Canadian Medical Assocation

Kelowna, BC; University of Toronto, 1966; thoracic surgery. Died March 31, 2017, aged 77. Survived by his wife Mary Ellen, 5 daughters and 7 grandchildren. "Bill was a pioneer in his field. He was the first surgeon in Canada to perform a lung transplant and he was the first in the world to use extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a technique now used routinely. His [last] project was studying for a second medical specialty by writing the Royal College's new exam in pain medicine. He was about to become the oldest Canadian ever to write a Royal College fellowship exam."