In memoriam (August & September 2020)

August 11, 2020 | Author : Royal College Staff
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Maxwell Howard Schultz, MD/CM, FRCPC, died on February 16, 2020, in South Delta, B.C., at age 96. Dr. Schultz was certified by the Royal College in Anesthesiology in 1955. He was among the first doctors to train in anesthesia at Vancouver General Hospital. Read more about Dr. Schultz.

Robert Bendavid, MD, FRCSC, died on September 30, 2019, in Toronto, Ont., at age 79. Dr. Bendavid was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 2014. Founding member and past president of the American Hernia Society and co-founder of the Canadian Hernia Society, Dr. Bendavid was a renowned hernia surgeon, researcher and author of books on hernia surgery. Read more about Dr. Bendavid.

Vincent Hamilton Alberga, MD, FRCSC, died on February 27, 2020, in Mississauga, Ont., at age 93. Dr. Alberga was certified by the Royal College in Ophthalmology in 1969. He graduated from the University of Toronto with his medical degree in 1958. Read more about Dr. Alberga.

Clifford B. Henderson, MD, FRCPC, died on February 24, 2020, in Kelowna, B.C., at age 93. Dr. Henderson was certified by the Royal College in Pediatrics in 1961. He is remembered as the first pediatrician in the Okanagan Valley and for his contributions to medical education. In recognition of these contributions, the University of British Columbia (Okanagan) medical school library at the Kelowna General Hospital was named after him in 2010. Read more about Dr. Henderson.

David Wallace Ingram, MBChB, FRCPC, died on March 6, 2020, in St. John’s, N.L., at age 93. Dr. Ingram was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1961. For a decade, Dr. Ingram served on the Royal College’s Internal Medicine Examination Board. Read more about Dr. Ingram.

Jean Dumas, MD, FRCSC, died on March 28, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 92. Dr. Dumas was certified by the Royal College in Ophthalmology in 1959. He obtained his medical degree from Université Laval in 1955. Read more about Dr. Dumas.

Guy Leduc, MD, FRCPC, died on April 21, 2020, in Longueuil, Que., at age 91. Dr. Leduc was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 1959. He practised for several years at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont after completing his specialty training. Read more about Dr. Leduc.

Edmond Dupre Monaghan, MD, FRCSC, died on April 24, 2020, in Mont-Tremblant, Que., at age 91. Dr. Monaghan was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1963. He pursued his medical career at Royal Victoria Hospital after completing his specialty training in General Surgery at McGill University. Read more about Dr. Monaghan.

Eric Campbell MacLeod, MBChB, FRCPC, died on April 30, 2020 in Sudbury, Ont., at age 90. Dr. MacLeod was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 1965. In addition to being a dedicated mental health advocate, Dr. MacLeod served on the Ontario Consent and Capacity Board for over four decades. Read more about Dr. MacLeod.

Robert Edwin Paulette, MDCM, FRCSC, died on March 21, 2020, in Calgary, Alt., at age 90. Dr. Paulette was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1961. A Sherbrooke native, Dr. Paulette returned to his home town to practise at Sherbrooke Hospital following the completion of his specialty training in New York and Missouri. Read more about Dr. Paulette.

John Winniett Digby, MD, FRCPC, died on January 31, 2020, in Toronto, Ont., at age 89. Dr. Digby was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1959. His medical career included working as a medical officer at a Red Cross camp as well as chief of medicine at both Humber Memorial and Hillcrest hospitals. Read more about Dr. Digby.

Jean-Guy Bonnier, MD, FRCPC, died on February 26, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 88. Dr. Bonnier was certified by the Royal College in Public Health and Preventive Medicine in 1978. In addition to serving on the Royal College Examination Board, Dr. Bonnier co-founded Hôpital Général de Lasalle and taught at Université de Montréal. Read more about Dr. Bonnier.

Andrew Hreno, MD/CM, FRCSC, died on April 28, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 85. Dr. Hreno was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1965. He obtained his medical degree from Queen’s University and practised as a general surgeon at the Montreal General Hospital. Read more about Dr. Hreno.

James H. Arnott, MD, FRCPC, died on May 16, 2020, in Newmarket, Ont., at age 84. Dr. Arnott was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1966. Described as an accomplished and devoted physician, Dr. Arnott practised at Centenary Hospital in Scarborough for 47 years. Read more about Dr. Arnott.

Clermont Fradette, MD, FRCSC, died on March 22, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 80. Dr. Fradette was certified by the Royal College in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in 1971. He worked in several hospitals including CHU Sainte-Justine, Hôpital Bellechasse and Hôpital Santa Cabrini. Read more about Dr. Fradette.

Albert Plante, MD, FRCPC, died on May 29, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 79. Dr. Plante was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 1970. In addition to being a medical educator, Dr. Plante worked as a child psychiatrist at CHU Sainte-Justine for 25 years and Hôpital Rivière-des-Prairies for 15 years. Read more about Dr. Plante.

Philippe G. Sahab, MD, FRCPC, died on January 28, 2020, in Kirkland, Que., at age 76. Dr. Sahab was certified by the Royal College in Anesthesiology in 1981. He graduated from St. Joseph’s University with his medical degree in 1971. Read more about Dr. Sahab.

Satyavardhana R. Yerubandi, MBBS, FRCSC, died on March 30, 2020, in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 73. Dr. Yerubandi was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1982. Dr. Yerubandi practised in Huntsville, Alabama, for over 30 years. Read more about Dr. Yerubandi.

Mate Poljicak, MD, FRCSC, died on March 14, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 72. Dr. Poljicak was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1979. For almost four decades, Dr. Poljicak practised in his specialty at Hôpital Notre-Dame. Read more about Dr. Poljicak.

Samuel Rueben Devlin, MD, FRCSC, died on June 8, 2020, in Toronto, Ont., at age 71. Dr. Devlin was certified by the Royal College in Orthopedic Surgery in 1981. Past president and chief executive officer of Humber River Hospital, Dr. Devlin was, until his death, the special advisor and chair of the Premier’s Council on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine in Ontario. Read more about Dr. Devlin.

Douglas Forsyth Marr, MBChB, FRCPC, died on May 31, 2020, in Sudbury, Ont., at age 67. Dr. Marr was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 1987. He is remembered as a strong advocate for mental health. Read more about Dr. Marr.

Christine Hope Nesdoly, MD, FRCPC, died on May 2, 2020, in Erin, Ont., at age 64. Dr. Nesdoly was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1986 and Geriatric Medicine in 1995. She pursued her medical career and practised as a geriatric physician in different cities across the country. Read more about Dr. Nesdoly.

Abu Azhar Syed, MBBS, FRCPC, died on April 4, 2020 in Lindsay, Ont., at age 64. Dr. Syed was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1987 and Respirology in 1998. Dr. Syed will be remembered as a dedicated respirologist. Read more about Dr. Syed.

Magdalena Dorothea M. Nestel, MBChB, FRCPC, died on May 13, 2020, in Bridgewater, N. S., at age 61. Dr. Nestel was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1995. She worked as an internist at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater for 21 years. Read more about Dr. Nestel.

Douglas Bocking, MD, FRCPC, died on May 9, 2020, in London, Ont., at age 99. Dr. Bocking was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1948. Dr. Bocking obtained his medical degree from Western University where he later became the dean of its Faculty of Medicine, followed by vice-president and vice-provost, Health Sciences. Read more about Dr. Bocking.

Lyne Tellier, MD, FRCSC, died on April 5, 2020, in Levis, Que., at age 56. Dr. Tellier was certified by the Royal College in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1996. She worked at Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis and served as a Royal College’s Competence by Design observer. Read more about Dr. Tellier.

John A. C. Murdoch, MD, FRCPC, died on May 5, 2020, in Kingston, Ont., at age 53. Dr. Murdoch was certified by the Royal College in Anesthesiology in 2008. He was an assistant professor in the department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Queen’s University. Read more about Dr. Murdoch.

James Howe Chin, MD, FRCPC, died on September 7, 2019, in Edmonton, Alta., at age 42. Dr. Chin was certified by the Royal College in Anesthesiology in 2012. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Alberta in 2007. Read more about Dr. Chin.

Arthur Albert Pagé, MD, FRCSC, died on April 29, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 90. Dr. Pagé was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1959. He dedicated more than 30 years of his career working at Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur de Montréal where he founded the vascular surgery department. Read more about Dr. Pagé.


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Robert Mcmurtry | September 9, 2020
So sad to hear of Dr. Bocking’s passing in this post. He did live an extraordinary life, long, productive and full of contributions to us all. He will always be very fondly remembered. Bob McMurtry CM, MD, FRCSC, FACS Former dean of medicine and medicine and dentistry University of Western Ontario