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Halifax; Dalhousie University, 1958; diagnostic radiology; past president, Canadian Association of Radiologists (CAR); past board chair and past president, Radiological Society of North America (RSNA); honorary member, Canadian Medical Association; awarded Gold Medal by CAR and RSNA; professor emeritus, Dalhousie University. Died Feb. 15, 2020, aged 87. Survived by 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “He was a very committed and compassionate general practitioner for 8 years before completing his residency in diagnostic radiology in 1970. In 1972, he completed a fellowship in cardiovascular radiology through Harvard University, where he was later recognized as Honorary Alumnus of the Year through the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. After 10 years spent working as a radiologist at the Victoria General Hospital in Halifax, he became head of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, and served as professor and department chair until his retirement in 1998.”
Montréal; Dalhousie University, 1948; internal medicine. Died Feb. 14, 2020, aged 96. Survived by his wife, Evelyne Bartfeld, and 2 stepchildren. “Born in Minsk, Belarus, he moved to Corner Brook, NL, with his family, and that's where he spent his formative years. After completing his studies at McGill and Dalhousie universities, he eventually settled in Montréal, where he practised medicine well into his 80s.”
Victoria; University of Newcastle upon Tyne (England), 1952; physical medicine and rehabilitation. Died Feb. 12, 2020, aged 90. “He was a dedicated physician who loved his vocation and always went the ‘extra mile’ for his patients. His career spanned over 60 years and 2 continents. Highlights included being the team doctor for the 1966 World Cup-winning English football team, helping to establish the original protocols for doping in sport, and serving on the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and Olympic medical committees. He was a founding board member of both the international and North American arthroscopy associations. He treated the English water ski team, Wimbledon tennis players, visiting international cricket teams and Ryder Cup golfers. He was involved with international boxing, the Royal Ballet and Pinewood film studios. He also worked with the Hamilton Tiger Cats and many other professional athletes, both in England and Canada. He was truly a pioneer in the world of sports medicine.”
Thunder Bay, Ont.; University of Münster (West Germany), 1960; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Feb. 12, 2020, aged 84. Survived by his wife Verlie, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. “After medical school in Germany and specialty training in the US and Canada, the family moved to Thunder Bay in 1968. There, Heiko joined the Port Arthur Clinic and spent the next 52 years caring for patients in and around Thunder Bay. He practised out of the Port Arthur General Hospital and St. Joseph’s General Hospital, where he was chief of obstetrics and gynecology for several years. Over his career, Heiko delivered thousands of babies, including numerous New Year’s babies and a set of triplets. He practised obstetrics for so long that he delivered many grandchildren of his original patients. In 2018, Heiko was recognized by the Ontario Medical Association for over 50 years of outstanding service. Heiko lived for his work, dedicating his life to his practice and his patients. He always said that he never wanted to retire, and he remained steadfast in his resolve, as he never did.”
Vancouver; University of Cape Town (South Africa), 1979; psychiatry. Died Feb. 11, 2020, aged 63.
North York, Ont.; University College of Cork (Ireland), 1950; diagnostic radiology. Died Feb. 11, 2020, aged 93. Survived by his wife Janet, 5 children, 19 grandchildren and his great-grandchildren. “In 1967 Dr. Shea became the first chief of radiology in the newly founded Centenary Health Centre in Scarborough, Ont., providing radiological care to residents across the eastern half of the Greater Toronto Area for 29 years and playing a leading role in the advancement of care throughout the hospital by serving as the chair of its Medical Advisory Board and Credentials Committee. Dr. Shea was a central figure in the advancement of ground-breaking diagnostic tools in Canada, such as early adoption of ultrasound technology and pioneering imaging techniques.”
Sherbrooke, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1957; pediatrics. Died Feb. 11, 2020, aged 88. Survived by his wife, Nicole Hudon, 5 children and 9 grandchildren.
West Vancouver; McGill University, 1960; general practice. Died Feb. 10, 2020, aged 86. Survived by his wife Mary, 3 children and 4 grandchildren. “After medical school [he] settled in West Vancouver to start his practice. He spent many weekends skiing with friends and family at Whistler, BC, where he was a volunteer doctor for 25 years.”
Thunder Bay, Ont.; University of London (England), 1963; general practice. Died Feb. 9, 2020, aged 83. Survived by his wife, Nisha. “After immigrating to Canada his medical career took him to Ottawa, Churchill, Man., Rankin Inlet, NWT, Geraldton, Ont., and Manitouwadge, Ont. Affectionately known as ‘Dr. Bill,’ he loved the people he served in these under-serviced communities.”
Westmount, Que.; McGill University, 1953; internal medicine, hematology. Died Feb. 9, 2020, aged 92. Survived by his wife Lois, 3 children and 5 grandchildren. “He was head of the Division of Hematology at the Montreal General Hospital for many years, and was committed to his patients and advancing his field.”
Sydenham, Ont.; University of Leiden (The Netherlands), 1955; psychiatry. Died Feb. 8, 2020, aged 93. Survived by his wife Claudine, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “[After training in Holland] he left for Canada to do residencies at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and the Ottawa Civic Hospital, marrying Dr. Claudine Rodenburg, also a psychiatrist. He eventually moved to the Kingston Psychiatric Hospital in Ontario, where he played an integral role in developing the psychogeriatric unit. He was a pioneer in care for the elderly locally, provincially and nationally, and was an influential teacher and mentor to many medical students and residents at Queen’s University.”
Fort Langley, BC; Dalhousie University, 1975; family medicine. Died Feb. 8, 2020, aged 70. Survived by his wife Melanie and 2 sons. “In 1979 Mark was offered a temporary locum position at the Fort Family Practice in Fort Langley. He came as a young, adventuresome and enthusiastic doctor, and within a short time was invited to join the practice permanently. It was a perfect fit for him. While managing his practice Mark also worked in the Emergency Department at Langley Memorial Hospital and helped establish its Department of Family Practice. His patients knew him to be straightforward and thorough, but above all they knew he cared for them on a personal level — they were his friends. Mark remained a committed and dedicated full-practice family doctor in Fort Langley for 40 years until his illness forced him to retire in 2019.”
New Westminster, BC; University of Alberta, 1952; general practice. Died Feb. 5, 2020, aged 95. “As a dedicated doctor, he spent his medical career in North Vancouver, working out of Lions Gate Hospital until his retirement in the early 1990s.”
Oshawa, Ont.; Cambridge University (England), 1952; diagnostic radiology. Died Feb. 5, 2020, aged 92.
Drummondville, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1950; internal medicine. Died Feb. 2, 2020, aged 97. Survived by a son and 2 grandchildren. “He was very devoted to his profession, and worked with Drummondville residents for more than 35 years.”
Toronto; University of Toronto, 1954; internal medicine, rheumatology. Died Jan. 31, 2020, aged 89. Survived by his wife Donna, 4 children and 12 grandchildren. “After medical school John spent 6 months as the medical officer at a Red Cross camp for Hungarian refugees in Austria, and then took a year of further studies in rheumatology in England. John began private practice at the Medical Arts Building and St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, then became chief of medicine at Humber Memorial and Hillcrest hospitals. Later, he had a medical/legal practice until retiring at age 84. John was moved by the fortitude of his rheumatism patients over his half-century career, and he contributed to new treatments that helped relieve their suffering. Patients said that John had a healing touch, undoubtedly passed down from the 3 generations of Digby physicians who preceded him.”
Ladysmith, BC; McGill University, 1965; internal medicine. Died Jan. 30, 2020, aged 80.
Pointe-Claire, Que.; University of St. Joseph (Lebanon), 1970; anesthesiology. Died Jan. 28, 2020, aged 76.
Burlington, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1966; family medicine. Died Jan. 24, 2020, aged 77. Survived by his wife Johanne, 4 children and 6 grandchildren. “He was a proud Western medical school grad, and served as chief of staff at the Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington. He also served as coroner for 10 years. He was a family physician who was devoted to his patients for 40 years. From life to death, through good times and sad, he truly cared for the many families in his Burlington practice.”
Port Alberni, BC; University of Otago (New Zealand), 1944; general practice. Died Jan. 24, 2020, aged 98. Survived by 4 children and 6 grandchildren. “In 1946 Douglas volunteered for the Friends Ambulance Unit (sponsored by the Friends Service Committee) and travelled to China to offer his service as a physician. He spent 4 years there, serving various hospitals and remote villages while the conflicts of the Chinese Communist Revolution took place. . . . [The family] eventually settled in Port Alberni, where Douglas became a general practitioner and enthusiastic member of the Alberni Valley Outdoor Club. He enjoyed living in Port Alberni and was very committed to the community. Douglas will be remembered for his daily porridge, his unfailing ability to make lunch out of a drawer of old vegetables, for his constant kindness, and for the quiet wisdom of his presence.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1964; urology. Died Jan. 23, 2020, aged 80. Survived by his wife Lindsay, 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “Shaun worked as a urologist at the Misericordia Hospital, a role in which he took great pride. He also completed surgical rotations in Yellowknife throughout his career, building a relationship and love for the community there.”
Ottawa; University of Toronto, 1949; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Jan. 22, 2020, aged 93. Survived by 3 children and 8 grandchildren. “Besides running a thriving practice, Emily trained numerous residents and served on the council of the Canadian Medical Protective Association. She married cardiologist Frank Berkman [since deceased] in 1958. With 3 children born in 4 years, she skillfully juggled work and family life, in part by having her medical practice in her home and by delivering babies at the Civic Hospital, which was across the street from her home/practice. [After retiring in 1988] she helped found and was volunteer medical director at the Hospice of All Saints (Hospice Ottawa) and served on the provincial palliative care association.”
Oyama, BC; University of Western Ontario, 1965; anesthesiology. Died Jan. 21, 2020, aged 85. Survived by his wife, Gabriele Jackel, 2 children, 2 stepchildren, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “As a young immigrant in Canada, Hans recalled his mother’s words that ‘education will save your life’ when home and country are gone, and took night classes while working to support his family. He became a medical doctor, practising anesthesia and psychotherapy. Hans’ passion for lifelong learning was powerfully evidenced when he became a student once more and, at age 82, achieved his dream of attaining a BA.”
Kelowna, BC; University of Western Ontario, 1965; family medicine, anesthesia. Died of cancer Jan. 21, 2020, aged 85. Survived by 2 children and his partner, Ela Jackel. “In 1955 the family, sponsored by the Mennonite Church, immigrated to Canada from Germany and settled on a farm in Virgil, Ont. To support his family, Hans worked as a newspaper truck driver and then as a tool and die maker with General Motors. During this time he took courses at night to learn English, and his hard work saw him enter medical school. He became a family doctor, and then specialized in anesthesia, and practised in various towns in BC. In 1994, Hans returned to Toronto and began practising psychotherapy. He retired in 2005. As a young immigrant, his career was shaped by his mother’s words that ‘education will save your life.’ His passion for lifelong learning was evidenced when he became a student once more and, at age 82, achieved his dream of attaining a BA.”
Outremont, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1954; pediatrics. Died Jan. 21, 2020, aged 90. Survived by 4 sons and 9 grandchildren. “A retired professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the Faculty of Medicine at the Université de Montréal, he worked throughout his career in the neonatology unit at l’hôpital Sainte-Justine.”
Toronto; Dalhousie University, 1951; nuclear medicine. Died Jan. 20, 2020, aged 90. Survived by his wife Ruth, 2 children and 5 grandchildren. “He practised and did research in endocrinology and metabolism for over 20 years before retraining in nuclear medicine. In 1970 he and the family moved to Toronto, where he became the founding chief of medicine and nuclear medicine at the Etobicoke General Hospital and led a very successful lab for over 30 years. In 2010, the lab was renamed in his honour as the Dr. Douglas Wilansky Nuclear Medicine Service.”
Montréal; Cairo University (Egypt), 1961; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Jan. 19, 2020, aged 82. Survived by his wife, Samia Haddad, 3 children and 6 grandchildren. “Nagy moved to Lebanon in 1965 and worked as the medical director for the Middle East and Africa at Squibb Pharmaceuticals. In 1969 he moved his family to safety in Canada, and to pursue his dream of service as a practising physician. Nagy continued working at Squibb Canada while completing a fellowship in obstetrics and gynecology at McGill University. He started his private practice in Westmount, Que., in 1973, where he continued caring for his patients until his retirement in June 2018. As an associate professor of medicine, he was a long-standing and respected member of the McGill medical community, performing thousands of deliveries and countless ultrasounds and surgeries at the Royal Victoria and Queen Elizabeth hospitals. Bringing babies into the world was his greatest joy and accomplishment.”
Winnipeg; University of Manitoba, 1952; neurosurgery. Died Jan. 18, 2020, aged 91. Survived by his wife Bess, 4 children, 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “A surgeon and researcher for 4 decades, Norman touched the lives of thousands of Manitobans. The youngest in his class, Norman graduated from medical school with honours, and subsequent award-winning research in blood chemistry led to an MSc in medicine and physiology. Norman entered a neurosurgical residency at the Mayo Clinic, and in 1958 returned to Winnipeg to practise. Beyond his clinical work, Norman helped create a neurosurgical centre of excellence in the city. He considered his most important contribution to academic neurosurgery to be fostering integration of neurosurgery with other neurosciences, which led to ground-breaking new procedures and facilities. As head of neurosurgery at the Health Science Centre and St. Boniface Hospital, he brought the first CAT scan machine to Winnipeg. In 1994, Norman was invited to senior membership in the Society of Neurological Surgeons, the oldest neurosurgical professional society in the world. In later years, he led a national program for a neglected group of patients — the permanently brain injured. In retirement he continued to lecture at the University of Manitoba.” The Calgary Sun reported: “Norm Hill was on the receiving end of one of the most famous plays in Grey Cup history in 1948, one that resulted in the first touchdown of that game between the Stamps and the Ottawa Rough Riders. It happened when Stamps QB Keith Spaith completed a pass to Woody Strode on one side of the field, and Hill immediate flopped on the ground at the opposite side of the field. The Rough Riders didn’t even realize he was there and didn’t have time to react when the next play started, and Hill rose to his feet. With Hill left uncovered, Spaith delivered the ball right into his hands for the touchdown.”
Montréal; Semmelweis University (Hungary), 1950; anesthesiology. Died because of viral pneumonia Jan. 18, 2020, aged 95. Survived by a daughter and 3 grandchildren. “In the dangerous conditions of 1956, Lea and her husband Paul (since deceased) fled to Austria and obtained refugee status in Canada. They started their new lives in Montréal with very little, but Lea was soon working as a resident in pediatrics at Sainte-Justine Hospital. She later switched to specialize in anesthesiology, and worked at Hôpital Jean-Talon for 35 years, from 1962 until she retired in 1997. Lea loved her time spent with friends and family, but she was happiest and most in her element while she was at work. She thrived on the bustle of the operating room and the camaraderie of her colleagues. She enjoyed her patients and their families, who were almost exclusively also immigrants. Part of her job was to reassure and inform patients before their operations, and it was there that her skill as a doctor shined. Throughout her career, Lea held firm in both her decision to become an anesthesiologist and her belief in the fairness of the Québec health care system in which she worked.”
Edmonton; University of Alberta, 1957; pediatrics. Died Jan. 17, 2020, aged 87. Survived by 4 children and 3 grandchildren. “He practised in Edmonton for many years and was loved by children and older patients alike.”
Edmonton; University of Leeds (England), 1944; Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), WW II; therapeutic radiology. Died Jan. 16, 2020, aged 97. Survived by 3 children and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “In 1970, Jim took up his positions as director of the Department of Radiotherapy at the Cross Cancer Institute and as professor of radiotherapy and oncology at the University of Alberta medical school. In 1986, he retired from a position as executive director of the Alberta Cancer Board, where he oversaw the establishment of the Alberta Cancer Foundation in 1984. Jim looked back on the years, during which the Cross grew to become a comprehensive treatment, research and teaching institution, with pride and satisfaction. His earlier career in the UK included 2 years with the RAMC, where he served in Greece and Egypt and rose to the rank of captain in the 4th Norfolk Battalion. Prior to coming to Canada he lived and worked in Edinburgh, where he was consultant radiotherapist at the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.”
St. Albert, Alta.; University of Alberta, 1961; general practice. Died Jan. 15, 2020, aged 81. Survived by his wife Peggy, 4 children and 7 grandchildren. “Fin was a talented medical doctor who was known for his great sense of humour and kind heart. He practised in Red Deer, Edmonton and Wetaskiwin before founding the Grandin Medical Clinics in St. Albert and Morinville in 1966 with his long-time friend and partner, Dr. Ed Gramlich.”
Long Sault, Ont.; University of Ottawa, 1968; orthopedic surgery. Died Jan. 15, 2020, aged 76. Survived by his wife Reine, 5 children, 1 stepchild and 15 grandchildren. “He started his career as an orthopedic surgeon in Ottawa and Gatineau, Que., and retired from the medical profession after serving for 21 years as the medical officer of health for the Eastern Ontario Health Unit in Cornwall.”
North York, Ont.; Witwatersrand University (South Africa), 1974; ophthalmology. Died Jan. 15, 2020, aged 68.
St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.; Université Laval, 1959; otolaryngology. Died Jan. 13, 2020, aged 87. Survived by his wife, Claire Bolduc, 3 children and 4 grandchildren.
London, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1964; pediatrics, neonatology. Died Jan. 13, 2020, aged 80. Survived by his wife Lillian, 2 children and 1 grandchild. “Over the 55 years of his medical career he served in Montréal, Halifax, London, St. John’s, Regina and Stratford as a specialist in neonatology, and later in private practice. He was actively involved with the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists.”
Repentigny, Que.; Université de Montréal, 1982; urology. Died Jan. 12, 2020, aged 61. Survived by 2 children.
Canmore, Alta.; University of British Columbia (UBC), 2014; family medicine. Died Jan. 11, 2020, aged 34, of injuries sustained in an avalanche in Banff National Park, Alberta. Survived by her husband, Adam Campbell. “Following her undergraduate years, Laura volunteered in South and Central America. She returned to Vancouver in 2010 to begin studies in the MD program at UBC. During medical school, Laura quickly fell in love with rural medicine and travelled across BC to provide essential care to rural communities. Laura additionally travelled to South Africa, where she volunteered her care in the impoverished townships of Soweto. After medical school, she was accepted into the prestigious residency program in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, University of Calgary. Moving closer to the Rockies reawakened Laura’s deep love of the mountains. She quickly became a skilled ultramarathon runner, mountaineer and backcountry skier. During her residency, Laura continued to volunteer in rural communities in Canada and abroad, including an extended stay in a remote village in Guatemala. Two years into her anesthesiology residency, and after a difficult period of soul searching, Laura decided to switch her practice to family medicine, believing that this was the best way she could have a lasting impact on her patients’ lives. Laura finished her residency in 2017, and moved with Adam to Canmore to start her family medicine practice. Laura loved being a ‘family doc’ in a small town. She treated her patients with compassion and skill and, although her career was brief, it was widely and deeply felt.”
Grande Prairie, Alta.; Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), 1976; family medicine. Died Jan. 10, 2020, aged 68.
Saskatoon; University of Saskatchewan, 1958; general practice. Died Jan. 9, 2020, aged 86. Survived by his wife Heather, 3 children, 2 stepchildren and 5 grandchildren. “He was a highly respected doctor — ‘Dr. Ed,’ as his patients so lovingly called him.”
North York, Ont.; Agra University (India), 1959; internal medicine. Died Jan. 8, 2020, aged 89. Survived by his wife Vimla, 3 children and 3 grandchildren. “His life took him from the farming village he grew up in, where his father was the village schoolteacher, to a medical career in India and Canada. He overcame many obstacles and met many challenges along the way. He came to Canada to pursue further medical study in 1967, and the rest of the family joined him 2 years later. What was meant to be a temporary period of study in Canada then became a permanent residence. During his career he practised both at the Ontario Chest Clinic and in private practice.”
St. John’s; University of Cape Town (South Africa), 1972; orthopedic surgery. Died Jan. 8, 2020, aged 71. Survived by 3 children and his companion, Karen Stewart-Williams. “His life was dedicated to helping and healing his patients, touching lives in his home country of South Africa, in the UK and, for 37 years, as an orthopedic surgeon at the Janeway Children’s Hospital in St. John’s.”
Edmonton; graduated from medical school in Iran, 1989; obstetrics and gynecology. Died Jan. 8, 2020, aged 56, when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran, Iran. Survived by her husband. The Edmonton Journal reported: “More than 200 people paid their respects as they grappled with the deep loss to their community of Dr. Shekoufeh Choupannejad and her daughters Sara Saadat, 23, and Saba Saadat, 21, in Wednesday’s air crash in Iran. Choupannejad was an obstetrician and gynecologist at the Northgate Centre Medical Clinic in Edmonton and was always one of the first people to help in fundraising initiatives for the community. Close friend Shayesteh Majdnia, organizer of the vigil, said she would reach out to Choupannejad whenever she needed assistance in organizing initiatives for the Iranian community, such as raising funds to build schools in Iran after severe flooding in the spring of 2019. ‘Her heart, we are missing. We lost a big person, a big person in her heart,’ Majdnia said.” The Northgate Centre Medical Clinic stated: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our dearest physicians and her 2 daughters in a tragic plane crash on Jan. 8. She will be truly missed.” Global News reported: “Friends and family said that Dr. Choupannejad often helped new Iranian-Canadians in the city find health care options.”
Toronto; University of Toronto (U of T), Class of 2026; student, MD/PhD program. Died at age 23 on Jan. 8, 2020, when Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 was shot down near Tehran, Iran. U of T Medicine reported: “An MD/PhD student at the Faculty of Medicine, Asadi-Lari was in the second year of the 8-year program. After visiting family in Iran, he was travelling back to Toronto aboard Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 when it crashed. Also with him was his sister, Zevnab Asadi-Lari, who was a student at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Among his many accomplishments was helping to found the Canadian Association for Physician Innovators and Entrepreneurs (CAPIE). Reflecting on Asadi-Lari’s legacy, Dr. Alexandra Greenhill, board chair of CAPIE, said ‘his incredible mind, heart and energy will be missed. Being a truly gifted forward-thinker and systems-thinker, we know he would want us to focus on the future, on innovating and on contributing, so let’s remember him for all the can-do and must-do attitude he brought into the world.’ ” Dr. Patricia Houston, vice-dean of the MD program at the U of T, added: “Mohammad Asadi-Lari was a remarkable young man who touched many in his short life. He always gave much more than he ever expected in return. It is a great loss for all of us and for his family, who have lost 2 of their children.”
West Vancouver; University of Alberta, 1956; dermatology. Died Jan. 6, 2020, aged 87.
Vancouver; University of British Columbia (UBC), 1963; pediatrics; professor emeritus, UBC. Died Jan. 6, 2020, aged 82. Survived by 2 daughters. “After obtaining degrees in chemistry (where his work as a summer researcher contributed to the discovery of calcitonin) and medicine from UBC, George began his medical career working in England and Switzerland with Professor Charlotte Anderson. This began a lifelong career working with children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and celiac disease, focusing on both research and patient care. George would eventually become director of the Biochemical Diseases Service at the BC Children’s Hospital, a position he found immensely rewarding as it meant working with a dedicated team of doctors, nurses, dietitians, physiotherapists and other specialized professionals whose contributions he truly valued. Their work improved the lives of their patients and their families, which was of utmost importance to him. His leadership led to many new initiatives. These included the creation of adult clinics for CF and celiac patients after he realized that these patients were now surviving into adulthood. He was also behind the formation of a Special Products Distribution Centre and the Lactation Support Service and Milk Bank, both of which helped patients obtain the special nutrition products that they needed. George contributed to improving the lives of children beyond his home province through his research and his involvement in national and international health organizations. He was a dedicated and compassionate doctor.”
Surrey, BC; Delhi University (India), 1982; family medicine. Died Jan. 6, 2020, aged 60.
Ottawa; University of Madrid (Spain), 1952; anesthesiology. Died Jan. 5, 2020, aged 93. Survived by his wife Nicole, 4 children, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. “Carlos moved to Ottawa from Madrid to complete his medical studies, and was certified in anesthesiology in 1966 by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Carlos devoted his life to his profession and his patients. He gave 25 years of service to the Riverside Hospital in Ottawa, commencing in 1967 when the Riverside first opened its doors.”
Kingston, Ont.; Queen’s University, 1958; pediatrics; professor emeritus, Queen’s University. Died Jan. 4, 2020, aged 86. Survived by his wife Katherine, 4 children and 5 grandchildren. “At Queen’s University he was a member of the Golden Gaels football team, and played for 2 intercollegiate championship teams. After medical school he began a pediatric residency at Montreal Children’s Hospital, and after further training joined the Department of Pediatrics at Queen’s University in 1969, with developmental pediatrics being the focus of his career. He served as head of pediatrics at Queen’s from 1989 to 1997.”