Canadian Medical Association

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.”