Monday, August 8, 2022
Google search engine
HomeHealthUnprecedented loss; Six Canadian doctors dead in July

Unprecedented loss; Six Canadian doctors dead in July

WE NEED FUNDS TO FIGHT MAINSTREAM MEDIA MISINFORMATION

We are 100% independently owned, free from corporate ownership and control. Help support a free press by donating to us.

In a potentially unprecedented set of circumstances, six doctors have died in Canada this month (July 2022).

 Three of the doctors from an Ontario hospital network died within just days of each other. Dr Lorne Segall was said to have lost a year-long battle with advanced lung cancer on July 17. 

The husband of 22 years and devoted father of three was only 49-years-old.

An obituary posted in memory of Dr Segall stated that “Lorne was first and foremost a devoted father and perfect partner. Enough cannot be said about the overwhelming love he gave to his family – he was eternally calm and generous in time and patience. 

His second devotion was to his work as an Otolaryngologist at Credit Valley Hospital. Lorne was an intelligent clinician and a talented surgeon. He was dedicated to his practice and to helping patients.”

In a memo from Trillium Health, Dr Segall was described as the “consummate gentleman and an all-around great person, he truly embodied the spirit of teamwork.”

Tragically one day later, on 18 July, Dr Stephen McKenzie – a neurologist and one of the Trillium Health neurology department’s founding members, died at the age of 39 years. Trillium Health described Dr McKenzie as a “source of stability” and “his talent for teaching was invaluable”. 

Reports suggest Dr McKenzie had battled a serious but undisclosed illness in the lead-up to his death.

A third doctor, Dr Jakub Sawicki, who also worked as part of the Trillium Health Partners surgical assistance team, was the director of pain medicine for the region. According to his wife, Iris, Dr Sawicki was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in August 2021. 

Dr Sawicki was in his early 30’s. He died on 19 July 2022, just two weeks after the birth of his son, John-Paul.

Trillium Health Partners released a statement on Wednesday following the deaths stating, “it is with deep sadness that Trillium Health Partners mourns the loss of three of our physicians who recently passed away”.

A fourth physician, Dr Shahriar Jalali Mazlouman, aged just 44 years, was found deceased at a local swimming pool in Saskatchewan on Saturday, 23 July 2022. It was reported that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police were called to the D.A. Mackenzie Aquatic Center at around 1.30pm in response to reports of a man found unresponsive in the pool. The Iranian-born doctor was pronounced deceased by paramedics at the scene. The cause of death is still under investigation.

Dr Paul D. Hannam, a well-known leader in Canadian Emergency Medicine, died from a confirmed heart attack on 16 July 2022 whilst out running. A friend and fellow emergency physician Dr Howard Ovenssent out a heartfelt tweet in response to Dr Hannam’s sudden and unexpected death. The “Olympic sailor, marathon runner, family man, ED director at NYGH, a sweet, thoughtful, compassionate and gentle man died suddenly today on a run. The quintessential mensch. Hug someone you love”.

New York General Hospital, where Dr Hannam worked, said, “our hearts are heavy as we remember our dear friend and colleague…a highly respected and trusted colleague, devoted to patients and community”. In an outpouring of grief, many previous colleagues described Dr Hannam as a kind and thoughtful leader, a wonderful person in every way and an incredible athlete.

Dr Candace Nayman, aged just 27 years of age, is the youngest of the doctors to have passed. According to news reports, Dr Nayman competed in a triathlon on Sunday, 24 July, when she collapsed during a swim. 

She died four days later, on Thursday, 28 July 2022. Dr Nayman was a triathlete and resident doctor at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton. 

Following her death, McMaster Children’s Hospital posted a tribute to Dr Nayman on Facebook, saying, “the entire MCH community is heartbroken over the tragic passing of Dr Nayman, a pediatric resident. She embodied the excellence, caring, compassion and change-the-world attitude to which we all aspire. 

On Sunday, Dr Nayman collapsed while competing in a triathlon. She passed away on Thursday, July 28. We are sending love today to her family, friends and loved ones”.

The McMaster Children’s Hospital Foundation said in a memorial to Dr Nayman that “Candace wished to breathe life and spirit into everything she did and at the time of her passing was able to donate organs to four individuals who will continue her legacy in their own lives”.

The overwhelming loss of so many physicians in such a short time will no doubt leave a lasting gap in the medical fraternity throughout Canada.

RELATED ARTICLES

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments

gracejoubarne461654805 on The War on The Unvaccinated Was Lost
Ivan M. Paton on Approval Of Remdesivir
Beth on Free and Fair?
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Victorian Change to Mandates
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Health care in crisis
Novus Ordo Seclorum on Health care in crisis
Burnthehousedown on Postal vote outrage
Shanthini Balasuriyar on Queensland CHO – a law unto himself
Billie Hutton on Convoy to Canberra Two
Lynn a freedom warrior on Convoy to Canberra Two
Elizabeth on Ruble on the rise
Yvonne Ford on Pfizer drug recall
Gene Trevor Wyngaard on NZ Scrap vaccine mandates
Frances Mahy on Russia Sanctions The U.S.A
Peter Coxhead on My Story, So Far
Theodora Zajaz on Novak Out Of U.S. Open.
Leonie Young on Probuild Buy-Out
Shelley Madden on Pfizer, Stranger than Fiction
Debra Mullins on AVN vs Brendan Murphy
Malcolm on The End Game
Sabina on What’s Next?
Drew Duncan on Belarus Under Threat
Robyn on What’s Next?
Sofia Rutteman on Here We Go Again, Part 2
Robert Burns on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Kim Henry on Pfizer Whistleblower
Lee Y on Give Me Five
Linda Nemeth on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Warwick Hibble on Ricardo Bosi Public Address
Lesley on The Data Is Ours
Patricia Poppeliers on Here We Go Again, Part 2
Dani Stevens on Trouble in Paradise
Colin Stevens on VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE
Leanne Robyn on VICTORY FOR THE PEOPLE
Dianedraytonbuckland on Facebook: Judge, Jury and Executioner
Michael Chere on Before You Inject Your Child
Kerry Taylor on Which one of us is blind?
Kathy Hirsch on First Nations Locked Down
Gloria Feather on Undermining The Indigenous.
Marie Millikin on Let us talk about intuition.
Lucienne Helm on Let us talk about intuition.
Susan Wilson on The real revolution
Jennifer Leonard on 2020 a year to forget
F J on Strange Times
Tracey Parsons on IBAC DAY 9
stacie rose on Which one of us is blind?
Uncertainty on My Story, So Far
Tracey on A Veteran’s Plea
Zaidee Lens Van Rijn on My Story, So Far
Alissandra Moon on The Rise of Medical Apartheid
Peggy Gothe on Mum, I don’t feel well
Keith Cashman on Mum, I don’t feel well
Melinda c Taylor on Mum, I don’t feel well
Vaughan Oke on Which one of us is blind?
Jane Ramsay on Choice vs Ultimatum
Brian K Wilson on Which one of us is blind?
Scott Dawson on Which one of us is blind?
Sandra Dee on ST KILDA STREET PICNIC