In memoriam (January 2023)
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David F. Hardwick, MD, FRCPC, died on May 15, 2021, in Vancouver, B.C., at age 87. Dr. Hardwick was certified by the Royal College in General Pathology in 1965. With a love for teaching, he held many roles at the University of British Columbia, including head of the Department of Pathology, and both associate dean, research and planning, and special advisor of planning, in the Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hardwick was also involved in the development of the BC Children’s Hospital and served as its first chief of medical staff. Read more about Dr. Hardwick.
Bernard Stanley Jackson, MBChB, FRCSC, died on December 25, 2022, in Hamilton, Ont., at age 74. Dr. Jackson was certified by the Royal College in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery in 1979. He volunteered for several years with the Royal College and he received his medical degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1972. Dr. Jackson is remembered as a brilliant surgeon and a caring physician. Read more about Dr. Jackson.
Bryan Vincent Smith, MD, FRCPC, died on December 10, 2022, in Kanata, Ont., at age 70. Dr. Smith was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1989. Over the course of his career, he provided three years of medical service to the Canadian Armed Forces and then practised as an internist at the Queensway Carleton Hospital, the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, and in private practice. Read more about Dr. Smith.
Gordon Bruce Thompson, MD/CM, FRCSC, died on September 24, 2022, in Parksville, B.C., at age 97. Dr. Thompson was certified by the Royal College in Neurosurgery in 1959. He joined the neurosurgical staff at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Vancouver General Hospital where he served as head for 24 years. Dr. Thompson established the first neurosurgical training program at UBC in 1966. A dedicated Royal College volunteer, he excelled in complex spinal degenerative diseases and in the field of epilepsy surgery. Read more about Dr. Thompson.
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