Dr Michael (Mike) Wolochow 1921-2005

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 47, No. 8, October 2005, Page 449 Obituaries

Dr Michael Wolochow died 4 September 2005 at Vancouver General Hospital. Born in Calgary in 1921 to Dr Paul and Jennie Wolochow (Bruser), Mike grew up in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, and graduated in medicine from the University of Alberta in 1944. In 1941, he joined the armed forces and became an officer in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps. After the war, Mike furthered his medical training in the areas of pathology and general surgery, eventually settling in Vancouver in 1951 and establishing a family practice that spanned 45 years. He was a member of the active staff in the Department of Family Practice at Vancouver General Hospital, a clinical instructor at the University of British Columbia, and was instrumental in the development of the Short Term Assessment and Treatment Centre at VGH, a geriatric day hospital where he served for many years as a sessional physician. In 1985, Mike was granted a Royal Canadian Legion Geriatric Fellowship and spent 6 months at Baycrest Geriatric Centre in Toronto. He was also honored by his peers as a Prince of Good Fellows in recognition of his long and outstanding medical career. Mike was widely known and respected not only as a dedicated physician but also as a hard-working and generous contributor to social causes, both in Israel and the local community. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, he will be lovingly remembered for his beautiful smile, his kindness and compassion, his wisdom and integrity, and his warm heart and generous spirit. Mike was predeceased by his beloved wife of 59 years, Reta (Sheckter) and by his brother David. He is deeply loved and greatly missed by his children, Miriam Azrael, Barbara Lucas (John), and Ron Wolochow (Carol), and by his grandchildren, Damien, Danielle, and Devin. Funeral services were held on 5 September 2005 at the Schara Tzedeck Cemetery.

—Barbara Lucas, Vancouver
Ron Wolochow, Calgary

. Dr Michael (Mike) Wolochow 1921-2005. BCMJ, Vol. 47, No. 8, October, 2005, Page(s) 449 - Obituaries.

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