It is with profound sadness, mixed with a degree of disbelief, that we have to share the devastating news of the death of Dr Lindsay Rawling, friend, colleague and staff anesthesiologist at BC Children’s Hospital.
Lindsay trained in the UK and first came to BCCH as a Clinical Fellow in 2014. She returned to join our Faculty in 2017. During her short career with us, she successfully challenged the FRCPC, became a Clinical Assistant Professor in the UBC APT Department, and took on the role of Medical Director of our Preoperative Assessment Clinic. In this last capacity, amongst other achievements she helped lead our implementation of the ever-shifting perioperative COVID guidance as it pertained to children in 2020 and 2021.
Outside of work, Lindsay was a phenomenal athlete. She excelled at every sport she tried. She took a year out of anesthesia training in the UK to play professional tennis, and continued to coach here in Vancouver. She was an avid cyclist, with sub-4hr Whistler Gran Fondo times. And she loved skiing and ski touring. She was also a musician, played piano and clarinet in her time. She was a private person but great fun to be around, always with a twinkle in her eye & a wicked sense of humour. We will miss her more than words can possibly describe.