Canadian Medical Association

Ottawa; University of Ottawa, Class of 2021. Died Dec. 5, 2019, aged 24. Survived by his parents, 2 siblings and his partner, Kelsey Mongrain. “Through hard work and dedication, Ryan excelled at everything that he undertook such as hockey, chess, cross country and track and field. His curious mind led him to a passion for science and an impactful passage as a medical student. He took extreme pride in mentoring students and advocating for concussion and mental health awareness. He was the founder of the Timmins (Ontario) Concussion Awareness Committee and the Side by Side Peer Support Program for medical students. Everyone who knew Ryan would agree that he was a kind, caring and gentle soul. He will be missed by many.” The University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine commented: “Faculty is saddened to report that Ryan has died, leaving a hole in the hearts of all those who knew him. Ryan will be remembered as a caring, positive individual, always smiling and ready to help his fellow students learn.”