Canadian Medical Association

Côte Saint-Luc, PQ; University of Saskatchewan, 1963; obstetrics and gynecology. Died June 11, 2021, aged 83. Survived by his wife Selma, 3 children and 10 grandchildren. “Richard was the first doctor in the family, starting his long and illustrious career in 1967. He became an associate professor at McGill University, where he trained hundreds of residents as they passed through the halls of the Jewish General Hospital. His skills, passion and knowledge made him 1 of the most respected obstetrician/gynecologists in Montréal. His calm demeanour, and gentle sense of humour comforted his many patients during their labour and delivery. His medical colleagues greatly appreciated his diagnostic skills and his willingness to assist in complicated situations. He brought tens of thousands of children into the world. When asked how many babies he had delivered, his answer was always: ‘I delivered a village.’ ”

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