In memoriam (June 2022)

June 2, 2022 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Thomas Arthur Ban, MD, FRCPC, died on February 4, 2022, in Toronto, at age 92. Dr. Ban was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 1962. Born in Budapest, he came to Canada due to the 1956 Uprising and became a fellow at the Montreal Neurological Institute. A prolific and skilled researcher, he wrote the first textbook on psychopharmacology. Read more about Dr. Ban.

Sadi Mustafa Bayrakal, MD, FRCPC, died on January 6, 2022, in Vancouver, at age 94. Dr. Baykaral was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 1969. Born in Turkey, he arrived in Canada on July 1, 1958, where he started a job at the Kitchener-Waterloo General Hospital. For over 30 years, he worked in child and adolescent mental health. Read more about Dr. Bayrakal.

Hak Ming Chiu, MBBS, FRCPC, died on February 5, 2022, in Oshawa, Ont., at age 83. Dr. Chiu was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine (1971), Hematology (1973) and Medical Oncology (1987). He is fondly remembered for his hard work, humility, humour, medical expertise and dedication to patients. Read more about Dr. Chiu.

Jean R. de Saint Victor, MD, FRCSC, died on January 18, 2022, in Cowansville, Que., at age 79. Dr. de Saint Victor was certified by the Royal College in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1978. Humble, compassionate and intelligent, he previously worked as chief of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Brome Missisquoi Perkins Hospital.  Read more about Dr. de Saint Victor.

Donald (Don) Harold Farrell, MD, FRCSC, died on January 17, 2022, in Saint John, N.B., at age 73. Dr. Farrell was certified by the Royal College in Ophthalmology 1979. For 42 years, he worked in private practice in Saint John. He was devoted to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and served the organization — and its cause — in various capacities. Read more about Dr. Farrell.

Gordon Stanley Fox, MD, FRCPC, died on January 18, 2022, in Toronto, at age 86. Dr. Fox was certified by the Royal College in Anesthesiology in 1965. He led a distinguished career working at both the Jewish General Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Before retiring, he worked as deputy chief of Anesthesiology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. Read more about Dr. Fox.

Dinah Gruber, MD, FRCPC, died on January 7, 2022, in Toronto, at age 86. Dr. Gruber was certified by the Royal College in Pediatrics in 1965. She worked for many years as a pediatrician. Friends, colleagues and former patients remember her for her kindness, dedication, humour and cheerfulness. Read more about Dr. Gruber.

Godfrey Kynard M. Harding, MD, FRCPC, died on January 7, 2022, in Winnipeg, Man., at age 79. Dr. Harding was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine (1974) and Medical Microbiology (1992). Born in Trinidad and Tobago, he dedicated his career to Manitoba where he did his initial medical training. An authority on infectious disease, he contributed on various Royal College committees, including the exam boards for his certified disciplines. Read more about Dr. Harding.

Earl Samuel Hershfield, MD, FRCPC, died on January 30, 2022, in Winnipeg, Man., at age 87. Dr. Hershfield was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1964. While associate medical director of the Joint Respiratory Program at the University of Manitoba, he ran the province’s tuberculosis prevention program where he modernized protocols. Read more about Dr. Hershfield.

Anthony (Tony) Thomas Kerigan, MBBS, FRCPC, died on January 17, 2022, in Dundas, Ont., at age 76. Dr. Kerigan was certified by the Royal College in Respirology in 1974. For over 40 years, he worked on staff at the Hamilton General Hospital. Following his retirement, he provided palliative care to patients in the community and at Emmanuel House Hospice. Read more about Dr. Kerigan.

Frances Soh-Goh Lim, MD, FRCSC, died on April 7, 2022, in Toronto, at age 83. Dr. Lim was certified by the Royal College in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1973. Arriving in Canada from Singapore, she was a trailblazer numbering only one of three women in her medical class at Queen’s University. She worked for many years as an obstetrician-gynecologist in Winnipeg, Man. Read more about Dr. Lim.

Justin Patrick Maloney, MD, FRCPC, died on May 2, 2022, in Ottawa, Ont., at age 74. Dr. Maloney was certified by the Royal College in Emergency Medicine in 1984. For over 40 years, he was an attending emergency physician at The Ottawa Hospital. He received the Governor General Meritorious Service Cross for his work as medical director of the ACT High School CPR Program. Read more about Dr. Maloney.

Bernadette J. McLaughlin, MD, FRCPC, died on April 15, 2022, in Pointe-Claire, Que., at age 95. Dr. McLaughlin was certified by the Royal College in Medical Microbiology in 1970. She worked at the Ste-Justine Hospital and taught at the Université de Montréal. Prior to retirement, she served as medical director of the Virology Laboratory of Ontario Public Health in Toronto. She also once served on the Royal College Medical Microbiology Exam Board. Read more about Dr. McLaughlin.

Joel Marvin Niznick, MD, FRCPC, died on April 8, 2022, in Ottawa, Ont., at age 67. Dr. Niznick was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine (1983) and Cardiology (1984). Visionary and dedicated, he led the development of the Ottawa Cardiovascular Centre. He was also a former board member of the Ontario Association of Cardiologists. Read more about Dr. Niznick.

David Gaetan Patry, MD, FRCPC, died on April 15, 2022, in Calgary, Alta., at age 77. Dr. Patry was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine (1979) and Neurology (1982). A clinical professor at the Cumming School of Medicine, he contributed to research on the efficacy of treatment interventions in multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Read more about Dr. Patry.

Phillip Harvey Reid, MD, FRCPC, died on January 11, 2022, in Rothesay, N.B., at age 81. Dr. Reid was certified by the Royal College in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 1976. In a career spanning over 50 years, he was the first director of the Rehabilitation Unit at the Saint John Regional Hospital. He also had a long career with the Canadian Armed Forces. Read more about Dr. Reid.

Gaston Schwarz, MD, FRCSC, died on January 20, 2022, in Montreal, at age 83. Dr. Schwarz was certified by the Royal College in Plastic Surgery in 1971. He is credited with introducing live surgery teaching in his field in the early 1980s. He also opened one of Montreal’s first private Plastic Surgery clinics and helped establish safety standards for other private clinics. Read more about Dr. Schwarz.

Donald Frank Stark, MD, FRCPC, died on January 31, 2022, in Vancouver, at age 71. Dr. Stark was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine (1981) and Clinical Immunology (1982). Through various roles, he helped raise visibility and bring growth to the field of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. He also contributed to the Royal College Clinical Immunology and Allergy Specialty Committee on-and-off from 1997 to 2019. Read more about Dr. Stark.

Hans Dietrich Strauss, MD, FRCPC, died on January 19, 2022, in Toronto at age 77. Dr. Strauss was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine (1976) and Cardiology (1977). A scholar who had a love of teaching, he was a founding father of the Credit Valley Hospital in Mississauga, Ont. Read more about Dr. Strauss.

John Robert Taylor, MD, FRCSC, died on April 20, 2022, in Mississauga, Ont., at age 82. Dr. Taylor was certified by the Royal College in Plastic Surgery in 1971. He was a former president of the Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He was also an associate editor of the Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery. Read more about Dr. Taylor.

Katherine Louise Turner, MD, FRCPC, died on May 1, 2022, in London, Ont., at age 93. Dr. Turner was certified by the Royal College in Anatomical Pathology in 1976. She worked for many years on staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London, eventually retiring in 1992. She is remembered for her generosity, determination and feisty personality. Read more about Dr. Turner.

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