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Claude Cronhelm, MB BCh BAO, 1957 (died 1 December 2007)

Claude died on 1 December 2007 after a brief illness. Claude
leaves to mourn his loving wife Sandra; son Peter and daughter-in-law Kelly;
daughters - Julie, her husband Marcus, Jackie and her husband Glen;
grandchildren Matthew, Emma, Zoe, Jacob and Maya.

Claude graduated from Queen's in 1957 with a medical
degree.  He worked in general practice in Belfast before immigrating to
Newfoundland where he worked in the Cottage Hospital System.  He continued
his medical training in obstetrics and gynaecology at the Royal Victoria
Hospital in Montreal, where he completed his training and earned his FRCS (C)
in 1963.  He then moved to Vancouver and began his obstetrical career with
the Seymour Clinic.  In 1965 he joined Doctors Bie and Nickerson.  He
worked at the Vancouver General and at Woman's Hospital until he retired.

Claude was a keen amateur radio operator, sailor,
genealogist and photographer.  In 1976-77 he sailed to the South Pacific
with his family aboard their Valiant 40 sailboat Mamateek.  While living
in Fiji he worked at the Suva Hospital where he taught the medical students
obstetrics and gynaecology. 

Claude is dearly missed by family and friends for his joyous
spirit, humanity, humour and sense of adventure.



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