Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; Université Laval, 1982; obstetrics and gynecology. Died April 9, 2019, aged 60. Survived by her husband Franco and a daughter. “She began her medical career in Vancouver and practised her craft and used her teaching and administrative skills at St Paul’s and Royal Columbian hospitals, the Genesis Fertility Centre, BC Women’s Hospital and, ultimately, as a clinical associate professor and division head of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Vancouver General Hospital. In addition to her skills as a surgeon, she was passionate about patient safety and quality assurance, and she also earned her Canadian Physician Executive Certificate. In lieu of flowers, Nicole wanted everyone to donate blood. She received over 100 units of blood products during her illness (multiple myeloma).” The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UBC commented: “Our department is better for her many contributions, and she will be deeply missed.”