Canadian Medical Association

Toronto; University of Toronto, 1964; orthopedic surgery. Died May 15, 2021, aged 82. Survived by his wife Pamela, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. “John was an esteemed orthopedic surgeon. After medical school he spent almost 5 decades at the William Osler Health System (previously Peel Memorial Hospital) in Brampton, Ont., where he also served as chief of surgery and was an active member of the Pennal Club, a society formed in memory of his father-in-law to share best practices in orthopedics. He also founded and led a world-class back clinic focused on spinal injuries. John was an exceptional surgeon, but more striking was the love and admiration he garnered from everyone he helped. When he retired, the nurses he worked with wrote a ‘salute’ that complimented his warmth, empathy, twinkling eyes and precision.”

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