Three docs from Ontario hospital community die inside one week

A hospital community within the GTA is mourning the lack of three docs who died inside days of each other final week.

“It’s with deep disappointment that Trillium Well being Companions mourns the lack of three of our physicians who not too long ago handed away,” Spokesperson Amit Shilton advised CTV Information Toronto in an announcement on Wednesday.

“Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie and Dr. Lorne Segall have been trusted colleagues who have been dedicated to caring for his or her sufferers and group.”

Trillium Well being, which operates hospitals in Toronto and Mississauga, mentioned rumors circulating on social media that the deaths have been associated to the COVID-19 vaccine are false.

“The rumors circulating on social media is just not true. Their passings weren’t associated to the COVID-19 vaccine,” Shilton mentioned.

On July 17, Dr. Lorne Segall, a 49-year-old otolaryngologist at Credit score Valley Hospital, handed away after a “ridiculously unfair and laborious fought year-long battle with superior lung most cancers,” his obituary reads.

He was an “adored” husband of twenty-two years and the “devoted” father of a 16, 14 and 9 yr previous.

“He shared many pursuits along with his kids together with an arcane degree of automobile data, a love of Air Jordans, a enchant for all issues Marvel and really all motion pictures, spectacular gaming experience, health and tremendous jackedness, comedian books and meals data,” his obituary says.

A day afterward July 18, Dr. Stephen McKenzie, a neurologist who joined Trillium Well being practically 40 years in the past, died. He was one of many neurology division’s founding members and took on a robust curiosity in medical schooling.

“Dr. McKenzie was a caring, variety and delicate man, who actually loved life,” his memorial discover reads.

In keeping with McKenzie’s workplace, he had been “significantly in poor health” main as much as his demise and his workplace was completely closed. The character of his sickness was not disclosed.

Dr. Jakub Sawicki accomplished his household drugs coaching at Credit score Valley and went on to turn into a member of the Trillium Well being surgical help staff in 2014. A memorial discover distributed on July 21 says Sawicki developed a ardour for ache drugs and later grew to become the medical director of ache drugs clinics within the area. His funeral came about the next day.

“Dr. Sawicki was a sort and nice particular person, and he’ll at all times be remembered for having a smile on his face.”