Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of Toronto, 1943; ophthalmology. Died Aug. 27, 2021, aged 101. Survived by his wife Bea, 3 children, 3 stepchildren, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. “Lou’s was an immigrant’s story. He came to Canada as a toddler with his mother Lily in order to join his father, Morris, who had arrived earlier from a shtetl in Poland. He and his brother Earl, with whom he shared a close lifelong friendship, grew up in downtown Jewish Toronto, helping their parents in the family grocery store. He graduated medical school in 1943, making good on his parents’ desire to see him succeed in their adopted country. Following training abroad, Lou established a successful practice and impactful career as chief of ophthalmology at the Doctors Hospital in Toronto, where he took great satisfaction from serving the hospital’s diverse downtown population.”

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