Canadian Medical Association

Sydney, NS; Dalhousie University, 1955; internal medicine, cardiology. Died Sept. 9, 2018, aged 89. Survived by 2 children and 7 grandchildren. “After his training he moved to Sydney in 1961. He practised internal medicine there for over 40 years at both St. Rita and City of Sydney hospitals, followed by the Cape Breton Regional Hospital and the Veterans Affairs Canada local office. A kind, compassionate and gentle person, his reputation as a well-respected, modest, hard-working physician will live on in the hearts of many. Instrumental in forming the first Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) in Sydney at City of Sydney Hospital, his work in this area was of key interest and he became known as the ‘Heart Guy.’ Dad was involved in the development and creation of the Renal Dialysis Unit, along with the Intensive Care Unit. He was an original founder of Sydney and District Heartbeats, and dedicated many years of volunteer service to this program.” A colleague wrote: “I worked with Dr. Trask in CCU and I can’t say enough about the qualities that made him an excellent physician and cardiologist.”