Canadian Medical Association

Vancouver; University of Edinburgh (Scotland), 1959; general surgery. Died Sept. 22, 2017, aged 82. “After graduating in Scotland, Pat interned in Montréal before moving to Vancouver and accomplishing her goal of becoming a surgeon, gravitating towards breast cancer and melanoma surgery. Of note, Pat became the first female surgical resident in Vancouver and the fourth female to be certified in general surgery in Canada. Pat also taught medical students and surgical residents throughout her career, and served on the BC Medical Journal Editorial Board for 27 years. After arthritis in her hands forced Pat from active surgery, she became a deputy registrar at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of BC.”