Canadian Medical Association

Ottawa; Queen’s University, 1957; ophthalmology. Died Aug. 30, 2018, aged 86. Survived by his wife Ursula, 5 children, 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “In 1964 Jim began a career at the Ottawa Civic and Ottawa General hospitals as the city’s first neuro-ophthalmologist, with a faculty appointment at the University of Ottawa. He developed national prominence as a master diagnostician and was a highly respected mentor to generations of ophthalmology residents. He was also a pioneer in the emerging field of electroretinography, with a particular clinical interest in retinal degeneration and retinitis pigmentosa. He championed the Ottawa-Hull Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness and developed deep ties with many families and patients across Ontario and western Quebec. He also performed research in expert-systems design with collaborators at the National Research Council, and served on the federal advisory Scientific and Technological Council of Canada.”

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