In memoriam (November 2020)

November 10, 2020 | Author: Royal College Staff
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Debbie Helen Reid, MD, FRCPC, died on April 28, 2020, in St. John’s, N.L., at age 66. Dr. Reid was certified by the Royal College in Pediatrics in 1989. Dr. Reid practised in Newfoundland and Labrador where she is regarded as the founder of modern pediatric critical care. Read more about Dr. Reid.

Kim Stevenson, MD, FRCPC, died on April 19, 2020, in Victoria, B.C., at age 55. Dr. Stevenson was certified by the Royal College in Anesthesiology in 2001. He obtained his medical degree from the University of Orange Free State in 1988. He is described as a passionate clinician and medical educator who inspired his students. Read more about Dr. Stevenson.

Henry Joachim Moller, MD, FRCPC, died on June 3, 2020, in Toronto, Ont., at age 50. Dr. Moller was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 2001. He graduated from the University of Toronto with his medical degree in 1999 and went on to specialize in Psychiatry at McMaster University. Read more about Dr. Moller.

Edward Percy Walter, MD/CM, FRCPC, died on June 10, 2020, in Quispamsis, N. B., at age 94. Dr. Walter was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1958.  After his certification, Dr. Walter moved to his native province, New Brunswick, where he practised in his specialty and taught at Dalhousie University. Read more about Dr. Walter.

Donald W. Killinger, MD, FRCPC, died on August 14, 2020, in Toronto, Ont., at age 87. Dr. Killinger was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1967. A dedicated physician, researcher and medical educator, Dr. Killinger served on Royal College Examination Boards for over two decades. Read more about Dr. Killinger.

Georges Dupras, MD/CM, FRCPC, died on May 26, 2020, in Laval, Que., at age 83. Dr. Dupras was certified by the Royal College in Nuclear Medicine in 1976. Dr. Dupras obtained his medical degree form McGill University in 1968. Read more about Dr. Dupras.

Stuart L. Smith, MD/CM, FRCPC, died on June 10, 2020, in Etobicoke, Ont., at age 82. Dr. Smith was certified by the Royal College in Psychiatry in 1967. Besides his medical career, Dr. Smith was also passionate about education, public policy and the environment. He is remembered for leading the Ontario Liberal Party through two elections against the Conservatives in the 1980s. Read more about Dr. Smith.

Robert Lester Walley, MBBS, FRCSC, died on June 22, 2020, in St. John’s, N.L., at age 81. Dr. Walley was certified by the Royal College in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 1971. Dr. Walley obtained his medical degree from the University of London. He was also professor emeritus at Memorial University. Read more about Dr. Walley.

Martial Germain Bourassa, MD, FRCPC, died on July 28, 2020 in Montreal, Que., at age 89. Dr. Bourassa was certified by the Royal College in Cardiology in 2011. Dr. Bourassa was considered one of the pioneers in Cardiology in Quebec. His contributions earned him several national and international recognitions including being named Officer of the Order of Canada, Knight of the Ordre national du Québec and recipient of the Grand prix de la Francophonie, from L’ Académie française, in France. Read more about Dr. Bourassa.

Dale Patrick McMahon, MD, FRCPC, died on July 31, 2020, in Halifax, N. S., at age 75. Dr. McMahon was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1976 and in Cardiology in 1978. He spent most of his medical career in Nova Scotia before moving to Ottawa, Ont., in 2001 to work with the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA). Read more about Dr. McMahon.

André Robidoux, MD, FRCSC, died on July 25, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 72. Dr. Robidoux was certified by the Royal College in General Surgery in 1977. Renowned for his contributions to breast cancer research, Dr. Robidoux was also involved with the Royal College, serving on Council for nine years and on the General Surgery Specialty Committee for six years. Read more about Dr. Robidoux.

Maurice LeClair, MD/CM, FRCPC, died on April 25, 2020, in Montreal, Que., at age 92. Dr. LeClair was certified by the Royal College in Internal Medicine in 1959. In addition to his successful medical career, Dr. LeClair held several key roles, including dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Sherbrooke, federal deputy minister of health and deputy minister of science and technology. Read more about Dr. LeClair.


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