Remembering Dr. Harry Wong

On Tuesday, January 8th 2013 at home in Montreal QC, Harry passed away peacefully at the age of 51 from complications of longstanding Multiple System Atrophy (“Parkinson’s Plus”). He was the beloved husband and best friend of Dr. Wendy Chiu; youngest son of Mr. George Park Toy Wong and the late Mrs. May Gui Wong of Winnipeg MB; little brother of Jim (Rita) Wong, Helen (Rick) Lees and Anne Wong of Winnipeg MB, and Florence (Tom) Harrison and Fred (Phuong) Wong of Calgary AB; “Uncle Harry” to Sarah Wong (Roland Leung, son Tyson), Jennifer (Rob, daughter Sophie) Weir, Erin Lees (Alain Guilmette)and Nicolas Lees, Michelle Harrison and Eric Harrison, Amanda Wong, Melissa Richards and Anya Chiu; son/ brother-in-law of Drs. Ray Chu Jeng & Jane Chiu and Dan (Lisa) Chiu; and cats Ming & the late Barky’s favourite lap. Sincere thanks to Dr. Paul Lysy for years of compassionate primary care; Dr. Anne-Louise Lafontaine MGH Neurology; Dr. Louis Lepage and Johanne Saeto RN of CSSS de la Montagne Palliative homecare; Eugenia Bugauisan LPN and others of Equinoxe LifeCare; the CLSC Metro homecare team; the Dominique Voyer pharmacy team; and many others past & present. Thanks also to our families, friends and colleagues for your support and understanding over the years, each helping in your own special way.


Remembering Dr. Ashok Muzumdar

Dr. Ashok Muzumdar
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of a wonderful loving husband, Dad and Grandad. Ashok passed peacefully in his sleep in Ottawa on 30 November, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Anita, his dearly loved children, son Keiran (Lee Anne), daughters Nina (Chris) and Lisa Cameron (Rick), his precious grandchildren, Holly, Caroline, Charlotte, Clara, Robbie, Andrew and Rory. Also survived by his sister Shaku and brother Gireesh.

Predeceased by his father, Shrinivas, his mother Indumati and sister Rajini. Ashok was born in Karwar, India, on 20 February, 1940. He was a graduate of the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College, Indore, India. In his early career he practiced emergency medicine in the United Kingdom. He fulfilled his dream of moving to Canada where he received his training and specialty qualifications in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine from the University of British Columbia (Vancouver). In Canada, he practised in Vancouver, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island before retiring to Ottawa to be close to his children and grandchildren. He played an active role in the Canadian Medical Association. He was the founder of the Canadian Association of Physicians with Disabilities and, more recently, the founder of the Canadian Society of Senior and Retired Physicians. He cared deeply for his patients. His love of life and sense of humour lives on in his children and grandchildren. His greatest love was his family.

In memory of member Ted Guzic:

since we can’t be serious all the time, lest we depress ourselves…

You know you are getting old, when …

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be
released first.
3. It’s harder and harder for sexual harassment
charges to stick.
4. No one expects you to run into a burning building.
5. People call at 9 P.M. and ask, “Did I wake you?”
6. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
7. There’s nothing left to learn the hard way.
8. Things you buy now won’t wear out.
9. You can eat dinner at 4:00 PM.
10. You can live without sex but not without glasses.
11. You enjoy hearing about other people’s operations.
12. You get into a heated argument about pension plans.
13. You have a party and the neighbours don’t even
realize it.
14. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
15. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no
matter who walks in the room.
16. You sing along with the elevator music.
17. Your eyes won’t get much worse.
18. Your investment in health insurance is finally
beginning to pay off.
19. Your joints are more accurate than the National
Weather Service.
20. Your secrets are safe with your friends because
they can’t remember them either.
21. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a
manageable size.
AND ——– People send you this list!


In Memory of Dr. Gary Gibson:

Dr. Gary Gibson of SaltSpring Island, B.C. passed away suddenly Jan. 3, 2008 at his home. He was born in Newcastle Penn., U.S.A. in1941 and became a Canadian citizen in 1966. He was predeceased by his parents Clyde Gibson and Bertha Gibson (nee Burrows) of Cambridge, ON. He is deeply missed by his partner Lloyd Nicholson of Salt Spring Island, his brother Dr. Glenn Gibson of Trent Hills, Ontario and family, his sisters Dr. Carol Gibson-Wood and family of Victoria, B.C. and Nancy Tellier and family of Cambridge, Ontario. Also missed by his nieces Jennifer Gibson and Hilary Gibson-Wood, and nephew Andrew Gibson and family.  Gary grew up in Cambridge Ontario and graduated cum laude from the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Medicine in 1965. He was a Family Doctor in Cambridge for many years while holding various teaching positions in the Family Medicine Department at the University of Western Ontario.  He was also Assistant Dean (Continuing Medical Education) at U.W.O. for three years. Gary was always very committed to medicine and was active in medical and political fields all his life and was a candidate in the Ontario Provincial election of 1999. He was deeply involved in the College of Family Physicians of Canada, becoming the president of the Ontario Chapter in 1977 and Chairman of the National Board from 1984-6.  He also held numerous positions in the Ontario Medical Association (OMA) and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). He was especially interested in AIDS awareness and was a founding member of the Aids Committee of Cambridge, KW, and area (ACCKWA).  Gary moved to B.C. in 1999 and was the Director of Post Grad programs at U.B.C. Department of Family Practice for 2 years. He practiced medicine in Vancouver and did locums in many small communities on the B.C. coast. He was also a medical consultant for the B.C. Ministry of Health until he had a major stroke in 2002. He retired from Family Practice at that time although he remained active in the College of Family Physicians of Canada and maintained an acute intellectual interest in the practice and teaching of medicine.  Gary was on the Board of the Salt Spring Gay and Lesbian Society (GLOSSI). He was a Board member of the Lamda Foundation of Canada and a founding member of the Salt Spring neurologic support group (BIDS). Gary was also on the initial Board of the Salt Spring Island Transit and Transportation Commission which has just recently established a public transportation system on the Island. He was instrumental in making sure the system was wheelchair accessible. Until the end of his life, Gary remained an avid world traveler and recently enjoyed a Mediterranean cruise with his partner Lloyd, touring the Acropolis in his wheelchair.