Canadian Medical Association

Oyama, BC; University of Western Ontario, 1965; anesthesiology. Died Jan. 21, 2020, aged 85. Survived by his wife, Gabriele Jackel, 2 children, 2 stepchildren, 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. “As a young immigrant in Canada, Hans recalled his mother’s words that ‘education will save your life’ when home and country are gone, and took night classes while working to support his family. He became a medical doctor, practising anesthesia and psychotherapy. Hans’ passion for lifelong learning was powerfully evidenced when he became a student once more and, at age 82, achieved his dream of attaining a BA.”

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