Canadian Medical Association

Waterloo, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1979; general surgery. Died Oct. 17, 2019, aged 64. Survived by his wife Ellen, 2 children and a grandchild. “Ron was a lifelong lover of learning, and he graduated from medical school in 1979, having been granted admission after completing only 2 years of undergraduate studies. He went on to specialize in hepatobiliary surgery and to create a thriving general surgery practice in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., for 25 years. To say that Ron had a passion for his surgical practice is an understatement. He relentlessly dedicated his time to compassionately caring for and serving his many patients. Ron always preached, ‘you have to love what you do,’ and the fellow doctors and nurses that surrounded and supported him every day made that an easy mantra to follow.”