Canadian Medical Association

North York, Ont.; University of Western Ontario, 1988; internal medicine, cardiology; PhD. Died May 30, 2018 aged 53. Survived by his wife Jane and a son. “Jack was a leading international cardiovascular epidemiologic researcher, who received numerous awards and much recognition for his work. The cardiovascular health services research world will greatly miss one of its superstars. He was a mentor, supervisor, friend and colleague to many, and his passing will also be deeply felt at his work home, the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He has been described as an ‘absolute giant in the field of cardiovascular medicine,’ ‘an amazing researcher,’ ‘an outstanding leader’ and ‘a legend that contributed so much to Canadian Science.’ More importantly, friends and colleagues described him as an outstanding individual, and ‘the most generous, kind man.’ Jack was taken from us way too soon, but not without leaving his mark.” A colleague wrote: “He was truly a Canadian superstar, and he had big dreams for the future. His students will now carry the torch.”