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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.”
Campbellton, NB; University of Skopje (Yugoslavia), 1966; psychiatry. Died March 9, 2021, aged 83. Survived by 2 sons and 5 granddaughters. “After arriving in Canada he worked as a physician at the Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (Orillia, Ont.), the Restigouche (NB) Hospital Centre and the Campbellton Regional Hospital. He also had a large family medicine practice. He was a leader in medical education, organizing numerous meetings with national expert lecturers. He was also one of the originating fathers of soccer in the Campbellton region, where he coached and taught the skills that he acquired during his junior playing days on elite teams in Europe.”
Penticton, BC; University of Alberta, 1957; diagnostic radiology. Died March 8, 2021, aged 88. Survived by 2 children, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. “After medical school he moved his young family to Peace River, Alta., and worked as a family physician. Later he had a career as a radiologist, and made Penticton his home.”
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.”
North Vancouver; University of British Columbia, 1954; otolaryngology. Died Feb. 28, 2021, aged 93. Survived by his wife Margit, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. “Tom spent 4 decades practising as an otolaryngologist in East Vancouver. He also served for many years as chief of staff at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.”
Outremont, PQ; Université de Montréal, 1949; urology. Died Feb. 28, 2021, aged 96. Survived by his wife Denise, 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
London, Ont.; Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), WW II; University of Western Ontario, 1952; family medicine, aviation medicine, occupational medicine, industrial medicine; RCAF (Reserve). Died Feb. 28, 2021, aged 99. Survived by his wife Roz, 2 children, 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. “He served for over 4 years as a pilot with 400 Squadron during WW II, flying many different aircraft, most notably the Supermarine PR Spitfire Mk XI to conduct high-altitude (up to 41 000 feet) reconnaissance missions. A gifted navigator and aviation teacher, he instructed on advanced courses to train new cohorts of aviators for the war effort. After the war he earned his medical degree and was elected the permanent class president of Meds ’52 at Western. He continued to fly during medical school, including working as an executive pilot. His education led to a fulfilling career in medicine, starting in 1953. As a physician, he was a certified member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada, and he was a member of the Ontario Medical Association and Canadian Medical Association. He was also a life member of the London and District Academy of Medicine. He practised medicine for over 55 years, specializing in occupational and industrial medicine, and aerospace medicine. His practice led him to assessing thousands of people over the years for their private, commercial and airline transport licences. Along with his practice in family medicine and his specialties, he was a medical officer for Air Canada and the Canadian National Railway for over 35 years. He also worked as medical director for Northern Telecom and as a medical officer (MO) for Air Ontario. At the start of his medical practice, Charles continued to serve as a pilot in the RCAF (Reserve) in 420 Squadron. During this time, he was on the aerobatic team. He also piloted many military aircraft, including Mustangs, Harvards and T-33 jets. He later transferred to the air force as an MO, and qualified as a flight surgeon, serving as wing MO for 420 Fighter Squadron and 4220 Radar Squadron. In 1957 he was promoted to wing commander and, with over 10 years in uniform, retired from service. He continued to pursue his passion for aviation after his retirement from the RCAF and throughout his medical career, even continuing to fly in his 90s. He held a Ministry of Transport airline transport licence, and logged more than 8000 hours on 35 different aircraft.”
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.”
Toronto; Queen’s University, 1949; general surgery. Died Feb. 22, 2021, aged 96. Survived by his wife Margaret (Peg), 7 children, 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “Bill was the first Queen’s student accepted to the University of Toronto’s surgical training program. Following further training in Bristol, England, he joined the staff of the Department of Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital in 1957. He enjoyed a long career there, and stepped away from performing surgeries in 1994 at age 70. Bill continued to see patients in his office practice until age 88, and attended biweekly surgical meetings and rounds at the University Health Network until he was 96. Bill gave every patient his very best. He carefully explained procedures to them, made post-operative visits 7 days a week, and took phone calls at all hours of the day. Deep appreciation for his skills and care was expressed by his patients. He was also recognized as a thoughtful and common-sense teacher, and received many awards for his training of undergraduate and post-graduate trainees.”
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.”
Lakefield, Ont.; Royal Canadian Naval Reserve; University of Toronto, 1955; general practice; honorary chief medicine man, Curve Lake First Nation, Ont.; senior member, Canadian Medical Association. Died Feb. 21, 2021, aged 94. Survived by his wife Blanche, 4 children, 2 stepchildren, 2 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. “John practised in Lakefield and area for 18 years. He was the last government-appointed physician for the people of Curve Lake First Nation, and prior to John’s final voyage former chief Keith Knott and singers and drummers Mary Taylor and Janet McCue honoured him at his bedside with their words, songs and prayers. We express our respect and gratitude for their presence during his final days. As a surgeon-lieutenant, John served on a number of navy ships, rounding out his medical training while at sea. There’s no doubt that this experience led to his second career as a ship’s doctor for Norwegian Cruise Lines. In 1974 John joined the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario, where he practised at the Victoria Family Medical Centre until he retired as associate professor in 1986. He thoroughly enjoyed mentoring trainees and residents, regaling them with stories of general practice in rural central Ontario. The family is grateful to Dr. Brendan Hughes for his compassionate and professional facilitation of the medical aid in dying (MAiD) process.”
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.
Toronto; University of Warsaw (Poland), 1977; cardiology. Died Feb. 16, 2021, aged 69. Survived by his wife Monika, 1 son and 2 grandchildren. “After completing medical school in Poland, Wlodek received his PhD in cardiovascular physiology and went on to lecture across Europe, winning research and teaching awards from the European Society of Cardiology and the Polish Heart Association. He published extensively, including many peer-reviewed papers and book chapters. In 1988 he and Monika made the difficult decision to uproot their lives in Poland and move to Canada for an invited post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary. Out of dedication and devotion to his family, Wlodek decided to retrain as a physician in Canada, completing his internal medicine residency at the University of Manitoba and then his cardiology residency at the Ottawa Heart Institute. He worked for over 20 years as a cardiologist in Manitoba. There, he attended in the coronary care units at the Health Sciences Centre and St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, where he was known as a devoted teacher. He had clinic practices at the Manitoba Clinic and then the Victoria General Hospital until he retired in 2020.”
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.”
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.”
Rimouski (Qc); Université de Montréal, 2007; médecine familiale. Décédée le 26 octobre 2021 à l’âge de 41 ans. Elle laisse dans le deuil son conjoint, François Gagnon, et 3 enfants. Toronto; Centro Medical College (Philippines), 1962; family medicine. Died Feb. 8, 2021, aged 85. “Dr. Ben was a family physician in Toronto for many years. He has always been an inspiration for truly caring for everyone who entered his life and his office.”
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.”
Mississauga, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1964; family medicine. Died Feb. 5, 2021, aged 82. Survived by his wife, Mary Jane, 2 children and 4 grandchildren. “Jim served as a family physician in the Applewood community and at the Mississauga Hospital (now Trillium Health network) for over 50 years.”
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.”
Guelph, Ont.; Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, WW II; University of Western Ontario (UWO), 1945; public health; past president, Ontario Public Health Association; last surviving member, Class of 1945, UWO. Died Feb. 1, 2021, aged 98. Survived by 2 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Bob served as medical officer of health for Huron County, Perth County and then Wellington-Dufferin County in Ontario. He was a pioneer in public health and preventive medicine, serving communities with care and compassion over many years. The lives and health of thousands of residents of southwestern Ontario were enriched by the dedication of Doc Aldis.”
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.”
Barrie, Ont.; University of Ottawa, 1954; psychiatry. Died Jan. 23, 2021, aged 93. Survived by 3 children, 11 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. “Dad dedicated 35 years to his private practice, and also served as director of the Children’s Mental Health Centre at the Queensway General Hospital in Etobicoke, Ont. Even in his final years, he continued to be an amazing diagnostician.”
Etobicoke, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1952; general surgery. Died Jan. 22, 2021, aged 92.
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.”
Delta, BC; University of Innsbruck (Austria), 1954; psychiatry. Died Jan. 15, 2021, aged 90. Survived by his wife, Dr. Louise Jilek-Aall (died Jan. 5, 2022), and 1 child. “Wolfgang’s degrees include a MD from the University of Innsbruck, an MSc in social psychiatry from McGill University in QC, and an MA in social anthropology from the University of British Columbia (UBC). Wolfgang worked tirelessly with First Nations Mental Health and the Canadian Psychiatric Association. After years of community work as a psychiatrist in the Fraser Valley, Wolfgang moved to Vancouver and became clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UBC. He and his wife conducted ethno-psychiatric investigations in East Africa, Haiti, South America, Thailand, Papua New Guinea and Western Canada. The 1980s and 1990s was the most productive decades of Wolfgang’s career, with intense involvement in the field of comparative cultural psychiatry. He published 3 books and over 100 articles and book chapters in English, French, Spanish and German. He also gave numerous invited lectures at universities and institutes in North America, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific and South America.”
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.”
Gatineau, PQ; Central University of Venezuela, 1953; physical medicine and rehabilitation. Died Jan. 14, 2021, aged 95. Survived by his wife, Aura Marina Barrera, 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. “After medical school he attended the Rehabilitation Institute of Montreal, where he graduated as a specialist in physiatry in 1956. He then returned to Venezuela as one of the first physiatrists on the continent. He became a key player in making the country the first in Latin America to develop medical rehabilitation services on a national scale. He co-founded the National Centre for Rehabilitation Services in 1968, which led to the creation of a network of 17 rehabilitation centres throughout Venezuela.”
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.”
St. Catharines, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1950; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Jan. 13, 2021, aged 94. Survived by his wife Marie, 3 children, 2 stepchildren, 7 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “After finishing his training he returned to Queen’s as professor of medicine in 1954, and practised obstetrics and gynecology and conducted medical research. In 1966 he returned to the Niagara region and established a private practice in St. Catharines. He stopped counting deliveries at 8,000 babies. After retiring from active practice, he served many years as a regional coroner and national hospital accreditor.”
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.”
Waterloo, Ont.; Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 1957; general practice. Died Jan. 12, 2021, aged 87. Survived by his wife Cherry, 3 children and 7 grandchildren. “He was blessed to have made his living and serve his community in a vocation he truly loved. An early stay in hospital had cemented a childhood goal to become a doctor. Alan enjoyed everything about medicine: the intellectual challenge of sleuthing out the diagnosis for an obscure skin condition, teaching others, conferring with colleagues and, especially, interacting with patients from the broadest possible cross-section of society. Alan brought an incredible work ethic, integrity, compassion, attention to detail and conscientiousness to his work. . . . His non-judgemental nature and thoroughness resulted in top-notch care for his patients.”
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.”
Beamsville, Ont.; Karlova University (Czechoslovakia), 1961; physical medicine and rehabilitation. Died Jan. 7, 2021, aged 87. Survived by 2 children, 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
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.”