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‘Trusted colleagues’: GTA hospital community mourning the lack of 3 docs – Toronto

A Toronto-area hospital community is morning the lack of three physicians who not too long ago handed away.

In an announcement emailed to International Information, a spokesperson for Trillium Well being Companions (THP) confirmed Dr. Jakub Sawicki, Dr. Stephen McKenzie and Dr. Lorne Segall all not too long ago handed away.

The spokesperson mentioned the boys had been “trusted colleagues who had been dedicated to caring for his or her sufferers and neighborhood.”

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The assertion mentioned a rumor circulating on social media suggesting the docs’ deaths had been associated to the COVID-19 vaccine is “merely not true.”

Trillium Well being Companions operates hospitals in western Toronto and Mississauga.

Dr.  Lorne Segall (THP/Provided)

Dr. Lorne Segall (THP/Offered).

An obituary posted on-line mentioned Dr. Segall, 49, handed away on July 17, after a “ridiculously unfair and exhausting fought year-long battle with superior lung most cancers.”

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Dr. Segall is remembered as a “good associate” to his spouse, and a “devoted father” to his three kids.

“Sufficient can’t be mentioned concerning the overwhelming love he gave to his household — he was eternally calm and beneficiant in time and persistence,” the obituary learn. “His second devotion was to his work as an Otolaryngologist at Credit score Valley Hospital. Lorne was an clever clinician and a gifted surgeon.”

Dr.  Stephen McKenzie (THP/Provided)

Dr. Stephen McKenzie (THP/Offered).

A day later, on July 18, Dr. McKenzie died.

A memorial discover mentioned Dr. McKenzie joined THP in 1983 as a neurologist at Mississauga Hospital.

“He was one of many division’s founding members and was a supply of stability as this system developed,” the discover learn.

The discover mentioned Dr. McKenzie was a “caring, form and delicate man, who actually loved life.”

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“He was very devoted to his household and took care to nurture long-standing friendships, together with his many colleagues at THP,” the discover mentioned. “He will probably be significantly missed.”

Dr.  Jakub Sawicki (THP/Provided)

Dr. Jakub Sawicki (THP/Offered).

A memorial discover dated July 21 confirming the demise of Dr. Sawicki, mentioned he accomplished his coaching on the Credit score Valley Household Drugs Instructing Unit in 2013, and had been a member of the Surgical Helping workforce at THP since 2014.

After finishing this system, Dr. Sawicki “continued to be concerned in educating household drugs residents at THP,” the discover mentioned.

He then grew to become the Medical Director of ache drugs clinics throughout the area.

“Dr. Sawicki was a sort and nice particular person, and he’ll all the time be remembered for having a smile on his face,” the discover learn. “He was a superb doctor, and his sufferers would divulge heart’s contents to his heat and positivity.”

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THP shared its “ideas and deepest condolences” with Dr. Sawicki’s spouse and son.

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