writer to committee organizer to president of the CFPC. He did all his work without boast or complaint.” The Department of Family Practice at UBC commented: “Dr Bailey was a humble, down-to-earth family physician leader whose influence was felt far and wide in the college and among family physicians in Canada. Many may not know of his important work because he did this work to support physicians, the discipline and patients, and never sought attention or credit for all this transformative work he accomplished.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1956; diagnostic radiology. Died Oct. 1, 2019, aged 88. Survived by his wife, Mary Margaret, 8 children, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Brandon, Man.; University of Manitoba, 1959; internal medicine. Died Sept. 30, 2019, aged 84. Survived by 4 children, a stepson and 13 grandchildren. “Dad’s medical career started in Grandview, Man., in 1961, and after 4 years as a GP he decided to head back to school and specialize. His first choice was neurology but, as folklore tells us, he was not accepted at McGill because he was unshaven for his interview! He returned to his alma mater, and in 1968 received his fellowship in internal medicine. The family then travelled down the highway to Brandon, where Dad started his practice at the Brandon Clinic, where he worked until his retirement in 1999.”
Toronto; University of Pune (India), 1963; pediatrics. Died Sept. 29, 2019, aged 81. Survived by his wife, Dr. Prahtiba Vaze, 2 children and 2 grandchildren. “After medical school in India he trained in pediatrics in Montréal and at the children’s hospital in Halifax, where he obtained his pediatric fellowship from the Royal College. In 1973 he was appointed a full-time faculty member at the new medical school at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and attending staff at the Janeway Hospital in St. John’s. He served eminently for more than 3 decades, providing both teaching and clinical services. He was admired and highly respected by colleagues and staff, and was later placed in charge of the clinical care program for children who had cystic fibrosis. Later, he served as director of the cystic fibrosis chapter in Newfoundland and Labrador. Loved by his patients and their families, he was to them a bright light, a warm smile and a pillar of strength, helping them battle the many challenges they faced.”
Edmonton; Dalhousie University, 1989; psychiatry. Died Sept. 29, 2019, aged 56. Survived by his wife Emily and 2 children. “David was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at the young age of 19. He went on to complete his bachelor of science degree, earn his medical degree and then became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, all the while dealing with his disease. David had an inner strength and a resiliency that was an example and inspiration to those around him. Even when things were at a very low point he still kept his sense of humour and his concern for others.”
Lethbridge, Alta.; University of Manitoba, 1941; general practice; Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, WW II; part-time assistant professor, University of Calgary; senior member, Alberta Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association (CMA); honorary life member, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta. Died Sept. 27, 2019, aged 101. Survived by his wife, Dr. Rhonda Collins, 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. [One of his children, Dr. Ruth Collins-Nakai, is a past president of the CMA. — Ed.] “Lorne was the son of a country doctor. He paid his way through medical school by working in an axe gang for a logging company, and for 1 summer as a medical officer for the Department of Indian Affairs, travelling by canoe to Indian settlements in northern Manitoba along with a Mountie in order to make treaty payments and provide basic medical service. [During the war] he performed surgery in field dressing stations and base hospitals for the army. He met Rhonda while they were together in medical school, and they married before Lorne went overseas. After his return they moved to Pincher Creek, Alta., in 1946, where Lorne started a general medical and surgical practice. The practice grew substantially over the years, as Lorne quickly developed a regional reputation as a surgeon. In 1949, the local hospital built a 50-bed addition to deal with the growth. Several doctors joined Lorne’s practice over the years, and Rhonda joined him in practice once their youngest child had entered primary school. Lorne was instrumental in starting a rural country practice rotation for medical students, in conjunction with the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary. He practised medicine until age 61, when he and Rhonda both retired. Lorne then joined with a good friend and worked as a realtor for several years.”
Mont-Royal, Que.; Free University of Brussels (Belgium), 1964; general surgery. Died Sept. 26, 2019, aged 84. Survived by his wife Marie-Thérèse, 2 daughters and 1 grandchild. “He specialized in general, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery in the university hospitals in Montréal, and he also held a master’s degree in experimental surgery from McGill University.”
Québec; Université Laval, 1957; general practice. Died Sept. 26, 2019, aged 90. Survived by his wife, Annette Beaulieu, 4 children, 7 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. “He was a long-time resident of Tring-Jonction, in Beauce, but had lived in Québec since 2013. He was a proud and worthy representative of a generation of country doctors that is now gone.”
London, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1958; diagnostic radiology. Died Sept. 21, 2019, aged 85. Survived by 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “Hugh graduated from medical school in 1958 with, as he would say, ‘a great group of classmates.’ After completing his residency, he joined London X-Ray Associates as a radiologist and practised at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Their group also served the community hospitals of Strathroy, Exeter and Tillsonburg, and Hugh often said that he really enjoyed working with staff and patients at the small-town hospitals in Ontario. Hugh considered himself a lucky man, felt he had lived a good life and appreciated all the care he received.”
Campbell River, BC; University of Toronto, 1963; internal medicine. Died Sept. 19, 2019, aged 86. Survived by his wife Maria, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Following a career in geological surveying, Randolph completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto and then specialized in internal medicine. He practised medicine for over 55 years, treasuring his work at St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto), the Royal Victoria Hospital (Barrie, Ont.) and, finally, with Vancouver Island Health. Randolph enjoyed clinical practice so much that he did not hang up his stethoscope until after his recent pancreatic cancer diagnosis. He will be remembered for the quiet patience and compassion he showed his patients, students, colleagues and friends.”
Montréal; Université de Montréal, 1980; orthopedic surgery. Died Sept. 19, 2019, aged 65. Survived by his wife, Nicole Savard.
Calgary; University of Saskatchewan, 1973; hematology. Died of cardiac arrest Sept. 14, 2019, aged 69. Survived by his wife Brenda and 3 children. “Walter [was] a brilliant and highly respected doctor of hematology and oncology.”
Carleton-sur-Mer, Que.; Université Laval, 1965; internal medicine. Died Sept. 13, 2019, aged 80. Survived by his wife, Hélène Giguère, 4 children and 12 grandchildren. “Jean-Paul died as he wished, surrounded by his wife, his children and grandchildren, in his house by the sea.”
Coquitlam, BC; University College of Dublin (Ireland), 1967; family medicine. Died of brain cancer Sept. 12, 2019, aged 77. Survived by his wife Helen, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “Before becoming a physician he had years of fun (and Guinness) while playing piano at an Irish pub during his university years. Following his graduation from medical school in Dublin, he moved to Canada in 1968. He spent 2 years in Toronto before moving to Hope, BC, in 1970. Brian was an exceptional family physician and was known for his kindness and compassion, and the respectful and diligent care he gave to his patients. He worked in his general practice until 2014, and then worked with the elderly at the Belvedere Care Home. He retired in February 2019, and immediately following his retirement he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour.”
Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1962; public health. Died Sept. 11, 2019, aged 85. Survived by 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Bill studied chemistry at UBC before graduating in medicine. After obtaining a master’s in public health at the University of Toronto, he forged a distinguished career as a medical health officer in BC, first in Williams Lake and later as director of the Boundary Health Unit in BC’s Lower Mainland. For a period, he simultaneously served the Skeena Health Unit, which covered the area from the Queen Charlotte Islands in the west to halfway to Prince George, and from the Yukon border to south of Kitimat. His career included moments of notoriety, including his decision to order the shutdown of a sawmill on Vancouver Island for polluting a river, closing Wreck Beach due to a lack of sanitary facilities, and prohibiting a bar from serving drinks with a frost-bitten toe in them. That last episode prompted a newspaper to run the headline, ‘Dr. Bill Says Toe Must Go.’ In later years Bill worked as an adviser on clinical trials, including those for the chicken pox vaccine. He was also passionate about affordable housing, and spent many years as a director at the Affordable Housing Societies, based in New Westminster, BC.”
Windsor, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1955; internal medicine, nephrology. Died Sept. 11, 2019, aged 87. Survived by 4 children, 8 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. “After medical school he came back to Windsor. He completed his internship and residency through Wayne State University in Detroit, while working at the Detroit Receiving and Detroit City hospitals. His practice in internal medicine and nephrology opened in Windsor in 1960. Richard started the Chronic Renal Dialysis Program at Grace Hospital in Windsor in December 1964, the first program of its kind in Canada. Having active privileges at all 4 of the city’s hospitals, he also served as chief of medicine and chief of staff at Grace Hospital until 1992. He was a past president of the Essex County Medical Society and a life member of the Ontario Medical Association, which he served as a member and chair of numerous committees. He will be remembered as a dedicated doctor who cared deeply for his patients and his profession.”
Calgary; University of Saskatchewan, 1958; family medicine. Died Sept. 10, 2019, aged 87. Survived by 2 children. “Upon graduation he did a 1-year internship at the University Hospital in Saskatoon, and then pursued further training in medicine and surgery for 2 years at the Colonel Belcher Hospital in Calgary. William then continued his career, first with a family practice at the Chinook Medical Clinic, then specializing as a surgical assist in most Calgary hospitals, including the Children’s Hospital, where he practised until 2013.”
Kelowna, BC; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1958; family medicine. Died Sept. 9, 2019, aged 85. Survived by 4 children, 2 grandchildren, a great-grandchild and his long-time partner, Yvonne. “After graduating from UBC he moved to Vernon, BC, where he practised as a dedicated family physician for 40 years.”
Vancouver; McGill University, 1970; urology. Died Aug. 31, 2019, aged 76.
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1956; internal medicine, gastroenterology. Died Aug. 30, 2019, aged 87. Survived by 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “After medical school, a 4-year medical residency followed at the University of Toronto and, subsequently, he completed a 2-year National Institutes of Health traineeship in gastroenterology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He returned to Edmonton in 1964, where he was in active clinical practice at the University of Alberta Hospital until 1990. Ron was a maverick in the field of gastroenterology. He and his friend, Dr. Richard Sherbaniuk, co-founded the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of Alberta, and an annual lectureship recognizes their joint contributions. At various times Ron was president of medical staff and a member of the board at the University of Alberta Hospital, and a board member of the Alberta Medical Association. After leaving clinical practice he served as vice-president, medical, at the University of Alberta Hospital from 1990 to 1996. He was also chair of the Quality of Care Committee for the Canadian Medical Association from 1990 to 1997.”
Cowansville, Que.; McGill University, 1971; general practice; member, Order of Canada. Died Aug. 26, 2019, aged 74. Survived by his wife Janie, 2 children and 1 grandchild. “As a young McGill graduate, he started at the Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital (BMP) in Cowansville in 1972. He not only saw patients but also became involved in running the hospital. He served as chief of medicine at the BMP for 25 years, as well as president of its foundation. Dr. Barakett was passionate about medicine and was a tireless fundraiser for the hospital and the clinic he helped start in Knowlton. He took a special interest in people with addictions, at first mostly alcoholism but of late opioids. He was keenly interested in pain management. He worked at the Butters Foundation, which is for people with intellectual disabilities, and was medical adviser to Dunham House, a treatment centre in West Brome. Dr. Barakett was named a member of the Order of Canada in 2002. The citation said, in part: “William Barakett is known as a family doctor who goes beyond the call of duty. … A former leader in numerous professional organizations, he is a model of dedication and caring for young general practitioners.” A former patient wrote: “I was sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Barakett. He helped me in my journey of recovery 3 years ago. He went above and beyond in helping me. I will forever be grateful for his kindness, his compassion and the hope he gave me.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1957; otolaryngology. Died Aug. 25, 2019, aged 89. Survived by his wife Adele, 3 children and 6 grandchildren.
Gananoque, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1954; anesthesiology. Died Aug. 24, 2019, aged 90.
Kamloops, BC; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1991; general surgery. Died Aug. 24, 2019, aged 55. Survived by his wife Hilary and 4 children. “David and Hilary were happy to move back to BC in 1998 when a position became available at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops. David was passionate about his work. For 20 years, he practised general surgery with what he referred to as ‘the most amazing and truly supportive group of colleagues,’ which he believed he would not have found anywhere else. As a clinical instructor for the UBC Faculty of Medicine, sharing his knowledge by teaching residents and medical students was often the highlight of his day. Always a strong vocal advocate for the Royal Inland Hospital and its services, he dedicated many tireless hours on various committees to make it a better place for the people of Kamloops.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1956; internal medicine, cardiology. Died Aug. 24, 2019, aged 86. Survived by his wife Marlene, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. “He was a well-respected cardiologist in Edmonton for over 50 years, practising at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and heading the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at the Glenrose Hospital, where there is an auditorium in his name.”
Rocky View County, Alta.; University of Alberta, 1963; general pathology. Died Aug. 23, 2019, aged 83.
Wingham, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1954; family medicine (with anesthesia). Died Aug. 22, 2019, aged 89. Survived by 5 children, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “Dad graduated from medical school and went on to have a family practice in Port Colborne, Ont., for 45 years.”
Saskatoon; University College of Dublin (Ireland), 1947; diagnostic radiology; past president, Saskatchewan Medical Association; former member, Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors. Survived by 5 children, 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Died Aug. 21, 2019, aged 96. “After moving to Canada Gerry eventually settled in Saskatoon, where he worked in pediatrics. In 1956 he moved his family to London, England, where he studied radiology. After completing those studies they returned to Saskatoon, where he became a founding partner of Associated Radiologists. He maintained his association with St. Paul’s Hospital, serving as chief of radiology from 1972 to 1983.”
Baltimore, Maryland; Johns Hopkins University (US), 1957; internal medicine. Died Aug. 20, 2019, aged 87. Survived by his wife Elizabeth, 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
Toronto; University of Toronto, 1946; family medicine; Order of Canada; first woman to serve as president of the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Ontario Medical Association; founding member, College of Family Physicians of Canada; former minister of labour, minister of education and acting minister of health, Province of Ontario; first woman to serve as chair, CMA Board of Directors; first chief, Department of Family Medicine, and former president, medical staff, Women’s College Hospital, Toronto. Died Aug. 19, 2019, aged 95. Survived by 6 children, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “Bette decided she would be a physician at age 5, and pursued that objective even though it eventually required persuading the dean of medicine at the University of Toronto to accept her into the program a year before she was eligible. She became a doctor in 1946, met and married Allan Pengelly, who was also a med student, in 1948, and, as she had planned, had 6 children. Bette practised family medicine in Willowdale, Ont., and was an active member of the medical staff at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto until 1988.” CMA President Sandy Buchman commented: “Dr. Stephenson helped modernize the CMA and raised the profile of women in Canadian medicine, and she was at the forefront of the divisive struggle to extend the reproductive rights of women. Throughout her career, she personified the principles that are emblazoned on the CMA Coat of Arms: ‘Integritate et Misericordia (Integrity and Compassion).’ ”
Moose Jaw, Sask.; National Taiwan University (Taiwan), 1972; general practice. Died Aug. 16, 2019, aged 74. “King became a physician/surgeon in Saskatchewan in 1978 and a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in 1981. He moved to Moose Jaw in 1979/1980 as a baby/women’s health doctor and practised until his retirement in 2007. He loved his work and made Moose Jaw his home for the friendly people, the beautiful nature and the tranquil life style.”
Ormstown, Que.; McGill University, 1974; family medicine. Died Aug. 16, 2019, aged 71. Survived by his wife Nadia, 3 children and a granddaughter. “Greg loved being a rural family doctor and devoted all 44 years of his medical career to practising medicine at the Ormstown Medical Centre and at the Barrie Memorial Hospital, where he formed lasting relationships with his colleagues, nurses, administrative staff and patients. He led his life by example and was loved and respected by those who knew him. His legacy will live on through his family and the work he has done in his community.”
Saanichton, BC; Ludwig Maximilians University (West Germany), 1956; general practice. Died Aug. 13, 2019, aged 100. Survived by 3 children and 2 grandchildren. “[After medical school in West Germany and further training in Toronto] Dr. Antonio departed for his beloved Jamaica to set up his first practice. In 1965 the family returned to Canada, moving first to Halifax, where Dr. Antonio continued his studies, focusing on pediatrics. Following this the family moved to Sioux-Lookout, Ont., for a year to work for the federal government. However, the cold winter of Northern Ontario was not to his liking, and the family trekked across the country in 1968 to settle in Duncan, on Vancouver Island, where the winters were much warmer. Dr. Antonio joined a thriving group practice and continued to work for the next 22 years, until his retirement in 1990. He taught us that no matter where you start and no matter how far you journey, it is always possible to achieve your dreams.”
Moncton, NB; Université de Montréal, 1956; internal medicine. Died Aug. 12, 2019, aged 89. Survived by his wife Lise, 3 children and a grandson. “He studied in France and the United States and practised in Montréal before establishing his practice in Moncton in gastroenterology and internal medicine.”
Vancouver; University of British Columbia, 2012; family medicine. Died Aug. 9, 2019, aged 37. A colleague from medical school wrote: “My lasting image of Angela is of someone who is constantly smiling, looking out for those around her, and being modest about her many achievements.”
Quispamsis, NB; Dalhousie University, 1963; family medicine. Died Aug. 3, 2019, aged 82. Survived by 4 children and 8 grandchildren. “John arrived in Canada from Hong Kong as a first-year student at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, with aspirations of a career in medicine. He graduated from Dalhousie medical school in 1963, and interned at the Saint John General Hospital in New Brunswick. In 1964 he started his practice in family medicine and continued over 40 years, [providing] a humble and dedicated service to families in the greater Saint John area, including the community of St. Martins. Some of his fondest memories, (before medicare), were of bringing home ‘payments’ in the form of baked goods, freshly caught fish or fresh vegetables! His commitment and dedication to serve others saw him working tirelessly during the day, and long into the nights and weekends, of being on call, making house calls, delivering babies, and doing emergency room shifts; essentially, doing what he loved and what he felt was his calling. Always interested in the pursuit of higher education and clinical excellence for his patients, he pursued post-graduate training in pediatric cardiology and, later, in clinical allergy, chronic pain and addiction management. He established the Loch Lomond Medical and Pain Clinic, along with his wife, Maureen [deceased], who served as nurse clinical manager. This practice integrated the ‘East meets West’ philosophy, allowing him to fulfill his dream of helping those in need. He also served on the Board of Directors, and as clinical teacher, for the Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, and was president of the foundation’s New Brunswick chapter. Other contributions include service as occupational medical officer for MacMillan Rothesay Paper for over 25 years, and as a charter member and president of the NB Society for Clinical Allergy. He also held various other roles at the local and national level.”
Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1977; emergency medicine. Died Aug. 3, 2019, aged 70. Survived by his wife Pat, 3 children and 3 grandchildren. “Following undergraduate and master’s degrees in electrical engineering at Queen's University, he headed west with Pat in 1973 to enroll as a medical student at UBC. Never one to stop learning, George completed an MBA and master’s degree in health care and epidemiology in the years following completion of his MD. Widely respected as a kind and patient physician, George was a fixture at Mount Saint Joseph’s Hospital since 1980, serving as director of emergency medicine from 1988-90 and 1994-97. He was also an accomplished pilot, orienteer (past president of the Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club and 2018 Western Canada Men 65+ Champion), outdoorsman (Scouts Canada leader, 1998-2006), and a bee keeper who maintained backyard colonies for more than 30 years.”
Moose Jaw, Sask.; University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), 1952; internal medicine. Died July 29, 2019, aged 89. Survived by his wife Denise, 4 children and his grandchildren. “After medical school in South Africa he specialized in internal medicine in Edmonton, and then made Moose Jaw his home, where he felt he could make a difference to health care in his community. David gave much of himself as a physician for over 55 years.”
Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1945; Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps; obstetrics and gynecology. Died July 27, 2019, aged 96. Survived by 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Leon had a long, highly satisfying and distinguished career in medicine. When he obtained his medical degree he was awarded the gold medal for the highest standing in obstetrics and gynecology. After graduation, Leon joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, reaching the rank of captain. After discharge from the army, he completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology and the family move to Rivers, Man., where for more than 3 years Leon practised general medicine. They then returned to Winnipeg, where he established a practice in obstetrics and gynecology. In 1954 the family travelled to England for 4 months, where Leon qualified for the prestigious designation as a member Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He practised his specialty for more than 50 years, mostly at the Mall Medical Group, and for many years was head of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Misericordia Hospital. He also served as an associate professor at the University of Manitoba. Leon provided free medical care for many years at Winnipeg’s Mount Carmel Clinic, which offered free care to poor families. He said it was an honour and his duty as a physician to do this charity work. He estimated that he delivered 5,000 babies during his career!” A former patient wrote: “My daughter and I were part of the cohort of female patients who begged Dr. Rubin to keep working part time for a while, and we cried in his office when he finally did retire.”
North Vancouver; University of Manitoba, 1962; general practice. Died July 24, 2019, aged 80. Survived by his wife Irene, 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “He moved to Vancouver with Irene in 1963, and practised medicine there until retiring in February 2018. He dedicated all his free time to caring generously for people.”
Oakville, Ont.; Karolinska Institute (Sweden), 1950; diagnostic radiology; professor emeritus, Department of Radiology, University of Toronto. Died July 24, 2019, aged 96. Survived by 3 children, 7 grandchildren and a great-grandchild. “He and his wife, Dr. Silvia Meema (deceased), both worked at the Toronto Western Hospital as a research team on various aspects of skeletal and metabolic diseases, publishing 124 scientific papers in Canadian, American and European medical journals. They also participated in medical meetings and scientific exhibits.”
Saint John, NB; Memorial University of Newfoundland, 1984; family medicine. Died July 22, 2019, aged 65. Survived by 3 sons. “Connie grew up in Rothesay, NB, and after graduating from high school she attended the Saint John School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse in 1973. She completed her bachelor of nursing at Dalhousie University in 1978, and after working in the Neonatal Unit at Saint John Regional Hospital she continued her education in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University. Later, she was awarded her certification from the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Connie was well respected as a physician by her peers and patients alike, and she shared a medical practice with her late husband, Dr. Michael Mackin.”
Parksville, BC; Temple University (US), 1969; hematology. Died July 20, 2019, aged 81. “After completing the nursing program at the Vancouver General Hospital in 1958, Penny went on to the University of British Columbia and received a bachelor of science in nursing in 1959. [Later] Penny attended Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, graduating in 1969 and then completing her internship and residency at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montréal. In 1971 she returned to Philadelphia to further her research in hematology and oncology, and in 1978 became assistant professor of pediatrics at the UPenn School of Medicine, all the while treating children living with cancers like leukemia at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. By 1980 she was associate director of the Pediatric Transplant Team, which focused on stem cell transplantation. In 1981, Penny was recruited by McGill University to help build a transplant team at the Montréal Children’s Hospital and teach pediatrics and oncology at the Faculty of Medicine. In 1998 she moved to Vancouver to support her parents, and continued her medical practice at the Vancouver Children’s Hospital. Over the course of her career she published numerous papers dealing with the care of children with cancer. She retired in 2002.”
Victoria; University of Toronto, 1946; orthopedic surgery. Died July 20, 2019, aged 95. Survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “After medical school, a surgical position at the Mengo Hospital took the family to Kampala, Uganda. In 1959 Donald’s surgical career moved into orthopedics at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. In 1969, a second surgical assignment in Uganda with the Canadian International Development Agency also began a long association with the Leprosy Mission and its work to destigmatize that disease. From 1977 until his retirement in 1989, Donald was medical director of the Hugh MacMillan Medical Centre in Toronto, which served disabled children and their families. Among other innovations, he supported early engineering efforts to build the many kinds of specialized wheelchairs we see today.”
Vernon, BC; University of British Columbia (UBC), 2009; general pathology. Died July 16, 2019, aged 43. Survived by his parents and a brother. “[Peter] took his own life after falling into a low brought on by bipolar disorder, which he first developed in his early 20s. Despite the challenges of the disease, Peter received a BA in philosophy (with distinction) from the University of Victoria in 1998, and graduated from the UBC Faculty of Medicine in 2009. In 2015 he received his specialist certification from the Royal College. Since 2015, he had worked at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital as a pathologist. During his medical career he made numerous contributions to the community, and was highly respected by his peers.”
Québec; Université Laval, 1958; microbiology, infectious diseases. Died July 10, 2019, aged 88. Survived by his wife, Rachel Lamontagne, 2 children and 4 grandchildren.
Toronto; navigator, Royal Canadian Air Force, WW II; McGill University, 1953; psychiatry. Died July 10, 2019, aged 94. Survived by his wife Lorraine, 5 children, 3 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. “After the war he graduated from McGill and became highly regarded in adult psychiatry and for his work with children and Holocaust survivors. He held many positions at McGill and also served as clinical chief of psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal.”
Outremont, Que.; National University of Colombia (Colombia), 1958. Died July 7, 2019, aged 87. Survived by his wife, Diana Vega, 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Ottawa; University of Toronto, 1966; family medicine; former medical officer, Royal Canadian Air Force; former chief, family practice, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Died July 3, 2019, aged 79. Survived by his wife Eileen, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Together with his medical partner and life-long friend, Dr. Robert Taite, Ralph practised family medicine for nearly 30 years in Beacon Hill and Blackburn Hamlet. After his military service and private practice, Ralph joined the Appeal Division of the Canada Pension Plan as a medical adviser, and later volunteered with Geriatric Psychiatry Community Services of Ottawa.”
Stoney Creek, Ont.; Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany), 1938; family medicine. Died June 29, 2019, aged 104. “Dr. Logel was a family physician for many years.”
Victoria; McMaster University, 1981; urology. Died June 29, 2019, aged 62. Survived by his partner Kim, 3 children, a grandson and 2 stepchildren. “Since being gifted with a toy stethoscope at age 2, Paul never wavered from his dream of becoming a doctor. After completing his residency in 1987, he began a storied 32-year career as a renowned urologist. He dedicated his life to patient care and advancing his profession. While living in Hamilton, Paul pioneered minimally invasive surgery, founded the McMaster Institute of Urology and was the inaugural holder of the Braley-Gordon Chair of Urology. In 2013, he moved across the country to become executive medical director of Vancouver Island Health. While continuing his research and urological practice, Paul and his work partner, Norm, transformed the surgical program of Island Health, bringing it from ‘worst to first’ (as they liked to brag).”
Hogan’s Pond, Nfld.; Dalhousie University, 1956; urology. Died June 24, 2019, aged 87. Survived by 3 children and 4 grandchildren. A friend wrote: “His hometown of Wesleyville was very proud of Gordon, who was usually referred to, with great respect, as ‘Dr. Gord.’ ”
Kelowna, BC; University of Western Ontario, 1963; general practice. Died June 23, 2019, aged 83. Survived by his wife Bitten, 3 children and 7 grandchildren. “Jim was an ‘old school’ physician who made house calls and delivered his own babies, and he had great compassion and dedication to his patients. He was part of an amazing close-knit team at Group One Medical. He was also a student of the heavens — astronomy was Jim’s religion, and he continued his quest to study the universe and share his knowledge until his last day. He helped found the Kelowna chapter of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, and was instrumental in establishing the Okanagan Observatory.”
St. John’s; Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland), 1955; anesthesiology. Died June 23, 2019, aged 88. Survived by his wife Wendy, 4 children and 5 grandchildren. “John immigrated to Canada in 1957. He served as a surgical resident at St. John’s General Hospital and then went to St. Anthony, Nfld., to work for the Grenfell Mission. He then changed his focus to anesthesiology, as the need in northern Newfoundland was great, and [after completing his residency] he worked at the hospital in St. Anthony for over 35 years, both in anesthesiology and in developing the Critical Care Unit. John was one of the pioneers in the Newfoundland health care system, becoming the first physician in the province to ventilate premature babies. He also became of one of the province’s few pain specialists, and was heavily involved with the Memorial University of Newfoundland medical school and mentored many of its medical students and medical residents. During the latter days of his career he was granted an honorary doctor of laws degree from Memorial, as well as life memberships from both the Canadian Medical Association and the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, in recognition of his dedication, compassion and service to the Newfoundland people.”
Hamilton; University of Western Ontario, 1955; dermatology. Died June 21, 2019, aged 91.
Canmore, Alta.; Queen’s University, 1956; family medicine. Died June 21, 2019, aged 86. Survived by his wife Ann, 4 children and 8 grandchildren. “After graduating from medical school, Jerry pursued residencies in internal medicine in Kingston, Ont., and family practice in Flint, Michigan. Subsequently, he ran a family practice in Espanola, Ont., for 10 years. Jerry enjoyed his years in Espanola, where he delivered hundreds of babies, yet still found a little time to hunt and fish, and to travel. In 1969, a family practice group lured him to Calgary, where he was the epitome of the traditional family practitioner — running a busy practice, making house calls, practising obstetrics and caring for his patients in hospitals and nursing homes. He also contributed his leadership to the medical community by serving as director of family medicine at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary and as an assistant professor of family medicine at the University of Calgary. Toward the end of his 37 years in family medicine, he turned his focus to geriatric care as both he and his patients aged. He also travelled the country working with the Canadian Hospital Accreditation Council.”
Town of Mount Royal, Que.; Cairo University (Egypt), 1959; orthopedic surgery. Died June 20, 2019, aged 86.
Montréal; Université de Montréal, 1955; anesthesia. Died June 19, 2019, aged 92. Survived by 2 sons. “Hortense, a career woman, served the medical profession for more than 50 years before retiring in 2005.”
Regina; Welsh National School of Medicine (Wales), 1969; general practice. Died June 19, 2019, aged 76. Survived by his wife, Alero Anukpe Jarikre, 4 children and 5 grandchildren. “Lawrence was a well-respected and deeply loved doctor in the community.”
Montréal; Université de Montréal, 1957; neurology; Order of Canada. Died June 16, 2019, aged 88. Survived by his wife, Dr. Eva Andermann, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “For over 60 years, Dr. Andermann showed a remarkable ability to identify rare neurological syndromes and assemble multidisciplinary teams of researchers to better understand these unusual presentations and to provide patients and families with hope for treatment. The results of his inquiries have been published in 9 books and over 500 scientific papers. The Andermanns were also credited with having described a rare genetically-inherited neurological condition associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum and peripheral neuropathy that is now known as Andermann syndrome. Dr. Andermann was a generous and enthusiastic teacher, providing training and inspiration to generations of future epilepsy experts from all over the world.”
Saskatoon; University of Saskatchewan, 1975; anatomical pathology. Died June 15, 2019, aged 72.
Fredericksburg, NB; Queen’s University, 1985; former medical officer, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI); family medicine. Died June 15, 2019, aged 68. Survived by his wife Deborah and her daughter. “Kendrick was a proud veteran of the PPCLI, having served in Canada and West Germany with 3 Mechanized Commando. After receiving his medical degree from Queen’s University, he returned to active duty as a medical officer with his regiment. Upon his retirement from the Forces he began a new chapter in his life as a rural family doctor in Stanley, NB, where he served his community until his retirement in 2017. He loved his patients.”
Calgary; University of Calgary, 1989; family medicine. Died June 13, 2019, aged 54. Survived by her husband, Mike Fox. “Becoming a doctor, with her own family practice, was Michele’s ultimate goal. Her medical career was highlighted by the delivery of dozens of babies.”
Odessa, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1982; psychiatry. Died June 12, 2019, aged 70. Survived by his first and second wives, and his daughters and grandchildren. “Duncan dedicated his career to helping the most vulnerable, marginalized and troubled of society, and in doing so transformed and improved the lives of many. However, this was true not just for his patients. Duncan was a true teacher and leader who inspired, taught and cared for his family, friends and students. A mentor, a gentle adviser, he made everyone better by touching their lives.”
West Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1987; psychiatry. Died June 11, 2019, aged 61. Survived by his partner Lise and 2 children. “For 25 years Dr. Goumeniouk served both as a clinical psychiatrist and professor (clinical professor emeritus of anesthesiology, pharmacology and therapeutics) at UBC, and received multiple international teaching and fellowship awards. Over the same period, this physician/scientist/entrepreneur also became founding medical director of Response BioMed and clinical psychiatrist at UBC’s Huntington’s disease clinic. He also helped establish 3 residential treatment centers for eating disorders and drug/alcohol addiction, in addition to founding several private companies: CINEDOCs Consulting Corporation, Aequus Pharmaceuticals, Plan B Pharmaceuticals and Medex Technologies Corp. The creative visionary also held 2 US patents for innovative bio diagnostic testing and delivery. Most recently, he served as director of psychiatry services at the Orchard Recovery Centre and consultant to several global pharmaceutical companies.”
St. John’s; Dalhousie University, 1964; orthopedic surgery. Died June 8, 2019, aged 80. Survived by his wife Wendy, 2 children, a stepchild and 4 grandchildren.
Vancouver; McGill University, 1962; anatomic pathology; PhD (biochemistry); professor emeritus, pathology and biochemistry, Queen’s University. Died June 5, 2019, aged 81. Survived by his wife Barbara, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “[After post-graduate training in the US and England] he returned to Canada as an assistant professor in both pathology and biochemistry at Queen’s University, focusing on research. Bob progressed through the ranks from assistant to full professor to head of the Department of Pathology. Driven by his intellect and curiosity, and continuous funding by the Medical Research Council of Canada for 40 years, he established an internationally recognized research program and became a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He published over 300 papers, book chapters and abstracts in the areas of protein synthesis, amyloidosis, cholesterol metabolism and malaria, and founded 2 biotechnology companies, Neurochem and AtheroChem. Following his retirement from research and medical practice, his goal was to stay alive and productive for many years, to continue to collaborate and publish scientific material, to see grandchildren, and to carve some walking sticks and use them before he went. He did all of those things, as well as ride his bicycle daily, create beautiful decorative wood carvings, and play a formidable game of chess.” Canadians for Health Research reported: “Dr. Kisilevsky’s work is an outstanding example of basic science leading to clinical relevance and resulting in both extraordinary clinical and commercial benefits to society.”
La Prairie, Que.; Université Laval, 1958; diagnostic radiology. Died June 2, 2019, aged 87. Survived by his wife, Suzette Martel, 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
North York, Ont.; Medical University of Sofia (Bulgaria), 1956; general practice. Died May 30, 2019, aged 93. Survived by a daughter and 3 granddaughters. “John was a medical doctor in Bulgaria before he immigrated to Canada in 1969. After requalifying his credentials in Canada in 1975, he operated his family practice on Danforth Avenue in Toronto until his retirement in December of 1995.”
Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1960; anesthesiology. Died May 22, 2019, aged 82. “Tino was instrumental in the development of the Department of Anesthesia at the University of Manitoba, and he helped to pioneer day surgery at the Western Surgery Centre. He was often praised by his colleagues as a brilliant anesthesiologist and a skilled clinician. He also served on the boards of MD Management and the Canadian Anaesthesiologists’ Association, and was committed to the development of the Manitoba Medical College Foundation.”
Toronto; University of Zagreb (Yugoslavia), 1953. Died May 21, 2019, aged 91. Survived by 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “In his 50 years as a physician he worked tirelessly for his patients, and was loved and respected by all. As a researcher in diabetes he made tremendous contributions to the field, publishing a multitude of papers. He also introduced the technique of fine-needle thyroid biopsy to Canada. He was a true patriot of his native Croatia. During its struggle for independence he persuaded a multitude of companies, organizations and individuals to contribute to the cause, and collected and delivered a colossal amount of medical supplies (3,600 truckloads) to Zagreb. After retiring as a physician at age 82, he decided to contribute further to the Croatian community of Toronto by establishing Cronet, a television program that ran weekly for over a year on Omni Television, celebrating Croatian culture in Toronto.”
Québec; Université Laval, 1956; ophthalmology. Died May 20, 2019, aged 90. Survived by his wife, Madeleine Leduc, 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
Moncton, NB; Université Laval, 1960; general practice. Died May 19, 2019, aged 83. Survived by his wife Magella, 4 daughters, 6 granddaughters and a great-grandson. “He practised for a few years in general medicine in Saint-Quentin and Edmundston, NB, then spent the rest of his career in Fredericton as medical officer of health and as chief medical adviser for medicare. He was also greatly involved in Fredericton’s francophone community.”