Canadian Medical Association

Millbrook, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1957; former chief, Department of General Practice, Scarborough General Hospital; former chief executive officer, Ontario Medical Association (OMA); former member, Canadian Medical Association Board of Directors. Died Jan. 1, 2018, aged 84. Survived by his wife Jeanne, 4 children and 11 grandchildren. “Ed’s passion for the politics of health care led him to leave clinical practice in 1976 to take a full-time staff position at the OMA, first as director of medical services and, 4 years later, as CEO. As CEO, Ed transformed the OMA into a responsive, effective political organization. He earned the respect of all 3 political parties and governments at the provincial and federal level in what was often a turbulent climate for the profession.”