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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.”
Cobourg, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1968; general practice. Died Feb. 11, 2021, aged 76. Survived by 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
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.”
New Westminster, BC; University of Ottawa, 1957; family medicine. Died Feb. 1, 2021, aged 88. Survived by his wife Rose and his children and grandchildren. “Jim had a rare ability to connect with people of all backgrounds and ages, and befriend them. This contributed to and enriched his long career as a respected family physician.”
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.”
Burnaby, BC; University of Liverpool (England), 1958; dermatology. Died Jan. 29, 2021, aged 85. Survived by his wife Rosemary, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “In 1958 he came to Canada, where he interned in Newfoundland and did a residency in Halifax before undertaking dermatology training in Montréal. His last year of specialty training was in Minneapolis, where he stayed to complete an MSc. His passion for mountaineering then brought him to Vancouver, initially to a research position at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and later to private practice in Burnaby. He continued to teach dermatology residents, and retired from UBC as a clinical associate professor emeritus. A large fraction of Burnaby residents were his patients. After diminishing eyesight forced him into retirement in 2000, many patients continued to greet him on the street.”
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.”
Québec; Université de Lille (France), 1991; cardiology. Died Jan. 24, 2021, aged 58. Survived by his wife, Kathleen Raby, and his children, grandchildren and stepchildren.
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.”
Vancouver; Queen’s University, 1957; general pathology. Died Jan. 17, 2021, aged 88. Survived by 2 children. “Mentored by Dr. W. Thomas, George developed the first hemaglobinopathy investigative lab in BC. He made a lasting impact on the hematology and hematopathology scene throughout Canada, identifying many variant hemoglobins. George worked at the Vancouver General Hospital for 35 years, retiring in 1998. He also served as division head of hematopathology, blood bank and immunology from 1981 to 1998. George was on the Examination Board of the Royal College of Physicians Surgeons and was a council member of the Canadian Medical Association. He was also an original partner in BC Biomedical Laboratories. He was appointed emeritus associate professor of pathology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1997, and served as president of both the BC Association of Laboratory Physicians and the Pacific Northwest Society of Pathologists. After retiring, George’s love of knowledge, teaching and speaking continued with classes and lectures at UBC’s Third Age Partners in Living, where he proudly took advantage of the free parking pass he was given. George not only wrote for 21 medical publications, but also wrote all of his daughter’s high school biology reports.”
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.”