In Memoriam – Dr. Gerry O’Connor

We are saddened to share the news that Dr. Gerry O’Connor, beloved by all who knew him, died on Friday, October 1. He joined the department in 1975 as a pediatric anesthesiologist with a special interest in cardiac. He moved from Vancouver General to BC Children’s Hospital when it opened in 1982. He retired from cardiac anesthesia in 2005 due to Parkinson’s disease but continued to run the Pre-Admission clinic and help with the acute pain service until 2008. In spite of his health challenges, he never lost his wicked sense of humor. He died peacefully after a brief battle with liver cancer, surrounded by his family. He will be sorely missed.