Canadian Medical Association

Etobicoke, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1953; anesthesiology. Died Dec. 8, 2017, aged 92. Survived by his wife Grace, 4 children and 3 grandchildren. “Tony was born in the Czech Republic and fled to Canada after WW II. He arrived with a strong work ethic and a desire to build a better future, and worked as a farm labourer to pay for his medical education. After graduating he embarked on a long and distinguished career that spanned over 50 years. He worked as an anesthesiologist in Montréal and Pittsburgh before moving to Toronto in 1970. He served as chief of anesthesia at Scarborough Centenary Hospital and then at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, where he practised for 25 years. This was followed by work as a palliative care physician in Etobicoke, Ont., before he finally retired at age 85.”