‘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 World 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 stated the boys had been “trusted colleagues who had been dedicated to caring for his or her sufferers and group.”

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The assertion stated 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/Supplied).

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

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Dr. Segall is remembered as a “excellent companion” to his spouse, and a “devoted father” to his three youngsters.

“Sufficient can’t be stated 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 proficient surgeon.”

Dr.  Stephen McKenzie (THP/Provided)

Dr. Stephen McKenzie (THP/Supplied).

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

A memorial discover stated 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 advanced,” the discover learn.

The discover stated Dr. McKenzie was a “caring, variety and mild man, who really 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 stated. “He will likely be drastically missed.”

Dr.  Jakub Sawicki (THP/Provided)

Dr. Jakub Sawicki (THP/Supplied).

A memorial discover dated July 21 confirming the demise of Dr. Sawicki, stated he accomplished his coaching on the Credit score Valley Household Medication 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 medication residents at THP,” the discover stated.

He then turned the Medical Director of ache medication clinics inside the area.

“Dr. Sawicki was a form 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 speak in confidence 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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