Canadian Medical Association

Burlington, Ont.; University of Toronto, 1986; obstetrics and gynecology; clinical associate professor, McMaster University. Died June 20, 2018, aged 60. Survived by her husband, C. Gus Kandilas. “In 1992 she joined the staff at Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in Burlington, where she became the hospital’s first woman surgeon and the first woman gynecologist in the department. She had been a member of the Medical Advisory Committee and the Board of Governors at Joseph Brant, and in 2002 she served as president of the Medical Staff. Until recently, she had also been chief of obstetrics and gynecology. A week before her death, the Hamilton Academy of Medicine recognized Stella’s 25 years of membership in good standing.”